Activities By Shelby Automotive
in Ionia (8-28-67 thru 10-24-67)
It has been
necessary that one or two major meetings be conducted each week
so that progress and follow-up be established on all phases of
engineering and production of the 1968 Shelby program. The
major meetings are attended by Shelby Engineering and
management, Smith Engineering, purchasing, production, material
control, and management. The meetings were found necessary
because we found that:
schedules were not being met on design, release, prototype
parts procurement, production parts procurement, production
b) The five
preproduction or pilot cars were not being built on
schedule, nor were they being built according to the
accepted usage or quality. i.e. they were being built as
Colors are not matched but rather the whole vehicle has
2) All parts are hand fitted.
3) The proper method of installing tail lights has not
4) "One time" modifications are being used.
are being made to the base D.S.O. vehicle, to styling
concept on [fiber]glass parts, and engineering approach without
Shelby Engineering consent or approval.
We find we must
constantly review the vehicles, the procurement schedules, etc.
to insure that the vehicles will be built properly. To
date the vendor is not in a position to build production
vehicles, despite the fact that the strike has delayed the job