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Its a 65. Also, the data plate says a white fastback not a 65 vert. I was told by my seller(a sweet old lady) that it was all orig. I hate liars. Anyway, is there any way to retrieve dataplate info or am i stuck? Does anybody know how hard it is to repair the unibody- she's a little rotted.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Cheese

I am a newbie and have only had the car for a week, so be gentle.
 

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It's likely that the data plate is not from that car and you could get a new one. What does the fender say. The VIN should be stamped there as well, its there on my car anyway.
 

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Look under the hood, on the D/S and see if there is a Buck Tag (Rectangular metal plate that has most of the info from the warranty plate) on the rear part of the inner fender, either on top, or near the MC.

So what body style is it (looking at the car/vin on fender)?
 
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I have the vin and ran it through decoder. It checks out , but I was wondering about paint, interior, etc. It's definitely ??? a 65 vert.
 
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Just went out and checked fender. No luck but thanks for trying.
 

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Your door was probably replaced and that is why the data plate does not match.

You have a shot at determining the orginal color by removing the back seat and seeing the color on the floor pans.

You may determine some other codes by finding a car built close to yours in the Mustang Production Guide ( http://www.vntg-mustang.com/vmoa/insearch.html ). That is about as good as it gets for the 65/66 years though.

It is a lot of work to repair rust on the body. If you can;t do it yourelf be prepared to dig deep into your pockets.
 

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For everyday use, there's little difference between the 64.5 and 65, both in function and value....just having a 'vert makes you special *G*

Describe the areas of body rot...pictures would be helpful....many VMF'ers have tackled this job themselves so it is not to be feared.

Most of the info on the data plate can be derived empirically, and, as others have mentioned, a new plate can be struck. Just take your time and enjoy sleuthing the car...you never know what you will find..*G*

BTW, the lady may not have lied....she may not have known. Unless you paid a premium for the car and based it on her representations, I'd give her the benefit of the doubt.....the lesson learned would be to investigate thoroughly before consumating the deal, yes? *G* Been there, done that...

Going forward, do you have any other questions about the car? Have you yet done an assessment of the mechanical and electrical systems to determine the car's roadworthiness and where repairs/restoration are to begin?

Good luck with your project and welcome!
 

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The "64 1/2" cars are legally 65's. Their VINs reflect that, all were titled as 1965 model year cars. Does the car have a generator (64.5) or an alternator (65)? Does your title have a 65 or 66 VIN (i.e., the real one - 65; or the door one - 66)?

John Harvey
 
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