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Old 06/26/2017, 06:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a good photo + placement of the painted hood stripes?
IIRC, the stripes are 13" wide, but what is the displacement from the edges of the hood?
Is the hood Turn signal housing painted body color or stripe color?
I would be painting the stripes Black, on the Nugget Gold hood

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Old 06/26/2017, 07:52 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a good photo + placement of the painted hood stripes?
IIRC, the stripes are 13" wide, but what is the displacement from the edges of the hood?
Is the hood Turn signal housing painted body color or stripe color?
I would be painting the stripes Black, on the Nugget Gold hood

Neil
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I don't know if this is what you're looking for but I just did a quick Google of "hood strip specs 1968 mustang" and looked at the images and found the following (general) racing stripe specs...
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...0278ea9152.jpg

Or this for the "1/2 stripes" from vintage mustang forum (scroll down)...
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vi...ripe-68-a.html

Also lots of pictures...
https://www.google.com/search?q=hood...Pkw2MZffA27cM:

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Old 06/26/2017, 08:34 PM   #3
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Here's an old thread that may help.
http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...t=hood+stripes
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Old 06/27/2017, 09:10 AM   #4
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dalorzo's & Rob's photos look great.
I've seen some photos that show the hood Turn signal bezel painted body color, some painted the Black. But which is correct?
I know the stripe is 13" wide, but need to know the distance from the edges of the hood also.

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Old 06/27/2017, 10:51 AM   #5
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Neil actual only the back recessed back area of the bezel is painted black. There is a pretty good picture in the 68 Mustang Sales brochure. I'll try to get a picture of dad's 68 S code with the hood strips.
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dalorzo's & Rob's photos look great.
I've seen some photos that show the hood Turn signal bezel painted body color, some painted the Black. But which is correct?
Here is the diagram from one of the links I provided above. It states that the "...special low-gloss black paint and extended from the inside of the louvers to the lower windshield molding"
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I know the stripe is 13" wide, but need to know the distance from the edges of the hood also.

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It would seem to me that you can calculate that...
Since the stripe is centered on the turn signal louver, take the center of the turn signal louver and measure 6.5" on either side. Then measure to the side of the hood for the value you're looking for. Also measure between the "inside lines"(6.5" from the louver centers) of the stripes at the louvers - I would assume that this distance between the stripes would be constant all the way back to the windshield. Am I missing something here?

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Old 06/27/2017, 03:21 PM   #8
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I went digging in my 'archives' and found my old notes:
Hood stripe width is 13" wide
Hood stripe inside edge is 4" +/- 1/16" from hood center peak
Stripe color originates inside of hood light unit, and the hood light grill is also the stripe color.
Paint on the cowl should extend 1/2" downward toward the hood/cowl rubber seal.
Paint: Ditzler DDL9423 (Low gloss black)

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Here are the pictures of dad's car. Thought you might like the color.
His strip was 3 7/8 off the center, 13 inches wide and 6 3/8 from the outer edge.
Hope this helps.
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Old 06/27/2017, 04:59 PM   #10
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Thanks Marty.
That's EXACTLY what I was looking for.
My notes said the T/S grill piece should be painted the same color of the stripe, but I noticed the T/S grill is body color on your car. Which is correct?

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Old 06/27/2017, 05:31 PM   #11
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It has been a lot of years since we did this car so I can not remember what it was when we got it. I think most likely the grill was stripe color. At least in this case I think it looks ok either way. If I can find a definite answer I will let you know.
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Old 06/29/2017, 04:12 PM   #12
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I have been think about this and have concluded that the blinker grills would have been painted black because the stripes were painted on a completed car. Ford would not have removed the grill for painting.

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