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For nearly 35 years, the center of the Chevrolet Corvette world is Bowling Green, Kentucky, but the assembly plant has never produced a Corvette Stingray until the introduction of the C7 model last year. GM had to give the Bowling Green Assembly Plant a top-to-bottom renovation to build its cutting edge sports car, and the Velocity Channel’s How it’s Made: Dream Cars series took an inside peek at this Corvette mecca.
It all starts with the Geometry Symmetry Tool on the chassis of the Corvette Stingray, assembling the “tunnel” structure before doing a 180-degree flip to be welded together. The welding is all done via robots, which complete the job in about two and a half minutes. From there, it’s off to get the aluminum chassis all together so that the Corvette starts to resemble, well, a Corvette. Then it’s time for more welding, more assembly, and when all is said and done, [...]