During 1971-72 as a GM line mechanic at a local GM dealer, I was schooled
in the repair of tilt steering columns. I was the only mechanic that
would repair these columns deeper than a turn signal switch. This
was NOT because of my expertise, but rather that the other guys didn't
want the work; too many details and small parts, and the repairs didn't
CJ's Rods & Machines, Inc was founded in the spring
of 1990 as a one man hot rod shop specializing in suspension and drivetrain
upgrades. Within a few months, my reputation as a steering column
rebuilder resulted in the vehicle fabrication business taking a back
seat to local needs for custom "built to spec" steering columns. In
order to accomodate this expansion, another employee was needed. A
local high school student with an interest in old cars contacted Gery
Burger of Rodders Digest magazine and asked if there was a shop in
the area that specialized in old car work. Gery sent him to me and
the rest is history.
In 2003 we moved from our small shop behind my
house to a new building (much larger) in King, NC. Business continues
to grow, and we have resumed vehicle fabrication and added some new
products to go along with our steering column manufacturing. We now
offer tilt steering columns for almost any post '48 GM, Ford, and
Chrysler passenger car and Pickup. Column rebuilding is still a large
part of our business with customers in nearly every state and dealers
that ship to many foreign countries.
I would like to thank my wife
for putting up with my ambitions and the thousands of loyal customers
and dealers who have purchased our products during these past sixteen
years. Oh, and many thanks to that local high school student who is
still with us. His name is Travis Albert and he is my shop foreman.
Check out our products and give us a chance to show you what real
customer service and quality products are all about! Thanks for visiting
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