Originally Posted by Allmachtige
Anyone know anything about this? Friend of mine has a roomate with a 93 SSE and he put a 93 SE hood/grill (combo from a yard I think) and it won't close, but when he takes the grill out it closes fine. He said it seems like the grill should be 2 inches thinner. Anyone?
I have a '95 SSEi, my neighbour has a '92 SE, compared the grill, my SSEi grill is about 4 1/2 inches high at the center, the SE grill is about 5 1/2 inches high at the center, the bottom edge of my grill is exactly even with the bottom edge of the headlights, the bottom edge of the SE grill is about 1 inch lower than the bottom edge of the headlights.
This works because the bumper cover on the SSEi is even all the way across the top edge, but the bumper cover on the SE has about a 1 inch drop between the headlights.
For this swap to work, seems to me either the bottom inch of the SE grill needs to be trimmed off, or the edge of the SSE bumper cover between the headlights needs to be trimmed away.
Also, the latch might not work, which might explain the hood pins, maybe that'* what'* keeping the hood down.