Is it possible to replace the front end (quarter panels, fender, hood, etc
etc) of a ford taurus 90's with the front end from a tempo (80's)? Please
send all repsonses to email@example.com.
p.s. VERY similiar body, and overall design, and this question comes from
the fact that the taurus has been wrecked, the tempo has not. Main
question: the front cross bar on the taurus is wasted, can I replace it
and the majority of the crushed parts with parts from the older tempo?
(looks does not matter, only keeping it on the road) Thanks in advance for
any and all responses
Anything is possible.
Practical? No way. It would run you $15,000.00 to $20,000.00 in
fabrication and welding, ...and to what end.
These two cars shared no parts in common, they are a completely
different vehicle, the Taurus is much bigger. The Tempo/Topaz is much
more similar to the Escort/Lynx.
The closest relationship between the Taurus and Tempo (other than the
radio) is that the Taurus was available in the early years with a 2.5L
version of the Tempo 2.3L I-4.
Get a $200 Taurus or Sable on eBay or the classifieds, if you must
repair yours. They are available all over very cheap with blown 3.8's
and trannys but in otherwise excellent condition.
Thanks Rob, that pretty much answers my question. I own both the taurus and
the tempo (although the tempo is stored in a different county- and not
readily available- hence the question), and i do have a certified welder
who would be free of charge (amazing what you can buy with a few beers. .
lol). So now I know to head to the junk yard and get a new front end....
Thanks again, PicsesMike
Don't forget the 3.0L Tempos. I had a 5-speed. A real sleeper. The Taurus 4cyl
real piece of crap.
You should be able to get an entire Taurus front clip and engine cradle (that
"crossbar" is part of the cradle) for about $200 these days from a junk yard.
your local paper for one with a blown 3.8 or bad AXOD trans.
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