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Rustynut

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1968 SS stripes
« on: October 26, 2023, 11:37:22 PM »
I have a matching #'s 68 SS with a 350. Its a original Corvette Bronze car. I love the paint color, but always loved the Z28 stripes. What's the feeling here of painting rally stripes on a SS? Is this a bad idea. Does this devalue the car?
Thanks in advance
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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2023, 02:35:10 AM »
Here; Tends to lean towards conformance to the Factory configurations; depending on the Build Date a nose stripe would provide the most appreciation towards Value in my opinion. Since your Bronze coded car is a Shared Corvette color and introduced in Jan 68 with a Black D91 Sport Stripe.

http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#CorvetteColors

But the usual applies, enjoy YOUR car Your way, but you asked in my opinion, Others may vary.

Jim

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2023, 05:35:50 AM »
I think it's a personal thing. If you like them, do them; as long as you're not trying to pass it off as something it isn't.

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2023, 10:50:05 AM »
Have you considered vinyl decals for the stripes?  Would allow you to remove if you ever wanted to go back or if the next owner didn't want them.?.  Just a thought.

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2023, 02:41:53 PM »
If it were mine, I would keep it the way it's supposed to be - BUT - its your car - do what makes ya feel good.

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2023, 05:53:19 PM »
Just my opinion:   if I owned your car I would not have the Z28 Rally Stripes painted on it.  For me it would lessen the value as I would have far less interest in purchasing it if it had the Rally Stripes as opposed to the '68 SS stripes that would have come on it from the factory. 

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2023, 06:21:29 PM »
You could have a set of vinyls added to see if it works. Cheaper than paint and removeable.

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2023, 05:20:12 AM »
Two problems I see with vinyl stripes, lettering, etc.:
1- Sometimes all of the glue doesn't release and leaves a messy condition requiring prep and paint.
2- Paint fade around the vinyl definitely requires repaint to balance. Mainly if the car is outside a lot; like shows, racing, etc.

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2023, 03:50:11 PM »
Two problems I see with vinyl stripes, lettering, etc.:
1- Sometimes all of the glue doesn't release and leaves a messy condition requiring prep and paint.
2- Paint fade around the vinyl definitely requires repaint to balance. Mainly if the car is outside a lot; like shows, racing, etc.

Definitely agree.

Unless the car is a totally original SS, painting rally stories on it will have little effect on the value.

Itís your car - if you like and prefer the Z-28 rally stripes, then by all means keep them.

The ONLY opinion that matters is yours.

Good luck

Richard
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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2023, 05:04:08 PM »
The D90 stripe looks wonderful on the Corvette bronze. The stripe was black. I've owned a Corvette bronze 1968 Z/28 since 1976 & it looks great because that's how it's supposed to look. If it was a SS it would be painted correctly. If it's a big block &/or a RS, there's even more black out areas to go with the D90 stripe. Black vinyl top would give more accent....Joe
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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2023, 05:47:49 PM »
I always get this Backwards: I think My Brain thinks 89, 90, 91 Numerically ascending is tied to application and dates.

 thanks Joe

Early: < Jan 68 = D91 (Band Stripe)
Late:  > Dec 67 = D90 (Sports Stripe)

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2023, 06:24:00 PM »
I always get this Backwards: I think My Brain thinks 89, 90, 91 Numerically ascending is tied to application and dates.

 thanks Joe

Early: < Jan 68 = D91 (Band Stripe)




I had to double check what I posted also :)
Joe
Late:  > Dec 67 = D90 (Sports Stripe)


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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2023, 05:02:51 AM »
The default is rally stripes on any first gen. Yawn.
It always attracts my attention to have the right stripes on a SS.
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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2023, 07:14:12 PM »
The default is rally stripes on any first gen. Yawn.
It always attracts my attention to have the right stripes on a SS.
I fully agree with Kurt but as many have written, it's your choice.
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Re: 1968 SS stripes
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2023, 09:21:18 PM »
It has also been said that if a fashion law was written & inforced, some people would be in prison with no chance of parole :) Just saying :)
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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981