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UMU

United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jun 2019 :  20:23:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening.

I have just bee sent this link. Really interesting to see a short video of the rootes production line.

Mainly hunters (I think) but sure I spotted a fastback too.

Here's the link https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-rootes-car-factory-1967-online

Sunbeam-mike

United Kingdom
102 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2019 :  10:18:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that. Very interesting.

It's also startling to see the lack health and safety equipment in the spraying area!


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pruyter

Netherlands
238 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2019 :  13:13:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This vide can not be watched outside the UK.....amazing!
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Commerlad

United Kingdom
5 Posts

Posted - 12 Jul 2019 :  19:52:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhh...... Memories.

No I'm not that old but I did some time at Ryton and as such the plant did not alter that much.

The film was mainly of the post welding/assembly section.

Known appropriately as BIW (Body in White) due to the dip in primer.

Not certain about the Fastback (Feb 67 seems a little too early), Could have been a Humber Sceptre though.

Sometimes I think laterally, but then I have to get up!
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