Originally Posted by bill_de
I must have been hallucinating (wouldn't be a first) but I could have sworn they started with the sides being welded to the floor pan, or at least showed that somewhere in the show. Maybe it was in the golf club segment.
Riiiiiiight.. But that's not the beginning. The floor pan isn't one piece.. The front rails, dash panel, dash reinforcement, front floor, and rear floor must be welded together first, before the side aperture reinforcements can be set in place and welded on. And actually, there's a couple other nic-nac parts that are installed in between. That show would have you thinking that the underbody is all one stamped piece.
Idk if anyone caught it, but there was a guy pulling a full underbody on a rolling carrier. (Either leaving weld destruct testing, of heading into the Metrology lab.) That's what the cars look like when they leave my line. Very convertible-ish...
Which is why I make so many trips to Assembly. It's more fast paced over there, and more supervisors lurking, but there's more to see! Staring at bare metal 12hrs a day, getting burned, and inhaling fumes, isn't exactly the best part of the job.
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