Good evening everyone,
I just dropped my '65 Vert off at the paint shop today. It's going to be a long month without her in the garage but it's going to be great coming back all shiny and wimbledon white! My question for anyone with an opinion, I've seen some pics of with and without black stripes along the door bottoms. Now the car isn't a show car (my 5 and 3 yr old will make sure of that) so I'm not worried about it being original. Oh, and it's raven black today. Considering how bad the 25 year old thrashed paint is, it certainly needs a new coat. I've always had a thing for white 'stangs plus my recently passed (AWESOME) mom-in-law liked white alot too. So that's my excuses for the color change.
I'm putting up a pic from this past summer so you can see the look of my after market rims following a disc brake conversion, and then 2 pics I found online with stripes and without to get an idea. My interior is black and will stay like that (maybe?)
Whatever floats your boat, but my feeling has always been that if you have rocker panel moldings then no stripes. I also think no stripes if you have stock or styled steel wheels. Of course you know the old saying....."Opinions are like _________. Everybody has one and no one wants to see the other's."
Hey thanks for the input all. I was thinking the stripe would add a little "balls" to the look but didn't think about the rocker molding and how it would look together. Thinking more about it and looking at more examples, it makes sense. And GT350R Klone, I wasn't doing any text in the stripe to pass off as a shelby, just a straight black stripe (well 3 bar stripe sorta like a shelby I guess). You'd never make the mistake of a shelby if you got a peek under the hood.
I was in the same quandary as you when the body shop finished painting my car. I decided that stripes are easier to put than to take off (duh) so I decided no stripes, live with it for a couple of years then make my decision. Still with no stripes and very happy.
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