Kurt - I had a previous conversation with Steve Shauger regarding the D90 on my car. I think we both know how knowledgeable Steve is, including his involvement with the Vintage Certification Program, and his knowledge with regards to what is and isn't authentic on these cars. He is the one that mentioned there might be a chance the D90 on my car is original. I know it's a long shot but at least give this thing a chance.
Even if the stripe isn't original I believe you are wrong when you give the impression the stripe onto the fender extension didn't go past November of 68. My cars build date as you know is 12A. I am just attempting to fill in the time-line you don't have. I also know the previous owner did everything within his power to authenticate the car as close to factory as was humanly possible. So, I have to believe the stripe (original or not) ending up on the fender extension was no accident.
As for my car not having anything to do with formulating a consensus regarding the misalignment, I think you're wrong. I am simply using my car as an example for others to use should they decide to evaluate their own D90 stripes. And intern offer that information to CRG with some sort of consistency.
..."Jonesy has a nice pic of his car's stripe
". A little meat with that bone would have been nice
Link, pic, Van Nuys/Norwood...
..."Finding original paint car pics will not be easy"
. That's half the fun...
If this is all too confusing for you or anyone else, that wasn't my intention...just delete it. Quite honestly, it really doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot to me one way or the other.