A GTX that Stands Tall.

Our friend Gary is not your average car owner. He’s spent years nurturing his pride and joy, a stunning 1968 Plymouth GTX, and now he’s ready to take it to the next level. Join us at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop as we help him refine his classic muscle car, keeping its original charm while adding some subtle performance upgrades and a touch of modern convenience.

Showroom-Fresh Looks You Can Drive Every Day:

  • Polished Beauty: Gary’s GTX is already a head-turner, but we’re replacing the rear window and giving the engine bay a thorough “clean up” to maintain its factory-fresh look.
  • Function Over Form: We’re upgrading the brakes, focusing on improved performance while keeping the classic drum setup for that authentic feel.
  • Safety First: We’re ensuring the door locks function flawlessly for added peace of mind.
  • Cool and Collected: The temperature gauge might be misleading, but we’re tuning the carb for optimal performance and cooler running.
  • Factory Tight: Replacing worn bushings will tighten up the suspension, enhancing handling without sacrificing the original driving experience.

Keeping it Stock, Keeping it Classy:

Gary’s a purist at heart. He wants his GTX to remain in its stock class for shows, and we’re making sure every upgrade adheres to those guidelines.

A Detailer’s Dream:

Gary’s meticulous attention to detail shines through. With 40 years of experience under his belt, he knows exactly how he wants his car to look and feel. We’re proud to partner with him on this project, ensuring his GTX continues to be a source of pride and joy for years to come.

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Stay tuned as we showcase Gary’s GTX transformation, one photo at a time!

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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Join Our Team as an A-Level High Performance Auto Mechanic for Restoration and Custom Cars at V8 Speed and Resto Shop, now in our 20th Year Of Business!

Are you passionate about breathing new life into classic cars? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a skill set that transforms vehicles into automotive masterpieces? If so, the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is looking for you! We are a renowned automotive restoration and customization shop, and we are seeking a talented and experienced High Performance Mechanic to join our dynamic team.

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to elevate automotive restoration and customization, we want to hear from you! At the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

Fill Out Online Job Application Below!

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below. We look forward to speaking with you and welcome an exceptional Auto Body Technician like you to our team!

High Performance Mechanic Role:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced A-level High Performance/Restoration Mechanic to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in a high-performance or restoration automotive shop environment, showcasing exceptional technical prowess, diagnostic skills, and a passion for precision work. If you thrive in a culture-rich, detail-oriented, and collaborative setting, this opportunity is perfect for you.

High Performance Mechanic Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced diagnostics, tuning, and maintenance on high-performance and restoration vehicles.
  • Demonstrate expertise in carburetor diagnostics and tuning, ensuring optimal engine performance.
  • Conduct engine performance diagnostics using troubleshooting guides and independent problem-solving skills.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of factory and aftermarket EFI systems, including installation and tuning for systems like Holley EFI, FAST EFI, Megasquirt, and HP tuners on generation III-V GM platforms.
  • Execute engine and transmission swaps, specializing in LS-based and Coyote engine installations.
  • Proficiently handle aftermarket brake installations and diagnose hydra boost systems.
  • Utilize MIG welding skills to create and modify brackets, motor mounts, exhaust systems, and suspension components. TIG welding capabilities are a plus.
  • Demonstrate strong drivability and diagnostic skills, addressing a wide range of automotive issues.
  • Diagnose, install, and troubleshoot air conditioning systems and aftermarket upgrades.
  • Expertly diagnose and perform custom electrical installations, while possessing knowledge of electrical noise, interference, and aftermarket component integration.
  • Participate in performance engine assembly, including head swaps, cam swaps, and supercharger installations.
  • Diagnose and perform minor repairs on both manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Address leaks and conduct necessary repairs with precision.
  • Showcase proficiency in ring and pinion setup, optimizing vehicle performance.
  • Conduct tire mounting and balancing with precision and accuracy.
  • Possess expertise in driveline angles, adjustments, and vibrations, diagnosing and rectifying issues to ensure optimal vehicle performance.
  • Uphold the highest standards of care, safety, and quality in all tasks performed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate manual transmissions smoothly.
  • Prioritize safety and precision, maintaining a clean and organized workspace.

