After changing the heater core on Chuck’s old F-150 we used to joke about the rest of the truck being built around it. On Sunday night, the History Channel’s excellent Modern Marvels episode on American trucking happened to show the Deerborn Michigan plant where F-150s are built — and it turns out that it’s almost completely true.
The show walked through how the pickups are built and the different stations on the line. Apparently the entire dash, instrument panel, steering wheel, and sound system go on over the heater core in one piece. And that piece only takes 50 seconds to attach to the truck. Now if only we could get it back out of there that fast.
Is it a big deal? No. But it’s funny to see we weren’t really wrong.
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