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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1923 Ford T Bucket Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1923 Ford T Bucket is a vivid hot rod wearing an amazing shade of metallic orange pearl.   It's got small block power between the frame rails, but the owners were having some fuel related issues, so it came to visit the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a fix.   It's a fun ride!
 
 
 

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1928 Ford Sedan Chassis Fabrication at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1928 Ford sedan has been in the same family for many decades, but today, the owners wish to turn it up a few notches.   They brought it to us ready to transplant on to a new chassis complete with small block Chevy power.   This one will be built in stages, with the first phase configuring the chassis and suspension.   Click "Read More" to see the photo gallery!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

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1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod belongs to a friend of ours, who purchased it mostly the way you see it in the intial photos.   He brought it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have some leather bomber seat pads and door interior panels made, as well as a custom insert for the roof.    It's powered by a 1970 Chevrolet 350 fed by 6 2-barrel carbs, and is shifted by a set of Hurst Lightning Rod shifters!   It's a fun ride!
 
 
 

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1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have some metalwork and assembly done on this classic Hot Rod. 
 

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1931 Ford Vicky Suspension Upgrades and Repairs at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1931 Ford Vicky street rod arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some steering and suspension upgrades, along with a fix for a small fender-bender out back. 
 

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1932 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This sharp 1932 Ford Coupe came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some general maintenance, as the owner wants to drive this car as much as he can.  It's an all-steel body built by Brookville, and it's great to drive thanks to a modern chassis.  

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1932 Ford Roadster Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This sharp 1932 Ford Roadster came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some general maintenance, as the owner wants to drive this car as much as he can.  It's an all-steel body built by Brookville, and it's great to drive thanks to a modern chassis.  

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1935 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This cool original 1935 Ford Coupe came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some help with a fuel issue and a repaint on the spare tire cover.   Our team really enjoyed the opportunity to keep this family heirloom on the road. 
 

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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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1939 Chevrolet maintenance items at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. 

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1939 LaSalle Ambulance Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1939 LaSalle ambulance / hearse was originally comissioned in the town of Red Bud, IL... which happens to be the home of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!   We're excited to change the color and tune up the appearance of this originally hand-built coach.    Follow along with the photos to see the progress!

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1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This very clean 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine came to the V8 Speed and Resto shop in need of some general maintenance. It is a big car, and has been re-powered with a Chevrolet V-8 engine. One thing is certain, it stops traffic as people drive by the shop!
 
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1941 Ford Window Seals and Suspension Upgrades Repairs at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1941 Ford 5-window coupe came to visit in need of some new power window mechanisms and window weatherstrip.   While here, the customer added some new front springs to the list, along with fixing some leaks.  

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1946 Ford Tudor Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1946 Ford Coupe (Tudor) came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a repaint, as well as some rust repair and other fixes.    Plans call for an exterior paint stripping, sheet metal repair, bodywork, priming, and shooting a new coat of shiney metallic charcoal paint.   It's going to be a sharp ride in 1966 Mercury Coventry Gray!

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1947 Dodge Pickup Mercedes Diesel Conversion at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1947 Dodge pickup truck arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with the goal of making a more reliable driver out of the truck.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1947 Lincoln Pinstriping at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

We had a cool 1947 Lincoln street rod roll into the shop recently in search of an A/C system leak fix, and we ended up adding some cream and red old-school pin stripes to break up the acres of maroon paint.    Our in-house painter J.J. handled the task with ease, putting his steady hand, squirrel-hair brush, and One Shot paints to add some style to this classic ride.      Contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for striping on your ride!   Click Read More to see the action!

1947 Plymouth Businessman's Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This blazing candy orange 1947 Plymouth Businessman's Coupe came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some suspension and brake maintenance, as the owner wants to drive this car as much as he can.  It's wearing a crazy color, complete with ghost flames on the nose.   It's a very cool street rod!

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1947 Willys Jeep Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1947 Willys CJ2A has not run in quite a while, so the owner brought it to our shop to have the V8 team return it safely to the road.    It's a cool old rig for sure!

 

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1948 Ford Police Car Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

A 1948 Ford Police Car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after recently finding a new owner who wants the V8 crew to check it over and make needed repairs before it heads out on the road keeping the peace!

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1948 Plymouth Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This neat old 1948 Plymouth came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some suspension and brake maintenance, as the owner wants to drive this car daily!  How cool is that?

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1950 Chevrolet Pickup Sun Visor Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool Chevrolet pickup truck came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the sun visor had blown off the truck in need of a replacement visor, body and paint work, and installation. 

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1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck
1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck Restoration Photo Gallery
 
This 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck served as our customer's Grandfather's farm truck for many years.   In fact, it was his Grandfather that built the original dump mechanism for the truck.    After years of labor on the farm, the truck was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete restoration with some modifications to make it like new... and ready to be put back to work! 
 
