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Old 11-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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yup chrysler's companies made the LH threads for all of the medium duty vehicles wheel studs like the 2 1/2ton truck, or half-track.

rolls royce made the engine that went into the P51.

GM made the HUMMER (both military & civilian)

fisher body works (indiana) made a lot of office chairs during the war.

a auto plant in cleveland made gyroscopes as well as fuel gauges.

GM used a bell helicopter oil filter for the corvair's oil system

ok that's all i got from memory

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I would be pissed if i had to rely on a Ford rifle with people shooting at me.

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Interesting article:

http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_home_war_production.htm

Ford was kicking a B-24 out the door every 63 minutes at Willow Run.

Trez---don't forget to add one of those to your collection.

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GM's Guide Lamp division also made the M-3 "Grease Gun" SMG.

GM's Hydramatic division (transmissions) made M-16's in the 60's

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I would be pissed if i had to rely on a Ford rifle with people shooting at me.
It would still be better than a bailout gm rifle!
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It would still be better than a bailout gm rifle!
Just speakin on quality of the product, not the producers; i have had poor luck with ford products and seem jinxed with them.
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I was just kidding ya ive had fords my whole life save for one lapse in judgement (toyota tacoma)

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what i always found interesting were the companies that had nothing to do with military or firearms during peacetime, making guns for the war.

like union signal & switch, singer sewing machine, rockola jukebox, IBM, & if i'm not mistaken, remington rand was a typewriter company too right?

International seemed to make everything at one point, war time or not. my grandparents still have an old IHC fridge in their garage.

slightly off topic, but i remember my all the ceramic stuff in my high school chemistry lab was made by Coors brewing company. and god knows how long ago.

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