Building the body. After the imported parts (from the UK) are unboxed, they are assembled by welders using precision jigs.
The Todd Park Plant takes each car through a series of processes starting with the electrocoating tank where all metal components are rustproofed.
After two coats of primer the surface is wet sanded in readiness for the final coats of paint (Note the Valiant on the line in front, and the Hillman Hunter directly behind).
The body is sprayed with enamel then baked.
The body is lowered onto the powertrain - engine, transmission and suspension (1600cc with 4 speed manual).
Through the water spray booth to check for leaks.
Finally the 'soft trim' - carpeting and seating (vinyl trim) - is installed.
Finally, the we see the finished product! Shown also are a Valiant Regal, Hillman Hunter and Hillman Avenger Alpine.
Rootes Group cars including Singer, Sunbeam, Hillman, Humber, SIMCA, Chrysler Europe, and more!