Originally Posted by LDBennett
One friend whose dad worked at the So Cal GM Assembly plant in the 1950's got a tour too. His most vivid memory of the tour was watching the assembly workers beat parts onto the cars with rubber mallets. It appears a few of the parts didn't fit quite right.
My friend's dad, who worked for years and years as an inspector at the end of the assembly line, told him about cars from the 1950's where they were required to count the bolts that held the seperate body to the chassis. Cars were let out the door with only about 60% of those bolts installed as sending those cars to the repair lot was not allowed unless the bolt count was too low.
They don't make 'um like they use to, at least at the GM plants. And we can be thankful of that, I think, based on my friend's father's comments.
Glad they don't make them like they used too ! I know in the seventies, there was a lot off cars coming off the line with massive amounts of Bondo, because the body dies were crap, at least in the Olds coming out of Lansing. Having the Jap. influence in the auto industry was not a bad thing! Now if they could get the Unions under control....