Build Sheet location - Vintage Mustang Forums
 4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Monroe, MI
Posts: 633
i have an early, April built 64 1/2. can anyone tell me if there is one location where the build sheets were put most often ?
i've looked under the carpet & seats & behind the interior rear quarter panels.
haven't looked at the wiring harness yet. I've also heard of them being found inside the doors and under dashpads but don't know if that applies to April 64 built Dearborn cars ?

thanks for the help-

65 A code Silverblue convert T5 & 5.0 swap
64 Indy Pace Cars 5F07F113217 & 114176 - sold
aaron29 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:55 AM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Good luck finding one. If you do find one in a Dearborn car, it will most likely be hand-written, just showing a list of options.
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 813
You do not mention it, but I assume your car was built in Dearborn? If so, you will probably not locate anything. If you find the build sheet please post a copy of it here.
jjmurphy is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Senior Member
 
NEFaurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 8,877
Send a message via AIM to NEFaurora
Still looking for the buildsheet in my'66 original Dearborn vert... I still haven't found one, and doubt I ever will... Check the VMF archive database...Much has been written on the subject.. You'll find most of your answers there as its been covered many times..

Tony Kovar
1966 Sprint 200 Convertible




Tony Kovar
Melbourne, FL (Formerly from Long Island, NY!)

1965 Mustang Convertible 200cid I6, 3spd Manual (Soon to be swapped for a '65 Date Coded C4!)
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Registry Owner/Moderator
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Convertible 200cid I6, C4 Auto
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible w/ Pony Package
MCA#70001

Getting Ready for the 2020 Melbourne, FL MCA Nationals!
NEFaurora is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 54
I recently found mine (66 NJ vert) taped around wiring behind the instrument bezel.
66 Ragtop is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 08:41 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 1
I found a build sheet in my 1966 Mustang, it was folded twice and rolled up, about the size of a cigarette butt, it was wedged into the main wiring harness behind the gauge cluster toward the right.. about half way between the gauge cluster and the radio. BINGO, was a nice surprise to find, 50 years after the fact.
Condor57 is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 10:39 PM
Senior Member
 
awhtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Hill Country of Central Texas
Posts: 9,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Condor57 View Post
I found a build sheet in my 1966 Mustang, it was folded twice and rolled up, about the size of a cigarette butt, it was wedged into the main wiring harness behind the gauge cluster toward the right.. about half way between the gauge cluster and the radio. BINGO, was a nice surprise to find, 50 years after the fact.

Which factory built your '66? Build Sheets and Buck Tags are common on the Metuchen (T) cars. Buck Tags are non-existent on Dearborn (F) and San Jose (R) cars and Build Sheets are very rare in them.
awhtx is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Senior Member
 
2nd 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 9,649
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by image98 View Post
I found a build sheet behind the RH door panel of a Metuchen built 65 Coupe.

my question would be how a Jersey built car ended up in Cali


Brad
2nd 66 is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 11:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: California
Posts: 637
Garage
image98 is offline  
post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 12:10 AM
Senior Member
 
NEFaurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 8,877
Send a message via AIM to NEFaurora
Most '65-'66 cars that have buildsheets found in them are Metuchen (Plant Code: T) built cars. It has to do with the procedures of the Plants. The San Jose and Dearborn Plants....just tossed the Buildsheets in a trashcan at the end of the Assembly lines. However, It has been my experience that for some reason, Some cars that were highly optioned sometimes have multiple buildsheets in them and have a much better chance of finding buildsheets in them than just a regular "run of the mill" car. This has been my experience. Lots of San Jose Shelbys have had Buildsheets found in them for example. On Most '65-'66 Dearborn cars.. Most buildsheets are never found. If you find a Buildsheet in a Dearborn or a San Jose car, Consider yourself extremely lucky....very lucky.

)

Tony K.



Tony Kovar
Melbourne, FL (Formerly from Long Island, NY!)

1965 Mustang Convertible 200cid I6, 3spd Manual (Soon to be swapped for a '65 Date Coded C4!)
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Registry Owner/Moderator
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Convertible 200cid I6, C4 Auto
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible w/ Pony Package
MCA#70001

Getting Ready for the 2020 Melbourne, FL MCA Nationals!

Last edited by NEFaurora; 09-13-2019 at 12:12 AM.
NEFaurora is offline  
post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 08:57 AM
Senior Member
 
ivygreen65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 2,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEFaurora View Post
Some cars that were highly optioned sometimes have multiple buildsheets in them and have a much better chance of finding buildsheets in them than just a regular "run of the mill" car.
Who, on the assembly line, was the person who counted the number of options and then determined that the build sheet should should be left in the car or put in the trash can?



65 Mustang Convertible 289 C-code
Rangoon Red with White w/Red Appointments Deluxe Interior
ivygreen65 is online now  
post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 09:16 AM
Senior Member
 
gt350sr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eastern Iowa
Posts: 5,621
Garage
I found one in a 65 behind the dash in the wiring harness, 1 in another 65 behind the carpet under the rear seat (toast but I could tell what it was), and 1 oddly enough 'inside' the passenger's seat of a '66 with pony interior. They were still original seat covers, so I'm assuming it was in there from the go? It's been long enough ago that I don't recall which plants they came from, but most around here that I get are all Dearborn built.

Working on old cars teaches us patience... and every curse word imaginable!
gt350sr is offline  
post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Trouble
Supporting Member
 
Laurie_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 19,437
Garage
Very rare to find a build sheet in a Dearborn-built car. My original owner coupe doesn't have one.

"I love it when a plan comes together!" -- Hannibal Smith

68sig4.jpg

Murphy, 1968 Coupe - Concours
Trouble, 1968 Fastback - Modified
MiniMe, 1966 Mustang Jr. - For Fun

MCA Gold Card Judge, 67-68 Concours
MCA Gold Card Judge, Modified All Years
MCA National Secretary
Laurie_S is offline  
post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Senior Member
 
196667Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 404
I, luckily, found 2 in my November 22 scheduled Metuchen '66. I say luckily because the one under the back seat bottom between the springs and the burlap was hardly readable (second picture). The readable one, I found under the dash. I found both of these in 1978 when I started redoing my '66, and stored them in protective sleeves in a notebook, where they remained until scanning became available.

Bob
Attached Images
File Type: jpg scan0001 - Copy.jpg (307.3 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg scan0008.jpg (308.7 KB, 2 views)
196667Bob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome