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1992 unique motorsport cobra or 2023 07 27

This cool Unique Motorsport Cobra came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop looking to convert to electric power steering with a closer ratio than rack it has currently installed. The owner is also looking to upgrade brakes to a 4 piston Wilwood manual system, and to add a full tonneau cover for the cockpit in our interior shop. The owner drives this one hard on the track, and we love that it gets used the way it was intended!

Hot Wheels: Chevy Corvette Restomod Build: Custom '64 Corvette C2 At The V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Hot Wheels: Chevy Corvette Restomod Build: Custom ’64 Corvette C2 At The V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We’ve all wanted a full-size version of our favorite Hot Wheels car, and this custom 1964 Chevrolet Corvette built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop makes that dream come true! The restomod Corvette build features custom paint, performance suspension upgrades from Global West, new disc brakes, and a Holley Sniper EFI system install on the Edelbrock 350 crate engine.

The main part of the project was repainting the Corvette in custom colors. The goal was to give the overall appearance of a full-size Hot Wheels car, a car that is fun to look at and drive! Custom C2 Corvettes can be controversial, as changing a C2 Corvette from original can hurt it’s collector car market value. However, this 1964 Corvette did not have it’s original engine any longer, and the exterior and interior had been changed from their original colors as well. This allowed for some freedom of expression to build a custom Corvette with a new paint job all it’s own.

This custom Corvette video features disassembling the corvette, repairing the fiberglass body, and a bit of Corvette C2 history. The V8 Speed and Resto Shop paint department repaints the Corvette in Ermine White, then lays out the 3 color custom stripe design. We mask off the stripes and custom paint the Corvette in our downdraft Blowtherm paint booth, and spray a final clear coat.

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Once the Corvette is buffed and polished, we feature the car reassembled and completed with drone and driving footage.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is as full service custom and restoration shop, complete with a full fabrication shop, body shop, paint shop, interior shop, and mechanical departments. We perform stock restorations and complete custom builds, so if you are wondering who can build your dream car, we can do it! LS Swaps, custom body mods, modern driveline swaps, custom interior, custom consoles, high quality custom paint, and dyno tuning are all available. Contact the V8 Speed and Resto Shop today to see how we can make your custom, restomod, pro-touring, street rod, or performance truck build come to life!

CONTACT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP
817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
314.783.8325
https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact-us

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Take A Desert Cruise in the Corvette! (Thanks to the owner for sharing this video!)

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Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all your Classic or Muscle Car needs today!

817 S. MAIN STREET – RED BUD, IL 62278

1979 dodge b200 maxivan

Cruisin’ Lindbergh is a happening where all types of automotive enthusiasts come together to relive memories and create new ones on a stretch of St. Louis road called Lindbergh Boulevard. Here, Jeff Homsher, Josh Gilbert, and Kevin Oeste chat about the July, 2023, Cruisin’ Lindbergh event on This Week in Classic Cars, an automotive radio show airing on The Big 550, KTRS AM Radio St. Louis. The next event is Saturday, July 22, 2023 kicking off around 6 PM, so you’re invited to bring out any car or truck you enjoy. Later on this episode, they chat about a situation many face when restoring or modifying a classic car, and that is what we call “Might As Well Syndrome”. Click the link to hear it all on This Week in Classic Cars from The Big 550, KTRS AM Radio St. Louis!

BONUS: Check out the Cruisin Lindbergh photos by Robert Ledesma here!

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Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LSA Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop wearing fresh paint, but the owner wanted some performance upgrades to match. The task is to install a supercharged LSA engine and a Tremec 6060 6-speed manual transmission, all without hurting the new paint. The V8 crew is also adding all the needed cooling, fuel, and electrical system upgrades required to make it all sing.

Cooling is handled by a C&R Radiator and coolers, and the cabin is cooled by Vintage Air. Under the car lives a full Ridetech coil-over suspension system, with hydraulically boosted Wilwood brakes. Our team is building a full mandrel-bent, custom-fit exhaust system for the car.

Tasks included notching the subframe to fit the LSA and the factory accessory drive system, and fabricating a custom smooth firewall and hydraulic clutch master cylinder mount, fabricating a and custom air intake system. Ringbrothers billet hood hinges support the modified hood, which was re-structured to clear the supercharger housing.

We recently completed the car, and will be posting the last video chapter with the dyno video here, so stay tuned!

TECH DATA - SUPERCHARGED 1968 CAMARO

ENGINE:

Supercharged Chevrolet LSA V8

Horsepower: 556 @ 6,300 RPM.
Torque: 551 @ 4,400 RPM.
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1.
Displacement: 375.4 cubic-inches (6.2L)

TRANSMISSION:

Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission

FRONT SUSPENSION:

Ridetech Tubular, Coil-Over Shocks, Detroit Speed Sway Bar

REAR SUSPENSION:

Ridetech 4-Link

WHEELS:

COOLING: 

C&R Racing 

BRAKES:

Hydratech Brake Booster

Willwood Master Cylinder, Calipers & Rotors

EXHAUST:

Custom MagnaFlow with Cutouts

collector car appreciation day

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the latest Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 14, 2023.  The date marks the fourteenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual holiday to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Intended since 2010 to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at the SAN’s request.  This year, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced U.S. House Resolution 573 (H. Res. 573).  The resolution was sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.  These Congressional leaders have been strong advocates for the automotive culture in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for the automobile’s unique historical place in our history.

It’s a perfect opportunity to drive your Classic or Muscle Car to work!

Help promote this special day: post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration’s Facebook fan page (@CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD).

CELEBRATE OUR HOLIDAY YOUR WAY!

  • ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event or web-based celebration.
  • HOST your own safety-minded gathering, club meeting or online gallery.
  • Promote a “HOLIDAY SALE” at your business in-store or online.
  • INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups if possible.
  • DRIVE your special ride—new or old—whatever the destination.

Learn More Here!

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