GM parts interchange

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    is there a website or guide that I can look up what parts interchange between my 1982 Buick Lasabre Wagon and say an Olds or Chevy wagon? Thanks
     
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    Junkyards and parts stores have been using Hollander Interchange guides for decades....
    http://hollanderinterchange.net/


    You can also try Google.....
    As an owner of one of these, just with a Pontiac nameplate, I can tell you that quite a lot of the basic parts interchange. Front sheet metal will differ from make to make, but most doors would be the same (with trim differences), as well as ALL the glass. They all had their own unique instrument panel and forward interior trim pieces. Rear cargo area trim parts should interchange.

    is there anything specific you are referring to?

    Marshall
     
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    The body is great, but it’s missing several interior trim pieces and the third seat. The plastics the cover the from seat belts on both sides in between the doors and the whole headliner is missing.
     
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    The 1980-1990 B-body wagons are identical from the firewall back. The dashboards and upholstery patterns are unique to each division, but the seat frames, wiring, plastic trim panels, weatherstripping, etc are all the same across all divisions. Exterior sheet metal from the firewall back is also identical, allowing for differences in chrome trim attachments. The front fenders, hood, header, grill, and bumper are unique to each division (though there is some limited commonality like front bumpers between Chevy and Pontiac, and between Buick and Olds). Tail lights are unique to each division, but they all interchange in the body openings.
     
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    Thanks! I thought they were, but I wasn’t sure.
     
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    For the headliner, you just go to an auto upholstery shop, or do it yourself. Just need a piece of the original fabric to match with. The headliner was the first thing I had dome on mine when I bought it... It's a common problem for all of them....
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    Mine is completely missing! It’s bare metal! I have not been able to find a replacement backing material. I can find the fabric online. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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    The backing panels are molded fiberglass, and I doubt you will find new ones. Used from a parts car is probably your only option. Worse, the plastic clips that hold the garnish trim are unobtanium, and it is impossible to remove the trim without breaking the clips.
     

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