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Old 10/19/2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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black or white stripes?

My HCS is candyapple w/ black stripes now. I think the white looks better. Im trying to keep my car as orignal as possible. Anyone know if there is anything in the build sheet or anything else it notes black or white. Or dose it matter. What do you think?
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Old 10/19/2005, 07:38 AM   #2
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Re:black or white stripes?

Good question. Nothing on the build sheet (I have my original one) speaks to ANY of the CS additions - including the stripe. As far as one can tell from a build sheet, it is a normal 68 Mustang. Casey
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Old 10/19/2005, 08:17 AM   #3
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Re:black or white stripes?

I am not an authority on this (by any means). But it seems to me like someone has posted this type of question before on this site.

Since I believe your question to be "Should they be black or white?", I think someone posted that sometimes the stripe matches the interior of the car. However, there are cases (like ours) when the interior is blue to match the car and the stripe is white.

As well, since there is nothing on the build sheet, it appears to me like you have the freedom to put black or white, depending on preference.

There are others like Paul N., and Bob Teets who know much more about this than I do. Hopefully they will respond.

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Old 10/19/2005, 02:34 PM   #4
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Re:black or white stripes?

You know I just went back to that video for the CT/CS and looked real close to see what color the seats where. because it had a white stripe. Sure thing it had white seats. So you might be right about white or black seats the stripes are the same. Unless someone else knows different that was a good call.
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Old 10/19/2005, 02:46 PM   #5
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Re:black or white stripes?

We've discussed this in the past and I think we finally decided that there was no connection between the seats and the stripes. For example, Jason's maroon car with white stripes has black seats. Someone please correct me if I am not remembering the posts correctly.
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Old 10/19/2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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Re:black or white stripes?

Arlie, I think you are corect. I have never seen a Highland green car with white interior and I also have never seen one with black stripes.
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Old 10/19/2005, 05:45 PM   #7
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Re:black or white stripes?

Yes, I'm in the no connection crowd. Alcapulco blue, black seats/interior and white stripes original
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Old 10/19/2005, 06:39 PM   #8
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Re:black or white stripes?

So I guess it makes no differance white or black on my HCS. I just didnt want to be at a show one day and have some guy or judge challenge weather or not its real or original. That is if I decide to change from black to white.
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Old 10/19/2005, 07:05 PM   #9
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Re:black or white stripes?

I think it's all in personal preference...
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Old 10/19/2005, 10:34 PM   #10
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Re:black or white stripes?

Did someone say Highland Green??? True, mine is black seats/white stripes but wouldn't in look cool with white seats??? I'm having the interior done, I should think about this.........
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Old 10/20/2005, 12:25 PM   #11
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Re:black or white stripes?

This, I know is confusing. But here is what I offer:

1. For the most part, the stripe color matches the interior color.

2. The exception to #1 can be the use of a parchment or black vinyl top.

3. Some colors of cars can use black or white stripes for no rhyme or reason. They weren't as "accurate" as you might think when making those type of decisions. This is not an exact science.

4. I need to look at what choices they went with for the 1968 "C" stripe (and the little known GT rocker panel stripe).

5. I need to fix my chart from the 1988 book. I also will look at the hundreds of photos of cars (in color) in the registry to help re-make that chart, 'tho I'll bear in mind that some cars have had the stripe colors changed over the years...

6. A judge would only know what was right, from my book (based on my research, and from this site). What other source might he/she have?

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Old 10/20/2005, 02:27 PM   #12
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Re:black or white stripes?

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6. A judge would only know what was right, from my book (based on my research, and from this site). What other source might he/she have?

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Old 10/20/2005, 04:23 PM   #13
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Old 10/20/2005, 11:52 PM   #14
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Sounds like our GURU is preparing a little "smart-ass stew" and my goose is cooked. I hate it when that happens. ;)

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