(1) The Upholstery and Trim manual shows you how to install upholstery and fabrics on your car. You can also use this manual to help identify parts that may be missing or incorrect. You'll see cutaway views of trim, along with types and amounts of fabric and materials used. Find out instructions for the order and placement of fabrics and sound deadeners, along with pictures showing how they are applied (with wires, cemented, sewn, etc.). You'll see a chart with materials used, threads used on the top and bottom, the type of stitch used, and stiches per inch. When it comes to parts like a seat cover, the book shows you how to install the cover and secure it to the seat, but it does not show you how to sew the inside parts of the seat cover itself (such as pleats on the front).
Find out how to install upholstery and trim for:
(2) The Welding assembly manual shows how metal body parts are welded together - it shows the location of hundreds of welds. It’s helpful for hidden welds holding up parts you might need to remove and replace. If you’re replacing parts due to rust, you’ll find out how to replace mounting parts that have rusted away. The book is particularly useful if the car has had damage from a wreck. You learn the specific type of weld (stitch, gas, seam, etc.) that was originally used in each location.
The book covers cars from the firewall back; the hood and front fenders are not covered (because these were assembled at the chassis assembly plant and not the Fisher body plant).
(3) The Noise and Leak Prevention book shows you how GM originally made your car watertight and sound proof. It’s a useful resource for keeping your car protected and comfortable today; these cars are old enough that many of the seals need replacing. It’s filled with cutaway illustrations of the body, including the metal and the wood. The manual shows you how to apply sealants (rubber cement, primer, rubber dough, solder, lubricants, and more) to the car; it does NOT focus on adding parts to the car.
Sealing and Cementing
See how door hinges and inner panels are made watertight and sound proof. Find out about sealing around glass and window gutters. See illustrations of how sealants are applied to weatherstripping on the door ventilator, door locks, doors, and trunk lid. Learn about applying sealant to underbody welds, joints/tabs, drains, exterior molding (belt, reveal, and crease), front end, and dash. See how the rear quarter panels are soldered where they are welded to the roof, as well as soldering for a few welded joints elsewhere.
Sound Deadeners and Antisqueak
The book shows you how to cement in sound deadeners for the dash, shroud, doors, trunk, roof, rear quarter, and floor. Find out how to prevent squeaks in the instrument panel, floor pan, under window ventilator support, door hinges, trunk/rear compartment, and rear quarter. You will see illustrated instructions for lubricating hinges and hardware including: door lock mechanism, door hinges, door hardware, window regulators, trunk lid hardware, shroud top ventilator hinge, glove box door hinge and spring, and seat adjusters.
These materials were applied to the body during assembly, so sometimes you will have to remove body parts to get to the places where the sealants go; you may need a body repair manual to show you how to do that for some of the more deeply buried parts.
Please see the sample pages. All pages are watermarked with a background image like the samples.
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