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Old 11-13-2004, 14:31   #1 (permalink)
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A Ford Trivia Quiz

An informal quiz to test our knowledge of the more trivial matters relating to Ford - the people, the cars, the manufacturing and the culture.
If you have a snippet of Ford trivia, ask the question here for a bit of fun.

I'll kick off with:

In 1941, how did Henry Ford demonstrate the strength of the panels on Ford's prototype plastic-panelled car?
And what were two of the ingredients in the plastic the panels were made from?
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ok, im pretty sure he used an axe to demonstrate the strength...for those that are wondering - it bounced off!

it was made from flax, wheat, hemp, spruce pulp. Henry reckoned that it was possible to "grow cars from the ground" or something along those lines.

what a legend!
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Exactly right on all counts

More info and pics here:
http://www.ftw.com.au/content/view/134/50/
"Fillers, up to 50 to 60 percent, provided additional cellulose fibers, from hemp, wood flour or pulp from spruce or pine, cotton, flax, ramie even wheat.
The final mix was about 70 percent cellulose and 10 to 20 percent soy meal."

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ok, im pretty sure he used an axe to demonstrate the strength...for those that are wondering - it bounced off!

it was made from flax, wheat, hemp, spruce pulp. Henry reckoned that it was possible to "grow cars from the ground" or something along those lines.

what a legend!
hahaha well that's gotta be the shortest trivia game in history. lol
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hahaha well that's gotta be the shortest trivia game in history. lol
Yeah, what's up with that, tickford2001, your turn for a question...
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Why was Henry Ford adamant that Model T parts came in a certain size box?
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Why was Henry Ford adamant that Model T parts came in a certain size box?
Because the packing crates were used for floorboards in the cars.

I think they even had holes in them for the pedals etc.
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he use the actual box as well to build the car, so no parts went to waste, therefor with no cost for the box, its part of the car, he could increace profits
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Thats correct. Smart bugger was our Henry!!
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