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Making Mopar Minivans in Windsor: Factory Photos

Photos by Lawrence Monkhouse

Chrysler cars were made in Ontario before there was even a Chrysler Corporation. At one point, Chrysler Canada had an engine plant, car plant, truck plant, and van plant, all close to each other.

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Minivan on a surface plate, with key dimensions being measured by a Computer Measurement Machine (CMM). (Note the strut towers)—identified by Chris Vitale

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The minivan plant, shown above, used to make all nature of rear wheel drive cars before its 1983 conversion; since these photos were taken, the entire plant was basically gutted and rebuilt with flexible, modern systems.

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We do not have the names for most of the people pictured here. These pictures are not in any particular order, for the most part (color comes first, then black and white). We welcome your input on who is in these images, and if anyone wants to volunteer to put them in order, we'd certainly appreciate the help.

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The minivan book

If you worked at Chrysler and have stories for the second edition of Mopar Minivans, please let me know! It’s being finished now. If you just want to buy a copy, knowing a second edition is coming, you can find the minivan books here...

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