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Master Mechanic
Jun 16, 2011
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Hey all, been a while. I recently bought an 86 Bonneville to add to my G-body corral. It needs a trunk lid and searching the internet isn't giving me much info on interchangeability, just guesses from people on FB. Looks to me in pics like the rear design of the trunk lid looks the same, and I'm wondering if the 2 door and 4 doors also use the same trunk lid. Can anyone confirm that trunk lids swap for these cars? Thanks!

78-83 Malibu
78-81 LeMans
82-86 Bonneville
 
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1982-1986 Bonneville--- 1978- 81 lemans---- 1978-1980 Grand Am ONLY. Good luck in your search!!
 
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Master Mechanic
Jun 16, 2011
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Any Idea how the Malibus are different? Maybe I can mod/tweak one? I'll bet it would be easier to find one of those than the Pontiacs.
 
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Any Idea how the Malibus are different? Maybe I can mod/tweak one? I'll bet it would be easier to find one of those than the Pontiacs.
The sloping rear of each deck lid is at different angles, the Malibu is less so than the Pontiacs, it would be a nightmare to fabricate. I can try to locate one for you, not sure where your located, if I find one, I will give you the info and you can go from there.
 
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I have used a LeMans trunk on my old Malibu fit was the same
 
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Master Mechanic
Jun 16, 2011
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St. George, UT
BLK- In pics they generally look the same, but something like a slight slope may be hard to detect. I'm in the SW corner of Utah, near the AZ border about 1.5 hours north of Vegas.

Turna- was it 2 door to 2 door? or 4 door to 2 door?

Thanks for the info Ribbed Roof.

PontiacGP- thanks for the link I'll check it out.
 
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Master Mechanic
Jun 16, 2011
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St. George, UT
I just looked it up on that link on car-part and I'm seeing both 2 and 4 door Malibus listed as suitable exchanges. There's one in Vegas I might need to make a trip down to check out. It's been a while since I've visited a junkyard, they're more pricey than I expected. I might also get a local quote on fixing mine. Here's what I'm up against, the last guy that had it pushed it onto a trailer with a truck and bent it all up.

 
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Here's a fiberglass one if your in the market. And good call guys on the Malibus deck lid interchange! I learned something new today!

 

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