End of the Line Tour Nov. 19, 2009 -Return of the Edsels
Edsels return to the assembly line for the first time in 50 years at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville KY on November 19, 2009. Part of the "End of the Line Tour" to commemorate 50 years since the Edsel was discontinued on November 19, 1959.
Master Hands (1936) Chevrolet Manufacturing
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets
from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the
"master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to
the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint,
Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition
with their famous sitdown strikes.
Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally,
and socially significant" films.
Full line of Ford cars being built
Inside the Ford plant we see the full line of Ford cars being built.
Welding, glass installed, painted and ready to roll out to the dealers. We
would love any help in getting positive ID for the factory. We thought it
was the Rouge but the cars don't seem to be the ones that were built there.
1959 Ford Edsel Ranger! FOR SALE
This is a very Clean 1959 Edsel ranger 2door hardtop.This car is beyond
nice and has a great history being formerly owned by the editor of OSR and
Ck Deluxe magazines and being in half a dozen or so issues of those mags.It
started as a solid Georgia car and starting in 2004 began a nice journey to
the slick mild Kustom it is today. Since 2004 it has had the folowing done.
New interior Pearl white /black roll and pleats
New carpet, headliner, and doorpanels
Fresh rebuilt C6 trans
High torque starter
BFG Silvertown wide white radial tires 57 Fairlane bullet caps
Chrome dummy spots
Bumpers rechromed all stainless polished
Fresh paint with candy flake red/orange roof and coves
All emblems and side mirrors shaved correctly.
New aluminum duals with cherry bomb glasspacks Chrome pencil tips ot the
Rebuilt front end.
Lowered 3" in the rear and 4" in the front sets level and rides great.
this car has an exceptional body and is very nice underneath.
It runs and drives great and is very dependable and I feel it could be
driven anywhere at anytime.
$17,000 or a possible partial trade for 1964 and earlier full size cars and
trucks.This means NO LATE MODELS OR MUSCLE CARS BOATS ETC. thanks for
looking and please call/email with any questions or offers.
770 402 8626
Dodge Assembly Line (1950s)
Scenes from the Dodge Brothers assembly line circa 1950's. "Gonna take my
two hands and build an automobile". View thousands more classic ads at
Edsel Introduction Film
Using a film in a film technique, two actors prepare to do a show about
Edsel. While rehearsing we see exaxtly what they want us to know about
this division of Ford Motor Company.
1959 DeSoto Body & Assembly Facility
This is a video of the DeSoto automobile production facility in 1959. All
of the modernized techniques and quality assurances in this film did not
save DeSoto from being discontinued just after the release of the 1961
models in late 1960 (just two years later).