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CHEVROLET production LATE 1930s ...just a picture

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Interesting picture snipped from magazine showing Yankee know-how and production in the form of frames for Chevys around 1936-1938 era. Trying to keep up with Henry. 

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2016 at 2:05 PM, sandtrooper said:

Interesting picture snipped from magazine showing Yankee know-how and production in the form of frames for Chevys around 1936-1938 era. Trying to keep up with Henry. 

 

Actually, Chevrolet used this chassis layout from 1934-1936 (only on the Master in 1936)  and Pontiac also used it the same years.  Not an "X" but is called a K-Y frame yet functions the same way. Chevrolet went to the boxed girder ladder frame in 1937 (1936 on the Standard model) and Pontiac went with a more traditional X braced frame in 1937.  Chevy played with a X brace ladder frame on the 1935 Standard model, one year only.  And the 1935 Pontiac Deluxe had a different frame which was a cross between the K-Y and X.

 

Would like to find the original photos of this to get a scan.

 

 

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On 16/05/2016 at 6:05 AM, sandtrooper said:

Interesting picture snipped from magazine showing Yankee know-how and production in the form of frames for Chevys around 1936-1938 era. Trying to keep up with Henry. 

 

Actually, Chev caught up with Ford in 1927 in sales volume (although of course Ford factories were shut down for a while to change over from Henry's Model T to Edsel's Model A). This website gives a rundown:

http://www.autonews.com/article/20111031/CHEVY100/310319973/chevy-and-ford-have-waged-a-sales-battle-for-a-century

 

This is from the website:

"Then came eight ping-pong years. The lead flipped back and forth -- Chevy in 1928, Ford in 1929 and 1930, Chevy again in 1931-34 and Ford in 1935.

In 1936 Chevrolet began a remarkable streak. From that year through 1986 (omitting World War II, when auto sales ground to a halt), it outsold Ford 44 times in 47 years. Ford's only victories were in 1957, 1959 and 1970."

 

Wikipedia has a chart of production figures. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Automobile_Production_Figures

 

So how many day's production is that in the photo (which is quite an eye-opener)? There appear to be at least 8600 chassis in the photo.

 

Chev sold over half a million vehicles in '34 and '35 and over 900,000 in 1936. So assuming they worked a 5 day week and production was even all through the year, they made about 2000 a day in '34 and '35 and about 3500 in '36. So it is barely a weeks worth of production!

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