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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013 Thread Starter
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Reproducing the Door tag from VIN

I have recently been blessed with a 64 1/2 mustang project. Lots of rust, but all original and running. has the 260 and the C4... Anyway, no door tag. Here is the VIN... 5F07F 213620. I was hoping I could get some help trying to determine the date of manufacture.... for the door tag that I will order. I have determined the following for the tag....
65A 7 86 10F 73 1 6 . I'm just guessing on the date.... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance....
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If you order a Marti Report they will tell you the actual facts per original Ford records.

https://www.martiauto.com/reports2.cfm

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Unfortunately not on a 64 1/2 through 66 year. Those Ford records were destroyed. A Marti report is only for 67 and later.

I would be guessing on your door tag info if it's pretty close or not. But I think your vin would reflect a later build date.
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According to the list Veronica has going here.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-vin-data.html

Your production date would be a 27G or 28G. You might want to double check the color code though, before making the tag. Putting it into the decoder states that its not a valid color, but looking through a restoration manual states that 7 means Phoenician Yellow, which looks to be almost a very soft cream yellow.

Are you planning to go original in this car or restomading it? I am restoring a 64 1/2 convertible myself and just got done dealing with cleaning the rust out, need to start a resto thread i know, and have found a few interesting things so far. People here are great help. Right now I'm finishing up my generator rebuild and found some things with that. If you decide to keep the generator, if yours still has it, let me know and I'll give you info that I found there.

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Good info...

Thanks for the help guys! I am planning to stay as original as I can. It is currently a very creamy yellow...and there is some red. It is hard to tell if the original color was red or yellow. The interior is Yellow and I don't want to repaint the interior. This will be a daily driver...not perfect by any means. It has most if not all the original parts...64.5 horns, hood, generator, etc.

the 26 or 28G is what I was wanting. I thought my guess was too early....

Another question, where is the best place to get rear quarter panels and interior wheel (forgot the name of the part)...the metal inside the wheel well. Anyway, I've seen some things on youtube where they don't even match up. Is that normal? is there a good/reliable place to order the metal from?
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Another question....my mustang has the Generator. I'm wondering what is so much better about an alterator? I do love music but would only add an amp straight to Ipod then speakers...(if possible). It has the origianl AM radio that works...I would not think of messing up the dash....
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Detroit went to alternators because they were 1) cheaper to build once semiconductor diodes had been invented and 2) they produce a charging current at a lower engine speed. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with using your generator. The voltage regulation on either one is done pretty much the same way and even uses nearly the same regulator.

Because of 1), no one has used anything but an alternator in ages. That fact that 2) is also a good thing doesn't hurt but I doubt it had anything to do with the change over no matter what the salesmen may have said.
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I bought most of my parts from CJ Pony. There are several other places to use as well. Other's here will have their preference. The interior part your thinking of is called a Outer Wheel House. There's an inner and outer. You can also buy the two already welded together, but I wouldn't go that way. Most cases the car only needs a quarter skin, (about $55) and a outer wheel house, ($50).

And yes some of the time the two parts will not line up. Meaning they do not have the same arc. There are many reasons why they don't. Such as, manufacturer, type of quarter being used and the lot that part came from. To get the outer wheel house to fit you simply cut the wheel house like a piece of pie so you can flex it in or out to match the arc on the quarter. You will never see the slits, but they do need to be sealed off so road spray will not get up into your car.

Enjoy your car

Look at my thread about guessing the cost of restoring my fastback. There are many links to pictures and I know there's plenty of the work you will be doing.

I do not know what's the difference between the generator and alternator and which one is better for what ever reason.
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