1968 Camaro Reloaded Restoration V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We provide complete restoration services including:

Project Planning & Design

Part Selection & Sales

Vehicle Transport Assistance

Project Evaluation


Rust Removal & Repair

Sheetmetal Repair, Fabrication, Installation

Engine Mechanical

Suspension Upgrades & Repairs

Bodywork, Panel Fitment & Installation

Paint Removal & Application

Buffing & Polishing

Performance Upgrades

Disc Brake Installs

Performance Custom Exhaust

Electrical Dignosis, Wiring, Installation

Interior Repairs & Installations

Air Conditioning Installs

Fuel Injection Conversions

Audio / Navigation Systems

Complete Reassembly

General Repairs & Maintenance

MIG, TIG, Spot Welding

Detailing    ...and many more!


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This is the same car pictured above before the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restoration!

Reloaded Final

V8 Speed & Resto Shop

817 S. Main Street

Red Bud, IL 62278




A classic or muscle car restoration can be a big project, so we've assembled a few tips to help you get the ball rolling.   
The V8TV Crew discusses some considerations regarding driving and old car every day as a primary mode of transport.   While old cars look cool, there are safety and reliability concerns that could leave you hitching a ride home if you're old ride isn't up to speed.
We can help with your old car at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
Seek RevealPRO Thermal Camera image at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We use thermal imaging as a tuning and diagnostic tool in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to see how various systems are performing in the cars we build. In this image, we see the radiator is doing a good job of reducing the temperature as the coolant flows down through the core. Seek Thermal cameras allow us to see high friction areas and other problems that the naked eye cannot.   Contact the shop today and we can show you the "unseen" on your Classic or Muscle Car! 

Seek Thermal Imagaing in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop


Custom Exhaus at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew just finished another custom 3" mandrel-bent stainless MagnaFlow exhaust system on the COMP Cams Camaro!   The system is snaked around the Heidt's 4-link rear suspension, tucked up inside the quarter panels, fully TIG welded and ready to rock!  Fabricator Adam likes the challenge of fabricating tightly-fitting custom exhaust systems and use mandrel bends for reduced back pressure and TIG welded stainless tube for long life.   And that MagnaFlow sound… let us know if your ride needs an exhaust system you'll be proud to show off, both in looks and sound!

Custom Tail Pipes

Flush-fitting exhaust hugs the quarters for a clean look

Tubes hang tight to body

Tubes hang tight to body for best clearance and appearance

Tubes on bench

Each system is fully TIG welded before final installation

Contact us today to schedule your appointment for a tube tune-up on your ride!  314.783.8325

Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact 314.783.8325 - The GM LS Engine is a super-popular swap candidate for many reasons, but they are not very attractive as-installed in their original cars. In this video, we show you some different LS style enigines in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and some things our crew did to make these versatile engines look as good as the Muscle Cars in which they are installed! Some of the tricks include using adapters to install traditional small-block parts like Edelbrock Elite II valve covers and air cleaner on the 6 Liter V8 in the red 1965 Impala. We also show a ZR1-style LS9 installed in the ZR9 Camaro, the L92 V8 in the '64 C-10 pickup, and some Eastwood ceramic engine paint to keep them looking great.



Muscle Cars look great, but they often don't handle as well as today's performance cars, especially considering that cars build in 1970 are over 45 years old!     We can refresh or upgrade the steering, brakes, suspension, shocks, sway bars, ball joints, bushings, and other critical parts to make your Muscle Car handle like it is on rails.    Of course, we can also perform stock restorations to make your Classic drive the way it did the day it was built, it's all up to you.    Contact us today at 314.783.8325 to discuss your project or fill out the contact form and we'll get back to you.    Weather you want to repair worn-out parts, gain improved performance, or participate in autocross or road-course racing events, we can make it happen!

Hot rods cruising

It may be winter, but the spring cruising season is right around the corner!    Is your Classic or Muscle Car ready for the season?   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is always ready to help with everything from maintenance & tune-ups all the way to full rotisserie restorations on all kinds of Classic and Muscle Cars.    Weather you just need your winter storage fluids changed and the choke adjusted on your carburetor, or you've been contemplating a disc brake, fuel injection, or overdrive transmission upgrade, we can make it happen.    Think back to the last time you drove your Classic car... is there anything that bothers you, or that you want to change?   Did it handle well, start & stop properly, do the mufflers sound exciting, and does everything work?    Make a list and let us know your concerns, we'll be happy to help get those little annoyances squared away so you can drive and enjoy your Classic or Muscle Car with pride this season!    

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Contact The V8 Speed & Resto Shop -  314-783-8325 -  We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   In this video, 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.  

See more photos of this process in the V8 Forum:   Click Here!