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#3761698 - 10/15/17 12:05 PM PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST
Fastz28 Offline
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All the pictures area dead too, but here's the text via the internet archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20100727...read.php?t=180

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 should 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.

Town cars have unique doors.


Fenders

All 1992-2011 Crown Victorias, Marauders and 2003-2011 Grand Marquis use identical fenders. However, newer models may have additional screw holes as well as lack of antenna cut-outs. Also, hood hinge mounting locations may be different.

All 1992-2002 Grand Marquis models use identical fenders. Newer models will not have antenna cut-outs. Also, hood hinge mounting locations may be different.

Town cars have unique fenders.


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 of them.

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.

Marauders have unique bumper covers.

Town cars have unique bumper covers.

Some 2003+ Grand Marquis and all Marauders come with fog 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.

1993-1994 Crown Victorias share grilles.



1995-1997 Crown Victorias share grilles.



1998-2011 has 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 and 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.





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. Marauders grilles were body coloured and had unique emblems.



2006-2011 Grand Marquis share grilles.



Town cars have unique 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'-09' 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. Perhaps, fenders and corner lights as well if you are doing it to a 98'-02' Grand Marquis.

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


Hoods

1992-1997 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis all have the same hoods. However, 1995-1997 came with aluminum hoods and 1992-1994 were steel. All look identical though.

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

Town cars have unique hoods.

With that said, 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.

Town cars have unique 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. However, you can not install 92'-94' headlights on a 95'-97'.

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.


Corner/Marker Lights

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



LX 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.



Town Cars have unique corner lights.

With that said, you can swap corner lights among 98+' Panthers (excluding Town Car and 98'-02' Grand Marquis) with minor modifications to mounting locations and wiring.

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.

Town Cars have unique 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 doors are same as Marauder doors and are also the same as 1992-2011 Grand Marquis doors. Ones again the hardware may vary over the years. The only exception is the extended version of Crown Vic which has longer doors.

Town cars have unique doors.


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.

Town cars have unique bumper covers.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Town cars have unique trunk lids.

With that said, 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.

Town cars have unique 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. Some years had cut-outs for antenna.

1992-1997 Grand Marquis share quarter panels.

Town Cars have unique quarter panels.


Other Body Parts

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.

Town Cars have unique roofs.


Glass

All 1992-2011 Panthers except Town Cars share windshields.

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


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 with some small modifications.


Notes

The information above is was compiled using various internet resources.
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#3761946 - 10/15/17 05:07 PM Re: PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST [Re: Fastz28]
Ponyguy Offline

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Lots of useful information here. Sticky-worthy, even.

Quote:
Some 2003+ Grand Marquis and all Marauders come with fog lights.

One slight discrepancy I saw was the GMQ fog lights... GMQ's didn't get the fog light option until the 2006 restyle. The only 2003-2005 Panther Mercury with fogs was the Marauder, which had the unique front bumper cover.
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#3762322 - 10/15/17 10:32 PM Re: PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST [Re: Fastz28]
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I made that compilation a few years back. The images are still there...

http://crownvic.ca/forum/thread-173.html

Also your link is dead.
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I'm sure I'm missing some but that's techno as we know him...

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#3762930 - 10/16/17 04:12 PM Re: PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST [Re: BigNSlow]
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Originally Posted By BigNSlow
I made that compilation a few years back. The images are still there...

http://crownvic.ca/forum/thread-173.html

Also your link is dead.
I wasn't going to say anything because I wasn't sure, but I was thinking that was your write-up. If so, then its nothing new around here. At one point I believe it was stickied here, but where that post went IDK as that was quite some time ago.
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#3762946 - 10/16/17 04:27 PM Re: PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST [Re: Fastz28]
SocalSam Offline
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Registered: 03/30/13
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Bookmarking now. Great job!

Just a couple of very minor notes to add:

There are two versions of the honeycomb grill. 1999(?) to 2002 surrounds are smooth while the 2003-11 grills are textured. This makes a difference when painting the surround.

CVPI reverse light panels are interchangeable 1998-2011 but the number of mounting studs in the panels vary slightly. Early panels have an extra stud which requires drilling an additional hole in the trunk to mount.
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#3765098 - 10/18/17 03:49 PM Re: PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST [Re: Fastz28]
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98-02 & 03-11 Vic and GMQ corner lights are different. Yeah you can swap between the two cars within those seperate year ranges, but the trailing edge on 98-02 sweep/curve up and on 03-11 it curved down. You'd need to swap header panels for good fit.
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#4049390 - 02/27/20 04:36 PM Re: PANTHER PLATFORM INTERCHANGEABLE BODY PARTS LIST [Re: Fastz28]
Rubbergash Offline
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Will a 1992 Crown Victoria Rear Bumper Cover fit on a 1992 Grand Marquis?

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