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This cool old 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck was bought by our customer's Grandafhter and put to work on the family farm from day one.   We were honored to have the opportunity to restore the body help the customer return the truck to the road with modern Chevrolet power under the hood.   

 

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1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 looks like it's ready for battle, but is not quite ready. The owner brought it to our shop to have the V8 team return it safely to the road.    

 

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1971 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
We're fortunate in that so many people have entrusted our team at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with their prized classic cars, trucks, and Muscle Cars, and this sweet 1954 Ford F250 is a great example!  The truck was purchased new by our customer's Father back in '54 at Ratz Ford, right here in the town of Red Bud, IL… the home of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop!   It is wearing the original one year only color called Sea Haze Green, and it has a V8 engine, automatic transmission, and a factory installed radio.  We'll be handling some maintenance on the truck.  
 

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1954 Mercury Custom Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1954 Mercury Custom came to the shop in need of some general maintenace.  It was running really rich and the brakes were shot, so the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team rebuilt the carburetor and tuned it, replaced the brake master cylinder, and the happy little V8 powered Merc is ready for the road once again. 

    

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop needing some maintenance so the owner can cruise trouble-free. 

 

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1955 Chevy Upgrades and Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop needing some help with the dash wiring and a few other details.  

 

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1955 Ford F100 Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1955 Ford F100 has been in the customer's family for many years, and it's finally time to return it to the road with a modern chassis and power!    It will roll on a Fat Man Fabrications chassis and will be powered by a 2014 Ford 5.0 V8 backed by a 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission.     Cool truck.

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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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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew has finished the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" project and the owner has been driving the Ford 5.0 Coyote / Tremec TKO 500 5-speed shifted 'Bird around for quite some time.    Overall, the crew is very happy with the result!
 
 

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

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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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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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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Chassis & Floor Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1957 Chevrolet had been in it's owner’s family for many many years. They contacted us about performing a partial restoration, with the goal of making the car solid and safe to drive but without an extensive total restoration. This meant that they did not want an exterior repaint if possible, as they plan to drive the car and enjoy it with family and not worry about scratching up a show-quality paint finish.    
 
When we picked up the car, it was literally stored in a barn.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air Maintenance and Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This clean 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

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1957 Chevy Custom Autosound Stereo Install at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air was a great cruiser, but it had no tunes for the ride.    We installed a Custom Autosound stereo in the dash and put the Rock in the Roll!   Contact us if you'd like a similar upgrade to your classic or Muscle Car!    Click "READ MORE" to watch the video instllation from an episode of V8TV and photos of this sweet ride!

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1957 Chevy Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean '57 was in need of some engine timing and tuning, so it visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for the crew to take a look at the Chevrolet LT1 350 V8 and a leaky axle bearing.     Click "Read More" to see the photo gallery!

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1957 Ford Ranch Wagon SOHC Full Build at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery
The goal of this 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon build is to add modern car handling with barely-streetable power from a Ford 427 Single Over Head Cam (SOHC) V8, all while keeping a stock (ish) sleeper appearance.  The elements would include a 700+ HP John Kaase built 540-cube SOHC engine, 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, a Roadster Shop chassis and suspension, and great brakes.  The wagon would ride on 17” steel wheels and have a slightly lowered, but usable stance.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is handling the build, and it's going to be an amazing ride!
 

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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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1958 Cadillac Maintenance At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We were introduced to this cool pink 1958 Cadillac at the V8TV Drive In Cruise event where the owners came to watch the movie.   However, a fuel issue prevented them from fully entering the Drive In facility and the Caddy had to sit in the back row.    We brought it straight to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some fuel system repairs and general cooling system maintenenace, as well as leak repairs and a few other items.  

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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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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1959 Chevrolet El Camino Metal Repairs at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1959 Chevorlet El Camino is an in-process restoration with the owner brought the car to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to assist with some of the sheetmetal, floors, and quarter panel restoration.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1959 Edsel Ranger Steering Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1959 Edsel Ranger is nearly all stock, including the manual steering system.   Our customer tasked us with upgrading the steering system to a power unit from Borgeson.  What a cool car!

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1961 Chevrolet Bel Air LS2 Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This '61 Bel Air came into the shop looking for a few upgrades to dial-in the parts already installed, like a Hot Cammed Trailblazer SS LS2 V8, 4-speed Overdrive trans, 9" Rear, and Ride Tech suspension.    We fixed a few new-car gremlins and now this is a slick road-trip machine ready to hit the highways.    It's just a cool car we thought we'd share!    Click "Read More" for the complete photo and video gallery!

