A Parts Book gives you a detailed blow-up diagram of a section of your automobile,
shows each part and how it fits together with its adjacent parts, gives you
the official part number, name and description for each part. These books also
are a good guide for assembly information. Parts Books which cover multiple
years will also have interchange information. Examples of typical diagrams are
scanned in below. Armed with the correct part number, you can then shop for
the part, with the assurance that it will be the right part for your automobile.
Parts Books are hard to find, because only one was usually given to each dealer
parts department. Extremely detailed, they are frequently over 1500 pages, with
precise blow up illustrations of even smaller parts, and how they fit together
Parts books frequently include charts with information on VIN numbers, mechanical,
brakes, engine, transmission, etc. and sections on engine, chassis wiring, transmission,
brakes, suspension, doors, body wiring & moldings, etc. Bishko specializes
in the original automobile factory publications and reprints of those originals.