92+ Body Part Interchange - by BigNSlow

Posted by: BigNSlow

92+ Body Part Interchange - by BigNSlow - 05/08/19 08:39 PM

There have been a lot of talk regarding the compatibility of doors, bumper covers, grilles etc. among Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder models so I've decided to put together this little page to hopefully clear up some of the questions and confusion.

Front Body Parts

Crown Victoria

1992



1993-1994



1995-1997



1998-2011




Grand Marquis

1992-1994



1995-1997



1998-2002



2003-2005



2006-2011




Marauder




Front Doors

Front doors from 1992-2011 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder models look identical from the outside and will interchange between models in that year range. However, the mounts may be different as well as any hardware inside the door such as door locks, window regulators and any wiring. Exterior trim may also be different.


Fenders

All 1992-2011 Crown Victorias, Marauders and 2003-2011 Grand Marquis use identical fenders. 1992-1994 Crown Vics have antennas installed on passenger side fenders. Hood hinge mounting locations may be different.

All 1992-2002 Grand Marquis models use identical fenders. 1992-1994 Grand Marquis have antennas installed on passenger side fenders. Hood hinge mounting locations may be different.


Front Bumper Covers

1992-1997 Crown Victorias share front bumper covers.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias share front bumper covers. The only difference among the years were bumper strip colors or lack thereof.

1992-1994 Grand Marquis share front bumper covers.

1995-1997 Grand Marquis share front bumper covers.

1998-2002 Grand Marquis share front bumper covers.

2003-2005 Grand Marquis share front bumper covers.

2006-2011 Grand Marquis share front bumper covers. Some models come equipped with driving lights.

Marauders have unique bumper covers and include driving lights.

With that said, the interchange between years and models varies. It depends if you are willing to swap other parts to make the bumper covers work. For example, you cannot put a 1995-1997 Grand Marquis bumper cover on a 1992 Grand Marquis but if you change header panel, headlights and grille, you can. Same goes for Crown Vics.


Grilles

1992 Crown Victorias do not have grilles. The header panel is a single piece and has only a Ford logo in the middle.

1993-1997 Crown Vic grilles are fully interchangeable.
1993-1994 Crown Victorias share grilles.



1995-1997 Crown Victorias share grilles.



1998-2011 have several grilles which changed ever the years and look different depending if it's a police model or not. Overall the grilles can be interchanged between the years without any problems. There are two styles of grilles which were used in North America. They are slotted and honeycomb. Slotted grilles came in chrome or black and honeycombs were all black. Chrome came on civilian models and black on police and fleet. The only exceptions were Crown Vic Sport which had body colored grilles in some years of production. You could also get a police model with chrome grille in Street Appearance Package.

There was also a Special Edition model made in 2008 for export to the Middle East which came equipped with a Fusion style 3 bar grille. The grille was made by an outside company though is available to buy from a Ford dealer for a hefty sum of money.

Honeycomb.



Slotted.



Special Edition.



1992-1994 Grand Marquis share grilles.



1995-1997 Grand Marquis share grilles.



1998-2002 Grand Marquis share grilles.



2003-2005 Grand Marquis and Marauders share grilles. Marauder grilles were body colored and had unique emblems.



2006-2011 Grand Marquis share grilles.




With that said, the interchange between years and models varies. It depends if you are willing to swap other parts to make the grilles work.

Often people want to install a Marauder grille on a 98'-11' Crown Vic or Crown Vic grille on a 98'-11' Grand Marquis. Be prepared to replace some parts.

To get a Marauder Grille on your Crown Vic, you will need a new header panel, headlights, bumper cover and of course the grille. Those are required just to make it fit but not necessarily look good.

To get a Crown Vic grille on a Grand Marquis you will need pretty much same parts as listed above. Fenders and corner lights as well if you are doing it to a 98'-02' Grand Marquis.

Several people have successfully swapped 03'-05' GMQ or Marauder grille on their 98'-02' Grand Marquis. However, there is about a 1" gap between hood and the grille when installed.


Hoods

1992-1997 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis all have the same hoods.

1998-2011 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder all have the same hoods.

You can not put a 98'+ hood on a 97'- car and expect it to look good unless of course you are willing to swap some other parts as well.


Headlights

1992-1997 Crown Victorias share headlights.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias share headlights.

1992-1994 Grand Marquis share headlights.

1995-1997 Grand Marquis share headlights.

1998-2002 Grand Marquis share headlights.

2003-2005 Grand Marquis and Marauder share headlights. Grand Marquis are chrome, Marauders have black inserts.

2006-2011 Grand Marquis share headlights.

The interchange between headlights is pretty limited without replacing other parts. The only direct interchange are Marauder and 03'-05' GMQ headlights.

You can also install 95'-97' GMQ headlights on a 92'-94' GMQ but there will be gaps in the corners of the grille due to obvious size differences.

Often people want to swap Marauder headlights on a Crown Vic. To do this, you will need a Marauder or 03'-05' GMQ header panel, grille, headlights (duh) and bumper cover to make it look good. bumper cover is not necessary but you will have huge gaps under the headlights.
Posted by: BigNSlow

Re: 92+ Body Part Interchange - by BigNSlow - 05/11/19 08:03 PM

Corner/Marker Lights

1992-1997 Crown Victoria share corner lights. There are two different styles available depending on the model.

Fleet and base model.



LX model with built in corner lamp.



1998-2011 Crown Victoria share corner lights.



1992-1997 Grand Marquis share corner lights. 1992-1994 are textured, 1995-1997 are clear. There are two different styles available depending on the model.

1992-1994 LS corner lamp



1992-1994 GS corner lamp



1995-1997 GS corner lamp



1995-1997 LS corner lamp



1998-2002 Grand Marquis share corner lights.



