V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restorations
This 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was running the original 180 horsepower Oldsmobile 403 V8 engine, but our customer wanted more horsepower and better performance from his black TA. He brought the car to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a conversion to a GM Performance Parts LS3 V8 backed by a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission making over 480 horsepower.
However, upon inspection, the Trans Am revealed some rusty floors and previous repair work that was not up to the owner’s standards. The V8 team replaced the bad sheet metal with all new floors from Classic Industries and fabricated a custom firewall.
Once the shell was solid again, they swapped in a complete Street Grip suspension system from Ridetech for better cornering and straight-line traction as well. Upgraded brakes from Wilwood were installed, along with a set of 17” Snowflake wheels from YearOne and new Nitto tires.
Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for all your restoration and performance needs!
This is part one of a 2 part series, we’ll install the LS3 V8 in part 2!
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Contact us at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact or 314.783.8325 today to discuss building YOUR dream car!
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew is honored for the opportunity to completely restore and modify this sweet 1967 Pontiac GTO for a great family. The car scored 997 / 1000 in the modified class at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Chicago, it's first time shown in public. Thanks again to a great team and owners of a great car. What can we build for you?
Here's the link to the build photo gallery on the '67 GTO: CLICK HERE
V8 Speed & Resto Shop Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour November 2019 V8TV
Take a lap of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and a look at some of the Classics and Muscle Cars in progress! We're fortunate to have great customers and a very talented crew to being these cars to the next level. From rust repair, mechanical work, body, paint, and interior to complete restoration, we do it all in-house. We're always happy to discuss new projects, what does your ride need?Posted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop on Friday, November 15, 2019
We recently took a few minutes after hours at the V8 Speed and Resto shop to share a look around at some of the classics and muscle cars we’re working on for customers. Our crew demonstrates tremendous talent and they take exceptional care and pride in their work, and we cannot thank them enough for all that they do. We also appreciate our customers for allowing us to work on these cars, some of which are family heirlooms going back many decades and are practically family members themselves. In this video, we take a look at some of the cars in process here at the shop. We’re happy to assist you with your classic or Muscle Car restoration needs with a full-service restoration and performance center and world-class crew.
We offer complete restoration services, including sheet metal replacement, rust repair and fabrication, bodywork and painting, mechanical repairs, engine and driveline swaps and upgrades, dyno tuning, complete upholstery and interior services, and more.
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