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1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop, engine upgrades

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1961 International Metro Delivery Van Modifications Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This is something you don't see every day... a 1961 International Harvester Metro A120 delivery van!   Our friend is going to use it as a Bartolli's Pizza delivery vehicle in the city, so we are going to make it easier to drive and change the look to match his restaurant.    It's a cool 220 cubic-inch 6 cylinder powered box now, but we'll see what develops.    The plan calls for using a Chevrolet Tahoe for a donor chassis and driveline.   

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1962 Buick Electra Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1962 Buick Electra convertible originally appeared on one of the very first episodes of V8TV working on the engine and a disc brake conversion.  Back in 1998, David Freiburger and Rob Kinnan of Car Craft and Hot Rod Magazines purchased this car for a Car Craft Magazine cheap and fun weekend cruiser project.  They gave the original carburetor a tune, did a quickie bright yellow paint job on the car and drove it around for a bit before putting it up for sale. At that point, our friend Paul purchased  the car from Freiburger and towed it from sunny Southern California to his home in the Midwest. Paul drove the car for a couple summers until the original Buick 401 Nailhead engine failed, and not having a lot of resources back then, Paul decided to install a small block Chevy V8 that he had on hand.  About that time, Paul's job changed, he started a family, and more important life events occurred. Today, nearly 20 years later, the car has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop where the V8 Team will complete his engine conversion and make the car a driver once again.   

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1962 Chevrolet Nova Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This eye catching 1962 Chevrolet Nova came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an inspection as the customer is contemplating a paint restoration on the car.   
 

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1963 Chevrolet Nova Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This bright red 1963 Chevrolet Nova came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    It's got a great mix of classic style with some modern touches.   We're happy to get it tuned up and back in action! 

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This 1963 Ford Galaxie visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance items.     Click "Read More" to see the photo galleries. 

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1963 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1963 Ford Thunderbird is fitted with a 428 Ford V8 and other performance upgrades, and the customer brought it to us to complete some wiring and plumbing and get the old 'Bird running and ready for the road.    Click "Read More" for the photo gallery on what was done.  

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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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1964 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration and LS Engine Conversion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew recently finished a complete restoration on this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck including suspension, rust repair and sheet metal fabrication, and more.    They installed a GM L92 6.2 liter V8 powered by a Mast Motorsports ECM and using Holley accessory drive brackets, oil pan, and Hooker exhaust manifolds.   A Mast cam and valve springs were installed, yielding approximately 525 horsepower.  A TCI 4L60E transmission is used to provide an overdrive gear, and the truck rolls on Mob Steel 20" wheels.    The finish is satin black with a charcoal silver roof, wheels, and side trim insert, and the bed is all new wood.    The interior featured a leather seat, Vintage Air A/C, a Dakota Digital box to allow the original speedometer to work with the modern transmission, upgraded audio, and more.      Click "Read More" for the photo gallery and video of the process!

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1964 Chevrolet C10 Power Steering and Maintenance Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1964 Chevy C10 Stepside pickup stopped in at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a power steering install, and the owner handed us a laundry list of maintenance items to take care of as well.   

 

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Repaint and Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for completion of various restoration items.    On the list include some electrical rewiring, cosmetic updates, engine tuning, and overall drivability improvements.   It's also going to recieve a whole new look thanks to custom paint and striping.  We're happy to help return this cool 350 4-speed powered '64 Corvette back to the road! 
 

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1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 428 Dual Quad 4-Speed Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL rumbles thanks to a 460+ cubic inch 428 fed by two four barrel Holleys on top, and is shifted with a 4-speed manual transmission.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance, as well as bodywork and a re-spray.   Follow the progress here!   

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1964 Ford Mustang Convertible Details at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1964.5 Ford Mustang Convertible is a beautifully restored car that needed a few minor details taken care of.  

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This Backdraft Cobra came to us in bad need of a tuneup, so that's what it got.   We discovered leaking intake manifold gaskets, an incorrect power valve in the Holley carb, and general adjustments were needed on ignition timing and fuel delivery. 
 
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This 1965 Shelby Cobra by Backdraft came to us when the owner wanted all the chrome and bright alumunim pieces powdercoated black.     In additon, we installed a killer audtio system so the driver can hear tunes over the Roush 427!  We also performed some paint work on the car after a fender was damaged.

 

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1971 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This beautiful 1965 Chevrolet C-10 pickup is in super conditon, and came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some maintenance and upgrades.  Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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1965 Chevrolet Impala Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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1965 Impala SS

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew recently completed the restoration of this very cool and subtly modernized 1965 Chevrolet Impala.    Today, it drives better than any stock '65 ever drove, thanks to a Ridetech suspension system, and it is powered by a retro-themed 6.0 LS V8 engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox.     The look is sharp thanks to a load of OER restoration parts from Classic Industries.   The V8 crew started with a bare shell and brought this sweet Impala back to life, completing metalwork, suspension and chassis repairs, all the body and paint work, and final assembly.    

