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« on: March 24, 2009, 04:24:27 PM »

JohnZ updated his assembly article with some new schedule info and repair info. I added several factory pictures that I've been collecting over the years and put internal hyperlinks in the article (I've also been adding the internal hyperlinks to other articles). http://www.camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml

I also redid the trans page with some crossmember information and eliminated the FAQ format.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 04:46:07 PM »

Wow!  Great job Kurt and John!  Awesome information and pictures.  Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 05:42:59 PM »

Nice!!!  Pictures are sweet!!!  Like the hyperlinks too!  Great job guys...THANKS!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 06:10:29 PM »

Nice updates!

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 08:15:49 PM »

Great info
Thank you for all your hard work.
Question - if there were only a small # of vehicles with a certain paint color, were they all painted at the same time? Would they have sequential body #'s?
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 09:53:16 PM »

The cars didn't go thru the body shop in body # order. They went in order by sequence / rotation #.

John may have insight on this, but I'd say they wouldn't go thru together. Special paints were manually shot so you wouldn't want to have them all in a row cause they wouldn't be able to keep up. And there's no advantage of having them in order since they are being shot from a pressure pot.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 11:19:55 PM »

COOL!!    Cool

Any idea what the "62" on the firewall of the '67 Camaro "Front Sheetmetal Assembly" photo indicates?

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 04:02:35 AM »

Amazing!!! All the robots have two arms and two legs!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 07:39:10 AM »

The cars didn't go thru the body shop in body # order. They went in order by sequence / rotation #.

John may have insight on this, but I'd say they wouldn't go thru together. Special paints were manually shot so you wouldn't want to have them all in a row cause they wouldn't be able to keep up. And there's no advantage of having them in order since they are being shot from a pressure pot.

I've noticed on broadcast copies that the sequence # was 3 digits. So was the number tied to a given day's production, ie, start at 1 and go thru 912 every day, etc.?? Then reset the next day??

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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 01:13:55 PM »

I've noticed on broadcast copies that the sequence # was 3 digits. So was the number tied to a given day's production, ie, start at 1 and go thru 912 every day, etc.?? Then reset the next day??

Jimmy V.

The sequence number was assigned automatically (and sequentially) by the scheduling computer when the body exited the body bank, at which point the body was "locked in sequence" and remained that way until the car was driven off the end of the Final Line. As I recall, the numbers just started at 001, went to 999, and rolled over again continuously with no daily "reset".
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2009, 01:39:33 PM »

Great job as always!
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009, 02:26:51 PM »

I've noticed on broadcast copies that the sequence # was 3 digits. So was the number tied to a given day's production, ie, start at 1 and go thru 912 every day, etc.?? Then reset the next day??

Jimmy V.

The sequence number was assigned automatically (and sequentially) by the scheduling computer when the body exited the body bank, at which point the body was "locked in sequence" and remained that way until the car was driven off the end of the Final Line. As I recall, the numbers just started at 001, went to 999, and rolled over again continuously with no daily "reset".

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 10:43:08 PM »

Any idea what the "62" on the firewall of the '67 Camaro "Front Sheetmetal Assembly" photo indicates?

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009, 11:40:44 PM »

That's the sequence # for Fisher. It does not match the sequence # on the broadcast sheets, so it wasn't for Chevrolet.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 01:12:09 AM »

That's the sequence # for Fisher. It does not match the sequence # on the broadcast sheets, so it wasn't for Chevrolet.

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 03:36:14 PM »

Great info!  I didn't realize that the Impala was built on the same line.  I noticed the 67 Impala grill behind the camaro at the drive off.  They must have done all the models together?
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 06:55:28 PM »

Yup, that picture is at LOS.
They made full-size cars along with Camaros. Then in 68 & 69, they also made Firebirds too.

The Ford Wixom plant made Continentals (front wheel drive unibody), Town Car, and the Lincoln LS (both full frame) - all on the same line. If you design the fixed points of the car right, you can build about anything on the same line.
These days, flexibility is the key so the OEM's can move production around as needed.
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 02:54:21 PM »

We did the same thing at Lordstown - built Impala/Caprice and Firebird on the same line from '67 to mid-'69, when the Firebird was moved to Norwood in mid-April.
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