Compareable List of Cars ?

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  1. Reags

    Reags New Member

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    Ok .... I searched the 'pinned' threads with no luck and truly didn't have a good word combo to use for the search function so here goes.

    Does anyone have a list of years/models that you can interchange parts ?

    I understand that the SHO has unique engine/tranny/suspension/body parts but it MUST share the a lot of common parts with __________ ?

    I have a 92' MTX green and mocha and curious if a 92' thru ? Sable and/or Taurus I can mix and match ? Also one step further how many parts between Gen I's and II's are interchangeable ?

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    Your 92 is the first year of the GenII family, and body panel wise, the 92 to 95 Sable is a good match for hood and front fenders. I would stick with parts from the same year of car as a first choice.
    The other body parts are the same as a Taurus and Sable. The interiors are different generally, as in materials, but they will interchange physically, but wiring becomes an issue.

    Gen I and GenII's do not share much in straight swaps that work without alteration. Bumpers, trunk lids, hoods, fenders, grills, lights are not able to be bolted from GenI to GenII.
    The doors will interchange physically, but your interior panels are all different and even the location of handles and things are different.
    The windshields will interchange.
    The dash from a first generation SHO will bolt into a GenII Taurus / Sable, but wiring is an issue.
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    and 92 is unique in a lot of wiring, so depending upon what parts you are looking for, there is no cross-over.

    as sperold noted, the 92-95 sable can be a source for hood, front fenders, headlights, corner lights. 92-95 taurus can be a source for tail lights, most door hardware (except 92-93 are different from 94-95), and some interior stuff. they did make a few bucket seat sable and taurus in the 92-95 era, so there is a slight chance you could find some useful seat parts or console parts, but its a long shot.

    interior trim varies by year, so you need a 92 taurus or sable to get the right interior plastic parts (for at least some, like B pillar moldings), and the mocha was not common then.
     
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    sorry for reviving a dead thread, but had same issue as OP. I have a neglected 89 mtx (in central FL), and about to get a (100k mi) 95 base model to commute. storage and time to money ratio is an issue.
    I know I should just contact previous sho enthusiast owner, see if he wants it back he'll know better how to utilize usable parts, or just take a dayoff and finish the cps r&r and bring her back to life, shes got plenty life left at 150k, just a lot left to get it up to snuff after that. though the possibility of building out the motor over the next year is what I'm looking at doing, I know I should just get another sho later to transplant once I have the space for projects.
    sorry for rambling, I think I remember seeing a comprehensive list previously, though it may have been on another, now defunkt site like Phoenixsho. I appreciate and thank you guys for being the life blood of this forum, I suppose I'm asking for a link to the propper sticky for this subject, assuming it is still is around.
    thanks.
     
  5. luigisho

    luigisho SHO Member

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    Ok I got lost in all that. You got a 2 sentence question about what you need?
     
  6. Irish Pride

    Irish Pride Irish Inside Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Moved to proper section.

    Sorry to the OP if he gets a notification 2.5 years later.
     
  7. rubydist

    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    JoSHOa, you will find nearly nothing that interchanges properly between a 95 and an 89, so you are not helping yourself to go down that path.
     
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    So I am interpreting that the 89 has 150 k and the 95 has 100k, both of those figures are quite low.

    And the 89 has a known CPS issue that you can fix yourself.

    But you have a storage problem, and you feel the 89 should go.

    The drive line (engine, transmission, and axles) (if you swap or remove the tone rings for the ABS) is about the only thing that is transferable between the cars.

    The 89 is really quirky and does not interchange much with even a 90.

    Only you know which one is the better one, but without any other information, that 89 sounds pretty good.
     
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    The only problem I see is that he said a 95 "base model". It seems to me that the 95 is not an SHO.??
     

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