The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

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The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild was a national auto design competition sponsored by the Fisher Body Division of General Motors. This competition was for teenagers to compete for college scholarships by designing and building scale model qdreamq cars. Held from the 1930s through the 1960s, it helped identify and nurture a whole generation of designers and design executives. Virgil M. Exner, Jr., Charles M. Jordan, Robert W. Henderson, Robert A. Cadaret, Richard Arbib, Elia 'Russ' Russinoff, Galen Wickersham, Ronald C. Hill, Edward F. Taylor, George R. Chartier, Charles W. Pelly, Gary Graham, Charles A. Gibilterra, E. Arthur Russell, William A. Moore, Terry R. Henline, Paul Tatseos, Allen T. Weideman, Kenneth J. Dowd, Stuart Shuster, John M. Mellberg, Harry E. Schoepf, and Ronald J. Will, are among those designers and design executives who participated in the Guild. The book also describes many aspects of the miniature model Napoleonic Coach and other scale model cars the students designed.Sears, Roebuck and Company sold fiberglass and polyester repair kits for boats. ... Using wood or plaster as an armature, the Bondo could be spread with a plastic applicator and sanded when dry to a very smooth plastic surface finish, idealanbsp;...

Title:The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild
Author:John L. Jacobus
Publisher:McFarland - 2005-08-12


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