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Black stripe for a vert
#1
I want to put stripes on my vert this summer. I just want the stripes for the truck and the sides. I want plain black stripes I am not trying to make a mach 1 clone vert. I hear they come in gloss and matte finish. I need to know who sell them that will work on a 73 vert.

John J
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#2
The 71-72 Mach 1 stripes will work on the side of the vert. But not the back. The trunk lids have different dimensions and the trunk stripe is too short. Also, I believe the lock cylinder doesn't line up right.
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#3
John J;159913 Wrote:I want to put stripes on my vert this summer. I just want the stripes for the truck and the sides. I want plain black stripes I am not trying to make a mach 1 clone vert. I hear they come in gloss and matte finish. I need to know who sell them that will work on a 73 vert.

John J

I have a black stripe kit that I bought and never used because I ended up painting my stripes. I would sell it if you are interested. The kit I have are the hockey stick stripes.
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#4
I put the trunk stripe on mine and it can be done. I posted about it here but I will have to look for it on the computer. Currently I am typing this on my phone.

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Mike

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#5
luxstang;160017 Wrote:I put the trunk stripe on mine and it can be done. I posted about it here but I will have to look for it on the computer. Currently I am typing this on my phone.

I'm also interested as this is on my Spring list.

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#6
Ok, I found the pics.

There are a few things to watch for when you do this:
First, the stripe is made of three pieces (one center for the trunk lid and two sides for the fender extension) that do not have the correct size for verts. I had never realized that the fender extensions on fastbacks are much wider that the ones on verts and coupes.
So the center stripe will be too short but you can carefully align the butt ends of the extension stripes to the center ones and paste them.
If you look closely, you will see that mine lines up nicely on the passenger side but a little less so on the driver side, That is because the outer pin stripes at the end butt of the driver side extension stripe were not completely parallel to the big one in the middle. Usually that would not cause any problems because that part would get bent around the corner of the extension and go inwards in between the fender and the trunk lid.
In this case it provoked some colorful yet explicit language but eventually I was able to make it look halfway decent. If you blow up the picture you will see the transitions almost right above the clear lenses in the middle of the taillights.
On the passenger side everything lined up perfectly.

Second, the vertical part of the trunk on the fastback is shorter than on the vert which means that on the vert, the stripe will sit higher.
Usually the lower side of the stripe will line up with the body contours but not in this case.
The key cylinder is the reference point here, so you need to work it from there.
Just try to keep it parallel to the edges from the trunk lid and fender extensions to the taillight panel.

Here are the pics:

Before:

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After:

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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#7
Ouch!!! I know it's after the fact, but here's a guy who custom made the stripe so it does fit properly.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-1973-F...78&vxp=mtr

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#8
I have been looking at those for a while. I was wondering if anyone on this site has ordered them. The seller has gotten good feedback on this item.



John J
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John J;160298 Wrote:I have been looking at those for a while. I was wondering if anyone on this site has ordered them. The seller has gotten good feedback on this item.



John J

I emailed him to see if he can make one with the MACH I decal on the right side for a vert. I would like to keep the Tribute as close as possible and to match the side stripe.

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luxstang;160193 Wrote:Ok, I found the pics.

There are a few things to watch for when you do this:
First, the stripe is made of three pieces (one center for the trunk lid and two sides for the fender extension) that do not have the correct size for verts. I had never realized that the fender extensions on fastbacks are much wider that the ones on verts and coupes.
So the center stripe will be too short but you can carefully align the butt ends of the extension stripes to the center ones and paste them.
If you look closely, you will see that mine lines up nicely on the passenger side but a little less so on the driver side, That is because the outer pin stripes at the end butt of the driver side extension stripe were not completely parallel to the big one in the middle. Usually that would not cause any problems because that part would get bent around the corner of the extension and go inwards in between the fender and the trunk lid.
In this case it provoked some colorful yet explicit language but eventually I was able to make it look halfway decent. If you blow up the picture you will see the transitions almost right above the clear lenses in the middle of the taillights.
On the passenger side everything lined up perfectly.

Second, the vertical part of the trunk on the fastback is shorter than on the vert which means that on the vert, the stripe will sit higher.
Usually the lower side of the stripe will line up with the body contours but not in this case.
The key cylinder is the reference point here, so you need to work it from there.
Just try to keep it parallel to the edges from the trunk lid and fender extensions to the taillight panel.

Here are the pics:

Before:

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After:

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It looks great. How long did it take you to install it?

John J
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