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Man, good looking out. Dammit! I'm over in Korea teaching. So I know AFN won't push it. I guess I can get the replay when I get back......
 

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Imagine the looks you get when you run to the sports bar asking them to put on NAT GEO for you.

Why not? Only one MLB game on tonite anyway! :)
 

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Cool, I was just about to post this :D

Wish I had NGC :(

From the site:

CAMARO FACTS

After an 18-hour assembly per car, a new Camaro rolls off the assembly line almost every minute! Go behind the scenes with us and discover what really goes into designing a 2010 Camaro.

* There are 734 robots doing the nearly 5,000 spot welds needed to create the body shell for each Camaro Coupe.

* The Camaro’s outer body side panel is transformed through the strikes by four die sets, with the initial forming press generating nearly 1,400 tons of force at a speed of seven body sides per minute.

* The Oshawa Car Paint Shop is a new, 1.3-million-square-foot facility.

* This new paint shop was built in 2007 and is capable of delivering 150 painted vehicles per hour.

* In order to get to the paint shop the Camaro body has to be transported on a bridge over a city street where it is painted and then shipped back across the bridge to the trim area for final detailing.

* After eight hours in the body shop and five more hours in the paint shop, the Camaro body shell makes its way across a two-level bridge to the general assembly area.

* It takes approximately 18 hours to build a Camaro.

* One Camaro rolls off the assembly line approximately every minute.

* This new paint shop was built in 2007 and is capable of delivering 150 painted vehicles per hour.

* The Oshawa GM plant also produces the Impala in the same factory facility. The total plant size is 8.57 million square feet.

* It took a $740-million-dollar investment to convert the Oshawa Car plant into a state of the art flexible manufacturing facility, producing the Chevrolet Camaro as its first product.

* The Oshawa GM plant first opened in 1953.

* Currently there are 3,743 employees in the plant (3,415 hourly pay and 328 salary.)

* The Camaro engine is produced at a different plant and has to be shipped approximately 2 hours to the assembly line where it finally meets the Camaro.

* It takes 8 months after ordering to receive a brand new 2010 Camaro.

* All of the 2010 Camaros produced today have owners.
 

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Just heard Nat Geo Ch say that the V-8 engine is a CTS. What platform is the Camaro built on? Like it the past they was called the F-Body? What is it called now?
 

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That show was really really impressive. The tolerances were tight and I really thought highly of the prep and paint. The touch up was easily done on the red car. (Also, watching them get painted, various colors at a time and right behind one another, unbelievable.) I guess the defect was so minor it really didn't effect the clear coat. Although I did think the line was a bit fast for some of the workers. It makes sense now that I hear some loose bolts etc on some of the cars.

See it if you can!
 
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