1977 Pontiac Trans Am SE Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

 

The black and gold late 1970s Pontiac Trans AM SEs are some of the most recognizable American performance cars of all time.   Of course, being the star of a huge Hollywood action film didn’t hurt, but these late 2nd gen Firebird Trans Ams had strong performance to match their movie star good looks. 

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1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

 

We’re finishing up a 1970 Ford Mustang convertible restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   This is a cool Mustang Restomod with a rich history, and has been in the same family since the summer of 1972!   The V8 Speed team completely disassembled the car for rust repairs and suspension upgrades, fixed the bodywork, and repainted the Mustang in a nearly-original color.    We thought we’d share an update as we build the car in our latest “What are you in for” video series where we share in-process projects from around the shop!

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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

 

We’re completing some upgrades and restoration tasks on this 400-powered 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   The Sterling Silver 1977 Trans Am has been in our customer’s family since new and often driven over the years.  Today, it’s in for a mechanical, interior, and body and paint restoration.   We thought we’d share an update as we build the car in our latest “What are you in for” video series where we share in-process projects from around the shop!

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Mustang and Camaro Mini Tub Install Tips at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

A great way to fit a larger rear tire on a pro-touring, drag race, or restomod Mustang, Camaro, or other Muscle Car is to perform a mini tub install.  Mini tubs are larger rear wheel houses that allow for wider rear tires which provide more traction when you’ve added more power to the engine.  We install lots of mini tubs at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and we share some mini tub install tips in this video.   

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Supercharged LSA Pro Touring 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod Upgrades V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro restomod is getting the whole Pro Touring treatment as we restore the body and install a GM LSA 6.2 Supercharged V8 backed by a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.  We thought we’d share an update as we build the car in our latest “What are you in for” video series where we share in-process projects from around the shop!

The 67 Camaro came to our shop in mostly stock form, but without an engine or transmission but with a good deal of rust.   The solution was to strip the body and fixture it on our body jig, and begin removing the old rusty sheet metal and replacing it with brand new panels.   This car received a custom smoothed firewall, new lower cowl boxes, a new cabin floor, new trunk floor, quarter panels, a roof skin, tail panel, and more. 

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1972 Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS3 Swap, 6 Speed at V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV

 

We’re upgrading this C3 1972 Chevrolet Corvette installing a 530 HP LS3 engine and a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-Speed manual transmission in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   It’s also getting some new Global West suspension and other enhancements from Detroit Speed.   We thought we’d share an update as we build the car in our latest “What are you in for” video series where we share in-process projects from around the shop!

- 1969 Corvette LS3 Swap Video Series:

PART 1:  https://youtu.be/jh5wvQ6S-Qw
PART 2:  https://youtu.be/74DGTa5asbM
PART 3: https://youtu.be/yi0-hLzJtX0
PART 4:  https://youtu.be/bjJw9_yihM4