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We recently got our 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS back from the dustless media blaster to find what type of previous repairs, rust, and corrosion were hiding under the paint.

Getting a car back from a media blaster is exciting because you’re always hoping for the best – meaning that the body or frame will need as little rust and damage repair as possible. There are many questions surrounding the media blasting process. For example:

What is the best blasting media to use for an old car?
What is dustless blasting?
What is glass bead?
What is the best blasting for classic car restoration?
Does sandblasting warp panels?
Is dustless blasting safe?
What can I expect when my car comes back from the media blaster?
What is the best way to strip paint and rust from an old car?
What is the best method to remove paint from a muscle car?

We attempt to answer all these questions in this video where we walk around and take a close-up book at the body shell of this 1967 Camaro after dustless media blasting.

Dustless blasting involves using high-pressure water and glass bead media to remove paint from the surface of the body. It is an excellent way to remove paint from highly contoured surfaces and areas that would take far too long with a traditional sanding tool. Here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, we will still manually strip the big flat panels like hoods, roof skins, decklids, door skins and quarter panels, just to minimize any risk of warpage and to have better control over the process. However, the dustless blaster will quickly strip the paint from the fire wall, floors, underside of the car, the trunk floor, door, jams, and all of the little pieces and parts, including the chassis and frame. It is a great way to go.

We’ve restored many Camaros here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and we are looking forward to doing some sheet-metal repair on this car. Plans call for work in the quarter panels, inner wheel houses, trunk floor, dashboard replacement, repairing the outer cowl panels, (or tulip panels), and many more little holes that we found throughout the body shell. We’ll share updates as this 1967 Camaro goes through the fabrication center here at V8 Speed and Resto.

If you have a restoration project like this Camaro, or would like a custom built Hot Rod or classic, you can reach our shop anytime at https://www.v8speedshop.com and we are happy to chat about your project.

Custom Coatings STL / TTT Dustless Blasting

V8 Speed and Resto Shop
817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact
314.783.8325

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Check out the skilled craftsmanship happening at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop! 🔥 Our talented fabrication team is hard at work welding in a brand new dashboard into a super-cool 1968 Oldsmobile 442. This one sits on a Roadster Shop chassis but retains its original appearance.

One of the challenges was to repair the rusty dashboard, but without the support of a reproduction panel made specifically for Oldsmobiles. The solution – adapt a Chevelle piece, mating it to the Olds dash to retain the Olds speaker grille and vents while eliminating the rust. The fresh new dashboard is a combination of Chevelle parts and custom-made pieces, replacing the rusty original. The result is a seamless panel that looks like we were never there.

Stay tuned for more updates on this sweet restomod project. We can’t wait to unveil the finished ride! 🏁✨ #V8SpeedandRestoShop #MuscleCarRestoration #FabricationTeam #ClassicCarRevival

1968 Oldsmobile 442 original rusty dashboard
1968 Oldsmobile 442 Dashboard fabrication
1968 Oldsmobile 442 new dashboard welded in

See the entire build photo gallery here!

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The Brothers Collection opens to public for special event friday, May 19, 2023 with ticket purchase!

Join us this Friday, May 19, 2023, for a truly special event at the renowned Amazing Brothers Collection Museum in Salem, Oregon. This exclusive museum, which is typically closed to the public, will open its doors for a limited time to allow enthusiasts and car lovers to experience the extraordinary collection housed within its walls!

This one-day event offers a rare opportunity to marvel at a stunning array of classic and vintage automobiles, each meticulously preserved to perfection. From iconic muscle cars to elegant classics, the Amazing Brothers Collection boasts an unparalleled assortment that will leave you in awe.

To gain entry to this extraordinary event, simply purchase a ticket at the supplied link. Not only will you have the chance to explore this private museum, but your contribution will also support a worthy cause, as all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to charity.

Prepare to be captivated as you wander through the museum’s carefully curated exhibits, admiring the beauty and craftsmanship of each vehicle. Immerse yourself in automotive history, surrounded by the extraordinary designs and stories that have shaped the industry.

See the cars featured here on Muscle Car Of The Week in person!

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness automotive excellence up close and personal. Secure your ticket now and mark your calendars for a day of unparalleled excitement at the Amazing Brothers Collection Museum. Help us make a difference while indulging in your passion for classic cars. We can’t wait to welcome you to this extraordinary event that combines the love for automobiles with the spirit of giving.

PURCHASE TICKETS:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1036072/museum-admission-salem-elsinore-theatre

All of our proceeds from our ticket sales will be donated to SleepSafe in honor of Mother’s Day.

This will be one of the few times this year we will be open to the public and it is going to be a great day. They will have two food trucks onsite that day and the weather so far, looks like it will be great.

 

Stay tuned for more event information on The Brothers Collection Museum!

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The Triple Crown Of Rodding is a new event that celebrates Hot Rods, Customs, Classics & Muscle Cars up through 1972, AND…. American-Made Trucks through 1998!

The Triple Crown of Rodding is going to be a hot rodder’s paradise.

Enter your ride to compete for the coveted Triple Crown award! They will be presenting over 40 State-Of-The-Art, Beautifully Machined, Billet Aluminum, show chrome plated trophies to the 6 Triple Crown Winners…Best Street Rod, Best Street Machine, Best Street Cruiser, Best Truck (up to 1972), Best Truck (73-87). Best Truck (88-98)!

The top (3) cars will be featured on the cover of Modern Rodding magazine and the Top (3) Trucks on the cover of Classic Truck Performance magazine with full inside features on all 6.

