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    Posted: Aug/16/2022 at 6:46am
https://jalopnik.com/watch-long-lost-factory-tour-footage-of-american-motors-1831869754 - https://jalopnik.com/watch-long-lost-factory-tour-footage-of-american-motors-1831869754  there are several videos - pause on the video and you will see them.  i am sure there are more out there. 
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Neat.  Thanks for posting.  
As I've said before, the Kenosha factory was terribly inefficient and outdated.  Transporting partially assembled vehicles around to final assy???   Maybe that was ok in 1950.  In 1981 AMC was still doing things like they were in the 1950s-60s- almost everything by hand.  GM was using robotic spot welding in the mid 1970s, and simple 1 axis automatic spot welding in ~1971.  You can't compete when you're 20+ years behind your competitors in assembly technique and using twice the labor.
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i understand the quality from kenosha was the highest and the employees were paid the highest of all the plants.  don't know if that is true of course. 
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Wheres the video link? Just a text story I see no where to click for the video. I know I'm blind but.
Help. LOL
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Originally posted by einbier einbier wrote:

Wheres the video link? Just a text story I see no where to click for the video. I know I'm blind but.
Help. LOL

Wink i understand and am far sighted.  it is in the link i provided.  scroll down - between paragraph 3 and 4.  click on the image.
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Thanks for sharing this.
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Originally posted by einbier einbier wrote:

Wheres the video link? Just a text story I see no where to click for the video. I know I'm blind but.
Help. LOL


Guess I'm a dummy.  No video link in sight!

Maybe someone could be so good as to simply post the URL to the video without the need to go on a hunting expedition?
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Originally posted by Steve_P Steve_P wrote:

Neat.  Thanks for posting.  
As I've said before, the Kenosha factory was terribly inefficient and outdated.  Transporting partially assembled vehicles around to final assy???   Maybe that was ok in 1950.  In 1981 AMC was still doing things like they were in the 1950s-60s- almost everything by hand.  GM was using robotic spot welding in the mid 1970s, and simple 1 axis automatic spot welding in ~1971.  You can't compete when you're 20+ years behind your competitors in assembly technique and using twice the labor.

I don’t think AMC’s production numbers ever really justified the expense. Back in the Rambler days when they were producing fairly big numbers, the technology wasn’t there. In ‘81, they were producing far fewer cars with a low profit margin and couldn’t justify the investment even if they had the cash available, which they didn’t. Even in the late 60’s, one GM division probably produced more vehicles in one month than what AMC produced of all models in one year. Demand drives improvements in efficiency and productivity. 
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Originally posted by roadventure roadventure wrote:

Originally posted by einbier einbier wrote:

Wheres the video link? Just a text story I see no where to click for the video. I know I'm blind but.
Help. LOL


Guess I'm a dummy.  No video link in sight!

Maybe someone could be so good as to simply post the URL to the video without the need to go on a hunting expedition?

no you are not a dummy!   it is not a link, it is an embedded video. Wink if you are not seeing it, then it might be a technology issue (browser, etc.)  Here is the farcebook site that the embedded video references in the story:  https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMotorsMovie/videos/255250005369384/?t=0

https://jalopnik.com/watch-long-lost-factory-tour-footage-of-american-motors-1831869754


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