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Old 12-28-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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Arrow 1936 Assy line footage

I know not ford but cool to watch.Its 1936 Chevrolet.


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Old 12-28-2019, 12:01 PM   #2
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Pretty interesting!
Like watching a ballet. Some of those guys couldn’t have stepped left or right without getting hurt.
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Old 12-28-2019, 05:33 PM   #3
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Those were the good jobs, some of them are not so good. Foundry, chip and grind, heat treat etc. Those machines they had were fantastic, think of having to retool for a yearly model change. Those guys on the line, if you get a good work partner the day sure goes a lot faster. Thanks for the video link.
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:20 PM   #4
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Deuce, I had seen this video quite some time ago and was once again reminded how dangerous those plants were back then.
Note no guards of any sort on the machines, etc. I wonder if records of injuries and deaths were ever kept.
I can't recall the exact numbers but think in Carnegie's steel mills, there were upwards of 50,000 men killed. Yeah, much more dangerous than GM, etc. but yikes, 50,000+? Incredible to think that was simply "how it was".
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:38 PM   #5
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I found the machine tools and robotic welders to be especially impressive. The car looked to be very well built in the video. - Makes one wonder why so few of them are around today as compared to Fords of the same model year. The sales figures for that model year were comparable - in fact, I think Chevy outsold Ford in 1936....
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My Dad worked at the ford factory in New Zealand,
We had a set of windows on our workshop at home that opened out by turning a little chrome handle,Years later when I bought our 33 and wound out the front windscreen, there it was the same handle and mechanism,I now know where it came from in the workshop at home.
I remember the Christmas party at the Ford factory,great, we were towed around the lines in a little train thing towed by a blue tractor.
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