1965 Mustang headlight buckets

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discussion starter · #1 · mar 2, 2011

i am having trouble getting my hood aligned to my headlight buckets and finally i step back and realzie that they are different buckets! the one on the drivers side has a rounded edge and the passanger side has a sharp edge. which one is correct for my 65 mustang? i have only seen replacements with the sharp edge on them so i was thinking that but it seems like the one with the curved edge fits better. im not sure why there is two different ones on the car, must have been the previous owner. what could the other one be from?anways i need all the help i can get and quickly please.

thanks dan

here are some pictures of what im talking about

1965 mustang headlight buckets


1965 mustang headlight buckets

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discussion starter · #2 · mar 2, 2011

oh thanks so much! my beveled one is for my drivers side.

another question, why would my beveled one line up better than my stock 65 one?

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discussion starter · #3 · mar 2, 2011

so i just discovered that it was built in september 1964, could this be why there is the 64 1/2 bucket on there?

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i just checked my 65 fb and i have a beveled one on the pass side and a straight one on the drivers side, and mine was built in apr or may of 65, but it has been wrecked several times before i bought it. good luck.

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discussion starter · #5 · mar 2, 2011

mine was wrecked on the passenger side, so i was thinking that it originally had 64 1/2 buckets but after wrecking the previous owner replaced the passenger bucket with a 65 bucket. think this is a possibility?

also did the 64 & 65 have different sized headlight bucket doors?

for what its worth i think the 64 buckets look better with the beveled edge

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got a similar problem although not quite as bad as stated. mines a 2/65 build. sounds like rex1965 and my fb might of hit each other. :kooky:

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i’m now convinced that whoever was driving mustangs in the early days were the worst drivers ever. mine has been smashed to all sorts everywhere.

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i sure wish i could see the differences that you are talking about. your pictures are taken from different angles and i cannot see what you mean about beveled edges.

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discussion starter · #9 · mar 2, 2011

anyone know where to get a 64 1/2 headlight bucket with the beveled edge for the passenger side? one that doesnt break the bank

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the early buckets that you are talking about were done that way because the hood was finished differently in that area

what hood do you have?

does anyone know what the change date was for the hood revision?

i have a feb 65 car that has the early hood.

ken

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weird, my drivers side bucket doesn’t line up on top edge very well. but i been looking at pics of them for awhile now. alot of cars, the drivers side bucket doesn’t line up well on the top edge. the drivers side front fender was wrecked in late 60’s, so maybe i got wrong bucket. have to look into that.

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discussion starter · #12 · mar 3, 2011

ya i’m thinking i must have an early style hood because it lines up with the beveled one but not the non beveled one

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headlight door mis alignment

anyone have suggestion on how to fix this or possibly there is something obviously wrong other than they do not line up with the hood. (see pics) both sides are identical so a previous wreck does not make sense to me. i understand the 65 and 64 1/2 doors are different and i think the hood is not original, but the hood corners would have to be bent severely to come down to the doors.

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