What a great idea for a locked post
Here's my list of favorite shops:
Exhaust, Brakes & Suspension
AAA Muffler 972-240-6076
5414 Broadway (Broadway and Duck Creek) in Garland
I've had these guys do everything from custom bent exhaust (they are artists with pipe!) to the absolute best in brakes and suspension work. Always give me a great deal and are honest as the day is long! I usually bring 'em a case of Bud and the prices miraculously drop! ::
McSwains Automotive 972-772-3830
100 National Dr in Rockwall Basically Hwy 205 south of I-30
This place was a recommendation from AAA Muffler as they couldn't rebuild my differential. They rebuilt the rear end, cleaned it & painted it for $400! I also had them replace a dropped valve, ported the valve, shaved the bottom of the head, replaced the belts (without me asking) and flushed the radiator for $540. I thought it was a totally fair price considering the major surgery performed!
Stoked Out Specialties 972-771-8557
777 Riding Club Rd in Rockwall
These guys build some of the baddest Street Rods in the area, Roger (a Mustang guy with a bada$$ 66 pro street coupe) came from Sachse Rod Shop who also builds some incredible rides. I had my Vintage Air system installed here for $2K total...great job. Highly reccomend 'em!
And finally, if you're looking for an old fashioned Speed Shop that could have come straight out of American Grafitti check out...
Lucky's Speed Shop 972-205-9777
120 Lavon Dr in Garland
The owner Wayne Killabrew, does beadblasting coating and chroming, has a huge variety of street rod stuff, chrome parts and accesories for all makes. Killer shirts and other vintage hot rod stuff...great place! Just look for the black 55 Bel Air ala American Grafitti sitting out front!