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Offline 70rcodevert

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can you help me find my old Mustang?
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:23:02 pm »
My first mustang was 64 1/2 I bought from my Uncle when I was 17 years old. My grandmother was the original owner. The car slip through my fingers a few years later and I've regretted it ever since. My local DMV will not give out any details to the average citizen so there no help.

VIN # 5F07U100352

Oregon License plate number (back then) DAF 142

Can some one help? Any ideas? Please PM me

Thanks, Jonesy
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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 09:20:18 pm »
A few years back, I had someone I found on the internets determine that my dad's old '65 was still registered in Oregon and still living in Eugene...  It didn't cost a lot and I was mostly just wanting to know if it was still around -- I didn't follow up on it.  But I do always watch plate numbers on the local '65 Mustang 289s that I see for sale on CL, just in case.  Good luck on the search!

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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 08:34:15 am »
My first mustang was 64 1/2 I bought from my Uncle when I was 17 years old. My grandmother was the original owner. The car slip through my fingers a few years later and I've regretted it ever since. My local DMV will not give out any details to the average citizen so there no help.

VIN # 5F07U100352

Oregon License plate number (back then) DAF 142

Can some one help? Any ideas? Please PM me

Thanks, Jonesy

That was the 352nd Mustang manufactured. This is pre San Jose production. The U code engine was the 170 cu in before T code 200. I will check what's in Jim Smarts's lists of vin numbers to see if by slim chance it has an owner name if even listed. Its not a parade or fair car but perhaps an early March 64 unit with very unique early features.
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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 08:41:29 pm »
My first mustang was 64 1/2 I bought from my Uncle when I was 17 years old. My grandmother was the original owner. The car slip through my fingers a few years later and I've regretted it ever since. My local DMV will not give out any details to the average citizen so there no help.

VIN # 5F07U100352

Oregon License plate number (back then) DAF 142

Can some one help? Any ideas? Please PM me

Thanks, Jonesy

That was the 352nd Mustang manufactured. This is pre San Jose production. The U code engine was the 170 cu in before T code 200. I will check what's in Jim Smarts's lists of vin numbers to see if by slim chance it has an owner name if even listed. Its not a parade or fair car but perhaps an early March 64 unit with very unique early features.
     At 352, could that potential of been produced on the first day or two? Sure seems really low vin number.
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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 02:12:26 pm »
UPDATE: With the help of a friend I was able to get the address of the current owner of my grandparents and my old 64 1/2 Mustang. It hadn't gone far in the 35 years since it slipped out of my hands. I drove out to the address about 35 miles from Portland. Knocked on the door and was greeted warmly after I explained why I was there. The car is being stored inside but has not been driven in over a 10 years. I'm try to convince the current owner to sell it to me. No luck so far as now it has family attachment to them. I'll keep you posted!


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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 04:53:03 pm »
That's Awesome!  and it looks like the old girl is in pretty good shape as well.  Hope you can reunite in the future...Cheers, Jack

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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 05:07:18 pm »
At least it still exists and is being kept in doors. I recommend just getting to be friends with the current owner and not push much. Just mention that if he does decide to sell he gives you first rights.

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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 05:36:33 pm »
yup - great advice.

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my old Mustang?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 02:48:09 pm »

... and don't talk any more about the #352 VIN number and it's significance or you'll be paying a lot more !
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 04:16:47 pm »

... and don't talk any more about the #352 VIN number and it's significance or you'll be paying a lot more!
     It's not a CJ or a 68.5-70 so I doubt that the current owners would even venture here. Now the ConcoursMustang site is another story. Btw, Jonesy are they aware of that site?
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Re: my old Mustang?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 06:16:26 pm »

... and don't talk any more about the #352 VIN number and it's significance or you'll be paying a lot more!
     It's not a CJ or a 68.5-70 so I doubt that the current owners would even venture here. Now the ConcoursMustang site is another story. Btw, Jonesy are they aware of that site?

I don't think they are on any Mustang web sites.
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Re: my old Mustang?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 12:54:22 pm »
... and don't talk any more about the #352 VIN number and it's significance or you'll be paying a lot more!
     It's not a CJ or a 68.5-70 so I doubt that the current owners would even venture here. Now the ConcoursMustang site is another story. Btw, Jonesy are they aware of that site?
I don't think they are on any Mustang web sites.
     You're golden. Study the 64.5 variations & go give them some advice. Keeps you in their life & shows that you're a nice guy. Become buds so when they have second thoughts about the project they might turn to you as a trusted interested next owner. Almost like you are family.;);) What have you got to lose & who knows, they might turn out to be good friends. Two thumbs up, you're almost in.
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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 06:27:38 pm »
Just a little correction 5F07U100352  would have been the 352rd car assigned a serial number not likely the 352nd  car built since cars were not normally built in sequential order.

Seems like allot (well relatively speaking) of the low sequential numbered early Dearborn cars have been turning up lately. Guess its just the span and coverage the internet gives us and forums to post the finds on.

There have been a few of the under 200's owners find their way over to the ConcoursMustang site.  Might want to at least lurk through some of the public threads over there

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Re: can you help me find my old Mustang?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 10:12:27 pm »
     Jeff, of course you are 1,000% correct. But as you point out they weren't built in order. I think a guy could argue that it might of been built before the 352nd car went down the line. Random builds could work both ways. Either way, I personally think it's a great find.
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