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Just wondered what the build time for a LR of any sort along the production line is. Reason for the question, watching Discovery Channel yesterday there was a bit on PeterBilt trucks. The churn out your truck to your spec in less than 24hrs. You put your order in, specify colour, engine choice, tranmission choice and every other bolt on and it rolls out 24 hrs or less from the factory. And they aren't that small. And the build quality was excellent, it was only a meccano kit like a Defender :( .

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Does that include painting.

1 other thing with the PB trucks. They all came down the production line, side by side different colours and different engine/gbox combo's. Very strange to see them on a moving production line. I know LR/Ford do the moving line but the PB blokes were all round, under,over the moving chassis. The big cab takes 1 bloke 1 hr to make.

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It must be a wide production line if they all come down side by side :)

Yup, that's everything. About 8 hours from underbody to BIW in bodyshop, same again in Elpo and paint and then again in trim and final.

The operators on the Vivaro line have no more than 2 1/2 mins to do a job as it passes through their station on the line, that's about 25 an hour. The Vectra used to run at 60 an hour !

Defender runs at about 8 an hour IIRC

Mo

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Quite impressive to see them making the chassis and bolting it all up together whilst on the move. Doing the loom would be a job I'd avoid. Bad enough doing wiring on a still truck let alone 1 thats moving.

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It must be a wide production line if they all come down side by side :)

Yup, that's everything. About 8 hours from underbody to BIW in bodyshop, same again in Elpo and paint and then again in trim and final.

The operators on the Vivaro line have no more than 2 1/2 mins to do a job as it passes through their station on the line, that's about 25 an hour.

Mo

IIRC …………… then they give it to some baldy moaning old git who takes a day or two to dig out all the broken bolts , stripped threads, and to weld up the missed bits……………. :rolleyes::P:ph34r:

:)

Ian

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Just wondered what the build time for a LR of any sort along the production line is. Reason for the question, watching Discovery Channel yesterday there was a bit on PeterBilt trucks. The churn out your truck to your spec in less than 24hrs. You put your order in, specify colour, engine choice, tranmission choice and every other bolt on and it rolls out 24 hrs or less from the factory. And they aren't that small. And the build quality was excellent, it was only a meccano kit like a Defender :( .

I saw that one a while ago.... bloody good watching it was!

those cabs are HUGE.... could fit my house into one!

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IIRC …………… then they give it to some baldy moaning old git who takes a day or two to dig out all the broken bolts , stripped threads, and to weld up the missed bits……………. :rolleyes::P:ph34r:

:)

Ian

Ooo you cow :D :D :P:unsure::blink:

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IIRC …………… then they give it to some baldy moaning old git who takes a day or two to dig out all the broken bolts , stripped threads, and to weld up the missed bits……………. :rolleyes::P:ph34r:

Or in the case of Land Rover, they ship them straight out to the dealers to have the 130 back boxes put on straight, daylight around the doors filled in, bolts put in the engine mountings etc etc :ph34r:

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So Mo, when do you start your new job checking people's plumbing? That should be a nice job... :ph34r:

Good choice BTW - I've never come across a plumber who's short of money B)

Building a car from parts is the easy bit - its custom stuff that takes the time. Remember that Top Gear episode where they built a Caterham in a day? Given the presenters don't seem to be the best / fastest with a spanner you get the impression you could probably build one in a weekend by yourself without too much trouble.

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