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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
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    Beveled "early-65" Fender extension
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  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.
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    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.
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    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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