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87-88 nose on 83-86 car

does anyone know if the 87 88 nose will bolt on to 83 86 ? anyone done the swap?
thanks Rob

Re: 87-88 nose on 83-86 car

Reply #1
Bolts right up.

You need the bumper or the cover will sag. The trim lines and body line up but are a different style. All 83-88 stuff is interchangeable. The 87-88 stuff has different headlight wiring. The 83 stuff is a bit different. The hood hinges are different and so are the front turn signals, clear instead of amber.
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I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.