Customer Builds & Restomods

Customer Builds & Restomods

Resto-mod (restoration + modern parts/technology) draws from the advancements in automobile technology over the past 40+ years to enhance the performance, comfort and safety of your classic car.  

A resto-mod has the timeless appearance of the original, but the old technology of the car have been replaced with the modern, high-performance parts of today. You achieve the same great look, but your vintage car will be revved up with the best systems and components to create much better performance and ride quality.  

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69 Chevelle SS
Watch Wayne Explain His 69 Chevelle Build




Wayne brought his 69 Chevelle 396 SS to Blackdog Speed Shop with a vision for a 700+HP street beast, we worked with him to put in a 540 c.i.d. crate motor, Billet Specialties chrome engine accessories, Billet Specialties wheels, custom fabricated the exhaust, upgraded to Wilwood four wheel discs, new suspension, and to handle the torque new driveshaft and differential packages.

55 Bel Air - Black Velvet - 2016 SEMA Project

Since its introduction to the marketplace, the 1955 second generation Tri-Five Bel Air was advertised as the "Hot One" in GM's mid-50's ad campaigns.  

For the 2016 SEMA project, we found a Tri-Five in decent condition and then put the Blackdog team to work.

The SEMA project focused around bringing out the beauty and delivering speed for the Tri-Five platform.

Working from the ground up, BlackDog utilized an independent rear end kit and then had the chassis powder coated to make it pop.

BlackDog replaced the power plant with a Chevrolet Performance LS-7, normally aspirated 7.0L (427 CID) partnered with a 6-speed Tremec transmission.