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Old 01-10-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Great old pictures

I've seen most of these before, but I always love looking at them again, especially the first one. I always imagine that I would have loved working on the assembly line for these old GM trucks. There is a good nostalgic pic thread here on the 60-66 board, and I have a ton of development photos linked in my signature.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:30 PM   #3
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I will often feel the guy (I don't mean that creepy, don't make it creepy) putting the part on that I am taking off of an original car or truck that I know has never been touched. I feel the guy who screwed that screw in that I am unscrewing, you know what I mean? Some man feeding his family put this screw in that I am removing 50 years later. I just dig doing that.

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Old 01-10-2017, 09:29 PM   #4
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Re: Great old pictures

love these pics again and again they are always coool
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:35 PM   #5
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I will often feel the guy (I don't mean that creepy, don't make it creepy) putting the part on that I am taking off of an original car or truck that I know has never been touched. I feel the guy who screwed that screw in that I am unscrewing, you know what I mean? Some man feeding his family put this screw in that I am removing 50 years later. I just dig doing that.

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I think the same thing sometimes. 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 that I am now fighting to get off after 50 years of buildup and rust.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:33 AM   #6
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The last picture. What is that cut out for above the rear window? Brake light, bed light?
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:39 AM   #7
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it is the inner panel, you are looking at the dome light from the outside, they have not
put the outer skin on the cab yet.

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Old 01-11-2017, 10:33 AM   #8
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That makes perfect sense. probably should of been able to figure that one out. LOL
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:44 AM   #9
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That makes perfect sense. probably should of been able to figure that one out. LOL
Lol.. Dont feel bad, i thought the same thing when i first seen the picture too!

I was like, how Cool is that, they had a Cargo Light option!

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Old 01-11-2017, 10:49 AM   #10
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That pretty much exactly what i thought. Thanks
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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)


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Old 01-11-2017, 04:17 PM   #12
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I will often feel the guy (I don't mean that creepy, don't make it creepy) putting the part on that I am taking off of an original car or truck that I know has never been touched. I feel the guy who screwed that screw in that I am unscrewing, you know what I mean? Some man feeding his family put this screw in that I am removing 50 years later. I just dig doing that.

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I do that, too, with my Dad's GTO. I know there are screws on there that haven't had a tool on them since September of 1964.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/clas...NnY?li=BBnb4R5

His fingerprints are all over that car.

(...well - somebody's are. There are handprints in the paint).

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I do that, too, with my Dad's GTO. I know there are screws on there that haven't had a tool on them since September of 1964.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/clas...NnY?li=BBnb4R5

His fingerprints are all over that car.

(...well - somebody's are. There are handprints in the paint).

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Very cool! I live in the town (now a CITY) where your GTO was likely made. It's now a Tesla plant and my Gran Sport was made in that very building.

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Old 01-11-2017, 05:10 PM   #14
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there are two old sayings in conflict with each other, the first is "do something you love and you will never work a day in your life", the second is "the surest way to kill your hobby is to do it for a living". I have done both, and there is truth to both.

those guys tightening the bolts ate their spinach based on all the bolts I have had to cut off or drill out haha
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Love seeing these. I to think about the person or persons that had put my truck together that I've blown apart and redone. thanks for the pics.
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Nope. Built at the home plant in Pontiac Michigan.

It now sits a grand total of about 13 miles from where it was born .

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It now sits a grand total of about 13 miles from where it was born .

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Old 01-12-2017, 02:03 PM   #18
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Having worked on a different type of assembly line years ago I'd say Keith hit it pretty well in post 11. A small percentage were true car or truck guys but for the majority it was just the good paying job that they put in their 40 at every week. And the second or third generations working in the same plant was a real thing as when you graduated from Highschool your dad or uncle took you down to the plant and introduced you to what served as the HR people then and they usually knew you were coming. You got your job, went though a bit of training and went out on the line where you could work until you retire if you kept your nose clean.
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