The History of the Automobile in America,
it’s mechanical and auto body technology and development, the people who drive them, the laws they are subject to, the evolution of the roads they drive on, and almost inevitably, the technology required to recover a collision-damaged vehicle and return it to drivable condition, are all intertwined. The history of the collision repair industry, most specifically, the many companies that support the industry, have a long and interestingly varied past.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Ford’s Model T is being built using what was then conventional means (sans assembly line) at a rate of 7 cars per hour. Five years later, with the advent of the assembly line, production would rise to an astonishing 146 cars per hour. One of production’s biggest hurdles, is how fast (or slow) a car is painted. Early methods required painting the car with a brush in a process that literally took days to complete.
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