Brought to you in part by:

.

Tools & Supplies by Eastwood

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  '64 1/2 to '73 -- The Classic Mustang
  What build date makes a '65 a LATE '65...?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   What build date makes a '65 a LATE '65...?
The Iceman
Gearhead

Posts: 1796
From: Shelton, CT
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 01-21-2002 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a curiosity question here, when I bought BeeBop, she had a '66 grille (definitely not a new piece! haha).
Now that Ive added the '66 guages, the only way someone will be able to tell that I actually have a '65 is by the side moldings

My car was built in July of '65 according to the VIN (26th...? cant remember right this second haha, all i know is she was built the same day that my uncle -- whom I named the car in honor off - was born )
So my question is, what build date is considered to make a '65 a late '65...?
have a good one

------------------
CrAzY Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
https://mustangsandmore.com//ubb/TheIceman.html
http://www.motorcities.com/contents/01GF9250033520.html
There's Nothing Wrong With A Little Six In A Classic Mustang! ;)

IP: Logged

johnmustang
Gearhead

Posts: 1695
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 01-21-2002 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The build date for my 65 fastback is April 19-1965, I would also like to know if this is classified as an early or late 65 car, as well as, if it is an early or late full pony interior.


JOHN

------------------
65 2+2 FASTBACK
68 COUPE
87 TAURUS WAGON
98 F150 XLT TRITON V8 4.6, 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
M&M #1710
MyPhotoPage

IP: Logged

70SportsRoof
Gearhead

Posts: 350
From: Scottsdale, AZ, In the hot hot Valley of the Sun
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 01-21-2002 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Iceman, if you mean the cut off for what's called the 64 1/2 and 65 Mustangs it would be some time around mid August 1964. 64 1/2 had generators, slightly different hood front edge, different interior door handles, an optional 260 V8, 170 I-6, and a 289 V8 with the VIN code of D.

Johnmustang, an April 1965 car is a "late" 1965. Pony interior was not an option until mid 1965, car has to have a build date of February '65 or later. Your car can have a factory pony interior.

IP: Logged

The Iceman
Gearhead

Posts: 1796
From: Shelton, CT
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 01-21-2002 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ah so i DO have a late '65, apparently a REALLY late one haha
thanks 70sportsroof!

------------------
CrAzY Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
https://mustangsandmore.com//ubb/TheIceman.html
http://www.motorcities.com/contents/01GF9250033520.html
There's Nothing Wrong With A Little Six In A Classic Mustang! ;)

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 4414
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-21-2002 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that Feb 1965 date would be correct-whenever they brought out GT's. Pony Interiors, After that time, the door and window cranks were screw on, possibly motor mounts changed on V-8 models, etc. There's probably more. I dont know at what point wiper mounting changed. My 65 GT has a March 65 date and it had later motor mounts which COULD HAVE been changed before I bought it-came with no engine. The exact date is probably not cast in stone because they used up older inventories. Early and late is in the eye of the collector.

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Gearhead

Posts: 4787
From: Reno Nv MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 01-21-2002 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 65 was made in April too.Yes I have the window cranks that screw on.As for the wiper mounting,I've never knew there was a difference.And my motor mounts are the 65 style not the 66.I'm so green when it comes to all the little dates and changes.But I do have a big hood scoop thats got to count for something.

SCOOP

------------------
65 coupe,351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
MEM#1240

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

PonyDoc
Journeyman

Posts: 59
From: Ft. Lauderdale
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 01-21-2002 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Usually very late August or September was when the model year changed on the assembly line. I found a book that gave a daily history for the first year and they had Friday, August 14, 1964 as their cut-oof for 64 1/2, but Ford never adhered to any kind of schedule. I have a 64 9/10 that was built Aug. 13, 1964, and it has all the 64 1/2 oddities like hood and headlight buckets, 25 spline drive shaft, "A" on air knob, etc., but it's a "C" code w/ alternator- not 64 1/2 codes, so go figure out what was happening on the assembly line. If you dropped your wrench. 9 cars went by when you bent to pick it up!!!!

IP: Logged

cynot65
Gearhead

Posts: 855
From: New York
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 01-22-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's really kind a funny but it does make sense. They were building these cars so fast that I'm sure there were many cars who had "any part available". PonyDoc, you might not be to far from the truth by saying that about dropping your wrench. All I know is that mine is a 65 and I'm rebuilding it as one (with a couple of mods along the way )
Tony C*

------------------
65 Convertible, Vintage Burgandy/Standard Black Interior, 289, 4spd
M&M Member#450
It ain't done yet, but it'll be done right!!

IP: Logged

kcode
Gearhead

Posts: 2133
From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-22-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dan,
Since all first year Mustangs were titled as 65's and all serial numbers started with 5 no 4 1/2's, late usually refers to cars built after the Feb build dates of the GT's.
My coupe was a Sept 64, it had alot of early stuff and late stuff mixed. Fan switch, mixed headlight buckets, early carpet. Its a guessing game on what they used in production.

Mike

IP: Logged

mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 4414
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-23-2002 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike: Remember reading it in one of the Perkins articles in MMonthly, but what was the approximate date of 5 bolt/6bolt change?

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 12790
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-23-2002 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MOst of what I know is based on Feb. 65 change over levels in published FoMoCo parts and service literature. That is the most accepted "complete" change over period. MM was built in that period and it has all of the "late" parts, except for a strange rug.
The 5 bolt to 6 bolt changeover was completed in August of 1964 for "MOST" of the FoMoCo lines.

------------------
Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator
NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Part time secret agent license #0089
US Class Nationals link

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2002, Steve LaRiviere


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Where are the M&M Members From?]

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronym Guide][Calendar of Events][Chat Room][Classified Ads] [Links]

[Members' Photos] [M&M Mug Shots] [Technical Articles][Ford Parts Number Deciphering

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Advertise on Mustangsandmore.com] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts]