Qoes anyone know if the '79-'80 door panels and locking hardware be transferred over to '85-'86 doors. My friend is offering me a pair of '86 doors (straight and rust free!) for dirt cheap and I just want to know before I drive the 35 miles to get them.

Remember the '79-'80 panels have the lock knob as part of the armrest!

Actually, it was only the 79s that had the inner door handles in a different place than later models...as long as you use an 80 or later door panel, you can use it on the 85-86 door... 79 doors have to have 79 door panels and vice versa. 79 Foxes have odd little quirks unto themselves.