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Postby 74_Vega_GT » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:50 pm

~ Sorry of someone covered this already, but I thought someone on here might know the answer. So, there is a new electric car company out of Lordstown and I was wondering if anyone knew more about the plant and if it was where our Vegas are made.
Here is an exerpt from an article in Bloomberg...with a link to their website.
~About Lordstown Motors Corp.
Lordstown Motors Corp. is an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer of light duty fleet vehicles, founded by CEO Steve Burns with the purpose of transforming Ohio's Mahoning Valley and Lordstown, Ohio, into the epicenter of electric-vehicle manufacturing. The company owns the 785 acre, 6.2 million square foot Lordstown Assembly Plant where it plans to build the Lordstown Endurance, believed to be the world's first fully-electric pickup truck designed to serve the commercial fleet market. For additional information visit
~ Any chance of any old machinery still being used that may have been used on the "H" bodies?
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Re: Former "H" body plant?

Postby RedFiveKBS » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:05 pm

The Lordstown, OH plant was the main plant for Vegas for sure. Other H-bodies (Monza, Sunbird, Skyhawk, and Starfire) started there in 1978.

The plant was given a major overhaul to build the Vega. This Wikipedia post says the plant was built to build the Vega but that is not correct. The plant was built in 1966 and built other cars before being updated to build the Vega. We used to have a 1968 Pontiac Firebird that was built there. ... l%20robots.

My 1980 Sunbird was built there September 24th, 1979.
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Re: Former "H" body plant?

Postby Diesel Dan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:36 am

74_Vega_GT wrote:~ Any chance of any old machinery still being used that may have been used on the "H" bodies?

About the only thing I can think of is a couple blanker presses and some stamping presses that were around back then.
Any old tooling that MAY exist would be in a personal tool box and just be small parts. However since they changed owners personal boxes and cabinets are gone now too.
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