Don’t you love it when all the pieces come together and the car runs awesome and feels great? Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about this with regards to the recently completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the 5.0 Coyote V8, 6-speed automatic, and custom performance chassis built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. And Kevin’s 1970 Buick Riviera is also tuned up and running strong thanks to the recent upgrades. The Automotive Trivia questions are stumpers once again, and the early glimpse of spring weather makes for a fun episode.
Follow the entire restoration process taken by the V8 Speed and Resto Shop crew to bring this timeless Chevelle back from the edge of it’s life. Starting with 3 cars, the crew utilized thousands of new reproduction parts, restored originals, and today’s high-tech methods and materials to transform a scrap pile into a show winner.
Follow along from disassembly, chaissis / suspension build, engine build, metal repair, body work, paint, buffing, and final assembly.
Perhaps the best part is the surprise reveal and Gold Spinner Award at the car’s first Showing! Over 50 videos chronicle this early build from the V8 team. Continue reading to see them all!