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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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89 to 97 conversion question?

I was wondering if it is possible to replace the 89 Tbird hood, head-lights, and front bumper with 97 parts from a Tbird. And if so, would the lines match up? Thanks
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Yes, as long as you do the complete front swap they will line up the side moldings are slightly different but you can use the 96-97 ones also. The front just requires Hood, Headerpanel, bumper cover, splash guard, and headlights/marker lights
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he'll need the 96-97 bumper foam too.

perhaps he can make the inner side of the headlamp froma parking light to a headlight....that way he doesn't have to mess with wiring...

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 09:52 PM
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Not sure on how much doing the whole swap would be... but wouldn't cost almost just as much as buying a 97 and selling your car? Unless you get lucky and find them all the same color as your car.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2003, 01:05 PM
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This is all realative to what you pay for the 1997. I am currently doing a 1991 to 1997 conversion. I got the 1997 for $50. It had been in an accident. A bad one. But other than one side molding, and the whole drivers side behind the door is pushed in a foot, everything else is mint. I figure it will all work, just some effort. Now if you were to spend hundreds of dollars I would say save you pennies and buy a 1996/97 but if you can find a killer deal, scoop it, swap it and make he look all purdy like.
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You can do the swap less than 1k if you buy tha parts used.. I can help you get the parts if you are ever interested in doing the swap.. Let me know... Good Luck...


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