re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

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re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by pellets4fuel » 26 Feb 2015, 12:20

Hello,
My name is David, and new to the forum. Lots of great posts here. I am in the process of re-assembling my 67 S-code lime frost car and wondering what if anything was standard for pin strips on the side. I know on my lime frost parts car I had there was a darker green twin pin stripe that ran from front fender extension to rear fender extension along that upper body line. I believe it was a metallic green and the ends were closed on the extensions. It may have even been that one stripe was wider than the other like maybe an 1/8in stripe over a 1/6in strip. Not sure. Could it have corresponded to the interior trim. In my case I have the Ivy gold crinkle with the darker green dash pad, carpet, and raised accents in the other panels and seats. What would I use for a pin stripe if something was a standard?
Thanks for your time and input!
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by CatVert68 » 26 Feb 2015, 13:37

My '67 Lime Frost S-code with Dark Ivy Gold interior had black pin stripes from the factory. The ends should not be closed. I'm fairly certain yours would have been black as well. You can see before and after pictures of my car here.
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by Don Rush » 26 Feb 2015, 14:28

Scott did a good post on that, here is a link.

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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by pellets4fuel » 26 Feb 2015, 17:02

Don,
Thanks! I figured there must be something somewhere on this already. Looks like my memory of my parts car having dark green stripes was really black. After looking at the link you put up I think I remember now that they were open on the ends, not closed. I know they were not gapped like the picture of the 68, and I see by reading on in the thread 67s' were not gapped.
So who offers a good roll of correct striping?
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by Jan-O » 27 Feb 2015, 15:38

They where all painted from the factory, no vinyl tape on pinstriping

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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by pellets4fuel » 28 Feb 2015, 09:07

Painted on huh. I guess I won't be performing that maneuver myself :|
Not sure if I would have if they were tape on. That takes talent too.
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by 1967 S Code » 28 Feb 2015, 09:32

Check out Beaver Stripes website. They carry stencils for doing pinstripes. This might help you out. If i'm not mistaken the factory stripes were hand painted. So this stencil method might work well for you.
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by pellets4fuel » 02 Feb 2018, 10:13

So in the near future I will be at a point where pinstripe will go back on the car. One thing I wanted to do when I have "odd" slots of time was perhaps do some practicing on a piece of scrap steel. I would, and should probably put down a base coat of some sorts to better simulate actual car application. Anyway, after relooking at the threads/info out there for the correct stripe, and where to get the tape and paint so I can start down this path, I don't believe I am seeing anywhere where it mentions or has the measurements for how far out onto the fender extensions the stripes go (or maybe better worded how far from the edge they stop) Could someone point me to that info if it is out there please? And correct me if I got this much wrong.....3/32", 3/16"gap, 3/32" in black for Lime Frost with no gaps for a 67 car where body panels meet.
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by Blitz » 02 Feb 2018, 13:06

1967 S Code wrote:
28 Feb 2015, 09:32
Check out Beaver Stripes website. They carry stencils for doing pinstripes. This might help you out. If i'm not mistaken the factory stripes were hand painted. So this stencil method might work well for you.
Steven
Looks like this place only carries stick-on vinyl stripes, I don't see any stencils.

I'm thinking of going the DIY stencil route when I get my car back from paint (ETA: 2035). Others have recommended these guys: https://www.finessepinstriping.com/striper/ I seem to recall someone saying they were able to get a custom stencil tape made by them, in the 3/32", 3/16"gap, 3/32" size. Right now the closest thing they have listed is 3/32", 1/8"gap, 3/32" (their part number F-17).

There's also the option to get one of those roll-on pinstriping tools (Beugler). Looks cool but would require a steady hand. Also not sure if there is a roller head available with double stripes in the right size.
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I don't believe I am seeing anywhere where it mentions or has the measurements for how far out onto the fender extensions the stripes go (or maybe better worded how far from the edge they stop) Could someone point me to that info if it is out there please?
I don't think this was an exact science at the factory. Pretty sure the workers just eyeballed it, and there were significant variations. Here's another resource on the topic: http://www.cougarclub.org/pdf/1967_68%2 ... 0specs.pdf Interesting to note that the sizes and gaps were measured to be a little different in this case. So anyway I guess my recommendation would be to just eyeball it based on some of the pictures of original cars, and mask the ends at an angle that matches the angle of the extensions reasonably well.
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Re: re;what to put for pinstripe on 67 lime frost

Post by pellets4fuel » 02 Feb 2018, 14:14

Thanks for the input and advice Andy. I thought your car was long since done?
BTW- great link, I had not seen this one!
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