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1965 Ford F100 Upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1965 Ford F100 is a cool truck, and not many are seen these days.  Today, it's time to add some upgrades to make it easier to drive and enjoy.  

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1965 Ford Mustang Maintenance and Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
This clean 1965 Ford Mustang came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical and performance upgrades.   The car will receive some new rear gears and a Borgeson power steering gear upgrade.  A Holley Sniper fuel injection system is also in the works.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery and build video!
 

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1965 Lincoln Continental Maintenance and Air Suspension Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

1965 Lincoln Continentals are hot cars, and many people like the sinister look of the big sled slammed on the ground.   In this project, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew swaps the original suspension for a Ridetech air-ride system and Mob Steel wheels.    Follow along as we change the personality of this Lincoln!

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1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Supercharged 302 Gear Vendor Overdrive at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Mercury Comet Cyclones are not the most common Muscle Car, but they are cool to see.    This one is not only visually stunning with its deep maroon paint and stark white interior, it also has the guts to make it go!    Under the hood is a carburated & supercharged 302, backed by a C6 transmission and a GearVendors Overdrive unit and a 9" rear axle.   The combination is good for mid 11-second quarter mile times, and good driving manners on the street.     It came to our the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance, as we fixed a few leaks, checked the tune, tightened up the exhaust, and rebuilt the rear end.   

 

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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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1966 Chevrolet C10 Exhaust Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Chevy C10 stopped in at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a custom Magnaflow exhaust system to let the LS engine breathe. The conversion headers, custom transmission crossmember, and non-stock fuel tank configuration presented a few challenges, but it's coming together nicely. Look for this one burning up the miles on the HOT ROD Power Tour 2019!

 

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Mechanical and Paint Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very nice 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, but required some mechanical repairs and paint touch-ups.  It's powered by an LS1 and features a variety of custom and performance upgrades.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Mechanical Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very nice 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, but required some mechanical repairs to make it ready for the road.  It's powered by an big block Chevy and is wearing a great shade of blue.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Paint and Maintenance Updates at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1966 Chevelle came to our shop to have some maintenance and a few cosmetic fixes.    The distributor in the big block Chevy V8 had corroded, so we shipped it back to MSD Ignition for a freshen-up.    There was some weirdness in the steering column, so we had it waranteed by Ididit to like-new operation again.     We also made a new electric fuel pump mounting bracket and addressed some leaks and some new brakes. 

Outside, the '66 rolled in with a 4" cowl induciton hood that made it a little hard to see the road, so our crew installed a steel 2" version for more style and less "race" appearance.    The color is House Of Kolor TruBlue Kandy and it really looks sharp in the sun.

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This cool 1966 Chevelle is the second for it’s owner Larry Frees, who might be familiar as the caretaker of the “Mr. Chevy” 1955 Chevy gasser and hauler ramp truck.     He had a Marina Blue ‘66 many years ago, and this car will serve to be the “jumping off point” from where his old ‘66 left off.    Larry provided us with the beginning of the restoration story as it unfolds in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.  
 

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some after-auction maintenanc.    Our team repaired the gauges, folding headlights, and some engine mechanical items to get this one back on the road.  
 

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1966 Chevrolet Impala Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This "road warrior" 1966 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the supercharged engine reinstalled and some EFI tuning done.   It's a wild car, we're happy to return it to the road!

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1966 Dodge Charger Maintenance At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Dodge Charger came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some new rear gears and some carb tuning.   It's wearing a clean restoration and is pwered by a 383 hooked to a 727 automatic transmission.     A hydraulic roller cam is also in the works.   

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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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1966 Ford Fairlane Wiring and Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Fairlane came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop after a nearly completed restoration.   The owner is aiming for an "R Code" look, with the plain white envelope and a big FE Frod 428 under the hood.   Click Read More for all the pics and video!
 

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1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre just arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some restoration work.   We're excited to have a very cool and unusual Muscle Car in the shop to help bring back to its former glory.   These cars helped Ford launch the new 428 V8, and were touted as being the most powerful quiet car you could buy in '66.     We'll be posting a photo gallery of the project as well as videos along the way.

 

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1966 Ford Mustang Brakes, Tuneup, Interior, and Convertible Top Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Ford Mustang 289 convertible came to our shop in need of a tune-up, and the owner also wanted to freshen up the interior and convertible top.     

