Here at JT’s Hot Rod Garage we specialize in hot rods, customs, cars, trucks, and anything from good old American iron. My current project is a 1955 1st series 1/2 ton Chevrolet pick-up. It is in very good shape and almost all stock. I did a complete brake job on it, including all new everything. New king pins were installed along with a new drag link, front motor mount, new gages, generator belt, and a complete tune-up. I have designed and constructed a new wooden bed that is unlike any other. This is a prototype for 1947 thru 1955 1st series Chevrolet/GMC pickups. This unique bed follows the curves of the fat fenders. I can make one for just about any fat fendered pickup. Here are the updated photos of my last version before the truck sold. I refined the bed somewhat and sprayed it with red primer over gray primer. I installed new big & little tires and wheels with caps and trim rings. I converted it to a 12 volt system with a chrome one wire alternator and a new 12 volt battery. I installed a new clutch disc, pressure plate, bearing, and a 5 speed transmission. Next was an HEI distributor that made a real difference in the 235. Inside I added bucket seats from a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with a three gauge cluster and a dash mounted tachometer. I recently installed new tinted glass and window channel for the new owner.
This is my personal car, 1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. It is white with original paint, original white vinyl top and original red leather interior. I bought it from the original owner and have owned it for over thirty years and it has been stored in the back of my building for twenty years. I pulled it out storage and sold it. This post is for memories.
This is a 1956 Thunderbird for sale in Lillian, Texas 76061. It is a mostly original 95000 mile car with 292V8, 3 speed manual transmission, power brakes, hard top with port holes, fender skirts with new rubber, continental kit, new interior in the original pattern, and Vintage Air A/C. The body is in good shape with only minor rust bubbles on the trunk lid edge. It runs and drives good, been in storage since 2003, comes with owners manual, and the bumper jack. $21,750.00 or make an offer I can’t refuse. SOLD.
This is a one owner car I bought about twelve years ago, drove and enjoyed and then sold it about a year and a half ago. It had 32,000 miles on the odometer when I bought it and when I sold it the odometer read 49,000 miles. It was a very nice car and I’m glad I had the opportunity to own it for a while. It was a 1979 Buick Regal Limited Coupe with a 4.9 liter V8, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power brakes, and factory chrome wheels. It still had the original paint and interior.
This is a job I did recently for a customer. He brought in a bare frame for his 1957 Chevrolet 1/2 ton pick-up. The Camaro clip was already in place. I assembled and installed the steering and suspension. This included new ball joints, tie rods, center link, p/s box, pittman arm, idler arm, springs, shocks, and spindles. Next I installed new brake rotors, bearings, seals, calipers, and brake pads. On the back I installed a new TCI leaf spring kit, a Camaro 10 bolt axle, shocks, and a rear disc brake kit. This kit included new rotors, pads, e-brake calipers, e-brake cables, and brake hoses. Since these photos were uploaded, the rear calipers are painted red and the rears shocks have been installed. This is a great foundation for his truck.
This is a customers car I did about a year ago. This was an all original 1953 Bel Air 4 door 235ci 6 cylinder with a Powerglide transmission showing less than 90,000 miles on the clock. It had been sitting about 20 years. After a complete tune-up, cap, rotor, points, cond., wires, and plugs, a carburetor rebuild, the old motor ran really well. I installed a new 6 volt battery, battery cables, and rebuilt the starter. Fresh oil, filter, and new oil lines were next. I did a complete brake job that included new, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, hoses, hard lines, shoes, springs, and drums. I installed new, fuel pump, tank, sending unit, and gas cap. I refurbished four 15″X7″ GM ralley wheel and new, GoodYear tires, disc brake center caps, and all new lug nuts. After a whole new exhaust system, it was ready for the road.
These are specifically for General Motors Corporation automobiles from the late 1940’s thru 1962. I have two Casco catalog numbers, L-1 and L-3.
