Henry Ford Demonstrates Plastic Bodies for CarsAn Original 1941 Five and a Half-Page article that was removed from a vintage magazine. Excerpt: "It was not dissatisfaction with present cars; but with present raw materials used for making them that led Ford to touch off the plastic car research..." Soy-beans, hemp, flax and ramie were some of the materials researched for use in Ford automobiles. Read what Ford researches discovered in this rare vintage article. The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.