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Monday, December 22, 2014

Sculpting A Cord

The Hemmings blog noted this posting on Motor City Garage, which featured a film showing the process for sculpting a model of the 1936 Cord 810.  I have seen the same (or at least similar) equipment used for this process at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana.  The model 810 is not bad, but fortunately, the final production version of the Cord 810 turned out much better.  Unfortunately, Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg all ended production by 1937. 

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