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Old 22nd May 2010, 00:01   #61
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WOW!
Excellent coverage, GTO.
It is good that they allowed you to photograph the factory while most of the other companies does not allow cams or even mobile phones!.
Do you have any videos of the visit?
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Old 22nd May 2010, 00:23   #62
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5-Star Rated PhotoBlog

Felt like I was walking through the plant.

The "Child Parts" segment is a very good way to drive home the point that Ford's working towards cheaper cost of ownership.
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Thanks GTO, I means a lot to see the actual pics of how my car got built. Am gonna show it to wifey too first thing she wakes up.
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Old 22nd May 2010, 00:53   #64
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Thanks a ton GTO.

Your thread was very informative, and in a way, helped many like me, be more confident about Ford quality. After all they were the ones who claim to have taught the japs how to make cars, and somehow the japs managed to beat them in their own game!

Very smart thinking on part of ford management in inviting you guys!
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Awesome one GTO. Really terrific.
That poster should have had one more frightening thought/ point added.
If there were no cars, there would be no t-bhp.
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So @GTO - where you in Chennai today?
Wednesday and Thursday would be my guess.
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Any idea how they change the line to accommodate production of the 1.6S which carries a different suspension?
i assume they run different rated springs and dampers with different valving.
So, I reckon only the part numbers of these particular parts would differ. Everything else should be the same.
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Amazing ,that is what we need and want more
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Awesome report GTO!! Rated 5 stars.
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Wednesday and Thursday would be my guess.
Oh!!! So you too missed meeting him?

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i assume they run different rated springs and dampers with different valving.
So, I reckon only the part numbers of these particular parts would differ. Everything else should be the same.
Good piece of info; appreciate to have explained.
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waw thats very innovative! One of my friends to whom i showed these pics now advised that "Ford factory in Oakland CA also had almost similar set up like this"!
I was part of the team that set up the "lights" system in the factory. So great that GTO noticed it!!
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GTO, Great info with pictures. Thanks for showing us the process of building a car. Those cut steel sheets, will be recycled again I guess..

Rated the thread 5 star too..
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Awesome thread GTO! Really enjoyed going through all the pics.

The "child parts" concept is good and i hope Ford pushes it down to their dealers. Dealers are good in feigning ignorance of the same and push a complete part to the customer. But thanks to this thread Tbhpians know the availability and need not get conned into buying a complete part un necessarily. Door skin child part is a first i guess!
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Excellent write-up, got the feeling of being in the actual factory for the visit.

Had the opportunity of driving past the TOYOTA factory near Bangalore. Its a lesson in the 'Assembly line' technique of making calls. The factory is like a long scale, with steel sheets at one end and spanking new INNOVAs at the other. Magical
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Wow - wonderful factory.

Do you have pics of the paint process?
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Great pics GTO. Its a delight to see a car factory of International standards in India. The test track must have been the most happening part of your visit.
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