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

This blue 1966 Ford Mustang coupe is a head-turner, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a power steering upgrade.   The car is powered by a 289 V8 backed by an automatic transmission with a floor shifter.   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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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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1966 Ford Mustang Repairs and Detail Photo Gallery at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Mustang has been in the owner's family for many years, and it was time to refresh the steering and brakes, give it a tune up, and bring back the shine.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery! 

 

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1966 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We helped locate this clean 1966 Ford Thunderbird for our customer, had the car transported to our shop from Arizona, and performed some basic maintence making it ready for the road.   If you're looking for a particular classic or Muscle Car, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop can help you find a good one and keep it in top shape. 

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Driveline Updates At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda is known for style and comfort, but the owner wants more power and better performance.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is working up a plan to re-power the car with a more modern Mercedes inline six cylinder engine, 5-speed transmission, and also some interior upgrades as well, all without losing the unmistakable looks of the classic SL stying. 

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1966 Oldsmobile 442 4-Speed Convertible with Factory Air Conditioning and 3 2 Barrels Visits V8 Speed & Resto for Maintenance

1966 Oldsmobile 442 Convertibles are not that common these days, especially when they are equipped with the 3-two barrel carb engine and factory installed air conditioning!   This one is even hotter with the triple-black color scheme and Hurst wheels.   The list of options is long... factory headrests, console vacuum gauge, full instrumentation including tic-toc-tach, rear seatbelts with holders, passenger side vanity mirror, and of course, the 400-cube V8 topped with 3 two barrel carbs and a 4-speed transmission!  It's a very cool car, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance and leak fixing so the owner can drive it and enjoy it trouble-free.

Click the READ MORE link below to check out the gallery of this awesome Oldsmobile 442 and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
 

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1966 Oldsmobile 442 LS3 Engine Swap Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Our customer’s dad bought this sweet green 1966 Oldsmobile 442 brand new in July of 1966 from Granger Oldsmobile in LaGrange, Illinois, and now he wants to upgrade it for the next 50 years.    Don’t worry, he’s got all the original parts stored safely, but now the car has numerous bolt-ons for better handling and performance.    Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installs a modern Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 engine - without harming the originality of the car.    

 

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1966 Pontiac GTO Disc Brake and Wheel Upgrade At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1966 Pontiac GTO is a beautifully restored car, but the owner wanted to upgrade the braking performance a bit with some new disc brakes.    He also wanted the ability to change the look of the car without doing any permanent modifications, so the Goat got a new pair of shoes.    Here, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew installs a new power disc brake kit from OPGI and adds a set of 18” Rocket Racing Booster wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classics goldline tires made by Toyo Tires.    Now, the GTO stops easier and can wear the original Rally 1 wheels or switch to the Rockets for a split personality.    
 
 

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1966 Pontiac GTO Maintenance Photo Gallery

This 1966 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some mechanical fixes for improved performance.    The V8 team will be performing some engine work and Dakota Digital Gauges among a few other fixes. 

 

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1966 Pontiac GTO Tremec TKX 5-Speed Conversion at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This sharp 1966 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop as a paddle-shifted automatic transmission car, but the owner wanted to row the gears the old fashioned way.    Our mission is to install a new Tremec TKX 5-speed manual in the car, and perform some other maintenance items along the way.   Follow along with all the progress here!  

 

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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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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a cosmetic and performance restoration.   The goal is a turn-key, reliable cruiser with great driving manners that can be driven every day.   

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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! It's going to be a very cool car!  Read More to see the photos and videos!
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Sheetmetal Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.   Contact the shop today to discuss your restoration project!

 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
This very clean 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS convertible recently came to the V8 Speed and REsto Shop in need of a heart transplant.   The 396 under the hood was pretty anemic, and the owner wanted some more power, so the V8 Speed team upped the ante with a new Chevrolet Performance ZZ427.   This is a 480 horsepower big block Chevy V8, and the V8 crew topped it with a Holley Terminator Stealth EFI system. 
 
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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 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and Global West suspension upgrades.    New wheels and tires will complete the transformation.  

 

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Completion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very nice 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, including a beautiful candy red paint job and a restored chassis.    The owner is having our team complete the last steps to make it a finished car.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a disc brake conversion and some other maintenance items.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Interior Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a new headliner, and our interior shop went to work to make it happen.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1967 Chevrolet Impala Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a safety inspection and maintenance items.
 

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1967 Chevrolet Nova Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery
This clean 1967 Chevy II Nova came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some mechanical help, and our crew performed a lot of upgrades and repairs to this cool yellow cruiser. 
 

