Has anyone swapped interior from 1st Gen to 2nd Gen?

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    Just wondering if anyone has swapped interiors from a 1st Gen SHO to a 2nd Gen SHO. I have a 2nd Gen that the seats and dash are cracked from sitting in the desert for years. Just bought a 1st Gen that was in an accident that has very good interior. Just wondering if everything would line up and if all the electrical is the same?
     
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    Door panels don't swap as handles are in different locations, rear seat will swap over if you use the package tray as well.
    Front seats will bolt in place, but you will have to figure out and swap the electrical connectors.
    The dash would be a nightmare to swap as there are lots of differences in the wiring from one year to the next, let alone Gen I to Gen II.

    The trim around the doors that are fastened to the shell (like on the roof), more or less fit, but all the mounting holes are in a different place. I think it would swap over if you did not mind redrilling the holes in the shell. I think the seat belt mounting points are in a different location, which is an issue.

    You should get the EVTM manuals for each year that you are dealing with if you do a lot of component swaps.
     
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    sperold is right on with all of the above - the electrical is significantly different, the doors are different, the B pillars are different, etc. etc.
     
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    Thanks, didn't even think about the doors with the handles in different locations. Figured the dash wiring was different, but wasn't sure how much different. Thanks again.
     
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    Something to note when you are discarding the accident car is the doors will bolt on the Gen II body. You still have the wiring issues as you would have to swap all the electrics from the Gen I into the Gen II doors. There are probably lots of small issues, like keypad vs no key pad and connector issues, but it generally can be done.

    The other thing is the windshields are the same which could help in the future.
     
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    I just did and full engine swap from my gen 2 mtx to my gen 1 mtx but now I only have 3.5 volts to everything even pcm, I used the gen 2 starter and starter harness (for the positive cable) and I have power at all main hot spots, but when I test down into the harness I only have 3.5 volts, are the engine harness's different? Besides the injector plugs under the intake?
     
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    Almost certain the Alternator harness is different.
     
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    Gen 2 seats, console, and carpet in my 89. Technically the console is a Gen 1 console but it's out of a 92 which was the only year for that style and color.
     

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