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I’m in the final stages of a full-rotisserie restoration on a 1965 fastback, and I’d like to be sure that I get this right. I have an old article that describes where to install fender emblems, and I’m cool with everything except the “Mustang” emblem. Since I have a fastback, my emblem says “Mustang 2+2,” so I’m unsure of where to properly install this. I'm guessing that the driver’s side emblem would be the same as the hardtop or convertible, but for the passenger’s side, should I position the last “2” where the “G” would be? Any assistance you can pass on would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Via the internet
The article I believe you are referring to is online at Mustang-360.com and can be seen here: www.mustang-360.com/how-to/paint-body/mump-0105-how-to-pin-letters-on-a-1965-1968-mustang. The good news for you is that the holes themselves are in the same position for the 2+2 badge, which uses the same pin pattern but has an extra set of pins in that pattern. Use the dimensions given in the article and remember to double it for the longer 2+2 badges. Start on the driver’s side, make a masking tape template of your badges, and use this to transfer the pin locations to the passenger side. If you are using a fender off of a non 2+2 Mustang, using the masking tape method works to transfer the second set of pinholes to the other side, as the distance in the hardtop Mustang emblem is the same. If you are using aftermarket emblems, you can use the template to confirm the pin location between your two emblems (yes, they do vary). Use the layout in Jim Smart’s article, and you should be good to go.