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Username Post: Fisher Body Welding Manual        (Topic#364774)
kck71 
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03-31-21 05:09 AM - Post#2817182    

As I plan upcoming body work for my 57 sedan, I've come across 1955 and 1956 Fisher Body Welding Manuals. Are these of any use when doing rocker panel/floor/other body work? I'm assuming that they show the location of welds and how things fit together. Just curious if folks have these manuals and had them be helpful?

Next question would be if there is one for 1957 or is 56 the most applicable?

1957 Two-Ten 4-door Sedan, owned 32 years.
Does it still count as a "barn find" when it's your barn?


 


beagrizzly 
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03-31-21 12:00 PM - Post#2817207    
    In response to kck71

CK71,
Those manuals probably won't be much help on body repairs. If they cover any repairs, remember when they were published all of the parts shown were new. Not gonna find any new stuff out there now.

The absolute best source of help I have found is on YouTube. Fitzee's fabrications.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JPmJ_aicru 8XPWr...

This guy seems like he is magic. It's just good sound old school body work.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
sz0k30 
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03-31-21 01:27 PM - Post#2817213    
    In response to beagrizzly

WOW! I have assembly manuals and factory chassis manuals, but I have never seen or heard of a factory welding manual.



 
beagrizzly 
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04-01-21 06:31 AM - Post#2817265    
    In response to sz0k30

After looking at the frame welds on my 6T, SOMEONE needed a welding manual!!!

Every weld on my frame looks like it was squirted on there from about 15 feet away.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
kck71 
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04-01-21 06:33 AM - Post#2817266    
    In response to beagrizzly

I was thinking more along the lines of helping show where panels were welded together. For example, where and how the rocker panels are welded on each end and the center pillar...things like that.

1957 Two-Ten 4-door Sedan, owned 32 years.
Does it still count as a "barn find" when it's your barn?


 
beagrizzly 
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04-01-21 11:59 AM - Post#2817280    
    In response to kck71

Get your new panels, and cut the body where you need to in order to fit the new piece. Just beware, the factory panels probably had lead filler. No bondo.

You can usually find the original seam by heating at the end of your new panel. The lead will melt away showing the original seam.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 


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