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Old 01-11-2017, 10:58 AM   #11
Keith Seymore
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Re: Great old pictures

Originally Posted by hewittca View Post
I also wonder if it was as satisfying to that guy as I imagine it would be for me to take that brand new part and attatch it to that brand new frame, body, etc. with new hardware
I suspect not. If it was anything like today then a small percentage of the assemblers are what you and I would consider "car guys". All the rest are just folks trying to make a living, either because they got hooked on the money right out of high school or because they had a dad/uncle/aunt/cousin that worked "in the shop" and got them in.

After a few hundred times doing the same thing in your first day the "new wears off" pretty quickly.

There's probably a few more car guys in the skilled trade ranks (pipefitter, electrician, welder, die maker, etc)

Chevrolet Flint Assembly
GM Full Size Truck Engineering
1986 - Present
Intro from an Old Assembly Guy:
My Pontiac story:
Chevelle intro:

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