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Old 07-18-2013, 11:35 PM
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Cool find on ebay.

You may know that my theme for my truck I am building is an early 50's General Motors Motorama concept car. Well I have picked up a few pieces of GM Motorama history like "coins" they gave away and some post cards, that sort of thing. Well in searching on eBay I came across this binder and got it for only 8 bucks or so. Check this thing out, how cool is this! I was going to just write stuff to remember on the truck but now after getting it, there are only a few pages this could be done. And besides it's so neat I hate to mess it up, but what can I do with it? I was thinking I could remove all the pages and make a little photo album out of it. Anyway, what piece of history, I love this stuff, anything NOS, brand new parts from 50 and 60 years ago. Too cool!


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Old 07-19-2013, 12:18 AM
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My first reaction is: Only GM (or the government) could or would turn a concept like a suggestion box into a such a bureaucratic exercise with so many rules and steering committees etc. An operating manual? Sheesh!

But then, in a humongous organization, how do you ensure that the one who made the suggestion is appropriately fired - er ahem - I meant to say recognized and rewarded for being such a **** disturber - ahem! I mean for actually making a valuable suggestion
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:15 AM
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very cool.
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:24 AM
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Here´s a guy with old documents, he got me an owner´s manual for a 1927 K type Chevrolet, perfect condition.

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:30 AM
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Over the years there have been several "suggestions" I would have liked to give GM.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:16 PM
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Buddy of mine was a body man for a GM dealer - they were encouraged to suggest improvements to repairs that would save time/money, and were given cash rewards for the ones that were adopted. He could make more money keeping quiet and using the improvements himself. On more than one occasion, his service manager would see how he or one of the other guys was doing something, and the service manager would turn in the suggestion to get the bonus/reward. If a suggestion was adopted, a revised service bulletin was published and the hours for that repair reduced.
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