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Noname
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#1
So the car I think I may be buying is presenting a problem. Nothing big, but I'll HAVE to swap interiors. I really fell in love with my perfect condition red interior.

This car is an 88, mine is an 87. The 88 has the sunroof and mine doesn't. Mine also has misc things that the 88 doesn't, such as dual power seats and climate control.

Everything in my car still works except for the engine (well that works too, but needs the frame pulled away from the AC compressor belt). I'll be swapping the ENTIRE interior from mine to this one. Am I able to swap the climate control and dual power seats while I'm at it? The 88's dash is severly cracked and in total crap condition inside, so I'm swapping the dash and all.

How much trouble am I looking at here? Two or three day project? As long as I can get the dashes and driver side seat swapped in one day I should be good lol.

Also, this one doesn't have keyless entry but mine does. Could I swap computers and doors while my interior is dragged out and wire it up? I'm swapping trunk lids also because the one I'm buying has a ricer spoiler on it [Image: frown.gif] That pretty much sets me up for the thing though, right?

Thanks again,
Ryan

[This message has been edited by digi (edited 10-12-2004).]
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Noname
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I also just realized since I'll be swapping my driver side door and trunk, I'm gonna have to swap the passenger side and ignition key assy. also. Is this gonna be a big bitch to do?

Ryan
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Pete D Offline
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Quote:Two or three day project?

TC Project Estimator Formula:

Take initial SWAG and mutiply X 2

add 50%. This becomes the minimum time to complete. This assumes you have all needed tools and instruction manuals.

Add another 2% for each mile to the nearest parts store.

Add 3% if you have a phone in the garage. Add 4% if no garage. Add 25% if married.

Subtract 1.5% for each beer consumed. Anything over 8 beers, start over.

Unless if a tranny swap or an engine pull add 10% for each friend helping.
Pete Dunham


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Dedpedal Offline
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#4
The ignition and pass door key swap is cake. Theres a pin that you depress with the key turned to the first detent (I think) then the whole cylinder will slip right out.
I wouldnt swap doors unless its for condition. The lock is easy to remove, there a c clip inside the door jam and a clip that secures it to the lock actuator rod. As for the dash, I dont think its going to be easy, but a long weekend should give you time to swap all the options to your good dash.
Good luck!
Kev
87 Turbo Coupe
Ultimate weight reduction. A 93 Mustang coupe body.
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Noname
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#5
Well the reason I wanted to swap doors in the first place is because I'm already swapping the trunk door and this car is not drilled for the keyless lockpad. Also the inner doors would already be wired [Image: smile.gif] I wouldn't have to splice any crap and hooking things up I think would be pretty straight forward since my whole interior is gonna be ripped out while I put the doors in, and that would also take away from switching the door panels [Image: smile.gif]

The only thing I'm really concerned about is the headliner since mine doesn't have a sunroof but it shouldn't be a big deal to just cut it out or pick up an entire new headliner from the Zone or some crap.

Ryan
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Dedpedal Offline
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#6
Check it out first. I would bet a beer that the new car allready has the wiring for the keyless entry in the drivers door, just a matter of taking the key pad out and drilling the holes in the new door. I also doubt if theres anything needed for the pass door other than the keylock. Same for the trunk. Just swap the cylinders from your car to the new one.
For info on the ign cyl r and r, check out www.mustangcentral.net. theres a good tech article on it there.
87 Turbo Coupe
Ultimate weight reduction. A 93 Mustang coupe body.
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by Dedpedal:
Check it out first. I would bet a beer that the new car allready has the wiring for the keyless entry in the drivers door, just a matter of taking the key pad out and drilling the holes in the new door. I also doubt if theres anything needed for the pass door other than the keylock. Same for the trunk. Just swap the cylinders from your car to the new one.
For info on the ign cyl r and r, check out www.mustangcentral.net. theres a good tech article on it there.

Having owned 12 '87-'88 TCs and three other '86-'87 Birds, with and without keyless, I'm betting the wiring isn't there.



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Noname
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I've gotta do the trunk regardless, the one on that car has a ricer spoiler and it is drilled into the trunk, so I'm tossing that crap and putting my old trunk on. Don't really care about colors, needs paint anwyay.

Ryan
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Noname
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Also I figured taking the door off and swapping would be less of a pain in the ass than swapping panels, wires, and drilling holes to hook up the lock.. I suppose I'll find out though [Image: smile.gif]

I'll keep you all up to date.

Ryan
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Mr. Vanos Offline
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#10
Back in the Day ™, I swapped my '85's interior (ratty old tan leather) for a charcoal raven cloth interior from an '86. Not counting pulling the interior out of the parts car, I was able to do the whole job in a few hours (that's pulling the interior out of my driver, and putting the stuff from the '86 in)...dash and all. [Image: smile.gif] The headliner did take a little more work, as the parts car didn't have the sunroof and mine did...so I spent an evening cutting the whole in the headliner for the '85.
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