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Old 11-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

I've looked around but can't seem to find any photos of our trucks being built. It would be cool to get a look at the people who built them and what the assembly line was like. Anyone have any pics or video?
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

This is the closest Ive seen to an assembly line pic...it was posted in the "vintage picture thread" it's from 1967, you can see a couple of GMC's in the background.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:21 PM   #3
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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

Lets get this thread going again. Its almost like 67-72's were built in Area 51.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:30 PM   #4
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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

You may enjoy this thread. It's not production pictures but preproduction.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=718374

Oh did I post the Suburban up first? So sorry!

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...e=3&styleid=70

And this one.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=763084

And this one started by a retired GM employee.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=342926

Okay it's someone else's turn now.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:34 PM   #5
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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

interesting to see them lifting the bed by the bolt holes instead of under the rails . and looks like only 1/2 inch maybe 5/8 max , bar . the overhead conveyor is very similar to a beef slaughter house
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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

The other half of the photo in post #2
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interesting to see them lifting the bed by the bolt holes instead of under the rails . and looks like only 1/2 inch maybe 5/8 max , bar . the overhead conveyor is very similar to a beef slaughter house
I wonder if that is coming out of a paint shop/primer dip?.
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the overhead conveyor is very similar to a beef slaughter house
That's where the idea came from.

Henry Ford visited a slaughterhouse in Chicago, which inspired his idea for using a moving assembly line to build automobiles.

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interesting to see them lifting the bed by the bolt holes instead of under the rails
That's not how we did the squarebodies. They sat on a wheeled carrier and were supported from underneath.

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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

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Okay it's someone else's turn now.
Squarebodies at Flint Assembly, circa 1979:

http://www.73-87.com/7387info/Assembly%20Line.htm

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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

Another rare photo, courtesy member maverickmk.
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Re: Photos of our trucks being built? Assembly plant photos?

Another rare photo, courtesy member maverickmk
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I found these pictures.
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[B][COLOR="Red"]I found these pictures.
Thanks for adding these very relevant photos to this specific thread. Can never get enough of these color assembly line photos.
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