GSX Hood Paint Stencil?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Paul Stewart, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Does anyone make a stencil for this?
  2. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    While I have never heard of a hood stencil, I'll be watching this one for answers. Back in around `06 I restored a `70 Q-Q GSX that 82,000 original miles and still had the original paint on it and I'm just starting on another one this week, although not an original paint car. If you're building a correct concours show car, here's what I have learned. I took dozens of pictures, took dozens of measurements and drew many diagrams of the original stripes, and of course painted them back on exactly the way they came from the factory only to have the guy lose a couple points at the GS nationals for the stripes. No surprise there, those same judges wanted to dock points for having the door latches and strike bolts painted body color rather than plated. This was in the concours class. I've been restoring cars for over 40 years and can tell you this, no one will ever escape a judged show without a mark even if it's totally correct. In addition, what is correct this year won't be next year.
  3. Stage2

    Stage2 "I've heard it both ways."

    Phoenix Graphix sells a stencil kit.
  4. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Yes they do, but it is a complete kit with the decals and I only need the hood stencil.........

    Curious if others have done it one there own or purchased from another source?
  5. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

  6. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    Same on a '70 I presume? Bill, can you chime in on your original measurements as well?

    Thank you!
  7. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    They're close, or at least some of them are. The diagram shows 21.375 from the center of the hood to the outside edge of the black, I had 21.250. We all know whoever put these stripes on at the factory weren't as finicky as those of us restoring them now so I would call that a non-issue. I'd be quite certain that very few of these cars that left the factory exactly the same. One thing I have in my notes is something I always thought was odd and that is on the inside red stripe. I show a .250" gap between the black and red, then a .250" red stripe, yet for the outside red stripe I show a .125" gap and a .125" red stripe, but that is the way it was on this original paint car so I put it back on that way. The second difference I see here is they show what looks like 3" from the front of the hood to the point of the black. I show 4.250". I'm pretty sure I have all the pictures I took but they're still boxed up from our last move so it's going to take me some time to find them.

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