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Oldsmobile guys....question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Leadsled51, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Leadsled51
    Joined: Dec 21, 2001
    Posts: 333


    I have a 1956 Olds trunk lid that I am selling....a guy wanted to know if it came off of a 88 or a 98. My question is, aren't they the same? Other than the side trim and badges, aren't the body panels the same? Would it make a difference if it was a 2 or 4 door on the trunk lid? Thanks in advance!
  2. Pretty sure that there is a difference in the 2 door and 4 door. I don't think that the 88 is any smaller than the 98, the trim on the lid is probably different.
  3. Leadsled51
    Joined: Dec 21, 2001
    Posts: 333


    Yea, the trim not the issue with it, just wondering if the size is the same
  4. 1954 rocket 98
    Joined: Apr 18, 2011
    Posts: 219

    1954 rocket 98

    yes the 98's are longer.

  5. batt69nova
    Joined: Nov 4, 2009
    Posts: 225

    from OR

    The 98s are larger.

    Not sure if they are simply longer, or if they are longer and wider.

    The frames between a 98 and 88 DON'T interchange. A lot of mechanical parts do interchange, but I have no idea on the trunk lid.

    I have a '54 holiday and a '54 4 door. It's surprising to see them side by side as they are quite different.
  6. Leadsled51
    Joined: Dec 21, 2001
    Posts: 333


    Ok, guess I wont be selling a deck lid! Thanks all
  7. NMCarNut
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 630


    There are three different trunk lids that interchange on all 54 - 56 Oldsmobiles the only difference, if any, for each application would be holes for different moldings:
    1 - 88 convertible and 2 dr Holiday
    2 - 88 all other body styles
    3 - 98 all

    The 88 trunks also fit some 55 - 56 Buicks, not sure which.
  8. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 992


    The trunk lids will interchange, the only difference being the mounting holes for the trim. The 98 body has a panel between the back window and trunk lid while the 88 trunk lid goes up to the window. Doors, front guards, bumpers etc all interchange between the 98 & 88.
    Hope this clarifies it.

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