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Chrome58
Posted 2010-09-13 4:41 AM (#241216)
Subject: Film of 1959 assembly line in Maywood plant



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Don't know if it has been posted yet ...
Here are two links to a B&W silent movie showing the assembly line at the Maywood (Los Angeles) plant.
It documents the assembly of the 1959 Plymouth models.
Very valuable document !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJuNuDIVwlI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT-GwX2TIFc

PS : My car was assembled there on the 6th of december 1957 ...
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roadkillontheweb
Posted 2010-09-13 7:03 AM (#241219 - in reply to #241216)
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I like how they show the boxes full of parts and the manufacturers name so we can contact them for replacement parts in the first one.
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HemiEd
Posted 2010-09-13 10:24 AM (#241228 - in reply to #241219)
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Thanks for posting those, I really enjoyed them. There was a lot of hand work in those cars, lots of manual labor. Not so much anymore.
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1960DesotoAdventurer
Posted 2010-09-13 11:18 AM (#241236 - in reply to #241216)
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I kept waiting for a plymouths hood to slam down on a guys hand,but I guess that only happens with certain '58's!
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HemiEd
Posted 2010-09-13 11:32 AM (#241238 - in reply to #241236)
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1960DesotoAdventurer - 2010-09-13 10:18 AM

I kept waiting for a plymouths hood to slam down on a guys hand,but I guess that only happens with certain '58's!
I have watched it four times now, and am convinced the painter is not wearing any type of mask.

Seeing the guy mount that right front tire, with that hook passing over his head, makes me wonder how many work accidents they must have had back then.

Those people really earned their money!
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hullinger
Posted 2010-09-13 12:03 PM (#241240 - in reply to #241216)
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Makes me wish I could go back in time and grab a few pallets of things.

I remember touring the Newark plant a few years ago and this video reminded me that these are assembly plants and not manufacturing plants - quite a difference. Also, how dangerous this is, especially to a new guy just starting out.
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ronbo97
Posted 2010-09-13 4:22 PM (#241259 - in reply to #241240)
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I bought this on VHS years ago. Anyone that's afraid to remove a windshield should watch their installation and then just imagine it in reverse. That's how I learned.

Of course, if you're installing one, just watch how they start at the top and work their way down, using a plastic drift on the side to get it in between the gasket. And it takes them, like ten seconds to install !

Ron

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d500neil
Posted 2010-09-13 4:34 PM (#241261 - in reply to #241259)
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Going back to Hemi Ed's unprotected-painter comment, I have a photo of 1965-ish Barracudas being painted
and neither painter is wearing any form of respiratory protection.....day-in-day-out...




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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2010-09-13 6:04 PM (#241295 - in reply to #241216)
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I've discussed this topic on another brand "X" site for a car I'm currently restoring. It seems that Mopar engines also had the exhaust manifolds installed prior to the engines being painted. So much for all these so-called "expertly restored" trailer queens with natural (cast iron gray) exhaust manifolds!!!! INCORRECT!!!!! I have GM color photos as well as Fomoco B/W photos that support the fact that they all built them the same way. Now I have the Mopar evidence.......
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HemiEd
Posted 2010-09-13 9:50 PM (#241337 - in reply to #241261)
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d500neil - 2010-09-13 3:34 PM

Going back to Hemi Ed's unprotected-painter comment, I have a photo of 1965-ish Barracudas being painted
and neither painter is wearing any form of respiratory protection.....day-in-day-out...




Wow, that just surprises the heck out of me.

Back when I was painting my 57 Fury, Dad came out in the garage to check on me, as I had been out there a long time. GLad he did, I was about out of it, going around and around the car in a daize. I had one of those cheap 3M masks on, but my ventilation was probably nothing like what the factory had going for them.
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Bill3937
Posted 2010-09-13 10:06 PM (#241339 - in reply to #241216)
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Great Video, Thanks for Sharing

Regards,
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58 Ray
Posted 2010-09-13 10:29 PM (#241346 - in reply to #241216)
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Those videos are great. Thanks for sharing them.

Edited by 58 Ray 2010-09-13 10:31 PM
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56D500boy
Posted 2024-05-20 11:19 AM (#635281 - in reply to #241216)
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Chrome58 - 2010-09-13 1:41 AM

Don't know if it has been posted yet ...
Here are two links to a B&W silent movie showing the assembly line at the Maywood (Los Angeles) plant.
It documents the assembly of the 1959 Plymouth models.
Very valuable document !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJuNuDIVwlI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT-GwX2TIFc

PS : My car was assembled there on the 6th of december 1957 ...


New Working Link to Part 1 of the 1959 Plymouth Maywood Assembly Line. I just found it in 2024. I wasn't a forum member in 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riC10TldYGw




Edited by 56D500boy 2024-05-20 11:20 AM
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mikes2nd
Posted 2024-05-20 9:22 PM (#635290 - in reply to #241216)
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this film tells a lot about the construction of these cars. It helped me determine what the use when converting from a 2door sedan to a 2 door hardtop on my 58... You can see the guy with the trunk panel with the two supports flopping around, i have to undo that essentially and fit the coupe one in. Also they are buffing cars after painting... and painting with no masks... ack.
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