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what year 64 1/2 or 65

 
77wagonmaster
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Posted: 09/18/12 07:22 AM

i have a classic mustang coupe trying to figure out what year it is. i was told it was a 1964 1/2 title says 1965 here is vin 5F07D20XXXX. Any info would be helpful.
                                                thank you CJ  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 09/18/12 08:26 AM

The '64 1/2 designation refers to early built models, but will indeed always be titled as a '65, as that's what they were sold as (extended sales/production model year). The easiest way to determine a '64 1/2 is by its unique features such as fixed passenger seat, horns mounted on the strut rod frames, generator instead of an alternator, and unique hood leading edge styling by the headlight buckets. There are others, but those are the most obvious. Of course production date too if you have the original door tag. '64 1/2 models are those built March 9th of '64 through mid-August of '64.

HTH...
Mark
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Mark Houlahan
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Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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77wagonmaster
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Posted: 09/18/12 02:05 PM

could some 1 please decode the vin # for me thank you 5F07D20xxxx
                        thank you CJ  

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waynep71222
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Posted: 09/18/12 05:15 PM

Assembly Plant
Code Plant
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ


07 Hardtop

Engine
Code Engine
A 289-4v
C 289-2v
D 289-4v low comp
F 260-2v
K 289-4v HiPo
T 200-1v
U 170-1v


does it have a generator... or an alternator??/  

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77wagonmaster
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Posted: 09/18/12 06:09 PM

wayne

i think it has a generator
                  ty cj  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 09/19/12 06:54 AM

The D-code 289 is also a '64 1/2 only engine option, so that pretty much sums it up right there...

Mark  
Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager
Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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77wagonmaster
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Posted: 09/19/12 07:24 AM

mark and wayne

my car has a lot of rust it being in south carolina all of its life it supposedly runs but right now it has no carb. trying to figure out should i restore or part it out. the parts that need to be replaced are the front bumper which i have front valance which i have, carb front fenders hood trunk deck lid and rear bumper. the roof and quarters were repaired as part of the purchase when i got it
                                          thank you cj  

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54packman
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Posted: 09/21/12 03:29 PM

would like to know what colour you motor is, and check the date code on the drivers door too, wondering if your motor valve covers are gold, or a robin egg blue, i have a car built aug 17 1964 which makes it first day of production for the 65 model year, but it does have some 64 1/2 parts on it too  

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jlg2002
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Posted: 09/24/12 12:57 PM

Icon Quote77wagonmaster:
mark and wayne

my car has a lot of rust it being in south carolina all of its life it supposedly runs but right now it has no carb. trying to figure out should i restore or part it out. the parts that need to be replaced are the front bumper which i have front valance which i have, carb front fenders hood trunk deck lid and rear bumper. the roof and quarters were repaired as part of the purchase when i got it
                                          thank you cj


CJ,
you're talking about $500 to $1000 for parts + paint costs. Is the car worth that much to you?  

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77wagonmaster
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Posted: 10/04/12 10:09 AM

mark and wayne
Yes the car is worth that that much to me but i have decided to sell it for personal reasons.

                                         Thank You CJ  

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