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Thread: Swapping 88->83 interior?

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    Default Swapping 88->83 interior?

    Long story short, my 88 TC has severe strut tower rot. I have found a rust free 83, base v6 car with no Powertrain.

    My thinking is to just completely swap the 88 into the 83 shell, as I've only ever had 87/88's, what will not swap over? My assumption is I can build a complete TC out of my existing 88.

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    Will not swap....headliner, rear interior side window trim, package shelf......I'm sure the dash, and the rest will swp, although you may have to drill a few new screw holes, easy enough.

    I amy be missing something, but that's all I can think of this early. LOL.
    '88 Sport--T-5,HURST shifter,TMoss GT-40 intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,70mm t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster 40's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels,Mass Air, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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    Why not just swap the drivetrain/brakes/susp?

    IMO, the only thing really lacking in the 83-84 interiors is the gauges.

    The dash/door panels/center console/rear lower interior panels/seats will/should swap.

    Wiring the dash will be your biggest PITA.




    4-eyes are better looking anyway.




    (I may be biased, however)
    Long live the 4-eyes! - '83 Tbird Turbo

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