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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 00, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Today I was talking to an old timer at GM. He worked at Norwood in the 60s and 70s. He said when an employee that worked at the plant would order a car they were sometimes allowed off the line on the day their car was built to follow it through. He says a lot of the guys would ask the other line workers to upgrade some parts, like interior, carb, rear gears or whatever he thought he could get by the inspectors. He claims a lot of guys got more options and more car than they paid for. I've known this guy several years and I think hes pretty reliable. Ive worked at GM and I have seen guys following their cars through but i've never seen the substitution he mentioned, but who knows. It may explain some irregularities on some cars that dont show up on some documentation.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 00, 12:05 PM
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ToocoolZ28 THAT IS VEDDY INTERESTING! You are prob right.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 00, 07:30 PM
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toocool you are right I sell new fords now(sorry guys ) I did work for a gm dealer from 69-75 and I know for a fact it happens just last week a truck came in for a guy that ordered it from me and it had cd player step boards and a posi that was not ordered as a mater of fact in 1970 we had a big wheel from GM(so he thought)at our dealership with a 70 chevy wagon with a 427 4-spd in it. It was july 98 degrees and the a/c was out he wanted it fix right nowwww! boy was he mad when he had to wait till the next day
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 00, 03:26 AM
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I know a guy who worked at the Chrysler plant in St. Louis. He ordered a Coronet with six extra coats of paint and had a convertible frame put under it.

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