Smoky Hill Restoration — Stay away
I have been restoring a 69 Chevelle SS for almost two years with Smoky Hill Restoration in Granbury, Texas. Finally, with the help of my attorney we got the car out of Smoky Hill Restoration last month, December 07, and moved to a new shop to complete the car. Smoky Hill Restoration in Granbury, Texas would not return all of my original parts needed to complete the car so I am now being forced to find and buy many of the original parts that Smoky Hill Restoration refused to return to me. Very expensive and hard if not almost impossible to find NOS parts for this car as so many have been restored.
Here is a link to a 55 that has been in there shop for over three years.
Very nice car and a LOT of money spent by the owner I am sure however during the time my car was there they spent hours and hours reworking things they did to this car. In my opinion, most of the work they would preform was correcting something that would not work the first time. The car looks great from the outside, don't get me wrong, but I witnessed all kinds of problems with the air bag suspension they put on it originally which they had to tear out and redo several times. I always asked a lot of questions about the car and finally realized there were some real engineering and fabrication issues that was preventing the car from every being completed. This is the same thing I found on my car. Smoky Hill Restoration put a cross member in the chassis that we beefed up to support the transmission. They engineered and fabricated the new crossmember so that to take it out you had to pull all of the carpet and dynamat out from the front floors to get to the bolts holding up the crossmember. Crazy! This is one of the first things I had to pay the shop I took the car to for final assembly to tear out and refabricate so the cross member would come out from bolts inside of the main chassis where it should have been attached in the beginning.
Hope everyone stays away from this shop.