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Old 17-07-2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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Some period photos of the Ford Australia plant in the 1930's I found while trawling through the Ford archives on an unrelated search.

















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Old 17-07-2019, 03:20 PM   #2
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Wow, look at those rear ends for a 5 window coupe.
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Fantastic photos indeed...I love stuff like this...I always try and picture being there with the photographer when I see historic shots......Cool...
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Amazing to see the photos of all the stockpiles of raw materials, stamped panels, bodyshells etc. No 'just-in-time' back then!
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Does anyone know if any parts were imported at that time, for example the chassis or engines, or did they make everything at the factory?
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Those were the good old days!
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There was no serious Workplace Health and Safety Act in those days
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Does anyone know if any parts were imported at that time, for example the chassis or engines, or did they make everything at the factory?
I think most chassis & engines were imported in those days.

That's how our industry began. Around WWI the Gotv. put a ban on the import of complete cars, so everybody started importing the mechanical parts in CKD packs & built bodies to fit them here.

For example Holden was called Holden Motor Body Builders, before it merged with GM.

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There was no serious Workplace Health and Safety Act in those days
And exactly what brought the Australian economy to itís knees!
OH&S was the unions new sledgehammer, after they tipped the balance too far with wages
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