V8 Speed & Resto Shop / V8TV Restoration Photo Galleries

Photo galleries of some the Muscle Cars we've restored and are working on for V8TV and in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This bright red 1970 Chevrolet Impala Coupe came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of re-assembly after the owner started the restoration.    

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This clean 1955 Ford Thunderbird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Modifications at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This cool 1957 Ford Thunderbird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in tribute to the owner's Father who owned several of these cool Birds over the years.   Today, we're going to make this one more powerful and reliable for years of trouble-free cruising.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a custom chassis, complete with Wilwood brakes, coil-over shocks, and upgrade the sway bars for better handling.   The 'Bird will have far more Thunder thanks to a new Ford Racing 5.0 V8 cranking out 430 HP and over 400 lbs.-ft. of torque.   Additionally, we're installing a 6-speed automatic transmission spinning that steam back to a new 9" rear axle.    Upgraded audio and lighting will make it even more fun to drive.  Follow along as we make the upgrades on this slick '57 Thunderbird!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 VW Bus Engine Swap and Suspension Modificaitons at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Volkswagen Bus looks sweet, but is in need of some tuning and maintenance.  The owner wishes the V8 Speed Team to perform a complete tune up, add some Wilwood disc brakes, perform some paint repairs, and change out the "camper" windows for regular glass sliders.  A new suspension system will allow the VW to lay low, but drive safely at ride-height going down the road.  New wiring will keep the Type 2 safe as well. 
 
 

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1984 Ford Mustang GT302H Predator Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a car that many have never heard of... a 1984 Ford Mustang Predator GT302H.   These were built by Solomon America and sold through select Ford dealerships.   The Predator started as a Mustang GT and added uinque striping, a 4-point roll cage, 8-spoke wheels, a hood scoop, a front strut brace similar to a "Monte Carlo bar", custom valve covers... and this one is wearing a black and gold "Hertz" color scheme.    Only around 130 were built in 1984, and this one came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a few upgrades and to return to the road as our customer's son's first car.   Too cool!

 

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1963 Imperial Crown Convertible Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a very cool car, a 1963 Imperial Crown Convertible.    It's one of approximately 513 built, and it's showing less than 28,000 miles.   It's powered by a 413 Wedge V8 connected to a pushbutton automatic transmission.    We love the space-age Virgil Exner "Forward Look" styling, with cool details like the headlight pods and the "sqaure" steering wheel.  The current owner has known the car since he was a kid, and knows the original owning family.  It's been sitting for a number of years, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to be brought back to safe driving condition.    

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1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible HEMI Restomod Completion at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is in the midst of a full restomod treatment, complete with a modern fuel injected HEMI engine.   Much of the work is done, but the owner brought the car to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to have our team take the project across the finish line.   Our team will be completing unfinished work, as well as correcting elements deemed unsafe or not up to the standards of our shop.   We’ll post photo updates here to track the progress of this cool Yellow 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible!
 

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This blue 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some detail and maintenance work. 
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration and LSA Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We like to work on first generation Camaros here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this one has a bright future.  Follow along as our team reconstructs the body shell on this one, and then adds performance suspension and a supercharged LSA V8!
 

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1955 Ford F100 Upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1955 Ford F100 has been in the customer's family for years, being restored by our customer's Father.   Today, it's time to add some upgrades to make it easier to drive and enjoy.  

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1966 Ford Mustang Convertible Power Steering Upgrade at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This super clean Ivy Green 1966 Ford Mustang convertible came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a power steering upgrade.   The car is powered by a 289 V8 backed by a 3-speed manual transmission with a floor shifter and factory air.   The V8 team will be installing a Borgeson power steering box, which uses an internal power assist stystem and does not use the hydraulic ram assist steering unit.   Also on the list is some interior detail work. 

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1973 Pontiac Firebird at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1973 Pontiac Firebird Esprit arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. It is a 64,000 mile survivor car, and the owner wanted some suspension and possible engine performance upgrades. 
 

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1979 Chevrolet Bonanza Pickup Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We enjoyed refreshing this 1979 Chevrolet Bonanza Pickup!  This one is still in it's original family, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to give it a repaint and make it look new again. We fixed some rust in the floors, rockers, and cab corners, and resprayed it in it's original color. Lots of restoration parts form Classic Industries helped make it fresh. New interior items include Dynamat sound deadener, new dash pad, door panels, carpet, and weatherstripping. It's not a high-profile show truck, but it means the world to our customer, so it means the same to us! Thanks to the owner and to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew for returning another classic to the road!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278