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68 Door Stripe Installation
« on: February 11, 2021, 03:11:41 PM »
Looking for some tips on the installation of 1968 GT500 door stripes.

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 06:29:14 PM »
?just the doors? 
or, side stripes (including fenders and quarter panels?

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 07:18:28 PM »
If you have stripes on fender and quarter, run masking tape above or below existing stripe.  Use edge of tape to locate new stripe.

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 07:22:44 PM »
Also, make sure all your gaps are adjusted perfectly first.

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 07:28:39 PM »
And make sure you have the car on the ground or a storage lift.  The weight needs to be on the wheels.  Gaps change when cars are on a 2 post lift or jacks.

I think that's it this time.

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 07:49:33 PM »
Nope, not done yet.  Thought of a couple more.

Rocker trim should be on and stripe should be parallel to it.

Make sure paint is clean and smooth.  Use a clay bar or compound.  Use alcohol or similar on inside surfaces of door where stripe wraps around to be sure stripe sticks good.

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 08:41:32 PM »
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Rocker trim should be on and stripe should be parallel to it.

I donít believe that is possible

If you stripe the doors first the stripes should be straight off the doors. The distance to the rocker moldings will vary near the outer ends
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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 09:07:07 PM »
I restriped my car because it was off a little bit and it drove me nuts. 

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Re: 68 Door Stripe Installation
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2021, 10:34:39 PM »
Doesn't the 1968 Registry include specification for the distance/gap at the bottom of the stripe, as well as the fender placement??