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Offline michaelvonlanthen

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My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:36:29 AM »
Hi all,
Last Saturday I went to Germany with an expert to check a 1964 1/2 Mustang Convertible in Guardsman Blue with the D-Code engine. I am very happy to tell you that my search has come to an end, just found after a Long search a car that fits my Color- and interior wishes :)

The car is very original and partly restored. It has many options like Rally-pack, AC, console, C4 transmission, AM-Radio, PB, PT, wire-wheel covers with knock-off etc. All Chrome and glass seems to be original and in very good condition. The car has a DSO 75 (Phoenix) and was then driven in Texas. It has original floor and Panels and zero rust.

Someone know this car?

Greetings, Michael
« Last Edit: July 05, 2017, 12:36:33 PM by michaelvonlanthen »

Offline DM_1964

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 04:16:03 AM »
Congratulations Michael, it looks like a really nice car with the usual 64 1/2 items.
A great find, enjoy!
Regards,
Dom
64 1/2 Caspian Blue Convertible - Dearborn

Offline Josep

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 08:56:34 AM »
Congratulation Michael, a very nice and clean car, I'm sure you will enjoy it a lot.!
Best regards from ibiza,

Josep
1966 Mustang Hardtop 200 Inline 6 - Arcadian Blue - C4 - Thermactor - 6R07T213966 - San Jose built June 11th 1966 - DSO 71
1966 Mustang Convertible 289-2V - Vintage Burgundy - AT PS DB - 6F08C109403 - Dearborn built September 9th 1965 - DSO 36

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 05:00:24 PM »
If that "1 64" on the seatbelt means Jan 64, they made a whole lot of those in Jan, cuz mine has the same date, and mine is number 3219 (build guestimate of mar 23).
Very nice car.  That's the best color of all of them. (yeah, I'm biased)

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 05:13:58 PM »
If that "1 64" on the seatbelt means Jan 64, they made a whole lot of those in Jan, cuz mine has the same date, and mine is number 3219 (build guestimate of mar 23).
There's the possibility that the instructions given by Ford to its suppliers about part marking showed a sample date code of "1 64" but without further instructions to change the date monthly.
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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 05:58:45 PM »
There's the possibility that the instructions given by Ford to its suppliers about part marking showed a sample date code of "1 64" but without further instructions to change the date monthly.
Jim
That would be interesting.  Would make date coding those a real imprecise pain. :o

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 06:37:16 PM »
If that "1 64" on the seatbelt means Jan 64, they made a whole lot of those in Jan, cuz mine has the same date, and mine is number 3219 (build guestimate of mar 23).
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Could be. We know that sheet metal was done (especially for panels not used on all Mustangs) in large batches then the stamp machines were changed over (different dies installed) to do other panels.  They didn't have enough machines to have one for every panel, every body type and for every car and truck style/model they built in a particular year plus replacement panels for the servicing side of the demand


Same might have applied to sub contractors who would just fill an order for (just an example) 60,000 seat belt buckle bases since they were used in many of the Ford and Mercury products that year
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Offline michaelvonlanthen

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 08:29:06 AM »
Thanks guys for your writing. My Mustang has a build date of July 6 1964. So maybe a previous owner has restored it with an very early seat belt. I don't think it is original, since the very good condition. The AC, chrome, console and Rally-Pac and sheet meatal / panels seem to be original. I am not sure about the steering wheel.

« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 08:31:08 AM by michaelvonlanthen »

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Re: My first Mustang: 64 1/2 convertible
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 01:00:27 PM »
Another item to consider, front seat belts were a factory option in 1964 (rear belts were not offered as factory). If they were factory, the mounting method would be an eye bolt thru the floor.
Jim
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