The 1980’s LTD and the Crown Vic, a staple of middle-class suburbia.

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  1. 12ozMouseBoner

    12ozMouseBoner Active Member

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    are interior parts interchangeable between those two models? Found an 82 LTD at a local PickaPart, hopefully i stumbled onto a treasure trove. If anyone needs a part from this gem find give me a holler, as Im going only once (scrapyard is damn far.)
     
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    12ozMouseBoner Active Member

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    Lol I just found out they’re the samr thing. Forgive me my brain isnt functioning right now.
     
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    All of the window regulators and door lock parts are interchangeable as well. I swapped the window control bezel from my 1990 Grand Marquis into the 89 Crown Vic. They seemed to be pretty much the same car from 1987 through 1990.
     
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    Man, these older crown vics/marquis are more rare than i thought. Couldnt find a damn thing close enought to what i needed. The 80s ltd i found turned oht to be a 70s. Saw some pretty cool stuff though
     
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    90-91 Ford and Mercury were redesigned subtly with a driver air bag, speedometer change, headrests and 3 point belts in the middle.
     
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    Something to make a note of when looking for parts....
    While a 1982 'LTD' is essentially the same vehicle as a later-year Crown Victoria, a 1983 'LTD' is NOT. For '83, the full-size, body-on-frame LTD became known as the Crown Victoria. At the same time, the 'LTD' name was given to the fox-body unitized platform car that WAS known as the Granada in '82. It was given a restyle job, and renamed. Sold from '83 through '86, I believe.

    1982 Ford LTD Country Squire:
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    1983 Ford LTD Squire:
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    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    Yup, rampant badge-engineering. I have a slew of parts from two '83 wagons (1 each CS and CP), and a '79 Grand Marq (where Babe's drivetrain came from).

    http://www.stationwagonforums.com/f...country-squire-colony-park-parts.30862/page-5

    Take a look at the three last posts, but don't hesitate to ask, I have found some other items, such as a door handle (don't know which side) and an intact tailgate handle from my CP's original tailgate (I had replaced it at one time and I was able to salvage a bunch of the interior parts--the handle's basically what's left).
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    What about trim? Between a ford wagon and a merc? Is it all the same?
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    Along the sides and on the tailgate? Likely. The doors? definitely.
     
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    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    Specifically that “stair step” piece on the back corners. Also the large trim piece on the bottom, under the doors
     
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    I have the Country Square sitting next to the Colony Park if you need me to compare any pieces side by side, let me know. For the most part it's 98% the same car.
    The door trim, wheel arches, upper quarter trim and upper fender trim are the same.

    The rear "stair step extentions are unique to the Merc as are the upper quarter trim that wraps above the tail light. The front extentions are unique as well.

    The tail gate trim on the Squire is unique and unlike any other trim on either car. It sits flatter because of a slightly different profile.
     

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