The L-1 automobile lighter fuse fits Pontiac, all models thru 1962. Buick, all panel lighters thru 1952 and “Special” series 1953. Buick and Cadillac rear seat lighters, when equipped with bayonet lock fuse, models thru 1952 and Buick “Special” series 1953.
The L-3 automobile lighter fuse fits Buick, panel lighters on Super and Roadmaster only for 1953, all models 1954 thru 1962. Buick and Cadillac, rear seat lighters when equipped with bayonet lock fuse. Buick, Super and Roadmaster series 1953. All models 1954 thru 1962. Cadillac models 1953 thru 1962.
These units are priced at $10.00 each.
This is a 1963 Chevrolet Dealers Showroom Album and 1963 Chevrolet Finger-Tip Facts book. The Showroom Album measures 13 3/4″ long, 11 7/8″ tall, and 2″ thick. It has copyright 1962, Chevrolet Motor Division, General Motors Corpation on the inside of the front cover. It contains 168 pages covering all models of Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne, ChevyII/Nova, Corvair, and Corvette. It also covers power trains, body & chassis, power assists, options, and custom features. Each section covers everthing about each model plus actual color chips for the exterior colors and actual swatches of the fabric used in 1963 for the interior colors. The convertible top swatches and colors are included too.
The 1963 Chevrolet Finger-tip Facts book measures 8 3/4″ long, 5 5/8″ tall, and 1 1/2″ thick. It has copyright 1962, Chevrolet Motor Division, General Motors Corporation on the inside flysheet. It has approximatly 250 pages plus an alphabetical index in the back. It was designed for Chevrolet personnel to help them sell the new 1963 models. It covers virtually every specific detail of the 1963 models including RPO numbers.
This set comes from a private collection and is priced at $750.00 SOLD
This is an original GM Chevrolet Dealers Showroom Album for 1957, with an original 1957 Chevrolet Autocessories Book (RS26PA-20M 1956), and a genuine GM 1957 Chevrolet Product Training Kit.
The Chevrolet Dealers Showroom Album for 1957 is 13 1/2″ X 10 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ with 90 pages covering all the sport models, four-door models, two-door models, station wagons, and a section on all the mechanicals. The models covered include Bel Air, 210, 150, Nomad, and handymans.
The mechanical section covers specifications on engines(including F.I.), transmissions, features and combinations there of, and safety. On the back cover are two spiral notebooks built in. The first one covers interior colors and combinations on all models using actual swatches of the fabrics used in 1957. The second one covers all exterior colors including two-tones on all models using actual color chips as well as convertible top colors.
The 1957 Chevrolet Autocessories Book is 11″ X 8 1/2″ X 3/8″ and 112 pages. It is a passenger car and truck product catalog covering ALL accessories available for 1957 Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
The 1957 Chevrolet Product Training Kit is 13″ X 12″ X 1 7/8″ and includes eight rolls of film and five 33 1/3 r.p.m. records describing the rolls of film. The rolls of film are as follows. #1 Introduction to the new 1957 Chevrolet, #2 Exterior and interior styling on all models, #3 Engines and transmissions, #4 Body and chassis, #5 Colors, #6 Accessories, #7 Trucks, models-styling-body and chassis, #8 Powertrain.
They are in excellent shape, very clean with no missing pages. This set of three comes from a private collector and is priced at
This authentic, die-cast metal replica of a 1939 Chevrolet canopy panel truck and a era Wix filter were created to commemorate thier first sixty years. This little truck is painted a deep dark blue with light creme colored fenders. It has chrome bumpers, hubcaps, and trim rings. It has a detailed interior and a load of Wix filters in the back. The tailgate can be lowered and the hood opens to show off the detailed engine bay. It comes with a certificate of authentication.
This Wix collectable 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door hardtop comes packaged in a box that looks like an old one stall garage. It has images printed on it that looks the way it would in 1955. When GM introduced the new design in late 1954, it was an instant hit with the public. It was the first time since 1918 that Chevrolet had a V8 engine. With this new high winding V8 the car quickly earned the nick name, The Hot One. This car is red and white. The hood, trunk, and doors open, and the front wheels are steerable.