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I have a '66 Convertible that no longer has the door plate. I am trying to determine an approximate build date from the VIN number. The last six digits of the VIN are 115109 - I believe this number was handed out sequentially when the car was built. I am looking for other '66 Mustangs that have a similar range VIN that still have the door plate containing the Build date. Any body have a number close to 115109??
 
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I'm not sure where on your year, but there are hidden VIN's.

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I do have the whole VIN, it's 6R08C115109 - these hidden codes you speak of, are there build dates, or DSO, etc... info also??
 
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Yes, I meant to include the fender flanges' date stamps under the hood edges, if original. Inside the trunk gutter too.

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I thought the VIN was the sequential number at the plant. It doesn't need to be the number of Mustangs built. Am I wrong?

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Its the sequential number of the order for that plant. Cars were not built in sequential order .... for example we know of a group of 68's that were built in order, their VIN's varried by over 4,000 numbers (group represented approx 24 cars in order)

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The date used for the door tag would vary depending on where your car was assemblied (second digit in the VIN)

From other cars with similar numbers

San Jose- Sept 3 or 4
Dearborn- Aug 18 or 19
NJ - Aug 27 or 28


Best guess based on know cars

These dates were assigned at the date the order was recieved by a certain plant. They often do not represent the finish date of the car

Hope this helps

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You can call ford motor company customer service and ask for a history report on your car. I did this on my 68 coupe that was missing the door tag. I gave them the VIN and they sent a free report with the car specs, options, and build date of the car. This report will give you the information needed to have a door plate re-created. It took about 3 weeks to get the report after I called them.

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Sorry but a History 99 report from Ford will not work for this person. Fords reords do not go back to 64-66. Also from examples w've seen their report does not always give the same projected build date as listed on the original door tag.

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Your Mustang Schedule Built date is 04K or October 4, 1965

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Ray, I am in a similar position, I have no build plate only the Vin Tag, my Vin is ORO5M130747 cam you advise the possible;
production date
production date code
GAWR (Rear)

I am trying to get a Data Plate from Mustangs unlimited and I cannot find these details anywhere.
 

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look at Klaus mustang site and find 66 mustangs with the R plant code and a b 4 and after unit number and look at their build dates. 66 mustangs were usually built within 3 months of the body date codes.
 

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Ray, I am in a similar position, I have no build plate only the Vin Tag, my Vin is ORO5M130747 cam you advise the possible;
production date
production date code
GAWR (Rear)

I am trying to get a Data Plate from Mustangs unlimited and I cannot find these details anywhere.
Since you have a 1970, skip MU and go directly to Kevin Marti. He has the build data, and you will get an accurate replacement tag with no guesswork.
 

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look at Klaus mustang site and find 66 mustangs with the R plant code and a b 4 and after unit number and look at their build dates. 66 mustangs were usually built within 3 months of the body date codes.
Using the Numbers book, you can get within a day or two of the original scheduled build.
 

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Wow, a 10 year old post, back from the dead....
 
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