1963-01-01

The Evolution of Body Engineering Contemporary Period from Model “T” to “T-Bird” 630180

This paper discusses the Contemporary Period, from Model-T to T-Bird -- a half century of progress of body engineering during the period of increasing production and high volume. Body engineering activities expanded and changed logically under the impact, of the Keller die sinking machine and new techniques of arc and spot welding. The clay model forced the body to be designed from the outside-in, rather than the inside-out.
The complexity of the body components and the increased number of body types brought about changes in body engineering techniques. Greater emphasis on styling and market conditions caused program compression and forced the need for further expansion within body engineering.

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