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Old 02-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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'65 or '66

What's going on here? I bought my classic mustang from my neighbor and he told me it was a 65. When I got the car and the pink slip, the slip said '66. I didn't mind, I guess it was an honest mistake. That was about a year ago. Now the VIN has caught my attention. According to my VIN, my mustang is a '65. Soooo how can I tell what it really is? Trust the slip or the VIN? Also, the VIN on the door jamb was taken off to paint the car sometime in it's life I guess so the rivets were replaced with screws
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What's going on here? I bought my classic mustang from my neighbor and he told me it was a 65. When I got the car and the pink slip, the slip said '66. I didn't mind, I guess it was an honest mistake. That was about a year ago. Now the VIN has caught my attention. According to my VIN, my mustang is a '65. Soooo how can I tell what it really is? Trust the slip or the VIN? Also, the VIN on the door jamb was taken off to paint the car sometime in it's life I guess so the rivets were replaced with screws
Trust the VIN on the drives side under windshield on the dash that is the VIN you should be using. The state makes mistakes sometimes(-;
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Problem is, my car doesn't have a VIN on that location
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Problem is, my car doesn't have a VIN on that location

Hum I know the VIN is from the MFG so I would trust that over the paperwork from the state remember this is an old car and a mistake might have been made a long time ago.

I am not sure where else to look for a VIN on it my 68 is not at my house right now so I can not even go take a look and see. Someone else will chime in
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I hope so. Because I just noticed that the VIN on the pink slip and the VIN on the door jamb is not the same. But like I said, the plate on the door jamb looks like it was replaced and it has no Ford logo or anything
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Registration of a vehicle, someone can say it's a '66 or whatever. Wouldn't be the first time I've seen a registration paper be wrong. Go by a VIN on the chassis or some solid part, not something easily replaceable. It's possible it's had parts from other cars thrown on it at some point, so individual pieces could be wrong.
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Aww man. Is there any other place a VIN could be other than the door jamb?
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This is the only VIN I have on the vehicle. The rest are not there or hidden. And it differs from the VIN on the pink. What can I do in this situation?
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Go to marti report i think there was a free version or you can just type in on google vin decoder and type your vin in and itll be code it for you or i can decode it i have a book
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Go to marti report i think there was a free version or you can just type in on google vin decoder and type your vin in and itll be code it for you or i can decode it i have a book
By decode, you mean find out where your car was built, when, hardtop convertible fastback, motor, and number. I know that. Thanks, but I'm just in a pickle where the VIN on my car and the VIN on my pink slip don't match
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Ohhh i see uh oh....
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If anything, I guess I can just tell the DMV there was an error. Because the previous owner got it the same way
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I dont know if id bring that up
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #14
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Well the license plate number matches both slip and car. Can I just say the slip is lost and give them the VIN I have on the jamb? I'm really confuzed. With a Z
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Yeah i guess you could go for a salvage title
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You could look at the grill. I know those are different.
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Didn't the 65 come with a long gauge cluster instead of the 5 gauge setup? Other than that I think those were pretty close to the same car.
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Whatever they sprayed in the engine compartment is covering the VIN on the drivers inner fender. '65/'66 didn't have one on the dash at base of windshield. Marti doesn't go back to '66. Keep researching locations and I'll try to find somewhere else to look.

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Your valve cover is orange. If that is original, you have a '65. '66 would have been blue.
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Thanks for the input guys. Still no luck. I heard that they stamped a VIN hidden on the drivers side but you'd have to take off the fender to see. The valve cover is not original. When I bought it, the valve cover was black
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When I tore my 66 down I found the vin stamped on either side of the inner fenders beside the shock towers and on the passenger side inner fender by the firewall. You would have to pull a fender to check. My 66 also came with a vin plate for the dash but the dash was already pulled before I got it. Other than that I hadn't seen anywhere else they stamped mine or that would make it easy to find.
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