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Impala Sheet Metal Diagram

Is there a diagram of the 1968 Impala sheet metal components available anywhere?

I have the factory assembly manual(s), but they do not show how all of the sheet metal body parts fit together.

I'm not looking for a catalog. Thanks.

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Hi Moyock, When you say "...how all of the sheet metal body parts fit together." I'm not sure what you really mean there. I mean, the assembly manual shows the front fenders and how they bolt in place doesn't it? I would think it should also show the door and hood brackets but my 66 manual isn't in front of me for reference. I can get to it later if needed though.
It might help to know your objective. Just mounting Fenders, Hood, Trunk lid and doors? aligning for gaps?

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I think you're looking for the "Body by Fisher" manual for 1968. It shows all of what you're describing from what I remember. I have an electronic copy I used for door glass removal and installation, but that's all I've used it for.

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The Body by Fisher manual might be what I'm looking for, Thanks.

BA., there's a manual out there that shows how all of the sheet metal panels fit together, where they are spot welded and sealed. I had this before, but for Nova's. Now I need one for an Impala.

I'll let you all know if I can find one.

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The Body by Fisher manual might be what I'm looking for, Thanks.

BA., there's a manual out there that shows how all of the sheet metal panels fit together, where they are spot welded and sealed. I had this before, but for Nova's. Now I need one for an Impala.

I'll let you all know if I can find one.
You are correct. Chevrolet bought the body as an assembly made by a different company (Fisher Body that used to build coaches and wagons out of wood for horse drawn vehicles around the turn of the century (two centuries back in time).

the Fisher Body manual was used in the body shop to fix cars using new body panels for collision repair. Because a fender came blank but ready to fit any car of a specific model the manual showed where to drill the holes for trim and emblems. It showed how the various parts went together to make complex assemblies such as the door sill or the A-pillar. It also covered the C-pillar where you had to fit the roof to the body and fill in the seams with lead. It shows were decals and stripes were painted on the body. All good things to know if you are restoring a car body.

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