High Performance Mechanic Technician Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a high-performance or restoration automotive shop, or 6 years of repair experience with at least 4 years in a restoration or performance environment.
  • Proficiency in carburetor diagnostics and tuning, engine performance diagnostics, and EFI systems installation.
  • Solid experience with LS-based and Coyote engine swaps, aftermarket brake installations, and hydroboost systems.
  • Strong MIG welding skills; TIG welding skills are a plus.
  • Exceptional drivability, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of air conditioning systems, electrical diagnostics, and aftermarket installations.
  • Experience with performance engine assembly and upgrades.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair manual and automatic transmissions.
  • Familiarity with ring and pinion setup, tire mounting, and balancing.
  • Strong understanding of driveline angles, adjustments, and vibration diagnosis and repair.
  • Passion for high-performance driving, racing, or attendance at performance driving schools is a plus.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to precision and quality.

About The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

We value the well-being of our Team and their families above all else, and we all focus on generating the best employee and customer experience possible. Our core values center around the way we treat people and would like to be treated. We live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. We understand the significance of these cars to their owners and treat them as such. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Purpose:

  • We believe in the importance of classic vehicles not only as historical objects, but for their personal significance to enthusiasts and their families, and for the joy they bring to the world.
  • We believe in the importance of the automobile industry as a workspace where people of all skill sets and in all areas of business can thrive working around special vehicles that ignite their passion.
  • We believe that dream cars can and do exist, and that our team is here to build them.

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Mission Statement:

  • To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.  
V8 Speed and Resto Shop Core Values

Values Statement:

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop achieves our goals and the goals of our customers by applying the following core values to everything we do:

  • Happiness
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Teamwork
  • Passion
  • Innovation

V8 Speed and Resto Shop Vision Statement:

  • To ensure that automobile enthusiasts will always have a trusted, talented, and passionate source to provide services they need to enjoy their special vehicles.
  • To always provide a healthy, safe, creative, and respectful workplace where our team can enhance their skills and abilities and enjoy satisfying and rewarding careers.

LINK: ABOUT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

At the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, we live and breathe classics, customs, restored and modified muscle cars, restomods, pro-touring cars, and more. We take pride in meticulously restoring and customizing vintage vehicles, and our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail sets us apart in the industry. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who share a common passion for automotive excellence.

This Mechanic Technician job opening requires experience. This is not an entry level position.

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is a great working environment with awesome teammates and lots of cool tools and equipment to grow your abilities. We have a backlog of work and are always looking to build better, more creative hot rods, customs, and muscle cars. 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! We are hiring for this auto body shop job opening now.

Benefits: 

We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and opportunities for professional development and growth within our organization.

  • 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
  • We provide in-house and out of shop training.
  • Shop hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday (Technician Hours 7AM – 3:30PM optional) – No Weekends

Join Our Enthusiastic Team!

If you have a deep love for classic cars, take pride in your craftsmanship, and possess the skills to elevate automotive restoration and customization, we want to hear from you! At V8 Speed and Resto Shop, you’ll have the opportunity to work on remarkable projects and collaborate with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

CLICK TO APPLY: V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP JOB APPLICATION

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click the application link below We can’t wait to welcome an exceptional A-Level Mechanic like you to our team!

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Flip Through Some V8 Speed and Resto Shop Car Builds:

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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.

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 Design

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.

Building The Corvette

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.

Watch The Build Video

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Our team had so much fun with this 1964 Corvette that we even built a 1:64th scale Hot Wheels version to match the full size car!

Let’s Build Your Dream

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, and everything inbetween. 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!

1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
ENGINE:EDLEBROCK CRATE 350
SUSPENSION:GLOBAL WEST
FUEL INJECTION:HOLLEY TERMINATOR X
WHEELS:ROCKET RACING
BODY & PAINT:V8 SPEED AND RESTO

CONTACT THE V8 SPEED AND RESTO SHOP

817 S. Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
314.783.8325
https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact-us

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

Custom 1964 Corvette Build Photos

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

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This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am is transforming into a high-end Pro Touring car at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Power comes from a Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8, and it is installed in a Detroit Speed hydroformed front subframe. It’s backed by a Tremec T-56 6-speed manual transmission, sending power back to a fully independent rear suspension IRS system from Heidts.

The Trans Am is a full build at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and was stripped to bare steel before being sprayed in a protective epoxy primer. The body had minimal rust, so it is in the test fit stage in this video. Subscribe to be updated on the progress of this car as we do all the mechanical upgrades, body and paint, complete interior, and tuning.

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

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