Ok... so i went to the junkyard today. Walked around, but didn't fina a whole lot that others had asked for. but i did get some stuff for myself.
Got 2 rear vent visors, and a set of 96-99 tail lights
I also picked up a couple other parts.
I also decided to pick up the trunklid and spoiler (see below)
And this is what can happen when rust starts to win.
And now for some interesting things that i found out that I am not sure if was known. First, for those with sunvisor issues: There were a bunch of SE'* that came with the dual visors. Also, with the exception of the main visor, the buick lesabre and olds 88 had the same visors and the parts are interchangeable. The Lesabre visors do not have a pocket, but do have the little part that slides out to cover the center of the window. Forgot to get pictures.
Second, the reason I got the trunk lid. It was only $35.00. And while I was there, I did a little research. Pictures first, then explaination.
Ok... I decided to do some research since I had access to the 92-95 and 96-99 and some time on my hands. I remembered that someone had placed the tail light from a 96+ in a 92-95 and it fit (there is a picture somewhere) so after looking to see if the trunk areas were the same, I removed the trunk from the 97 SE. What fun that was. i then took it over to the other car, a 95 SE, and removed that trunk. After looking at both lids, I realized I had to remove the 95 tail lights as well. Once everything was removed, I took the 97 trunk and slide it onto the 95. It fit over them fine. I then lined up the top holes and put a screw in each. As you can see, the bottom one does not line up. There is about a 1/2" difference, with the97 trunk being closer together. So inorder to get it to fit, a new hole in the trunk lid will have to be drilled, ot a new hole tapped in the hinge.
Well, as i was about to walk out, Ithough, what about the hinges? So I took some pictures of the hinges, but haven't looked at them close enough, but from my brief visual inspection, it looks like the hinges could just be replaced. Although for that, you need something to remove a square nut on the back of each. If i get time this weekend, there is a 96 in the junkyard in Rochester that i will try removing the hinges and see if they fit in a 92-95.
More pictures from the trip, including hinges are here:
Hope people enjoy my research and hopefully it hasn't been done before.