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1967 Dodge Dart GT Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1967 Dodge Dart GT convertible is powered by a 225 slant six engine, but that does not make it any less fun to drive!    It came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a quick muffler replacement, but we enjoyed our day with the car.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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

According to the numbers, there were only 38 of these first generation 1967 Excalibur roadsters built, and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew just finished a freshening on a very cool maroon version for a great customer.     The car is powered by a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327 and is hooked to a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission, and features functional side exiting pipes and dual exhaust.   The chassis is basically a stretched 1964 Studebaker Lark, with front disc brakes and a third headlight that turns with the steering wheel, like a Tucker Torpedo.   Inside, you'll find an engine-turned dash with Stewart Warner gauges and an original Motorola radio.   This car is showing just over 19,000 miles on the odometer, and had not run in years before being delivered to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a tune-up and some new wide whitewalls from Diamond Back Classics.    These are rare and unusual cars, and we're happy to keep them on the road!Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible Photo Gallery
This car has been in the owner's family for a while and has been an ongoing family project.   Today, it's visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some wiring and interior work, and possibly a repaint.  
 
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1967 Ford Mustang Body Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Ford Mustang lived a full life, and eventually it was torn down for a restoration to repair rust and damage to the body.   Unfortunaltely, the shop doing the work couldn't complete the task, so the car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for completion.    Our technicians inspected the car and after chatting with the owner, it was decided that much of the metalwork on the '67 could have been of a higher level of quality, so our team is working to bring the car to a higher level, as it's been in the owner's family since 1973!

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1967 Ford Mustang Convertible Returns To The Road Gallery

This 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible is powered by a small-block Ford V8 but has not been driven since 1991.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team is tasked with making it a safe, running, and driving ride once again.  Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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

This 1967 Ford Mustang is a fun car.  It's powered by a supercharged 5.4 liter Ford V8 with a 5-speed manual transmission, Baer brakes, performance suspension, and it has a great look.  In fact, the gray color is actually a wrap, which was done so the owner can beat on this car on the road course without worrying about chipping up an expensive paint job.   It had developed some electrical gremlins, so it got stored for a few years, but our team is going to bring it back to life.   Read More to see the photos and videos!

 

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1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible LS Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass had been treated to an LS eninge swap, but has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a general check-up and safety inspection.    Although the car runs pretty well, there are a lot of loose-ends that our team would like to address before comfortably sending the new owner down the road.   
 

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1967 Plymouth Barracuda at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This Bahama Blue 1967 Plymouth Barracuda arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some help returning to the road.   Our team will be going through the brakes and getting the blue fish running again.  Click "Read More" to follow the progress photos! 

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1967 Pontiac GTO Maintenance Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful 1967 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with a few electrical gremlins and some maintenance needs.   It's powered by a 455 V8 breathing through 3 carbs, all backed by a 4-speed transmission.   It's a great looking car and it drives really nicely!  

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1967 Pontiac GTO Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop ready to start a new life.   Follow along as we strip the car, perform extensive metal repair with parts from OPGI, rebuild and upgrade the chassis with parts from BMR Suspension, brakes, and add FiTech fuel injection to the 400 V8.   The car will receive a full Tyrol blue repaint and be returned to the road better than new.

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1968 AMC Javelin Maintenence at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1968 Chevelle 5-Speed Manual Transmission Installation Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle is a cool blue convertible with a white top, and it came to our the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission swap and some other maintenance items.   It's powered by a hot small-block Chevy V8 wearing dual quad carburetors just waiting to have the 5-speed overdrive gears to sing down the highway!    We're also custom-making and installing a complete interior for this car in our in-house interior shop. 
 
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1968 Chevelle Performance Modifications Photo Gallery
This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle is a bright red, big-block powered street machine!     The owner came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some Dakota Digital gauges, maintenance, and eventually an engine swap.
 
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Assembly at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 

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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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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Touring Build at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for completion.   Our team will be installing a GM LSA supercharged 6.2 V8, a Tremec 6060 6-speed manual transmission, Forgeline wheels, and more to make this a fun Pro-Touring Camaro.   

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1968 Camaro Reloaded

Video series covering the restoration of our 1968 Camaro called "Reloaded" at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is a Pro-Touring 1968 Camaro featuring Detroit Speed suspension, a fuel injected big block Chevy engine, TCI automatic 4L80E transmission, Baer brakes, Rocket Racing wheels, Toyo Tires redlined by Diamondback Classics, and much more.  Contact us at resto@v8tv.net or 314.783.8325 to discuss building YOUR dream car!     Click "Read More" for the complete video and photo gallery!

 

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1968 Camaro

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have some final details of a restoration completed.  Today, the V8 Crew is tasked with making a plan and completing our customer's dream car.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery! 

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1968 Camaro Detroit Speed QUADRALink, Mini-tub Install, Performance Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop powered by an LS3 and a 6-speed manual transmission.   It's a really clean car, it just needs a bit of a tune up and some details taken care of.   We're happy to help the owner reach this car's full potential.  

