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post #76 of 90 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 01:28 AM
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Got in fairly late from Friday night cruise in and saw this topic. It is a frequent topic at our local cruise nights usually between my son and I. His is a 67 S code GT Fastback (431 Stroker, Scat forged crank/H-beams/Mahle forged pistons, Comp Roller, Edelbrock Heads, Performer RPM, Quickfuel 750, Toploader, 3.25 posi). Originally went with stock GT look with styled steel wheels and GT fog lights. Recently removed fog lights and bar for a Bullit look and added 16x8 Legendary Billet Magnums. I must say it looks very aggressive and draws a crowd when it rumbles in. We both prefer the 67 to the 68 and we agree on the 69 over the 70. I prefer the the 65-66 fastbacks, mainly because of the early R model Shelby's, to me they really set the stage for the Mustang to become more than just a "secretaries" car. My black 65 clone (408, Eagle forged crank/H-beams/Mahle pistons, Comp Roller, Brodix heads, FiTech EFI, T56, 3.5 9" posi,etc etc) will kick his ***, but his is really growing on me. Daughter wants a 69 Mach 1, and as I yammer on I realize that heck I'd like to have every year fastback they made.
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And don't forget this is a 6 year old post. LOL
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I'm pretty sure if somebody was using this thread to make a decision...
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65-66 is the best looking !

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And don't forget this is a 6 year old post. LOL
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But a timeless question with no definitive answer even after 6 years.
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. . and a post that never should have been started . . . . you know the age old remark about dumb questions?
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The only reason I bumped it was because it was among my favorite threads. It's difficult to choose between the two; they both fit a particular niche and look great in their own way.

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65-66 guess why LOL !
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Just as bad as . .what color should I paint my car? Should I put stripes on my car? Which girl friend should I marry? . .etc
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Contrary to what others say, it's OK to ask questions. .
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Kinda like choosing between supermodels isn't it?

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Just as bad as . .what color should I paint my car? Should I put stripes on my car? Which girl friend should I marry? . .etc
White. No. Neither, you can do better.

I've got plenty of answers. I can't guarantee they'll be correct or that you'll like them.
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What are the first vin numbers of the 65 fastbacks please. I was told mine was one of the first off the line. Its a k code. Thanks. Bill
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Newbie bump! Figures




But to a answer the question, the poll is incomplete, and the answer isn't an option.
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What are the first vin numbers of the 65 fastbacks please. I was told mine was one of the first off the line. Its a k code. Thanks. Bill
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But to a answer the question, the poll is incomplete, and the answer isn't an option.
The 2+2 (Fastback) didn't begin production until the August, 1964 changeover. The factories usually shut down for a couple of weeks at the end of July or first of August to change over to the next year model. Since there was no "official" changeover because they were already building the 1965 Mustang the changeover consisted of many small things and the biggest was the change to an alternator from a generator. There were no generator equipped Fastbacks.
If you sign up at: In Search of Mustangs > Home you can search for the earliest reported Fastback at each of the 3 Mustang assembly plants. According to the door data tag, my early San Jose '65 Fastback was scheduled to be built on September 23 and the VIN is 5R09C139711.

As stated by sportsroof69, Ford destroyed all production records prior to the 1967 model year vehicles so nobody knows which was the first '65 Fastback built.
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The first San Jose built fastback was 5F09K125001 with scheduled build date code of 20H -- Dean

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