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    Default How Citroen Built The DS In 1969-1970

    There is a comprehensive brochure, not well known, of how the Citroen DS was built at the factory.
    The brochure was compiled from images taken of the production line between January 1969 through to March 1970.

    Whilst owning a copy of the publication, I've never seen a link or reference to it before today.
    As an aside, my copy is blue, the scanned version is in red..

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    What a great read.
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    Brilliant, Richo! Thanks for sharing it with us. Loved seeing the BVH set up in tiny little pieces. I wonder if these sideburned men (and women) knew that some of the cars they helped put together would still be gracing the highways and byways of the world 40+ years later.
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    I'm trying to imagine the smell of new fabric and glue! Great beehive BTW!



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    Thanks Richo, what a great document.
    Do you know if there is is/was an English translation for it.
    It is trullly amazing the complexity of the total operation, quite staggering.
    cheers Tony

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    Hi Richo,

    agree, this is fabulous stuff. Thanks for bringing it here. Now a challenge, let's have same thing for Heidelberg....

    btw I went to the state library (Vic) today to look at commonwealth statistics for car manufacturing in Australia between 1960 and 1968. They published booklets by industry every year during the period. Got the available publshed volumes out of their archives, but sadly there are only total figures for all of Australia for wholly manufactured cars, plus totasl of cars locally assembled. The numbers cover all makes, so no use to our quest to find out more about Heidelberg manufacturing. I may post some stats on the totals though (on the weekend), people may find it generally interesting. It also has figures like the total numer of registered vehicles in the country each year, plus really useless stuff like how much electricity was consumed and how many horsepower of machinery there is installed in total in car manufacturing factories at the time (to operate the plant). I suppose those measures made sense to someone for some reason...

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    Nice find, Richo. Thanks.

    Do you know if there is is/was an English translation for it.
    I think this one is going to be a matter of cut and paste into a translator. I've found the one on Bing works fairly well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesse View Post
    Thanks Richo, what a great document.
    Do you know if there is is/was an English translation for it.
    It is trullly amazing the complexity of the total operation, quite staggering.
    cheers Tony
    Hi Tony, if there was an English translation, it would be posted.
    There was no English version of the brochure, that itself is rare enough.


    Yo Bill,
    I doubt "bing" will work on a cut an' paste basis as the brochure is a scan. Only an OCR program, with a translator would perform this operation.
    But if it does, let us know, there's plenty of other work it could do. #583 springs to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    Hi Tony, if there was an English translation, it would be posted.
    There was no English version of the brochure, that itself is rare enough.


    Yo Bill,
    I doubt "bing" will work on a cut an' paste basis as the brochure is a scan. Only an OCR program, with a translator would perform this operation.
    But if it does, let us know, there's plenty of other work it could do. #583 springs to mind.
    Looks like you're right about that. I'll try a couple of different ways to get around that, but yah- I hadn't thought about the brochure as a picture.
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