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1968 Camaro Detroit Speed QUADRALink, Mini-tub Install, Performance Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop powered by a 396 with an automatic, but it easily overpowered the narrow tires, especially with 4.56:1 rear gears.    Out customer wanted a Detroit Speed deep tub install, along with a Currie 9-Plus rear axle housing suspended by Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension.    We added those items along with a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission and hydraulic clutch, upgraded to Wilwood brakes, and installed some cool Billet Specialties wheels and new rubber.     It rumbles on-demand through a stainelss Magnaflow exhaust system.   

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1968 Chevrolet El Camino Bodywork And Paint at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very cool 1968 Chevrolet El Camino is a real, numbers-matching L78 396 SS with a Muncie M22 4-speed.  These are very rare 375 HP engines, found in only 393 '68 ElCaminos new.  It came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking to be straightened out and to look like it did when new.   

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1968 Chevrolet Impala at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1968 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a variety of upgrades, including installing a supercharged, nitrous oxide-fed small block Chevy V8 under a custom composite hood!   Our team is also wiring the whole car, adding a killer audio system, making a custom dash and console, and performing a variety of other upgrades to make this big Impala... named "Vlad The Impala", a true highway terror!
 

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1968 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very clean 1968 Chevrolet Malibu Sport Coupe came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a little maintenance for the summer cruising season.   The car is wearing a wide variety of options, including power steering and brakes, factory tilt wheel, in-dash tachometer, air conditioning, remote trunk release, power windows, rear sway bar, and more.   

 

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1968 Dodge Coronet Engine Rebuild and Engine Bay Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This beautiful 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some underhood paint restoration and an engine rebuild.    This cool car is still owned by the family that bought it new!  

 

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1968 Ford Mustang Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Ford Mustang visits the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for maintenance. 

 

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This very nice 1968 Oldsmobile 442 tribute car is wearing a crisp restoration and features some modified parts intended to give this car better handling and drivability. It’s not a numbers-matching W30 car, although it looks like one. It’s got 17” American Racing wheels, Wilwood brakes with a Hydratech hydraulic brake assist unit, Hotchkis control arms and sway bars, and a few other goodies. It’s powered by a big block Olds engine, but the owner wanted increased reliability, as he drives this car on cross country trips. His solution is a GM LSA supercharged 6.2 liter V8 “Connect & Cruise Kit” which also provides an overdrive transmission. It’s not an Oldsmobile engine, but the owner has several other numbers matching 442 W30 cars, and this one is not a “numbers car”, and he likes the technology and abilities of the LSA engine and the 4L85E transmission.  

 

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This sparkly purple 1968 Plymouth Barracuda arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some help fitting the freshly rebuilt 360 where the 318 V8 once lived.   Click "Read More" to follow the progress photos! 

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1968 Plymouth GTX at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very nice 1968 Plymouth GTX arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in search of repairs to some leaky seam sealer areas, as well as some general maintenance.   It is a 400 +6 car with an automatic, and it is wearing a beautiful Medium Turquoise Metallic paint scheme with original GTX stripes and wheels.   You can follow along in the photo gallery as we perform the repairs on this stunning GTX.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This clean 1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible is a new purchase for our customer, and he sent it to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some detail and maintenance work before he takes possession of the car to enjoy. 
 

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1968 Pontiac Firebird Vintage Air Install at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1968 Pontiac Firebird is going to live in the hot climate of the Middle East, so the customer wanted a Vintage Air system installed for more comfort.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an authorized Vintage Air dealer and installer, so we were happy to help him out.    Click "Read More" to see the photos of the process.

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1968 Pontiac GTO Bodywork Photo Gallery

andThe 1968 Pontiac GTO is a great looking car, and this one came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the restoration metalwork had been completed. The V8 crew jumped on the car to complete the bodywork and paint process.  Follow along to see the progress!

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1935 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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This 1968 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after having extensive work done at a shop that closed its doors.   It's powered by a GM LS V8 engine and has upgraded suspension components.  Today, the V8 Crew is tasked with making a plan and completing our customer's dream car.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible Engine Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible was restored a few years ago, and is a really clean car.   It is powered by a 428 Cobra Jet backed by a 4-speed transmission, but the engine doesn't run as it should, so our team at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop will be doing some diagnostics to see what's up with the Cobra Jet.   Follow along to see the progress! 

 

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1969 Camaro "Carbon Flash" Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

1969 Camaro “Carbon Flash” Restoration in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
 
Sometimes it’s advantageous to take over a project than to start from scratch.   In this case, the customer wanted a cool ‘69 Camaro, and we happened to find him one that was already undergoing a restoration.   The owner of this clean Arizona car changed his mind and decided to sell his project, so we had the car shipped to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, where it will now become the Pro-Touring Camaro the new owner has always wanted.     Features include a Holley Terminator EFI system, Vintage Air A/C, Scat seats, restoration parts from Classic Industries, Axalta paint, ARP engine hardware, COMP cam, and much more.   
 
