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Hey I have a 1990 Taurus. When I was fooling around trying to put a different hoods on my 89 SHO i noticed that the hood from a 1992 had the same dimensions, bolt locations etc.

Keeping that in mind, remember that guy who had taken the g4 front sheet metal (hood, fenders) bumper and lights from a G4 and easily retrofitted it to his G3 Taurus, remember? the resulting look was phenomenal.

The verdict was the frame was identical/incredibly similar in the g3, g4 models.

What if Ford did the same thing on the G1/G2 model years? I never got a chance to try before my 1992 got towed to the wrecker.

But the G1, and G2 look quite similar, except for different sheet metal/trunk lid in the back, and the different hood and fenders lights etc in the front.

Would the front fenders, lights and bumper bolt up to a G1? Cuz that would be wicked, especially if the SHO header panel could be used.
 

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I can tell you that a lot of the parts are interchangable, but, I don't really know which ones. I doubt the fenders would, the lights are possible, and the bumpers are anybody's guess. I have the 1G skirts on my 2G, and all the bolt holes lined up.
 

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You used to side skirts from an G1 SHO? The fenders would be the most important part of the swap, lol if they wouldn't fit forget changin everything lol
 

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Originally posted by Zeptoplix@Mar 6 2004, 07:01 PM
You used to side skirts from an G1 SHO?
See signature, Ben.
 

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well if you used the side skirts from a G1 SHO then the front fenders are probably the same angles as the G1... It just fit right on eh? Sweet. I wish i would have just did this last summer lolthen i would know for sure
 

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I would think G1 and G2 are the same. It's only a cosmetic change, but I think they're structurally identical.
 

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Ok here's the gist of it in my experience. It will all bolt up just fine, if you use all the G2 parts, I'm actually contemplating doing this to my car but not sure yet. The only thing I am unsure of is the backs of the fenders with the shape of the doors, would they match? Easy thing to check in a wrecking yard if you wanna get down to it.

Michael
 
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