Patch Panel or Full Body Panel Replacement?

If you have rust or damage in your classic car, muscle car, hot rod, or truck, you have some options when it comes to sheet metal body repair panels.    One option is to replace the entire panel, be it a quarter panel, fender, floor section, trunk floor, roof skin, dashboard, or other body panel.    

The other option is to replace a section of the panel, cutting it in the middle and only welding in what is needed.   Which is the better option, full panel replacement or patch panel installation?    This video attempts to answer that question as shown at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. 

Our team performs original factory style complete body panel replacements as well as patch panel installation, as we have the tools and experience to complete both types of repairs that are nearly undetectable when completed.    Our fabrication shop uses resistance spot welders and TIG welders to install quarter panels, trunk floors, trunk drop-down panels, cabin floors, rocker panels, fenders, and more.  

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop if your classic car, muscle car, hot rod, truck, or other restoration project vehicle has rust or damage to repair.    

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1965 Ford Mustang Fuel Injection Steering and  Brake Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1965 Ford Mustang came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical and performance upgrades, including: 

- Holley Sniper Fuel Injection System
- Hydratech Hydraulic Brake Booster Upgrade
- Borgeson Power Steering Conversion
- Vintage Air A/C System
- CVF Racing Front Drive System
- Summit Racing rear disc brake system
- New leaf springs

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

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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Dyno Carb Tuning a 455 powered 1969 Pontiac Firebird with Oxygen sensor at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The only real way to know your air / fuel ratio for certain is to measure the exhaust with a wideband Oxygen sensor.    In this case, this super clean and freshly restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the air / fuel ratio measured and the carburetor tune corrected on the dyno by our technicians.    The car is running a Pontiac 455 V8 and is hooked to a Tremec T-56 6-speed manual transmission.   Fuel is provided with a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, and the suspension and brakes have been upgraded for better ride and handling. 

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team analyzed the air / fuel mixture and tuned the carburetor for maximum performance, as well as optimized ignition timing.   

Click the link to contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for all your Classic and Muscle Car tuning and restoration needs, from simple jobs to complete body and paint restoration.   

http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact
314.783.8325
 

 

 

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Today!

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III 400 5-Speed Conversion and Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We've worked on this clean 1970 Pontiac GTO several times here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this time, we installed a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission from Modern Driveline, complete with a hydraulic clutch and a Hurst shifter.    

In the past, we've removed, resealed, and detailed the Ram Air III 400 cubic inch V8 engine, and upgraded it with a March serpentine accessory drive system.   

The owner Mo is a US Army Veteran and has become a great friend of our team.  He and his wife really enjoy Classics and Muscle Cars, and we appreciate them as customers, friends, and general positive role models for the car hobby.   

You can see more of this GTO at http://bit.ly/1970GTO

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

 

Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Today!

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Pontiac GTO in Fresh Tyrol Blue at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1967 Pontiac GTO has come a LONG way since arriving at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!    Mountains of rust removed, new sheetmetal installed, body worked to perfection, and it’s now wearing a shiny new coat of Tyrol Blue!    Contact us today about your restoration project, our team loves to bring them back to life!   Click to see more pics! 

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

 

1967 Pontiac GTO Restoration Photo Gallery, FiTech fuel injection install, sheet metal replacement

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1968 Camaro Reloaded Restoration V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We provide complete restoration services including:

Project Planning & Design

Part Selection & Sales

Vehicle Transport Assistance

Project Evaluation

Disassembly

Rust Removal & Repair

Sheetmetal Repair, Fabrication, Installation

Engine Mechanical

Suspension Upgrades & Repairs

Bodywork, Panel Fitment & Installation

Paint Removal & Application

Buffing & Polishing

Performance Upgrades

Disc Brake Installs

Performance Custom Exhaust

Electrical Dignosis, Wiring, Installation

Interior Repairs & Installations

Air Conditioning Installs

Fuel Injection Conversions

Audio / Navigation Systems

Complete Reassembly

General Repairs & Maintenance

MIG, TIG, Spot Welding

Detailing    ...and many more!

 

Click And Fill Out The Online Contact Form To Contact Us About Your Project!

This is the same car pictured above before the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Restoration!

Reloaded Final

V8 Speed & Resto Shop

817 S. Main Street

Red Bud, IL 62278

314.783.8325

www.V8SpeedShop.com

 

 
 
 
 
A classic or muscle car restoration can be a big project, so we've assembled a few tips to help you get the ball rolling.   
 
The V8TV Crew discusses some considerations regarding driving and old car every day as a primary mode of transport.   While old cars look cool, there are safety and reliability concerns that could leave you hitching a ride home if you're old ride isn't up to speed.
 
We can help with your old car at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
http://www.v8speedshop.com
Seek RevealPRO Thermal Camera image at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We use thermal imaging as a tuning and diagnostic tool in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to see how various systems are performing in the cars we build. In this image, we see the radiator is doing a good job of reducing the temperature as the coolant flows down through the core. Seek Thermal cameras allow us to see high friction areas and other problems that the naked eye cannot.   Contact the shop today and we can show you the "unseen" on your Classic or Muscle Car! 

Seek Thermal Imagaing in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop