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show me your stripes

Show me pictures of your stripes. I need to see pictures of stripes with 1" seperation and 2" seperation. Stripes with 1/4" side stripes and some without.

OK guys post your pictures, car is in the paint shop and I am having second thoughts on which way to go on the stripes.

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1" separation in middle, 1/4" wide pin stripe, 1/4" from main stripe, no taper





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1" center spacing.
1/4" spacing to a 1/4" pin stripe at the outside.

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2" gap with no pin stripe

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The FAQ has stripe size and spacing info. Something else to be aware of is tapering of the stripes. The official striping guide shows that the stripes are different widths at different point. I think most taper them, but not everyone does.

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These are seperated the width of the FFR badge, (a little more than 2" apart), 1/4" space to the 1/4" red pinstripes, and tapered per the FAQ drawing.

All of mine is vinyl that I had cut locally and I applied.

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i have lots of pics in my graduation post. 1" space with pinstripe, stripes tapered like in FAQ diagram

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1" space, tapered, no pin stripes


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Tapered, 2 inch gap, pinstripe.





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1" gap, tapered per the FAQ stripe diagram, no pin stripe.
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1" gap here
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Dave, who's painting your car?

what are you doing this weekend, i'd like to come by.

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Here's one of mine, laid-out as per the diagram Cobra Steve posted.



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mine are actually closer to 3" apart, a little less conventional, but I like it!!





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TD - 1/4 pinstripes on both the outside and inside of the big stripes - very different. I can not say I recall seeing that before. I like it! Very nice.

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Take a close look at SCracer's car compared to Gil's car. Similar shots of similar colored cars. SC's with a 1 inch gap and Gil's with a 2 inch gap. With 2 inch gap a certain round badge fits neatly between the stripes so if your planning on adding one of those that might be a consideration. Another thing to look closely at is whether you like the opening for the oil cooler at the bottom to be completely covered by the stripes like on Gil's or prefer the the stripes to come just to the edge like SC's. Both cars look great, so it comes down to personal preference. No offense to anyone with pinstripes, but I've never cared for the outside pinstripes myself. Seems too much like a Chevy thing for my tastes. But again its all comes down to personal preference because in the end they all look great.

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TD - 1/4 pinstripes on both the outside and inside of the big stripes - very different. I can not say I recall seeing that before. I like it! Very nice.
Thanks for the compliment. I originally wanted the "pinstripes" to be black but ended up with blue. It's hard to believe there are so many stripe options.

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Hey Michael, are your stripes marbleized? Looks cool!!
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Thanks Guys, keep them coming almost decided, have to make a choice by monday.

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crinkle gold. here is a shot with the Candy Red finish:
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Snake skin stripes

Here are some different stripes on a buddy's car. It's not a Factory Five car, but a Lone Star Classic. The stripes are an interesting, eye catching effect. He originally wanted a more subtle snake skin effect, but his painter went full-bore.
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The snake skin is different, but that was sure wierd, not my taste.

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I agree the snake skin is a little excessive for my taste. It's cool to see it every once in a while, but I don't think I'd want it on my car. The owner originally wanted much more subtle scales, but the painter went the other way. I think he's used to the scales now.
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Interesting story, several years ago, summer of 2001 I believe,we were fortunate enough to meet Bob "Tweety" Aldridge at SAAC 26 in Charlotte. CS actually introduced us. Bob was the paint and body man for CS's race team back in the day. We talked a little took pictures and went our separate ways. We were down at the DSCC Reptile Roundup in November 2003 and Tweety came up to our display, and remembered us. He hung out with us most of the afternoon. I think mostly because we had cold drinks and comfortable chairs, but either way he was there. We talked about the cars we had there and of course the cars he had worked on. He was running a restoration shop in Largo at the time. He shared with us his formula for Guardsman blue, and Viking blue. He asked if we wanted to know how they laid out stripes, and we of course said yes. According to Tweety it was pretty simple, if it was him laying them out and he had a 3/4" roll of tape that car had 3/4" center distance, if it was my turn and I had a 2" roll of tape my car would have gotten a 2" center distance. Nobody cared, it was whatever would get it done and ready for the next deadline. So I tell folks to pick the stripe pattern that you like on your car because it is after all yours. If you like it, you really can't go wrong. Tweety said it really made him chuckle to get invited to judge car shows and see folks argue over the "correct" spacing of stripes and even rivets. They were handled in a like manner according to him, they put a rivet where they had a rattle. It was so cool to sit and chat with a witness to history. He was a great guy to talk to, very humble and unassuming. We were able to stay in touch until his death and I consider myself very fortunate to have gotten to know him as a friend and car guy, and learn more about his role in the cars we all love. By the way we usually go 1 1/2" centers with 6 3/4" wide stripes on an FFR, but stripes like all the other choices you get to make building a car like this is personal preference. Here is a picture of Tweety with the coupe we had that day. Let's go drive!
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Good story, Jeff. It's better hearing it in person though. I love the moral... BUILD IT YOUR WAY.

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Pete,
Can you give more details about the dimension of the stripes at the oil cooler opening. From the sizes give on the above drawing, the stripes should consume the oil cooler, but yours does not. What is the width of your stripes?

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