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Old 04-13-2004, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default 95-99 Rear end on a 94?

I have a 94 Bonneville SE with SSE taillights right now, but I REALLY like the taillights on the 95-99s...

They look like they would fit as long as I replaced my trunk lid at the same time (which is okay, since it has some body damage from before I bought it).

Anybody have any thoughts?

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Doable.
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Off topic, but since I know you did it....if I were to replace the rear sway bar on my 94, will any SSEi sway bar work from 92-99? Or are there only certain years that will fit my 94?

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My local junkyard shows 87-99 fitting, But I'm not 100% sure they are right.
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Only SSEi'* in 92-99 thought

Doable? Yes. If you replace the trunk, and either modify, or switch out the rear quarter-panel, which is part of the roof metal.
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If you have a bunch of money to pay a body shop or you know a really nice body man then it'* definatly doable. You'll need to do some cutting and welding.
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The whole trunk assembly might be wrong too. Unless the bulb/mounting holes are all the same.
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Nah, they look really close... Anybody tried this yet?
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The taillight/trunk swap is DOABLE!!! I have my 1999 SSEi parked next to my SLE and the quarters are the exact same. The only sheet metal parts that changed from 1992/1995 to 1996/1999 were the front fenders, trunk, door cladding, rocker panel mouldings (these fit on a 1994 -I put 1998 SE rocker mouldings on my 1994), and the bumpers.
I als have personally seen a 1995 with the 1996/1999 taillights and trunk at a repair lot (Rick'* in Royalton 2 years ago when I had my 1993 SSE). Asked the guys if the rear end had been cut and welded and they said the car was rear-ended, but only the trunk lid and tail lights were damaged. Happened to have a 1996 parts car so the swapped the parts. Only thing they had to do was paint to match.
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Woohoo!

Now things are looking better....I get my SSEi rear swaybar on Monday, and we'll have to see about that rear end swap after that!
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