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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 9:27 PM Thread Starter
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It seems like it took quite a bit of work to build cars back in the day. I wonder how much faster designs can be produced today compared to then.


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Probably much faster now since they are almost all boring.


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I live a quarter mile from the old Fairfield Ohio, Fischer Body Plant, still there, massive! Most of my High School buddies worked there before it shutdown.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 20, 7:22 AM
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Damn cool video. Everything looks like US made. I really like the upholstery stuff. Cars had style back then that's for sure.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 20, 10:53 AM
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Gotta love how they could get away with separating the important stuff the men do and what's left for the womenfolk.
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Awesome video! When cars were made right!!!!

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I was lucky enough to tour the Fischer Body plant on the south side of Flint when I was a kid. They had an open house and employees could bring people in to go through the place so an uncle arranged it. It was quite a place.
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The public used to pick an auto that appealed to them which was based upon style. There was a time when all kinds of stylistic difference were used to attract buyers. In those times, an automobile was not so commodified.

Enter the Japanese who were all about efficiency. Over the last 7 decades the whole buying proposition has been transformed because price and cost of ownership has trumped style. Unless you want a specialty vehicle, you settle for a jelly bean.
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Awesome video! When cars were made right!!!!

I would admit that the older cars all looked different but lots and lots of butt ugly cars from that time era as well. As far as being made right I would much rather get in a wreck with a new car over anything old. That’s not even debatable.

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We mobbed showrooms to see those cars ! One night a year after new model introduction, the whole family went to SEE THE NEW CARS !
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Watching it now. Wish this "periscope fims" group didn't add the crappy timecode and fake scratch lines.

Right around 3 minutes --- notice them looking at airbag designs? Did you know that GM was the first to market with airbags? Not the Germans, not the Swedes... and sure as hell not Chrysler! 1974 model year.
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