1941 GM Parade of Progress 
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States

'33 World's Fair

1936 Parade
1938 Previews

1941 Parade
New Tent

1953 Parade
1954 Parade
Appreciation Letters
In-Line Six
Other Futurliners
Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser

GM Folks Design, Build Futurliners for Show

Members of the staff of the technical exhibits department of the GM Research Division check on one of the wooden models used in designing the new "Aer-O-Dome." Robert C. Taft, Roy E. Lushbaugh, Fred Huddle and Eric R. Brogren, discuss methods of raising and lowering the "big top."

Parade of Progress Director J. M. Jerpe, C. A. Lewis, Assistant Director of Public Relations, Paul Garrett, Vice-president in Charge of Public Relations, Allen Orth, Research Division C. F. Kettering, Vice-President in Charge of Research.

Walter Hock, Fleetwood Fisher Body Division hammer-man fits the metal rear quarter panel of one of the new "Futurliners" onto a wooden form which was constructed to enable the workmen to shape the metal sections for the trucks which were literally built by hand.

Power hammering the rear quarter panel (same as photograph at left) for one of the "Futurliners." These panels are hammered to fit the wooden forms constructed as models for the metal construction. Toy Deptner (left) assists Walter Hock, both veteran employees.

A large aluminum door panel being formed over a wooden model by Bill Miller, Henry Schmidt and John McIntosh, Fleetwood. After the proper shape is obtained, the panel is flanged over the inner frame, which consists of shaped and welded steel channel braces.

The chassis for one of the fleet of "Futurliner" buses being constructed by Yellow Truck & Coach Manufacturing Company of Pontiac, MI, a GM affiliate. The trucks are 33 feet in length, have dual wheels in front and the steering wheel in the center of the cab.
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