Film depicts how Ford constructed the 1962 Fairlane

(December 13, 2018) A fascinating video from a publicity film produced for the Ford Motor Company at the Dearborn Assembly Plant shows in detail how a 1962 Ford Fairlane was constructed. The factory, located at the huge Ford River Rouge Complex, began operations in 1928 manufacturing the Model A Ford. At that point it was the most extensive factory system in the world.

It is interesting to see how labor intensive building a car was 56 years ago. Most of the work done by men and women in that bygone era is now accomplished by assembly line robots.

Unlike the present time when auto parts and components are sourced and shipped from around the U.S. and the world, the automaker in the 1960s continued to manufacture the vast majority of the content of its automobiles and trucks on site from the necessary raw materials. Most of what was not produced at the Rouge was created at the plants of Ford-owned subsidiaries.

Courtesy of The Old Motor