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Does anyone know if GM issued "assembly manuals" for our cars? I've never seen any assembly manual but I suspect they are different then the shop manual? I'd love to have one if they did.

Do they have instructions like "Scrape away plating where modelling cement must go"? biggrin



Todd, either I have been negligent or you are forgetful! I thought I had told you guys I have 63 to 87 GM vehicle assembly manuals. One problem. They are on microfiche cards. I have no way to print them off.

I am stillhoping to find a microfiche viewer with a printer that I can afford. No luck so far.

 

Hi Carl, did you have any luck printing your microfiche or do you know any new sources to aquire an assembly manual for my 63 parisienne?

 



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Just thought I'd weigh in on this. My father has a ton (and I mean a ton) of old color slides. If I took them in to be digitized I think I'd be looking at about 50 cents per slide. Instead, I've picked up a light box and use a "macro" lens on the tripod held camera. Time consuming but, effective. Attached is a picture of a similar set up as well as a digital copy of a slide from the 50's.

If you've got an example you can part with Carl, I can give it a shot?...



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No, I never did find a way to reproduce these.

Geoff, I think I have some duplicates so I will try to mail you a copy. Busy weekend ahead so it may not happen until next week..

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Considering the potential mail strike, I can't see this being a quick turnaround anyway. I'll keep my eye's peeled...

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Considering the potential mail strike, I can't see this being a quick turnaround anyway. I'll keep my eye's peeled...


 Great little photo, lol. There's a slide reproducer available at Wal-mart for around $100 for putting them onto your computer. It does something like 5 slides at a time. A friend has one and I've seen the pics, but never used one myself. After downloading them to computer, you can then print or email them, etc........just thought I would mention that.

Smart looking idea with the camera though........and neat set up.



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Considering the potential mail strike, I can't see this being a quick turnaround anyway. I'll keep my eye's peeled...


 Great little photo, lol. There's a slide reproducer available at Wal-mart for around $100 for putting them onto your computer. It does something like 5 slides at a time. A friend has one and I've seen the pics, but never used one myself. After downloading them to computer, you can then print or email them, etc........just thought I would mention that.

Smart looking idea with the camera though........and neat set up.


Good point.  I actually looked into that thingy.  It seems that the quality is somewhat questionable.  But then again, for mainly text, the camera and tripod could be overkill?  Does anyone here have one?...



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my wife has been doing her mothers slides with one of those contraptions. very time consuming and each slide has to be scanned/labelled and saved

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Carl, we talked about this when I was visiting. Why not try scanning one?


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Carl, we talked about this when I was visiting. Why not try scanning one?


 won't work. already tried with mine, set up to 1200 dpi



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I found this thread after responding to the other one Carl, last post is 2011, anything new since? Digital storage has come a long way in the last 5 years.

If you google "convert microfiche to computer", there are lots of hits. I guess you can get anything done if you bring along your wallet? With newer technology today, it may be cheaper to have an outside source convert it now. A CD of the 63 assembly manual would be worth something to me, since I still haven't found one.

One search result said check your local library, they have likely converted their microfiche to digital.



-- Edited by DonSSDD on Saturday 7th of May 2016 04:54:16 AM

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No, I haven't done anything more. However, I have a daughter in law who works in a print shop. I never thought of asking her until I read this. She may know how to do it.

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Let me know when the 63 CD is ready, I'll $end $$$$$.party.gif



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What are you after, i have a 1969 Chevrolet assembly manual i use for mine....

says 15-16000 series. Happily lend to you if local, or scan a couple of the pages if it's specific things you want???

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Let me know when the 63 CD is ready, I'll $end $$$$$.party.gif



-- Edited by DonSSDD on Monday 9th of May 2016 04:27:25 AM



I dropped in to see her today at the shop and even the older guys there gave me that deer in the headlights look when I handed them a microfiche card!

Back to the drawing board...

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I have a 67 Impala Assembly manual from Faxon

1-800-458-2734

 

I scanned some pages but the insert/edit link does not allow me to post pictures.

Am I doing something wrong??

Just answered my own question... go to the bottom and insert.

 

Pages are photo copies and some are difficult to read, otherwise a good source which also included part numbers. 

Part numbers may have been superceded but it is a start. 

Faxon Manual for 1967 Chev Impala  Front Cover.jpg

 

 

Faxon Manual for 1967 Chev Impala  contents page.jpg

 

 

 

 



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Carl...I have been doing some reading online about this. Unfortunatley I do not have any microfiche cards to test with but this looks promising....

 

 

I have been experimenting with getting images from a Fiche reader direct to my PC.

Solution 1)

Take lid of flatbed scanner.
Turn scanner vertical, and make support/bracket so scanner is directly against Fiche Reader Screen.
Set scanner software to reflective, and scan away.
Works great, but keeping the fiche in focus is tricky. - This can be improved by making a swivel bracket, so the flat bed swings away from the screen, allowing you to focus on the fiche.

Solution 2)

Fix Digital Camera - Minimum 2.1 megapixel to tripod.
Set zoom of camera to limits of Fiche reader screen.
Take some photos.
Works great also, and slightly better than 1) as you can easily keep the fiche in focus.

New solution ... this works fantastically.

Solution 3)
Remove front opaque screen from fiche reader.
Turn Fiche Reader around so image is projected onto a Cine projector Screen. 
Reverse Fiche in reader if writing is back to front (you may need to adjust tilt of Fiche Reader) (you may also need to dim the lights) adjust focus, and there you go a lovely large image of your fiche, mine is currently set to approx 3 x 2 feet  then set up your digital camera as before and take photos as needed. This is the best way to do it. Very easy to read the large writing

Of course once you have the images scanned, or photographed you can then perform further image manipulation on your pc, to make those hard to read fiche a bit easier on the eyes !. And don't forget you can now print out those fiche entries to your hearts content.
 

 



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I'd like to try doing one.



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What do commercial places charge for this:

www.cansel.ca/en/about-us/our-locations/203 in Vancouver

www.calgaryarchives.com/scanning-imaging/microfilm-microfiche-conversion-services in Calgary.

How many assembly manuals do you have?
How many would you need to sell to recover the cost? Make some money?

For a full CD or DVD, $50 each?

Don

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I have 65-67 on CD rom

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Pontiacanada wrote:

I'd like to try doing one.





Darryl, if you can't find anyone local to you that has a fiche card for you, let me know and I will find something to mail you for testing.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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I'd like to try doing one.



 



Darryl, if you can't find anyone local to you that has a fiche card for you, let me know and I will find something to mail you for testing.


I think I have a way of making it work without a fiche. 



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Ok, but just let me know if you need one.

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