Several breakthrough applications with far-reaching implications for the future are described which are to be found in Detroit's 1980 models. Included are a radically new window-regulator mechanism based almost entirely on plastics, an all-polycarbonate head-lamp system, and the first injection molded one-piece PC instrument panel. In each case, the rationale behind these innovative concepts is based as much on value analysis and design and styling considerations as on the need to save weight -- though this factor continues to be important. Details of all these new concepts are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 38-41
  • Serial:
    • Modern Plastics
    • Volume: 56
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM