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1946 Ford Street Rod Body and Paint Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1946 Ford Tudor street rod stands tall after a cosmetic restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! The car was already sitting on a Mustang II front suspension with a Chevy 350 and Turbo 350 transmission combination when it arrived at the V8 shop, and the owner was happy with how it drove. But he didn’t like the peeling black paint, the beat-up trim, and the rust around the edges. It was time to strip it and start fresh.
Once the paint was stripped, it was obvious that the old Tudor needed some love in the metalwork department. The trunk floor was badly rusted, and the rear fenders were also rusted thin with pits. Nice 1946 Ford rear fenders are hard to find, so the V8 crew created new ones in the metal fabrication shop. Once TIG welded in, you can’t tell there were any repairs ever made. Similar treatment was done to the trunk floor.
Top Camaros Built at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
We’re big fans of first generation Camaros here at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Today we’re taking a look at 5 of our favorite restomod First Gen Camaros built here in our shop, in no particular order.
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First up is a 1969 Camaro named Lou’s Change. The goal for this car was to combine modern Camaro styling and performance with the classic look of the ‘69. Dan Steinhauser created the rendering, complete with a modern ZL-1 style hood with carbon fiber insert and a 3D printed grille.
We performed all the metalwork in-house, including fabrication of the custom hood, and installation of all new floors, quarter panels, tail panel, fenders, and more. Lou’s Change rides on a complete Detroit Speed suspension front and rear. Deep tubs were installed to accommodate the Toyo R888 tires wrapped around Forgeline wheels. The engine is a modified supercharged GM LSA 6.2L V8 making approximately 630 HP, backed by a 6-speed manual transmission. The car was sprayed in Mars Red, with a black ZL1 stripe. It was a feature car at the SEMA show, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, and in Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine.
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This ‘69 Camaro is owned by one of the best names in performance parts, COMP Cams! When it needed a refresh, we were honored that they sent it to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Upgrades include a Heidt’s front subframe and tubular suspension and rear 4-link system supporting the Currie rear axle. Power comes from is a Butler-LS built LS 454 making 690 HP, and a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission shifts the gears. The interior features Distinctive Industries Touring II seats, Dakota Digital gauges, and Vintage Air A/C.
Thanks to Hemmings Classic Car Magazine for featuring a very cool 1967 Mustang Coupe owned by our friend and customer Marta Davies! The car has an interesting backstory, and landed on the cover of the January 2021 issue! We're honored to look after the car here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Always love to see when our friends and their cars receive recognition in print! Pick up your copy today!
People ask what we do in-house at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and the answer is almost everything! We do all body and paint work, mechanical, fabrication, alignment, tuning, and interior work on-site in our complex. We farm out engine machine work and tire mounting, but we assemble engines in-house. We have a great partner shop locally where we perform chassis dyno tuning as well. Worldwide transport available. What do you need?
1969 VW Bus Maintenance, Tuning, Paint Repairs, and Suspension Modificaitons at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop
COVER CAR! Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro With V8 Speed and Resto Shop Installed Supercharged LT4 on Cover of June 2020 Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!
1969 Chevrolet Camaros are some of the most popular Muscle Cars of all time, becuase they are equally as cool when preserved in original stock condition or modified for increased performance, style, comfort, and power. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team recently performed some major upgrades on this show-quality 1969 Camaro, including a complete Detroit Speed suspension system and a supercharged LT4 V8 and 6-speed manual transmission. The car is a blast to drive, and is the cover car of the June, 2020 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine!
Below is a video playlist of 4 episodes upgrading this car!
You can see the ALL the build photographs here.
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