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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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drivability Improvements at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored for them, but the shop did not complete some of the final drivability details, so the customer is not confident driving the car.  The car is sporting some cool parts selections like a FiTech fuel injected 454 Chevy V8 coupled to a Tremec TKO 500 5-Speed transmission, all wrapped in a stock RS / SS trim package.   However, the "last 5%" details still need to be addressed to make sure the car is ready for miles of trouble-free cruising.  For example, the front tires rub the inner fenders when turning, the windshield washer system does not work, there are some loose radio wires, and other nuisance items.   Once they are remedied, the engine tune will be optimized, brake performance dialed-in, and other systems verified for proper operation.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is well-versed in this process, and we'll be performing final adjustments to remedy the quirks of a fresh restoration.  
 
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This hot burgundy 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 come to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some carb tuning, leak fixing, and other mainteance.   

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1967 Ford Mustang Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Ford Mustang coupe is a cool car with a long history, even if it's not wearing the hottest perforamance options or brightest colors.    It was purchased new in California, and the current owner thinks she's the fifth name to be on the title.    It's got a 2-barrel fed C code 289 for power, and a bunch of cool options like factory A/C and overhead console.   It is at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical details and last 10% items of a restoration, and we're looking forward to learning more about this cool Mustang.     

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1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Sheet Metal Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1965 Pontiac Tempest came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some rust and sheet metal repairs.    

 

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1958 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Maintenance and Repairs at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Old trucks are cool, unless they've been stored in a barn or a field for decades.    This 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup has seen better days, but the owner brought the truck to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in hopes of getting it back on the road.. and back to work!   
 

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1973 Chevrolet Camaro Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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1966 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2 Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Mustang came to the shop in need of some general maintenace.   It's a cool car with a 289 V8, and everyone likes a Mustang Fastback 2+2!     

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 T56 6-Speed Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop Photo Gallery

1969 Chevrolet Corvette visits V8 Speed & Resto for an LS3 engine swap, a Modern Driveline 6-speed manual transmission, Vintage Air A/C, Dakota Digital gauges, Wilwood Brakes, YearOne Wheels, Detroit Speed headlight and wiper motors, Magnaflow exhaust, Holley Dominator EFI, and more!

 

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Lighting, Bumper, and Winch Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The Jeep Gladiator is a hot off-road ride, and they are fun to modify and personalize.   This black 2020 Jeep Gladiator did not stay stock for long, and it came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some lighting upgrades and a new bumper and winch.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installed a KC Hi-Lites 50" LED light bar overhead with 8 beams, and a pair of Gravity LED Pro6 spotlights at the windshield base.    A Rugged Ridge Arcus front bumper loaded with a Warn 10,000lb capacity winch was installed next.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop can perform any modification you can think of from lift kits, wheels and tires, power adders, lighting, body mods, interior upgrades, navigation and sound systems, exhaust, brakes, even full engine and powertrain swaps on your Jeep or truck.   Let us know what you have in mind!
 
 
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Tremec 5-Speed and Holley Sniper Fuel Injection Upgrades

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is a very cool car, but the owner wanted a bit more reliability and performance.   The plan is to install a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmisson from Modern Driveline and a Holley Sniper EFI fuel injection system to achieve both goals.    Click to see the video and photos of the process!
 
 
 

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This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has been in the owner's family for a long time, and it has also been a very long-term project.   He's done much of the work himself, but enlisted the assistance of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some help with electrical wiring, fuel system, and other details to get the car running again.     Click "Read More" to see the photos!  

 

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1956 Chevrolet Fire Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air had a bad day that ended in an engine fire.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team is tasked with restoring the car to pre-fire condition, and possibly making a few upgrades as well.  
 

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1938 Chevrolet Coupe Restoration Photo Galleries

This 1938 Chevrolet  came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a re-powering, some upgraded suspension from Speedway Motors, wiring, and more.  The V8 Speed team installed a Chevrolet Performance Parts 350 cubic inch V8 engine and rebuilt the TH350 automatic transmission, and plans call for the installation of a Vintage Air A/C system as well.  An American Autowire harness will tie all the electricals together, while a new fuel tank from Tanks, Inc. will store the fuel until the gas pedal is mashed!   New fuel and brake lines will be installed, along with upgraded brakes and a Mustang II-style suspension system from Speedway Motors.    It will also recieve new sheetmetal and paint.  It's a cool car that has a lot of family history, and we're happy to bring it back to the road for our customer! 

 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro "Shadow" Complete Restoration and LS Engine Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Fairlane came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some engine and suspension and performance upgrades.   It's a pretty clean Arizona car, but it needs some help with some drivability improvements.   
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro "Shadow" Complete Restoration and LS Engine Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro nickenamed "Shadow" came to the shop in need of a complete restoration.   The car had sustained previous crash damage and was purchased disassembled, so the V8 Speed & Resto Team performed numerous panel replacements and mechanical upgrades, including an aluminum LS1 V8 and T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission.  The V8 team completed the laser-straight bodywork and paint, including flush glass, tucked bumpers, shaved trim, and Ringbrothers hinges and door handles.   A custom interior was installed to match.   The car runs on MSD Atomic LS electronic fuel injection and breathes through Magnaflow exhaust.  
 

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