Come on, its been 5 years now. My contention about it not being possible came about because you said they just painted them in enamel, shut down the drying tunnels, and let the enamel painted cars go thru without regard to the other 912 cars being built on that day. I don't beleive we ever got into a car being made and not painted a finish color at all, as the other cars have never been of interest to you. By your own data you know the PC's arrived at the GM side spaced about 8 to 15 apart or more (don't forget they were making non Pace car convertibles at the same time so some may be spaced 20, 30 or 50 apart from one another) , so you know there we regular cars interspaced between the PCs and they could not have been built in a 50 car group (ie one after the other) so the ovens gould not have been shutdown so some enamel painted cars could pass. I had asked where GM could have painted 50 some odd cars in enamel, and was told that the mechanics of how it was done was not important, just that it was done. I beleive that was when I got tossed from your site, I guess I sort of said the emporer had no cloths, and now all of sudden there is one car (maybe there are others) shipped in prime and that now applies to the PCs. It's possible I suppose but there has never been a story of the PCs being shipped in prime and painted elsewhere so I would think tying one build to another is going to be a stretch.
It has been 5 years you are right about that. I was getting bits and pieces at that time pertaining to the pace cars being in a line in plant and I just like you was trying to apply the CRG assembly process to what I was hearing at NOR from the guys--boy that was tough.
Finally I quit trying to apply the assembly process and I just started listing to what I was being told from the guys who did the work and directed the work.
The Blue Prints for the plant cleared things up nicely too.
For those of you following along in the book page 135 is instructive to Mark and his ongoing confusion.
Fisher Body also had the Surge Bank where body release was spaced for paint and trim assembly operations where - the order of assembly on the Fisher Side was established after the unit was released from the body shop.
Convertibles were spaced along at this point for paint, hard and Soft Trim.
"Body shop could crank out Convertibles right in a row there was no roof to put on it was less work" (That is a direct research quote)
BTW... Mark- you are out of free questions for today.