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64 1/2 Fender Extensions

Discussion in 'Paint & Body' started by Dan Hendrix, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Dan Hendrix

    Dan Hendrix New Member

    Quick background: I'm restoring a 64 1/2 Mustang (Apr 64 build). The car had a 65 hood when I got it due to a previous wreck. I bought a 64 1/2 hood to keep it more original. I did not realize that the fender extensions were different too. The car has 65 (non-beveled) fender extensions. I'm looking for reasonable beveled extensions but have not have any success. It's going to the paint shop in a month.

    My question for the group. If I can't find the beveled extensions, will the 64 1/2 hood fit properly with a non-beveled fender extension?
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  2. cmayna

    cmayna DILLIGARA? Donator

    I would like to see pics of 64.5 beveled extensions. What part is beveled?
  3. Dan Hendrix

    Dan Hendrix New Member

    Non-Beveled "later 65" Fender Extension

    Beveled "early-65" Fender extension
  4. strnge

    strnge Member

    I have a September 1964 built 65 Mustang with half the parts being for a 64 1/2. I have one of each of the bezels. It has a 64 1/2 hood on it. It works, but you can really see where the hood does not line up with the side that has the 65 part on it.

    Most ’64-1/2 Mustangs had this unimproved hood leading edge. The hood was coined the “’64-1/2 hood” by hobbyists, but not all ’64-1/2 Mustangs were fitted with this hood. Indy Pace Car hardtops, for example, weren’t fitted with this hood, and most promotional vehicles weren’t, either.
    Examine this sharp edge and you begin to understand that it is a hood lip that hasn’t been crimped (folded under). This was a stamping die issue for Ford’s Dearborn stamping plant.
    The unimproved hood leading edge created a clearance problem with the headlamp bezel, which is why ’64-1/2 Mustangs had this beveled bezel. Even ’64-1/2 Mustangs with the improved hood had these beveled bezels. And believe it or not, some borderline units had both—beveled on one side and nonbeveled on the other.

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