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    To R/T or not to R/T, that is the question

    I have a '92 ES and found a scrapped out R/T. Guy can't sell me the car but he will sell me all the parts I want. I know I want the sail panels but should I go all out with the bumpers, turns, tails and door/skirts? Any input? Getting car painted next spring, going stock black on the paint. I like the ES just because I don't see them offend but but I still want to be different.

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    I would get everything RT you can.

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    I have a '92 R/T in my "parts bin" (backyard). But the junkyard one is black so the repaint would be better than over red R/T parts.

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    A repaint done correctly will not matter what color you start with.

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    make sure you get the front turns and when you take the tail lights make sure and get the pigtails(they unplug) because they are different.I did mine like that ,took a 92 es and put the front and back bumper on.I think it turned out alright.it is the one in my profile pic...
    go for it!
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    Car looked good Badhabit. I have two rear bumpers in red and they are both N/A bumpers so I won't have the extra cutout for the exhaust. Did you change out the rear quarter windows when you went to the R/T sails? I will be doing so. It just finishes off the look.

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    If you are repainting it and you like the r/t look i would say go for it. If you like how it looks already leave it alone, and just focus on painting it.

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    No,I did not change out the windows,I promised the frame (donor car) to someone so I wanted to keep all the windows in it.The sails were already on it.All I had to do was change out the front and rear bumper as well as the lights and hood.Kinda happy with the way it turned out.

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    The car is going back to black. It's a simple and looks so good. I have red leather interior and it makes the black stand out when the door is opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallz View Post
    2 issues you will have with the rear bumper:

    1: tail light wiring. although the plug inside the car behind the plastic panels is the same a 3000GT/ES has 1 extra wire due to the extra bulb in the longer tail lights. I did a swap from 3K to R/T tails and never really got the wiring figured out perfectly, the issue is in the blinker (R/T has a dual element bulb and 3K/ES has seperate bulbs)2: R/T rear bumper. the bolt holes are all the same, but the mounting is set lower on an ES bumper and higher on an R/T bumper
    As long as you use the pigtail for the lights from the R/T ,the lights are no problem,it will plug right up to the ES.
    The bumper from the R/T ,you will need to make a couple of spacers to make up the difference in height.
    BH

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