1967 Ford Galaxie restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

The owner recently acquired this fun 1967 Ford Galaxie Convertible and is eager to transform it into a dependable and stylish family cruiser. While the car’s interior and bodywork, completed 5-6 years ago, are in satisfactory condition, he has a vision for several upgrades to enhance its performance, comfort, and safety.

Under the Hood Enhancements

The current 390 engine is experiencing leaks, prompting the owner to consider replacing it with a Ford crate engine. He’s leaning towards a new 347 stroker engine, aiming for a horsepower range of 300-400, while maintaining an automatic transmission. To improve fuel efficiency and reliability, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team will be installing a Ford 4R70W overdrive unit.

Focusing on Comfort and Safety

Since this Galaxie is intended for family cruising, the priority is to create a comfortable and safe driving experience. We’ll be adding Vintage Air air conditioning for enhanced climate control, along with a new radiator and heater core to address any existing leaks. Upgrading the power steering pump and lines is also on the list, ensuring a smoother driving experience.

Addressing Electrical Concerns

The V8 team has noticed that the headlights, brake lights, and turn signals appear dim, requiring some updates to the system.

Enhancing the Look and Feel

For a touch of classic style, the owner desires a new vintage-looking steering wheel. He’s also open to recommendations for suspension upgrades, aiming to improve the car’s handling without compromising its original character.

A Work in Progress

The owner acknowledges that the pictures he’s provided are just a starting point, and he’s open to further suggestions as the project progresses. With a clear vision and the assistance of qualified professionals, his Galaxie is well on its way to becoming a reliable and cool cruiser for the whole family to enjoy.

What’s In Your Garage?

Let us know how we can help morph your old car into a fun family cruising experience! Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today to start the journey.

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Tuning a classic.

This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop on a trailer due to running issues after an EFI conversion. It is a classic beauty – its striking red exterior, complemented by a white top and original style upholstery, exudes the timeless charm of a ’57 model. With a recent small block Chevy engine nestled under the hood, this car is poised to deliver an exhilarating driving experience once all the necessary adjustments are made.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team is factory Holley trained on electronic fuel injection systems. This means that the beloved ’57 Chevy Bel Air is in capable hands, ensuring that it receives the precise care and attention required to address its concerns. As the restoration journey unfolds, the photo gallery below captures every moment of the ’57s visit to the shop, providing a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication that goes into reviving automotive legends.

Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop To Upgrade Or Restore Your Classic, Custom, Hot Rod, or Muscle Car!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This bright red 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop looking for dramatic handling, power, and reliability improvements. The recipe calls for a Roadster Shop chassis fueled by an LS3 engine swap. Follow the pics to see the build progress!

1967 Pontiac GTO Complete Restoration

Do you have a beloved muscle car rusting away in your garage? Maybe it’s a 1967 Pontiac GTO, a Ford Mustang, a Chevy Chevelle, or a Dodge Charger – whatever it is, we know it has the potential to be a true head-turner.

At V8 Speed & Resto Shop, we specialize in taking tired muscle cars and restoring them to their former glory, and even beyond! We recently completed a full frame-off restoration on a ’67 GTO that was in rough shape. Watch the video below to see the incredible transformation!

No Bolt Left Unturned

Our team meticulously goes through every inch of your car. We repair the chassis, replace rusted panels, and media blast the body for a perfect foundation. Then, we get to the fun part – upgrades! We can install a modern fuel injection system for better performance and reliability, or a custom suspension system for superior handling without sacrificing comfort.

Inside your car, our upholstery wizards will restore or replace the seats, door panels, headliner, and carpet. We can even install a new sound system and classic-look gauges to create a truly unique driving experience.

The final step? A show-stopping paint job. Our experts will paint your car in its original color, or help you choose a new head-turning hue. The end result will be a flawless finish that gleams like a mirror.

Just like the ’67 GTO we restored, which scored a near-perfect 997 points at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, your classic muscle car can be transformed too! We are passionate about muscle cars and take pride in exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Don’t let your dream car sit in a swamp any longer. Contact V8 Speed & Resto Shop today and let us turn your muscle car into a beauty queen!

This 1967 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop ready to start a new life.   We stripped the car, performed extensive metal repair with parts from OPGI, rebuilt and upgraded the chassis with parts from BMR Suspension, added disc brakes, and FiTech fuel injection to the 400 V8 engine.   We reupholstered the complete interior and vinyl top in-house.   The body was restored and painted in Tyrol blue, and the GTO scored top honors at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago on its first time out! Now this amazing GTO restomod is a show stopper with great driving manners!

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