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65 Mustang build date
« on: March 07, 2010, 10:48:39 PM »
Can anyone help me with a build date of best guess on a time frame for my recently acquired basket case 65 coupe? The VIN is 5R07C209597. Thanks in advance

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 11:29:53 PM »
The scheduled built date should be about April 12, 1965 according to the Mustang Production Guide, Vol 1. It may as many as 5 days different either way, but that is as close as I can get. Oh, and it's Monday.
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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 12:49:29 AM »
The build date is not in the warranty number.  Get the numbers above the warranty number to determine color, body style, build date, etc., 

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 12:56:00 AM »
this vehicle has no door data plate. it has the stamped VIN numbers on both right and left fender aprons. From what i can tell it is a 65 white exterior, red standard interior, 289-2V, auto car. I was hoping for information on a build date, at least a ball park one, to check for originality of the engine and transmission as they appear to be original to the car.

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 11:57:08 AM »
Without a door tag or at least a buck tag, it will be near impossible to determine the exact  build date.  And, you can never prove the engine and transmission are original because there were no numbers matching cars in 66.  I would use Jim's guesstimation for the build date. 

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 12:01:01 PM »
thanks, I guess I misspoke myself. I should have said, a period correct engine. The date codes and casting numbers seem to be correct for what the car is.

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 01:27:18 PM »
OK, now it's time for some pics. ;D

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 01:44:17 PM »
here a a couple to give you an idea of what i am starting with

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 01:50:58 PM »
I've seen worse.  Do you have the front clip parts (fenders, hood,  radiator mount ,etc?)  It looks as though it either came from a junk yard, or somebody was using it as a parts car.  The first thing I would do is yank that engine and get it going.  Most likely it will need an overhaul.  After that, I start rebuilding the body, starting with the engine bay.  That Mustang can come back to life, just take your time. 

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 02:15:46 PM »
i have the hood and drivers fender. there is frame damage and rusty floors to address first though

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 02:22:58 PM »
OK, you are right.  Get rid of the rust first.  Then the engine, etc. 

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 04:52:51 PM »
my wife and I figured, fix the rust, frame damage then move on to the drivetrain and wiring...

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 05:15:32 PM »
Yeah, get rid of the rust first. 

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Re: 65 Mustang build date
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2010, 12:29:21 PM »
I guess I misspoke myself. I should have said, a period correct engine. The date codes and casting numbers seem to be correct

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65 Mustang build date
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 06:46:54 AM »
Hello. Need your assistance please. I live in Australia & have a 1965 Mustang Coupe that has no Warranty Plate. The VIN Number is 5R07C242314. Looking at what the build date might be.

Jim (66GTKFB) did a good job in guestimating this for roadshowbob in March 2010 & would appreciate if he or someone else could do the same.

Also, I cannot determine if the colour is Rangoon Red or Poppy Red. Photo attached. 

Cheers Darren

 

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