Looking for someone who worked at the Fleetwood Body plant

Started by Bill Young, March 30, 2019, 08:37:33 PM

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Bill Young

I am interested to learn about how the bodies were welded together , painted and trimmed. As well as if they assigned Series 62 / Calais bodies to one floor of the plant DeVille to another and Fleetwood to another Etc. I know the Series 75 Bodies were built at Plant 21 however I am interested how they accomplished prepping a couple thousand Bodies each day.

Lowrider2905

Hi,
very interesting topic. I am sorry that this is not the Fleetwood plant, and not Cadillac related. But in my opinion there is a good view to the logistics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-7ZmsBXBOk


Greetings, Richard

Bill Young

Thank You Richard , that is interesting. I just hope at least a few of those that worked at Fleetwood Plant 18 are still alive and someone will respond.

Steve Passmore

I don't think Fleetwood were actually building bodies were they during the time frame your after Bill?  Weren't they just a model name on a standard body and dealing with interiors by then?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleetwood_Metal_Body
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Bill Young

Steve my understanding is that they assembled , painted and trimmed bodies there till 1987.