Once the car arrived in our shop, we took inventory of all the parts that came with the car and gave it an initial once-over. 
 
It is a very clean car that had just received a silver paint job.   Our customer wants a different color, but at least this one does not require extensive bodywork. 
 

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This 1969 Chevelle street machine has been with the owner for many years, and he just extracted it from his barn in hopes of getting it running in time for a wedding.   It came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for work on the fuel system, brakes, and other safety items.  

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This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle had undergone a complete restoration, but the customer was not happy with the way the car drove, so he sent it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for final details.   The V8 Crew was tasked with fixing leaks, clutch issues, and other mechanical details, and the customer expanded the list to include a custom firewall, and eventually a high-powered Fast Times Motorworks big Chevy V8.   It's a very cool car that will be great fun to drive!
 
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We are all very excited here at V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, as we've received the high honor of being chosen to restore the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to COMP Cams! They've had the car for many years, and 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of COMP Cams, so they wanted the car freshened up for the milestone year.    We'll be documenting the restoration of the car along the way, both in photos and video.  

 

Plans for the car include a FAST EFI equipped LS engine mated to a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission, a Heidt's suspension system, updated wheels, tires, and brakes, and a fresh paint job... among many other details.    Although the car will retain it’s black-and-white theme, it will have a red pinstripe on the SS stripes, updated wheels to go with the new suspension, and a few other subtle tricks here and there. It's going to be a stunner!

 

Our crew is ready to make it happen, and we're proud to work with one of the industry icons to bring this significant car up-to-date.  Follow along in the photo gallery, videos, and a build thread on this slick '69!

 

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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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1969 Chevrolet Camaro EFI and Suspension Upgrades 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, but there are always areas to improve the performance and reliability of car like this.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a Holley Sniper EFI system on the 396, and will also be adding a Detroit Speed suspension upgrade along with fixing a few other items.   It's a beautiful Camaro, and we're happy for the opportunity to work on it for our customer.  
 
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro EFI Tuning at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful Hugger Orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS has some great updates under the hood, including a Holley Sniper fuel injection system, a serpentine front accessory drive system, and clean traditional finned Holley valve covers.  It's powered by a 400 small block tied to a 4-speed manual transmission.  However, the customer wanted to make sure the car was performing to its highest potential, so it came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some EFI drivability tuning and a quick once-over.  
 
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In this series, we swap out an anemic 350 for a Fast Times Motorworks built 383, featuring Edelbrock heads, a Comp roller cam, MSD Igntion, ARP hardware, Crane rockers, a Holley carb, Royal Purple fluids, and a bunch of other speed goodies.    

 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabricating Custom Steel Hood Vents at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is not really a car build, but we had a customer approach us about building and installing some custom hood vents for his ‘69 Camaro. He liked the style of the vents in the carbon fiber hood on Mark Stielow’s Hellfire Camaro, but these would be steel. Stielow’s hood does not have the same underside structure as a stock steel Cowl Induction hood, so these would have to be a little different to fit into the opening in the structure without remaking the support structure.

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabrication, Bodywork, and Paint at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.    The car came to us from Canada where new quarter panels, trunk panels, and other sheet metal repair had been done, in addition to a Detroit Speed subframe and front suspension and rear QUADRALink suspension system were installed.   The V8 Team will be completing the fabrication work and straightening the body and applying a shade of blue paint with a hockey stripe.    The car is powered by an Edelbrock Pro-Flo EFI unit on a 454 Big Bliock Chevy V8.  
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change LSA Supercharged Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 630+ HP GM Performance Parts Supercharged LSA engine.  The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
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A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS that is still in the original owner's family!

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, brought to us by the son of the original owner.   It's a very cool car, and it has never been restored and is still wearing nearly all of the original paint.   It was original powered by a 307 V8 backed by a 3-speed manual transmission, and it's wearing the RS trim option.  The problem is that it needs a complete restoration due to many years of storage in a barn.   

 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sheetmetal, Bodywork, and Paint Photo Gallery
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the body panels properly installed, then go through the bodywork and paint departments ultimately recieving a new paint job.   The color is a custom mix Axalta paint we named "Midnight Magic", and looks awefully close to black, but actually has a purple hue with flake.    It turned out sharp!  The customer will be completing the assembly of the car.   
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LT4 Completion at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is a project we're bringing to completion at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is powered by a dry-sump Chevrolet LT4 supercharged V8, and features some awesome performance parts on board.   Follow along as we bring it back from the boxes!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278