V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restorations
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!
V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 817 S. Main Street Red Bud, IL 62278 - 314.783.8325
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is a full-service Classic and Muscle Car restoration center. It all began in 2005 as a small shop on private property which served as the shop and production studio for the V8TV Television show, which aired nationally on various cable / satellite TV systems. At that time, the small crew built one car at a time as content for the TV show. Soon, people watching V8TV began to call and ask how the V8 crew could build their dream car, and things took off from there!
Today, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is fully staffed with 18 talented people ranging from technicians, fabricators, body & paint techs, plus the administrative and video production crew. V8TV airs nationally on the TUFF-TV and REV'n, and The Action Channel TV networks, and the video crew is continuously producing V8TV web episodes along with our latest show, Muscle Car Of The Week.
Located in Red Bud, IL, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop routinely performs everything from basic maintenance on Classic and Muscle Cars to complete frame-off rotisserie restorations. Cars built in our shop have been featured at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Trans Am Nationals, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, on various magazine covers, and have won numerous awards all around the country. Vehicle Transport is available to bring customer cars to the shop for work, or we can always find cars to build.
Our customers come from around the world to have the V8 Speed and Resto Shop build their dream cars thanks to our talented crew and quality work, and also because we document each restoration with thousands of photographs. We send long-distance customers these photos so they may follow their car from start to finish from their desktop or mobile phone. Customers are reassured of quality, as all of the detail work is available in photos for the world to see. Some even become the features of V8TV videos!
Have a look around the shop!
Contact us today to learn how we can help keep your old car on the road, or to design and build your dream car!
We had the carb off the 302 for a rebuild, but we'll get it buttoned up, tuned, and ready for action.
Next, we've got black, but it's not a truck. This is a 1980 Dodge Mirada that came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete restoration. It's not a car that you see in restoration shops often, but our customer bought this one brand new back in 1980 and has been driving it ever since. When he finally wore it out, he brought it to us to be brought back to better-than-new condition.
Our team tore it down, performed numerous sheet metal repairs, rebuilt the engine and suspension, and applied the slick black Axalta paint. It's going to be one of the nicest Miradas ever!
Need help with your project? Let us know - click here or call the V8 Speed & Resto Shop at 314.783.8325 to discuss your Classic, truck, or Muscle Car needs!
It seems like somebody flips a switch and fall turns into winter. We are performing classic car winterization services now at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! Bring your classic or Muscle Car by and we will check fhe freezing point of your coolant and change if necessary. We will also perform an oil change to remove contaminated and moisture filled summertime driving oil. This is important to prevent corrosion of internal engine parts during winter storage. We can add a fuel system stabilizer, check tire pressure an inflate as needded, and make sure all other fluids are up to spec. We will also install a quick disconnect battery tender to keep your charging system happy during winter storage. In the spring, simply unplug the tender quick disconnect, and your car should be ready to drive. We can also provide detailing and paint, chrome, and interior conditioning and preservation tricks for winter storage. Call today for an appointment! 314.783.8325
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