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Report - Ford Transit Assembly Plant, Southampton - Nov 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Speed, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Ive written too much about exploring this morning but heres some more epic from the weekend. Like a mini Longbridge but still so vast we managed only to wander and get lost rather then get enough photos for a comprehensive report. Theres loads more to come from here! As im in the industry and work in a car plant every day most was familiar to me but the history of the place alone made it special. The Transit is easily one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced and this is its home about to vanish forever!



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    Ship to Paint Conveyor

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    Donkey Epic

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    Paint Shop Inspection Tunnel

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    Spray Booth Control

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    Spray Booth

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    Paint Robots

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    Body Shell Dip Tank For Electro Plating

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    Body Shop Robots

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    Underbody Assembly (i think)

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    Carrier Conveyor

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    Paint Carrier Repair Workshop

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    More Workshop Space

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    Drop Section in the Bodyshop

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    View From The Door Assembly Line

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    Jig and Hand Spot Welding

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    A Van!




     

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  2. RichPDG

    RichPDG 28DL Regular User
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    This place looks full of WIN mate! Absolute belter!
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    the place looks epic, that's a great exploration :thumb
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Excellent! Really enjoyed seeing this. Thanks.
     
  5. norfolkexplorer

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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Nice work mate.. Quality images
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Fucking A1 this pal. Belting stuff :thumb
     
  7. WhoDaresWins

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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Simply Wow!! This is rather special indeed!
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Quality stuff. Looks huge.
     
  9. TheTimeChamber

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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Quality - used to be a shadow factory so there must be tunnels somewhere.
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    It's mad how this place very slowly got run down. I spent hours in there (legit, sort of) just walking around. Nobody ever asked any questions, maybe they just didn't care any more?
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Quality report and spot on pictures. The only downside to this report is the depressing state of the British manufacturing industry. Rant over:D
     
  12. tucker

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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Since i spoke to you last week, I knew a thread like this would pop up soon! In the space of a month a lot of stuff has vanished, but nevertheless the place has got a lot to give still!
     
  13. Speed

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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    They rather wasted their money on all that new security gettup! Get me a donkey jacket! :)
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    Quality stuff. Love that 3rd shot, it's something straight out of a si-fi movie
     
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    Re: Ford Transit Assembly Plant - Southampton - Nov 2014

    bang on this is!
     
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