The Buick Division published
automotive repair books called Shop Manuals (sometimes referred to as Service
Manuals, Repair Manuals or Maintenance Manuals) to give the dealer
mechanics repairing or servicing its automobiles the service and repair
instructions and details needed. In some Buick model years, information about
the Chassis and Body are included together in a one volume manual. However, in
many other Buick model years the Body information is contained in a separate
Fisher Body Shop Manual. If you also need Body information, be sure to ask if
you need a Fisher Body Shop Manual as well as a Buick Chassis Shop Manual.
The Buick Chassis Shop (Service) Manual includes sections on the suspension, brakes, engine, clutch, transmissions, exhaust system, steering, wheels and tires, electrical, etc. These Shop Manuals include wiring diagrams. Each section usually includes blow up diagrams or photos of key components, a description of operation, removal and installation procedures, inspection and checking procedures and a trouble diagnosis section. With this information and these diagrams you can make your automobile repair or restoration job much easier and avoid a lot of costly mistakes.
The Fisher Body Shop (Service) Manual contains the detailed removal, installation, adjustment and maintenance procedures to repair and restore all Fisher Body styles for the model year for which it was published. It usually includes sections on the front end, headlining, roof, folding top, doors, rear quarter, rear end, exterior moldings, seats and electrical for power windows. It contains many helpful blow up diagrams or photos of key components (labeled, but without part numbers - for part numbers you need to consult a Parts Book) and information on removal and installation of the various components, as well as adjustments and trouble diagnosis procedures.