AND – The Top 6 Triple Crown Winners will be invited to compete for the Barrett-Jackson Cup & $20,000.00 in January 2024 in Scottsdale, AZ. There are 50 vehicles nationally invited to the Barrett Jackson Cup, and a minimum of 6 will be selected at Triple Crown of Rodding!

And even if you don’t enter the Triple Crown competition, you can still win all kinds of cool stuff!

Check this out – You can WIN a brand new 2023 Chevrolet Pickup – custom built by Alloway’s Rod Shop – just by walking through the gate! That’s right – This killer truck will be given away by LUCK-OF-THE-DRAW to one unbelievably happy & lucky registered participant!

The winner of the huge 50/50 drawing will split 1/2 the proceeds with some worthy charities. There’s even a chance to win a Gibson guitar! The event IS in Music City, after all!

But there is far more than just the competition and giveaways – They’ll be setting up a huge Meet & Greet with industry celebrities and top builders! You’ll see cars that are winning at other 2023 national events.. because tons of them will be competing for the Triple Crown! Cruise the Track with your registered vehicle! Find NEW parts in the huge exhibitor midway! Find OLD parts in the big Swap Meet & Car 4-Sale Corral!

And just to keep it loud, there’ll be Nostalgia Nitro Dragster Demos, Concerts, and fun for the whole family!

Register online now at Triple Crown Of Rodding.Com, and be prepared to take in all the action.. in just 2 days! This event wraps Saturday night so everyone can get home safely Sunday without being a zombie at work on Monday!

See YOU at the TRIPLE CROWN OF RODDING • SEPT. 8 & 9 • 2023 at the Nashville Superspeedway!

Learn more at https://www.triplecrownofrodding.com today!

#triplecrownofrodding #triplecrown #hotrodshow

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1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean yellow 1966 Dodge Coronet convertible arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some maintenance and TLC to make it a reliable and fun cruiser. It’s got a 383 under the hood, fed by a F.A.S.T. EFI system, and it spins an automatic transmission. The cool part is that this is a family heirloom car that has been passed to the current generation, and will always remain in the family. The owner’s parents had a ’66 Coronet like this one brand new, and recaptured those memories when they purchased this one a few years back. Today, their children and grandchildren are excited to enjoy the car and continue the legacy.

Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for help looking after your Classic or Muscle Car, we’re happy to help!

RacingJunk Interviews Kevin Oeste at PRI Show

We’re fortunate to work with so many great partners in the performance aftermarket industry, and we were happy to spend some time with our friends at RacingJunk.com at the 2022 PRI Show in Indianapolis.

RacingJunk.com is a great place to go to find and buy nearly everything racing related, from tools to trailers, racing suits to race cars, and anything else you can imagine. They’ve been a staple on the web for over 20 years, and remain a deal-finder’s go-to for buying and selling racing stuff!

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1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda 440 4-Speed Convertible Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2022 MCACN

1971 Plymouth ‘cudas are scarce, even more so are the 17 440 convertibles built that year, and this one is one of the hottest! This 1971 ‘cuda convertible features a 440 six-pack V8 engine breathing through a shaker hood, and is coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission. The list of options is long on this car, including front and rear body-colored bumpers, front and rear spoilers, dual color-matched side racing mirrors, leather bucket seats, a Dana rear axle, and much more. We caught up with owner Bob Bartosiewicz after unveiling the freshly restored 1971 440 ‘cuda convertible at the 2022 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show where he shared some of the cool stories behind this amazing muscle car. Would you believe it was ordered new by an FBI agent? Who specified every option except power windows? Bob tells us all about it in this special episode of Muscle Car Of The Week from the 2022 MCACN show!

https://www.mcacn.com

#musclecaroftheweek #mcacn #cuda #71cuda #440 #4-speed #musclecar
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Plymouth AAR Cudas and Dodge Challenger T/As at Brothers Collection Museum Muscle Car Of The Week

The 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR and the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A are two amazing muscle cars that have their roots steeped in SCCA Trans Am racing. In this video, an Continue reading “Plymouth AAR Cudas and Dodge Challenger T/As at Brothers Collection Museum Muscle Car Of The Week”

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Like Car Podcasts? Check out our V8 Radio and Bonneville Up To Speed Automotive Podcasts!

https://www.v8radio.com
https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic and muscle car car scene from a regular car guy perspective Continue reading “Muscle Car Podcast and Land Speed Racing: V8 Radio Podcast and Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!”

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Hiring Mechanic

We’re Hiring a Classic and Muscle Car Mechanic!

Apply Below

V8 Speed and Resto Shop is hiring a skilled Automotive Mechanic Technician specializing in the construction, repair, modification, and restoration of classic and Muscle Cars.

This position requires knowledge and experience repairing classic cars, restoring mechanical parts, installing performance parts and upgrades, all the way up to complete restoration and custom car creation.

Knowledge of engines, suspension systems, fuel systems, carburetors, engine tuning, brake systems, general diagnostics and repair, air conditioning systems, automotive wiring and charging systems, and more is required.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

This position requires big picture thinking and a great attitude. Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM -3:30PM optional)

Experience required! This is not an entry level position.

We provide PPO Health, Dental, Vision insurance 75% company paid. Paid time off after 90 days, Paid Holidays, 401(k) 3% matching, Flexible schedule, Company paid $50K Life insurance, Employee discounts on parts, Provide in-house and out of shop training.

Great working environment and awesome teammates to work with as well as lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We are located in a small, safe midwestern town of Red Bud Illinois.

If you want consistent, rewarding work every day, every week, building award winning show cars this is a job for you!

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The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.