Author Topic: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information  (Read 5066 times)

Offline 936CD69

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GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« on: May 06, 2012, 07:54:56 PM »
For those of you who have never visited the site, or it's been awhile, the Archive posted dozens of vehicle information kits covering most years of Cadillac and LaSalle over the past few days. Almost every year from 1902 til 74 has information kits which you can download FREE. Depending on the year there may be scans of Data Books, color and upholstery pages from the master Parts books, owners manuals, etc. Of course information on specific cars is still available for a fee. the link is:

http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits.html

Enjoy!
Craig Brillhart CLC# 26217
1993 Sedan deVille Spring Edition Carmine Red White Top-SOLD!
1993 Sedan deVille Spring Edition Triple Black
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Offline Rich S

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 01:09:03 PM »
Thanks for this great link! Lots of interesting information is available there!
Rich Sullivan CLC #11473

1971 Eldo Conv., 2013 CTS Cpe

Offline veesixteen

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 09:12:44 AM »
Has anyone tried to download any of these kits? I can't seem to have access to anything but the copyright notice. Am I doing something wrong?
BTW, I had a GREAT visit to the  FABULOUS GM Heritage Center last week, thanks to an invitation from Matt and Michaline Larson.
Yann Saunders, CLC #12588
Compiler and former keeper of "The Cadillac Database"
aka "MrCadillac", aka "Veesixteen"

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 09:19:30 AM »
G'day Yann,

I downloaded the information for the '71 and '72, and it was amazing, andf got information that I couldn't find anywhere else.

Bruce. >:D
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 01:39:49 PM »
I had the same as Yann, clicked the copyright agreement, then nothing - tried three times then gave up.
Phil

Offline veesixteen

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 01:47:50 PM »
How did you do it, Bruce?  Neither Phil Whyte not I seem to be able to download some of this great material! Any others have this problem?
Yann Saunders, CLC #12588
Compiler and former keeper of "The Cadillac Database"
aka "MrCadillac", aka "Veesixteen"

Offline Tito Sobrinho

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 02:20:49 PM »
I had the same experience...could not open the 1949 Cadillac archive.
Tito S.

1949 CCP 6267X  (First Series)

Thanks to Frank Hershey for its design and thanks to Harry Barr, Ed Cole, John Gordon and Byron Ellis for its engine.

Offline Jeff Hansen

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2012, 06:50:35 PM »
Some of the files are absolutely massive.  Try right clicking on the link for the archive you want and save it to your hard drive ("Save target as", "Save link as", etc. depending on what browser you use).  Once on your hard drive, open it as you would any other file.  The archives are all PDF files, so Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required.

HTH,
Jeff

Jeff Hansen
1941 6019S Sixty Special
1942 7533 Imperial Sedan

Offline revgawright

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012, 06:56:04 PM »
Dang it! I just paid fifty buck to GM Heritage Center for this information three weeks ago, and now they give it away free. Allied Vaughn stinks! Wonder if I can get a refund! The crooks also charged fifty bucks for a build sheet that wasn't even a build sheet--more of a dealer invoice. They should be in jail.
G. A. Wright
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Offline veesixteen

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2012, 07:00:56 PM »
These are harsh comments ... but you are right.  Gone are the days when your fifty bucks bought not only the build sheet for your car but also a whole bunch of interesting documents and information (Xerox copies) relating to the model(s) in question. Yes, "progress" (unfortunately) comes at a price!
Yann Saunders, CLC #12588
Compiler and former keeper of "The Cadillac Database"
aka "MrCadillac", aka "Veesixteen"

Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012, 07:55:52 PM »
Don't know what you are doing wrong, but when I open up the site, and simply click on the "Show" word, next to Cadillac, it opens up a page full of Blue dates, and then I click on the one I want, then the Copyright pops up, I agree, and then it opens up the whole shebang of pages.

Bruce. >:D

PS.   Don't forget that I am an alien, from an alien country, in an alien part of the world.
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
'02 VX Series II Holden Commodore SS Sedan
(Past President Modified Chapter)

Past Cars of significance - to me
1935 Ford 3 Window Coupe
1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe
1937 Chevrolet Sports Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon
1960 Cadillac CDV
1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe

Offline 936CD69

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »
I've been able to download about 20 of the kits. The only problem I have had is a network error message pops up on some of the larger files and you have to start over. Try clearing your browser history (cache) before you start to download.
Craig Brillhart CLC# 26217
1993 Sedan deVille Spring Edition Carmine Red White Top-SOLD!
1993 Sedan deVille Spring Edition Triple Black
CLCMRC Benefactor #302

Offline tozerco

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2012, 08:04:32 PM »
Bruce etc.,

You have a pop-up blocker on your system.

Hold down the Ctrl key when you click on the year you want (the "blue" date list) and it will allow the pop-up.
John Tozer
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'37 7513
'37 7533

Offline tozerco

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2012, 08:09:08 PM »
.....and the tab for the pdf file of the documents will appear next to the "GM Heritage Centre ....." tab at the top of the page you are on. Click on that tab and all the documents are there. You may have to wait a bit for the pdf files to download.

Regards,
John Tozer
#7946

'37 7513
'37 7533

Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012, 07:33:52 AM »
Interesting: I tried to open it home, I could not. Now, I'm away from home, connected with a very old lap top and I can open the files!
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham (sold)
1972 Coupe de Ville
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Offline veesixteen

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2012, 11:58:05 AM »
It worked, Jeff.  Thanks for the tip.
Yann Saunders, CLC #12588
Compiler and former keeper of "The Cadillac Database"
aka "MrCadillac", aka "Veesixteen"

Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2012, 06:34:56 PM »
Nice one Yann, I still can't get it to work. I got further this time, reckon I'll try clearing the cache as suggested above. I don't know, I rebuilt my 331 and the Hydramatic, but I can't get on with this new technology !
Phil

Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2012, 06:53:50 PM »
This time it worked !
Thanks everyone.
Phil

Offline Cadillac Nut

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2012, 02:09:01 PM »
The information is fantastic in these kits.  I downloaded 1958, it has the complete data book, owners manual for '58, owner's manual for '58 Brougham, and the dealer specification manual, which I have never seen before, but is very informative. Thank you GM Heritage Center!  If you are having trouble downloading, you may want to switch to a different web browser.  I have found that it works with certain ones better (Google Chrome and Firefox worked for me) and not at all on others. 

Garrett

Offline veesixteen

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Re: GM Heritage Center Archive vehicle Information
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2012, 09:06:44 AM »
Gita and I had a rare opportunity (last month) to visit the GM Heritage Center, thanks to an introduction by CLC members Matt & Michaline Larson of Detroit, who were our kind hosts for a few days as we headed towards Niagara Falls for a (my) 73rd birthday celebration!

We got a very warm welcome from Greg Wallace, the curator, whom many of you know by name. There were lots of very special Cadillacs (and other GM makes) on show, as well as plenty of automobile memorabilia in addition to the cars themselves. Greg was kind enough to have his team of archivists and researchers find for me (for consultation) some old issues of "GM Motor World" that I heeded to complete some research for an article about the "European Tour" (from June to September 1930) of five new, Cadillac V-16 models.

Thanks Greg, thanks Michaline, thanks Matt !
Yann Saunders, CLC #12588
Compiler and former keeper of "The Cadillac Database"
aka "MrCadillac", aka "Veesixteen"

 

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