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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SC397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 10:43am
Disheartening...  This was sent to me just this morning.  I am embarrased to even post it up.Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amcglass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2015 at 11:31am
very sad view.   looks to be bare and totally unusable
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skynless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2015 at 9:19pm
My dad and brother worked there for many years. Dad was a clay modeler (remember those?) from 1970 until the buyout (retired from Chrysler in 2000) with Frank Pasko (sp?), Felix De Rose, Keith Goodnough, Gerry Pietila, Chuck Hosper, and knew Vince Geraci, Bob Nixon, Jim Pappas, the list goes on. I worked there myself as an IT contractor from 1998 - 2004, when we moved out to the Auburn Hills HQ ("the mall"). The stories about some of the surrounding establishments are interesting, to say the least ;-)

Sad that it didn't get the protection other historical monuments get.
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http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2015/10/06/bids-amc-headquarters-tax-sale/73464472/

Bids start at $500 for AMC headquarters in tax sale

Christine MacDonald, The Detroit News 10:46 a.m. EDT October 7, 2015

Want to buy the onetime headquarters of American Motors Corp.? Bidding starts at $500.

The 1.4 million-square-foot facility on Plymouth Road near Schaefer is among the 25,500 properties up for sale during the second round of the Wayne County tax foreclosure auction that began Tuesday.

The massive complex was a hub of Detroit innovation for more than eight decades, but became a dumping ground in just three years, according to a 2013 Detroit News article that highlighted its plight. As recently as 2009, more than 1,000 Chrysler employees worked at the site designing Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos. The complex, which opened in 1927, also was home of Kelvinator, a refrigerator manufacturer.

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$500 sale of former American Motors Corp. in limbo

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2015/10/25/american-motors-sale/74607784/

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Better things to remember...
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Chrysler wanted the Jeep name and was willing to acquire the entirety of AMC to get it. Subsequently, others have been willing to swallow Chrysler for the Jeep name.
Why Ramblers? Chicks dig 'em. Whatever it is, I can take it apart.
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They wanted a new passenger car and the new Manufacturing Plant in Brampton just as much as they wanted Jeep at the time.
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Back in 1970 or 71 (??) I was lucky enough to get a tour of the AMC manufacturing plant. I was just 16 or 17 years old. It was awesome to see the assembly line in action. It was during the week so it was in full operation that day and something that I will never forget!

One thing that I remember seeing that blew my mind at that time was how they formed a hood skin. The worker would slide a large piece of sheet metal into a press that was as tall as the building, the top die would come down and press the sheet into the shape of a hood. When the top die went up the worker pulled out a fully formed and trimmed hood skin. I think they were Ambassador hoods, but don't really remember for sure.

The assembly line was amazing too! As the cars came down the line the parts for that car would meet up and a couple of workers would bolt stuff onto and into the car shell. It was pretty cool stuff!!

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Here we have some wacko trespassing in the old AMC headquarters a year ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHWIV_3mUbQ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHWIV_3mUbQ

Foolish, fascinating, and heartbreaking all at once.
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