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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2010, 02:50:21 AM »
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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2010, 11:52:42 AM »
I think that we need to be careful about making assumptions about the sheet metal date stamps and how they might play into the order the cars were built.  A sampling of many cars (not just one or 2) would be in order to help understand.  Of course, there's nothing to say that the individual sheet metal pieces were just picked from a pile that was stacked first in last out.
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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2010, 04:19:18 PM »
After attaching a few parts and giving the paint a wipe down, I have posted a few new photos at mustang211.com.  There is a new photos 2/20 tab.  Thanks for looking.

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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2010, 05:12:21 PM »
I was glancing at the info on 211 and compared a couple of date codes. The date code on 100211 below the ash tray is 1 21 c2, on 100280 its 1 21 c3,  which is normal considering the difference in vin. 100280 was made down the line after 211. I looked at the trunk brace and noticed 100211 was 1 28 b2, yet 1000280 had a brace of 1 4 b3?  interesting to think about, how they used different parts at different times.

There is no "thought" put into the "choice" of a structual componet piece during the builds ! MANY of these support pieces were stamped many many months earlier in the case of new model "ramp" up -OR within weeks of build once lead times , demand/flow and patterns of needs emerged .  There was no first in/first out in place as these were deliered many times a week and simply find the bin.

Many parts like this were supplied on "open PO's" or were run round the clock (in the case of the shifts)
but then can drop to a single shift as demand got less.

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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2010, 11:54:00 PM »
I would agree to both Mark and Charles' statements.


It is highly unlikely in a high volume production environment that any thought whatsoever was put into rotating stock.


If there were parts left in the bin/pile when a fresh batch was brought in, they probably just put the fresh stuff on top of the stack. This may have evolved over time as they were able to better control supply/demand.



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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2010, 09:36:09 AM »
 Back in the 70's I worked for Ford Motor Co. at the Sheffield aluminum casting plant in Sheffield Al. I am sure alot of you have seen the SHEFFIELD insignia on transmission cases, timing chain covers, carburetor spacers, and pistons. We made most of fords aluminum parts back then.
 Addressing what Mark said about parts being made many months earlier and new model ramp up. This is how it was done at sheffield. We would sometimes run three shifts,7 days a week often filling the warehouses with thousands of parts. Some would be shipped by truck and some by train. All were heading to their respective assembly plants. It would have been virtually impossible for all those parts to arrive at their assembly plants in the exact order that they were made. This would probably address what sluggo says about rotating stock," or the lack of". I know this doesn't speak for sheet metal specifically, But it was probably the way ford operated their manufacturing plants. Ford closed the sheffield plant in 1983 and moved the process to mexico. OUCH! I rode my bicycle by the old plant saturday and all that is left is a huge concrete slab and a chain link fence. When I worked there I drove a silver 71 mach1 with a 429 scj motor and parked inside the corner of that fence to protect my mustang. Sorry for the trip down memory lane, but hope this helps some. Bill.
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Re: New Member / 100211 09c early car
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2010, 01:53:55 PM »
Bill,


Great info. Thanks for the ride! I found it quite interesting.
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