The Junkyard Interchange and Rarities Thread

TURNA

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I have a couple extra pm me if you are interested
 

Sodee

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Good reading. I have a whole new shopping list fro my next trip to the local pull a part. Thanks for the input. As far as interior bits go, what have people been doing for rear seats? I just picked up a pair of buckets out of a 2 dr 08 G6 that will need some fabrication to fit to the standard tracks, but did not pull the back as it was about 4 inches too narrow to make a clean install, and am also thinking I might want to attempt to update to the fold down option if I can do a clean gusset job in the back seat area of the car with shoulder belts as well. Newer GP or associated?

I’m actually working on a fold down back seat for my Monte using pieces from an Jaguar XJ8.. I got the leather seats for cheap so I figured why not try it. I’m also looking at replacing the belts too. May grab the power front seats too, and wire them to the separate fuse box. I *think* they’re heated too so I’m curious about all of this....

We shall see how well this goes.
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csstrux

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I’m actually working on a fold down back seat for my Monte using pieces from an Jaguar XJ8.. I got the leather seats for cheap so I figured why not try it. I’m also looking at replacing the belts too.

We shall see how well this goes.


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Looking forward to seeing the results.
 

Sodee

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Looking forward to seeing the results.

I have a thread that I’ll be updating, I’ll link it once I find the URL for it( My thread —-> https://gbodyforum.com/threads/78-monte-rolling-the-dice.66909/ ) ... but this is gonna be fun for sure. I’m wanting to retrofit things I like from other newer cars. I probably should have held onto the front and rear setups from my 2004 elite package Nissan Maxima. I loved the back seats and console it had. Oh well.
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antonC4Gbody

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This is for the JEEP steering shaft when i read about it i went out and grab one and find out it the wrong one so i look at it and have and easy fix for it here what i done to mine. I cut the old shaft from G body about 2 half inch and trim it here and there made it fit inside the shaft and cut the collar off and drill a new hole thru the shaft and bolt it together about and hour work. Hope it works for you
 

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antonC4Gbody

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This is for the JEEP steering shaft when i read about it i went out and grab one and find out it the wrong one so i look at it and have and easy fix for it here what i done to mine. I cut the old shaft from G body about 2 half inch and trim it here and there made it fit inside the shaft and cut the collar off and drill a new hole thru the shaft and bolt it together about and hour work. Hope it works for you
 

Longroof79

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Glad to see that you were able to turn lemons into lemonade. Nice fix.
 

Injectedcutty

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Alright guys, I have found another junkyard swap. I know Jamcar mentioned using a rearview mirror from a Saturn Vue which has the compass and temp, but it doesn't have map lights.
Soooo, while browsing around today I came across a 2003 Impala which had map lights. After looking at several different cars, I snagged one. The mirror doesn't have anything fancy other than the map lights. It looks like all early-mid 2000's Impala's are the same, other than the LTZ models being equipped with Onstar.
It cost me $6.37 out the door, and looks right at home in the Cutlass. Now to figure out the wiring and whether to tie into the dome light harness.
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69hurstolds

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Alright guys, I have found another junkyard swap. I know Jamcar mentioned using a rearview mirror from a Saturn Vue which has the compass and temp, but it doesn't have map lights.
Soooo, while browsing around today I came across a 2003 Impala which had map lights. After looking at several different cars, I snagged one. The mirror doesn't have anything fancy other than the map lights. It looks like all early-mid 2000's Impala's are the same, other than the LTZ models being equipped with Onstar.
It cost me $6.37 out the door, and looks right at home in the Cutlass. Now to figure out the wiring and whether to tie into the dome light harness.
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Cool find. People have been snagging them from F-bodys for a good while now, but any lighted mirrors are welcome addition. Especially helpful if you have T-tops. The stock opera lights give you absolutely no overhead lighting up front.
 
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