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« on: March 12, 2013, 09:58:15 AM »

Details of my car can be found in my signature link below but summary is 1967 12D RS SS350 Granada Gold convertible.
I am getting ready for paint and am looking for specific paint details or original photos for 2 areas:
1. Rocker blackout (RS Z22 package)
- Where should the paint line stop?  Does it extend into the door jam or was in taped off to the center of the rocker spear?  It is a hard paint line or feathered?
2. SS nose stripe (Bumble Bee D91 style)
- Specifically for a 12D car, did the stripe go all the way to the bottom of the fender and wrap around to the valence OR did it stop behind the bumper?  If it stopped behind the bumper is there a rule to follow for where to stop?  Should it be straight to the fender extension joint or at an angle?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 10:15:57 AM »

Vince, the rocker blackout ended behind the rocker mldg. I can't get you any pictures right now as the car is in storage for the winter. The bumble bee stripe ends behind the bumper and is lower towards the back of the stripe. I got my stencil from Stencils &Stripes. Pretty sure their website shows photos. My car is a 12D Norwood car.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 11:30:50 AM »

Thanks for the info.  I look forward to the summer when you get a chance to take some photos.  So the black rocker paint like should be taped off through the center of the rocker spear fastener holes?  Since you also have a 12D car (hopefully original paint stripe photos) this would prove to be very valuable.  The measurement to the base of the fender to figure out the angle of the stripe behind the bumper for a 12D car would be a huge help.  Here is another active post going on over at camaros.net with photos of an April stripe but I want to confrim the lower tape line measurements for an early build car.  http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=217310
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 11:54:01 AM »

Vince, my car is restored and not the original stripe. I talked with the owner of stencils and stripes when I was restoring my car, and the bumble bee stripe is the first stencil that he reproduced. It was made from an actual GM stripe kit. Remember these were done from the factory by hand. Some variation of the stripe is possible. I will get some pics for you as soon as possible . Check some Camaro books for original cars, it will give you a pretty good idea. I used the Camaro  book by F.J. Incremona (spelling?) as a reference.
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69 x77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
67 rs/ss 350 butternut yellow 4 speed 2nd owner
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
11 cts-v blk diamond  edition wagon 556hp sick!
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 05:48:38 PM »

I have an original 67 4N LOS car with the original stripe if interested. I can post pictures.

Mike
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 08:13:17 PM »

Post away mike!
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69 x77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
67 rs/ss 350 butternut yellow 4 speed 2nd owner
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
11 cts-v blk diamond  edition wagon 556hp sick!
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 11:17:35 AM »

Mike, yes I would be very interested in your pics of original paint D91. Closeups of the ending point of bottom of stripe will be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »

Vince, go on www.stencilsandstripes.com and look at their bumble bee stripe. There is a good pic of the end of the stripe at the bumper. It is exactly the way I ended my stripe.
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69 x77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
67 rs/ss 350 butternut yellow 4 speed 2nd owner
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
11 cts-v blk diamond  edition wagon 556hp sick!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 06:13:17 PM »

 Did Chevy use actual stencils back then or was the tape applied free hand using some guide stencil. I ask this because even though the assembly manual lists stencil, why would they show gap measurements between the thin and wide lines if a stencil was used. In my mind I would think one stencil would have the 3 stripes in a common base for lay, press, peel back and spray so all the dimensions would be automatically in place. I understand having starting edge references though.
Anyhow...I was able to reach up top of the lift and take a closeups of the stripe end on the 67 4B LOS and as you can see it ends at the bumper top with the bottom edge following the fender curve so the front rise showing upwards gives the illusion the bumper is curved downwards (notice the edge bleeding under the front thin stripe...so much for mass production). Excuse the dry and crazed original paint....the old girl is showing her age. As much as am hesitant I may document every inch and then just restore.

Mike
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67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored
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