1968 LS3 Camaro

This great looking 1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to fix some tuning issues and to have a new custom interior installed. The plan was to modernize the door panels with some Fesler pieces, and custom design and build a center console to house the Vintage Air A/C controls, the power window switches, a pair of stainless cup holders, a double-din audio system, USB power, and the Tremec T56 6-speed shifter.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop interior department completely designed, built, upholstered, and wired the custom console before installing it in the Camaro. The Fesler door and rear side panels were upholstered in matching black vinyl with a corresponding hounds-tooth insert to match the Camaro’s seats.

Before the car was complete, our team identified that the roof skin was rusty and improperly installed, so the V8 Speed and Resto Shop Fabrication Department went to work removing the old skin, repairing the rust, and installing a new piece. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop Body Shop finished the job and painted the new roof with a black industrial coating, then the Interior Shop installed a new vinyl top.

The LS3 1968 Camaro makes great power, and is a real blast to drive. We’re excited to see this 1968 Chevrolet Camaro rolling down the road, and the owner is looking forward to making more memories on road trips with his restomod Camaro.

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop is a full-service classic car and muscle car restoration service ready to perform everything from simple maintenance on vintage cars to full frame-off restorations and modifications. Whether you are seeking a stock restoration, a pro-touring muscle car, or a custom restomod, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, can help. Contact us today to put the V8 crew to work for you. Transport services are available.

1968 Chevrolet Camaro LS3 Restomod Interior Upgrades and Driving Video V8 Speed & Resto Shop V8TV

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Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored, but there are always areas to improve the performance and reliability of car like this.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a Holley Sniper EFI system on the 396, and will also be adding a Detroit Speed suspension upgrade along with fixing a few other items.   It’s a beautiful Camaro, and we’re happy for the opportunity to work on it for our customer.  

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Tuning and Suspension Updates at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean Hugger Orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with a fresh LS engine swap and some new suspension mods.   However, the engine is in need of some custom tuning to improve drivability.    Some additional suspension updates and a set of new wheels are other new upgrades. 
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabrication, Bodywork, and Paint at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.    The car came to us from Canada where new quarter panels, trunk panels, and other sheet metal repair had been done, in addition to a Detroit Speed subframe and front suspension and rear QUADRALink suspension system were installed.   The V8 Team will be completing the fabrication work and straightening the body and applying a shade of blue paint with a hockey stripe.    The car is powered by an Edelbrock Pro-Flo EFI unit on a 454 Big Block Chevy V8.  
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drivability Improvements at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored for them, but the shop did not complete some of the final drivability details, so the customer is not confident driving the car.  The car is sporting some cool parts selections like a FiTech fuel injected 454 Chevy V8 coupled to a Tremec TKO 500 5-Speed transmission, all wrapped in a stock RS / SS trim package.   However, the “last 5%” details still need to be addressed to make sure the car is ready for miles of trouble-free cruising.  For example, the front tires rub the inner fenders when turning, the windshield washer system does not work, there are some loose radio wires, and other nuisance items.   Once they are remedied, the engine tune will be optimized, brake performance dialed-in, and other systems verified for proper operation.    The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is well-versed in this process, and we’ll be performing final adjustments to remedy the quirks of a fresh restoration.  

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is honored to have two 1969 Camaros on display at the amazing “Summer Of ’69” 1969 Camaro display at the 2019 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio! The event is hosting some of the most iconic and significant 1969 Chevrolet Camaros ever, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the always-popular ’69 Camaro. The V8-built supercharged LSA powered “Lou’s Change” pro-touring Camaro and the COMP Cams 454 LSX Camaro convertible will both be on hand, and we couldn’t be more excited for the owners and our team as well. It’s a tremendous honor to be included in such an amazing display, and even more-so to have the opportunity to these build awesome cars for great customers. We invite you to come see them in person at this must-see event!

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1971 Chevrolet Camaro Maintenance and Performance Upgrade Photo Gallery

This 1971 Chevrolet Camaro has been in our customer’s life for over a decade, and while he does not get many chances to drive it, the car is ready for some maintenance and upgrades.

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Supercharged LT4 powered 1969 Camaro at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 

This is the next chapter of the Pro-Touring 1969 Camaro we modified in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all new Detroit Speed suspension, Forgeline Wheels, Baer Brakes, Toyo Tires, Holley EFI, and more go-fast and handling goodies.   We removed the rowdy big-block Chevy V8 and retrofitted a modern 670 HP Chevrolet supercharged LT4 V8 engine to build an amazing Pro-Touring restomod.   

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sheetmetal, Bodywork, and Paint Photo Gallery

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the body panels properly installed, then go through the bodywork and paint departments ultimately receiving a new paint job.   The color is a custom mix Axalta paint we named “Midnight Magic”, and looks awfully close to black, but actually has a purple hue with flake.    It turned out sharp!  The customer will be completing the assembly of the car.    

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1969 Camaro "Carbon Flash" Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
1969 Camaro “Carbon Flash” Restoration in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
 
Sometimes it’s advantageous to take over a project than to start from scratch.   In this case, the customer wanted a cool ‘69 Camaro, and we happened to find him one that was already undergoing a restoration.   The owner of this clean Arizona car changed his mind and decided to sell his project, so we had the car shipped to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, where it will now become the Pro-Touring Camaro the new owner has always wanted.     Features include a Holley Terminator EFI system, Vintage Air A/C, Scat seats, restoration parts from Classic Industries, Axalta paint, ARP engine hardware, COMP cam, and much more.   
 
Once the car arrived in our shop, we took inventory of all the parts that came with the car and gave it an initial once-over. 
 
It is a very clean car that had just received a silver paint job.   Our customer wants a different color, but at least this one does not require extensive bodywork. 
 

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