|Originally posted by adm927:|
My local junk yard has a 1988 2m4 with a 5 speed. I have a 1988 GT. What parts are the same? Is the 4 cyl. Cradle the same as the GT? Is the 5 speed trans the same ? How about the nose doors etc? I am considering buying the whole car for the cradle and trans set up.
The cradle will have the same 88 suspension setup (minus a rear sway bar). The 5 speed will be an Isuzu transmission instead of your Getrag and the bumpers are different front and rear. I would definitely grab all four calipers because they are rare and becoming out of stock at parts stores. You may want to grab the steering rack and front end parts (control arms, wheel bearings, etc or the whole front subframe) The doors should be the same and you may want the full headlight motor setup with harness and module to keep or sell. The 85mph gauge cluster is wrong but the the HVAC control head is the same. If you like having A/C pull the evaporator core out of the blower assy (you can't get them new locally and they cost $315 from Fiero Fiberglass)
If you can get the whole car for a good price I'd do it!