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Old 09-22-2004, 06:11 AM
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1971 Chevelle SS Stripes For A Clone.

I don't need to know HOW to put them on, I need to know WHERE.

I need to know the measurements of the hood stripes (bandaid as the book calls them) from the 1971 Chevelle SS.
I have no cars locally to go by to measure them myself, and an extensive internet search netted me nothing.
I don't need the length, and I don't need the radius of the outer curve, nor do I need the angle of the inner side of the stripes.

I need an accurate measurement of the outer accent stripe, the measurement of that stripe to the large inner stripe, the width of the inner stripe, and the distance between the accent stripes between the two larger stripes nearest the center of the hood or the trunk.

I have already gotten two very conflicting measurements of both, but neither came from actually measuring an SS.

In all the research I have done I have found out everything else an SS would have left the factory with, and what a dealer would be able to add at their facility, but noone can tell me the measurements of those stripes (which I found out could be deleted when ordering the car).

Help on this would be greatly appreciated, I only have one other source of this information, but that is a semi-last resort.

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I found a place that sells the stripes in vinyl, they have a description that states:
"the large stripe measuring 11 inches wide is bordered by a 1/4 inch stripe spaced 1/4 inch away from the wide stripe."

I will measure it out on the car and see if it looks like the ones pictured in the books I have. And then go from there.

This is a mock up shot of the hood stripes.
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This is a mock up trunk shot.
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Year One sells the manuals that detail the stripes on Chevy SS cars, well worth the small purchase IMO. I would not trust measurements on a vehicle.

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Hey M&M....in the back you can run the stripes straight. On the hood you need to follow the hood line on the outside of the stripes. That will make the stripe wider at the back than the front. Then make the rear stripes as wide as the widest part of the front stripes.
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OUCH, Kevin that hurts. I don't like the widening stripes look.

The one I went by for reference looked straight front to rear, the widening effect may be from the contours of the rear of the hood.
I added a pic of the car I used for reference below.

I am just toying with this idea for the Malibu, as the look seems to be exactly what I wanted in the first place, yet I was unaware of the parts available until mid summer when some of the catalogs I ordered came in.

I have seen many cars that grabbed attention in the shows I attended, and a few of the original SS cars (and clones) met with the criteria I am looking for.

This SS pic is from another CanAm Chevelle club member.

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M&M, mine are the same width all the way to the front of the hood. (and same on trunk too.) I used artist paper as a template. (I was 17 and poor! hehehe) Then I taped off my outer thin stripe border. I don't know if I will be able to keep this same stripe scheme when I put my GS hood on. I don't think it will look right with the scoops. The stripes may need to be a little closer together and I am not sure that I will like that. But here are my stripes. (Painted not decals.)





Rock on and God bless...

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M&M, mine are the same width all the way to the front of the hood. (and same on trunk too.) I used artist paper as a template. (I was 17 and poor! hehehe) Then I taped off my outer thin stripe border. I don't know if I will be able to keep this same stripe scheme when I put my GS hood on. I don't think it will look right with the scoops. The stripes may need to be a little closer together and I am not sure that I will like that. But here are my stripes. (Painted not decals.)

Rock on and God bless...

Seņor
I like the straight lines, and just because my hood has the accents, doesn't mean the stripes have to follow them. Cookie cutter. . .

I am going to paint my own also, I have the paint left over from another job.

I like the look of them on your car, you did a good job on 'em.

Mock up tape on the new hood in the size the stripes already are and see if they need adjusted. You might find something else to do with them to make it look good to you.

Like I have already realized, who cares what anyone else thinks of my car, I KNOW it isn't the most desireable of make and model but it's paid for and worth more than it sold for when brand new.
Can't say that about many new cars at all.

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I also want to use the older style rally wheels to get even more of the older generation's look.

I'll make it simple on myself and order the wheels in the exact measurement as the Z28 wheels I have now, but with less backspacing as I have issues with both the front and rear that will go away with a simple backspacing depth change to something less.
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