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1958 Edsel Assembly Picture
A 1958 Edsel Citation 2-door hardtop body is lowered onto the chassis in this photo from late 1957. Taken at the Somerville, Massachusetts Ford Assembly Plant, the Edsel is tri-tone with whitewall tires and the standard E-475 engine and Teletouch transmission visible.
The photo reveals part of the assembly sequence. The body shell is complete from the firewall back, including doors, trim, trunk and taillight assemblies. The bumper is already mounted to the frame. The fuel tank is attached to the body. And holes for the rocker panel moldings are already drilled, in anticipation of the next steps in the assembly process.