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Have a 64 1/2 mustang I bought in California 18 years ago. Havn't driven it in 10 years. Finally started playing with it and decided to really check out the date code on the door. Looked it up on the web and it said made in March 65. I thought it had to be made in early 64 to be a 64 1/2. Have all the 64 stuff. Like Generator instead of alternator, no backup lights, lip on hood instead of fold. Had the head light switch go bad and bought one for a 65 mustang and it didn't fit. Had to go back and get a 64 falcon headlight switch. What makes a 64 1/2 a 64 1/2 ????
 

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What makes a 64 1/2 a 64 1/2 ????

Everything you mentioned...

If the VIN under the hood and the door plate match, then it's a glitch (or maybe you're having an OF moment *G*)..

What's the engine code in the VIN?

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You're mistaken on one part. Yes, you do have a 64 1/2. They were early 1965 cars, not early 1964. So one built in March, a month after they were introduced would definitely be considered a 64 1/2.

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Are mistakes like that common?
Vin I take it is the same as Waranty Identification. It is the same on the tag as well as the drivers side fender (under hood).
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65A Color 3 Trim 86 Date 26E DSO 71 Trans 15
 

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Date code 26E is 26 May of '64. If it was 26 May of '65 it would be 26S. So, you have a genuine early '65 Mustang also known as '64.5.

Congrats,

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...yeah, I was getting there...*G*

Thought that date code looked fishy...sometimes the first and second year codes confuse some people...



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Um, I think I'm one of those confused people, see the above thread about Missing Title. I may be way off base here. Back to Mustang school for me...

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Whoa! You should've attained addict status on that thread....

What a nightmare! *G*

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there were no 64 1/2's they just called the early 65's that...

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That list of differences is smaller than most suspect since most of those differences were installed thoughout the early part of the fall 64 and spring 65. In my mind this means the parts are not 64 1/2 parts at all. This includes spare tire hold down, inside window cranks, etc. It seems most people attribute these parts as being 64 1/2 parts which is really not true.

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