Since Dodge made parts for early Fords, I'm not listing this as OT. A must watch!
Totally ON topic for me!
My '25 Dodge sedan doesn't look much different than those in the video.
Thanks for that!
Great film Robert, thanks!
Robert, You are right, this is a must watch! It sure doesn't need to be about T-Fords to be Interesting.
Good Lord, did you guys catch the cyaniding ovens? Imagine the guy that got to shovel the cyanide in those ovens. What do you think the average life span was for the poor devils that worked in that department?
Definition: Cycanide Metal Hardening - A process of introducing carbon and nitrogen into the surface of steel by heating it to a suitable temperature in a molten bath of sodium cyanide, or a mixture of sodium and potassium cyanide, diluted with sodium carbonate and quenching in oil or water. This process is used where a thin case and high hardness are required.
Do you all suppose that Dodge center door was mostly steel bodied? Probably was huh? I Really liked the video. !!
At the machine shop years ago we used to use cyanide for case hardening things.
If you want a hard hard HARD surface cyanide is the easy way to get there.
Carborizing will result in a diamond hard surface with a pretty decent case depth but is a very involved process whereas hardening with cyanide is easy......just DON'T INHALE THE FUMES!
Fantastic video. You have to believe Dodge copied a lot of Ford's processes. Especially interesting were the workers wearing heavy turtlenecks and coveralls. It must have been very cold in the factory that day.
Royce, as Henry would have been hurting without the Dodge Brothers, at that time anyway, the movie got me wondering who got their ideas from whom?
At any rate it must have been a helluva lot easier to make money back then.
If you look at many of the early parts drawings at the Benson Ford Research Center, you will see many of them were drawn by Dodge Brothers, not Ford.
"Washing the body's in gasoline" before painting.
Lets see, do I want to work in the paint department with gasoline or the hard surfacing department with the cyanide.