hello,from vermont,correct stiping on 71 gsx ?

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by peterss396, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. peterss396

    peterss396 Active Member

    ianyone can help it would be most appreciated. i am doing a body off nut and bolt resto on a 71 gsx.i am interested in knowing how the striping was done back in the day.i have seen two gsx's live and both were painted and cleared ,glossy finish and paint running onto front hood trim.just did not look right.any one know the correct way to do this,THANKS!!!!!!!
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  3. peterss396

    peterss396 Active Member

    sorry, iam new to the site,what do you mean.
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Click on the link for the information you seek.
     
  5. peterss396

    peterss396 Active Member

    this probably sounds dumb but here goes,what link,sorry.THANKS.
     
  6. peterss396

    peterss396 Active Member

    71 gsx striping info needed

    Does anyone know the correct way to put stripes on a 71 gsx.what i mean is paint or vinyl,gloss or flat,ect.i have a year one stencil kit that came with the car,is it real useful ? Also does the stripe contine onto the front hood trim piece. Also are the gsx stickers correct.how was it done back in the day at the factory.thanks!!!!!!
     
  7. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

  8. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Click on my Post in #2 above.
     
  9. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: 71 gsx striping info needed

    Paint was used for the stripes. The letters GSX are stick on. There is a template for the correct layout of the stripes. Use the search key at the top of the Board for further details.
     
  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    Don't forget if you want to do it absolutely correct you need to have the "staggers" in the stripes.
    Duane
     
  11. peterss396

    peterss396 Active Member

    the staggers ???????????
     
  12. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  13. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The factory stencils for the front and back did not line up perfectly on the quarter panel. Thus, there is a factory imperfection in the side stripes. So the question is do you want to duplicate that imperfection.
     
  14. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    The stripes do not go over the hood trim. You should be able to feel the stripes. They are not buried under clear. The stripes are a satin finish. About 20-30 percent gloss if you can accomplish that.
     
  15. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Jim It keeps showing error. When i touch . AAAArgg
     
  16. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...links to old board software pages broken...
     
  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes --I now see that.

    Use the Board search function for the words "GSX stripe layout" or "GSX stripe dimensions" to see if any links are still alive.
     
  18. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

  19. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Any pics of the stagger I'd like to see
     
  20. Duane

    Duane Member

    Here are 2 pics of one of the staggers over the rear tire on my 71 GSX. These were done by Mark Reeves to replicate the original stripes on the car.

    Originally there would have been a stagger like this over each rear wheel, down the middle of the rear spoiler, and the stripes would have been all "messed-up" under the door handles. I have pics of cars with original staggers but I don't know where I have them right now.
    Duane


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