Ford New Holland had purchased Versatile Farm Equipment, brought some new products to the plant, and Vansco was providing much of the electronics that went into all of its tractors.
A new tractor was being made, which at the time was called “P53”. It needed a power distribution panel / fuse panel and turn signal flasher. I suggested that it could be a monster printed circuit board, and was asked to make it happen.
To accommodate differing standards worldwide, the turn signal flasher was a separate, small circuit board that plugged into a connector in the middle of the board.
Meanwhile, the main board was developed to fit inside one of the vertical window pillars. It was physically large surface area, and had a large metal bus bar down the middle to distribute power to the fuses. Of course, it had monster copper on it, 2 oz, and wide tracks, to ensure long life.