Started a job tonight that I've been wanting to do for a long time. And I'm kind of glad I waited rather than hacking it up. It's also somethin I figured would be a quick direct swap but that wasn't the case at all.
Firebird door card swap.
It's no secret the newer birds were arguably the best interiors in the 4th gens. Where I already have a mint set of black cloth bird seats in the car from my parts car, I wanted the door panels too. My Camaro ones are mismatched to begin with with one being leather and one being cloth I assume was replaced at some time.
I went into this with the mindset I could just spin a few screws and done and that was absolutely not the case, the bird cards are just enough smaller lengthwise that absolutely nothing but the plastic hooks on the back and the center screw for the handle trim fit. The rest you may as well get some self tappers out and stuff em strategically into the fiberglass door so they don't hit any moving internal parts.
And to add to it the mirror switch has an entirely different plug with a couple different colored wires I almost certainly crossed as I have about 80% of the function I should with them after winging it. This may be a difference between 98 and my donor 00 car but it's how it went down if you want these panels in this catfish lol.
Your window switches and locks will match up and are plug and play if you really don't care about power mirrors. But I'm dumb and I do. I also retrofit an led bulb into the handle trim to light up the buttons better at night because screw it I was already there.
I think I'll mess with the other one tomorrow. I should've been doin somethin with that wire burning collector but I guess this was more important for whatever reason.