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Old 01-11-2019, 09:39 PM
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differences in interior plastics.... help!

I bought an 82 Pace Car to restore, some of the rear hard plastics are deteriorated like they do. Can someone tell me how many different variations there are in the interiors of 82 vs other years so I can get exactly what I need?
I've seen reference to early and late, rear lap belts vs shoulder belts... what else is there? The gray I can match and dye whatever I find to match, the colors won't be an issue.
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PS. I searched for a couple hours and didn't find anything conclusive...
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:09 PM
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Re: differences in interior plastics.... help!

Depends on the panel, but as a general rule, 82-85 are going to be almost entirely the same. 82 door sill plates are one year only. After 85 you start to run into the electrical contact pad for the third brake light, and the rear panel changed to a piece with a deeper "dome" over the pulldown trunk latch. 88-up would have rear shoulder belts. 91-up the rear trim across the headliner has holes for the third brake light wiring. You've also got other details that differ depending on options, t-top cars have holes cut for the bag strap anchors, security shade cars have holes for the curtain mounts. Early cars you also have to watch for rear wiper panel differences. Best bet is to stay as close to the year you're working with for a donor.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:40 PM
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Thanks, Drew. Are Firebird panels the same as Camaro??
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Generally, yes... The dash panels are entirely different, and the door panels, but all the plastic from the kick panels to the trunk should be the same, provided the options match.
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Great, thanks for your help! I knew the dash was all different, I think the console top around the radio is different too. My buddy had an 84 15th ann. TA when I had my 87 IROC.
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