Just joined? Please introduce yourself.
Classic Edge Designs, LLC Prime Custom Cars, LLC MadMooks
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: This archival footage captures the production of 1953 Corvettes

  1. #1
    Administrator 567chevys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Member #:3
    Location
    Kelso,Washington
    Posts
    2,024

    This archival footage captures the production of 1953 Corvettes

    The 1953 Corvette was a big step for Chevrolet. Not only was the ‘Vette a risky two-seat sports car, but it was made from a new and revolutionary material: fiberglass. Since the ‘Vette was such a big deal for Chevrolet and General Motors, it looks like someone had the bright idea to document early Corvette production in color.

    It’s obvious from the video that the Corvette wasn’t simply thrown onto an assembly line haphazardly. Instead, it looks like each piece was expertly made and assembled with painstaking attention to detail. It’s also clear that the team making the pieces and assembling the cars didn’t believe too strongly in personal protection judging by the lack of gloves and respirators: but, it was a different time.





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxyy8_K03w0

    1955 2 DR Post
    1937 Chevy Coupe
    2019 Ford Suoer Duty F350
    2018 Ford Explorer
    1955 Chevy Nomad
    1934 Plymouth PE Coupe

  2. #2
    Registered Member BamaNomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016

    Member #:3217
    Location
    Rocket City, USA (Huntsville, AL area)
    Posts
    1,306
    The first 300 Corvettes (1953 models) were build 'by hand/manually' in a warehouse in Flint, MI (I suppose to be near to their engineering). For 1954 thru 1980, Corvette production moved to St Louis.

  3. #3
    Registered Member scorpion1110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017

    Member #:3477
    Location
    Mount Airy, MD
    Posts
    220
    OK, so every guy assembling those cars is wearing a spotless white uniform. They are spraying and glueing and they dont get a thing on their uniforms. I walk out in my garage, walk around and dont touch anything and come in looking like Pigpen from Peanuts.

    Go figure.
    Scorp

    Rides:

    1955 Chevy 2-door Wagon
    1967 MGB GT
    1970 Honda Trail 70
    1974 Yamaha 175 Enduro
    2004 Tacoma 4x4

    I lost my best friend on 10/3/2018. Rest in Peace Dear Lucy. I miss you everyday.

  4. #4
    Registered Member BamaNomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016

    Member #:3217
    Location
    Rocket City, USA (Huntsville, AL area)
    Posts
    1,306
    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion1110 View Post
    OK, so every guy assembling those cars is wearing a spotless white uniform. They are spraying and glueing and they dont get a thing on their uniforms. I walk out in my garage, walk around and dont touch anything and come in looking like Pigpen from Peanuts.

    Go figure.
    Funny! probably true for most of us...

  5. #5
    Registered Member carls 56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Member #:33
    Location
    VIRGINIA
    Posts
    1,528
    enjoyed the vid, thanks.
    ARMY NAM VET, very proud!

    56 210 4dr

    drive and enjoy them while you work on them, life is to short.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •