You’ll have to search for those parts

July 1, 2010 | By Richard Prince


I am writing in hopes that someone can assist me in obtaining parts for my 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria station wagon. I am looking for upper and lower latches for the rear tailgate, the under hood light, right rear wheel well chrome/stainless molding, a factory AMFM/cassette radio, and an owner’s manual. I am in the process of restoring this vehicle back into its original condition, and have so far replaced a lot of parts. Any help and information that you can give me will be appreciated.


As you have almost certainly discovered, Ford no longer sells the parts you need. And because sufficient demand does not exist, aftermarket restoration parts producers are not making the parts you seek. That leaves the used parts market as your only resource. The owner’s manual you want can be bought from any of several literature specialists, including Roth Auto Books ( For the other parts contact salvage yards and perhaps most importantly, keep an eye on eBay for what you need. I took a quick look on eBay and found six listings for 1990 Crown Victoria owner manuals and seven listings for Ford station wagon hinges (though none were listed for 1990 some of them may be correct for several years, including 1990).