2003-2005 Grand Marquis and Marauder share corner lights. Grand Marquis are chrome, Marauder has black inserts.



2006-2011 Grand Marquis share corner lights.




You can swap corner lights among 98+' Panthers (excluding 98'-02' Grand Marquis) with minor modifications to mounting locations and wiring. Marauder corner lamp swap onto a Crown Vic is a very popular appearance modification.

You can not swap 98'-02' GMQ corners on a 92'-97' model due to size difference. Even though they look identical, they are not.

Header Panels

1992 Crown Victorias have unique header panels.

1993-1997 Crown Victorias share header panels.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias share header panels.

1992-1994 Grand Marquis share header panels.

1995-1997 Grand Marquis share header panels.

1998-2002 Grand Marquis share header panels.

2003-2005 Grand Marquis and Marauder share header panels.

2006-2011 Grand Marquis share header panels.






Rear Body Parts

Crown Victoria

1992



1993-1994



1995-1997



1998-2011



Grand Marquis

1992-1994



1995-1997



1998-2002



2003-2005



2006-2011



Marauder




Rear Doors

1992-1997 Crown Victorias have unique rear doors which will not fit any newer models but they can be interchanged between the years. 1992-1997 Grand Marquis has different rear doors so you can not put a CV door on GMQ.

1998-2011 Crown Victoria, 1992-2011 Grand Marquis and Marauder doors are the same. The mounts may be different as well as any hardware inside the door such as door locks, window regulators and any wiring. Exterior trim may also be different. The only exception is the extended version of Crown Vic which has longer doors which will not fit any other models.


Rear Bumper Covers

1992-1994 Crown Victorias share rear bumper covers.

1995-1997 Crown Victorias share rear bumper covers.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias share rear bumper covers.

1992-1994 Grand Marquis share rear bumper covers.

1995-1997 Grand Marquis share rear bumper covers.

1998-2011 Grand Marquis share rear bumper covers.

Marauders have unique bumper covers.

The interchange between years and models varies. It depends if you are willing to swap other parts to make the bumper covers work.

People often want to install Marauder bumper cover on a 98'+ Crown Vic or Grand Marquis. It is a direct bolt on for both cars. On a Grand Marquis however, you will also need to swap your reverse lights panel or your trunk lid won't close properly.


Trunk Lids

1992-1993 Crown Victorias share trunk lids but have different trim. 93'-94' has a reflector, 92' doesn't.

1995-1997 Crown Victoria share trunk lids which are also made from aluminum.

1998-2011 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder share trunk lids but have different reverse lights panel and trim on the outside depending on the year and model of the car (police, civilian, etc.)

1992-1994 Grand Marquis share trunk lids.

1995-1997 Grand Marquis share trunk lids which are also made from aluminum.

You can not put a 1992-1997 Crown Victoria trunk lid on a 1992-1997 Grand Marquis because the shape of rear windows is different which makes the trunk lids curve differently as well.

Often people want to put a Crown Victoria reverse light panel on a Grand Marquis and vice versa. To swap a Crown Vic panel on GMQ, it's a simple bolt on. Remove your old panel and install a new one. However, you will have a gap between a trunk lid and a new panel because Grand Marquis has a license plate cut-out in the bumper cover. To do a clean install, you will also want to swap a bumper cover.

Now, to swap a Grand Marquis panel on a Crown Vic, you would have to swap a bumper cover as well as the panel. You can not make it work without installing a Grand Marquis bumper cover.


Taillights

1992-1993 Crown Victorias share taillights.

1995-1997 Crown Victorias share taillights.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias and Marauder share taillights but have different trim and bulb variations between the years.

1992-1994 Grand Marquis share taillights.

1995-1997 Grand Marquis share taillights.

1998-2002 Grand Marquis share taillights.

2003-2011 Grand Marquis share taillights.

Often people want to swap 98'+ Crown Victoria taillights on a 98'+ Grand Marquis and vice versa. They are a direct bolt on. However, the bulb locations may be different. Also, the exterior trim may not match.

1995-1997 Crown Victoria taillights will not fit a 1995-1997 Grand Marquis due to obvious size differences.


Quarter Panels

1992-1994 Crown Victorias share quarter panels.

1995-1997 Crown Victorias share quarter panels.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias, Grand Marquis and Marauder share quarter panels. 2005 model year had a quarter panel mounted radio antenna.

1992-1997 Grand Marquis share quarter panels.
Posted by: BigNSlow

Re: 92+ Body Part Interchange - by BigNSlow - 05/11/19 08:04 PM

Other Body Parts

Crown Victoria

1992-1997



1998-2011





Grand Marquis

1992-1994



1995-1997



1998-2002



2003-2005



2006-2011




Marauder




Roofs

1992-1997 Crown Victorias share roofs.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias, 1992-2011 Grand Marquis and Marauder share roofs except for the extended wheel base models.


Glass

All 1992-2011 Panthers share windshields.

1992-1997 Crown Victorias share back glass. 1995-1997 models come with built in radio antenna which is part of the defogger grid.

1998-2011 Crown Victorias, 1992-2011 Grand Marquis and Marauder share back glass. 1992-1994 and 2005 models do not come with a built in radio antenna.


Mirrors

1992-1994 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis share mirrors. There are different options available (power, heated, etc.).

1995-1997 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis share mirrors. There are different options available (power, heated, etc.).

1998-2011 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder share mirrors. However, there are different options available (power, heated, etc.).

You can swap 98'+ mirrors on a 97'- and vice versa. The mirrors are a direct bolt on. Wiring connectors may be slightly different.


Notes

The information above is was compiled using various internet resources. If you would like to make an addition or correction, don't hesitate to contact me.