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Darren Bedford
04-28-2015, 12:56 AM

I have a 1959 Cadillac shop manual and the 1960 supplement.
I also have a 1962 Cadillac shop manual.

In the 1959 and 1960 manuals, it does not actually say commercial chassis in the listings of models the manuals cover.

In the 1962 manual, it actually says commercial chassis in the model listings.

Question is... is one of the numbers, example 68, the number that represents the commercial chassis in the '59 & '60 manuals ?

...or is there a separate repair manual for commercial chassis cars ?

A quick explanation would be much appreciated to eliminate this confusion on my part !


Paul Steinberg
04-28-2015, 03:41 PM
1959 & 1960 Commercial Chassis cars used many of the same components as the passenger car, so there was no need for the Commercial Chassis specific sections. The only parts that I can think of that might be different than the passenger car would be the brakes and rear differential, in which case, you should find a note on one of the pages indicating that. Engine, steering, carburation, transmission, etc. are all the same procedures, even if the actual component was of a heavier construction.

John Royark JR
04-29-2015, 03:43 PM
Darren, I assume you meant 86, not 68? If so, yes, Series 86 would be for the commercial chassis in the shop manual.