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71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:03:03 PM »
What's your take on the 71-72 Formula stripes?  My 71 Formula is white and it seems like a whole lotta white and I was thinking a set of black factory stripes might add some contrast to the car and break it up a bit.  But, at the same time I'm not crazy about them.  They're OK, but to me not amazing.

Do the 71 fender vents stay body color?  It seems to me they would when thinking how the stripes would have been applied by the factory on an already painted car.

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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 01:45:33 PM »
 Silver might be a good color to put against the white while still being subtle.
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 03:13:25 PM »
Silver might be a good color to put against the white while still being subtle.

I never thought of silver as an option, hmmm. Silver would probably look great with the factory 15" Honeycomb wheels. Would that have been an available color from the factory on a white car?
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 05:17:48 PM »
x2 big fan of subtle stripes and accents on these cars, also think a less obvious choice might be worth considering, to match the rims etc or interior, or any colour if interior black.

http://www.tran-zam.com/Spotters_Guide/Exterior/71stripes.jpg
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 01:25:07 AM »
x2 big fan of subtle stripes and accents on these cars, also think a less obvious choice might be worth considering, to match the rims etc or interior, or any colour if interior black.

http://www.tran-zam.com/Spotters_Guide/Exterior/71stripes.jpg

The interior is black, so I thought black would be the obvious choice.  Silver is an interesting idea though.  The photos you posted all have the fender vents painted stripe color, I've seen photos both ways, painted stripe color and painted body color. Do you know what way it came from the factory?

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 02:00:26 AM »
Interesting.  I would have said without even checking that the fender vent was never painted to match as simply a decal option added over it and vents in fenders at time of painting. It would be easy to photoshop a pale silver/grey stripe onto your side pic.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 08:31:45 AM »
Ben Hermance drew up a few pics for me some time ago and this one is what he came up with on a white car.  It's not really for me at this point, but it might give you another idea if you want to deviate from factory.

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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 09:35:59 AM »
x2 big fan of subtle stripes and accents on these cars, also think a less obvious choice might be worth considering, to match the rims etc or interior, or any colour if interior black.

http://www.tran-zam.com/Spotters_Guide/Exterior/71stripes.jpg

I agree and the pics you included are great examples BUT white is a very difficult color to keep subtle. I think going with blue like in the above pic would look best.




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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 06:57:25 PM »
Interesting.  I would have said without even checking that the fender vent was never painted to match as simply a decal option added over it and vents in fenders at time of painting. It would be easy to photoshop a pale silver/grey stripe onto your side pic.

That's what I was thinking.  The car would be painted and the stripes added after with the stripe cutout to go around the vent.

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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 06:59:17 PM »
Ben Hermance drew up a few pics for me some time ago and this one is what he came up with on a white car.  It's not really for me at this point, but it might give you another idea if you want to deviate from factory.

That looks good, but I'm wanting to keep the car looking like it could have from the factory, so I would prefer the factory stripes.
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 07:01:25 PM »
x2 big fan of subtle stripes and accents on these cars, also think a less obvious choice might be worth considering, to match the rims etc or interior, or any colour if interior black.

http://www.tran-zam.com/Spotters_Guide/Exterior/71stripes.jpg

I agree and the pics you included are great examples BUT white is a very difficult color to keep subtle. I think going with blue like in the above pic would look best.

I'll probably go with the black factory stripe, but haven't ruled out the silver.  Black would look good with Rallye II wheels, the silver with the Honeycombs.  So I need to decide if I want to keep the factory Honeycombs and try to keep the car looking original, or go with a set of staggered 17" Rallye II's?
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 01:17:48 AM »
The original stripes are dayglo....look very cool at night. The factory painted the fender vents and an area surrounding the vents and the rear side lights and light covers in the same colour as the stripe, then applied the stripe over that so it's all the same colour along the side.
I came very close to using the white side stripe on my 71.....very close....
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2017, 02:03:56 AM »
The original stripes are dayglo....look very cool at night. The factory painted the fender vents and an area surrounding the vents and the rear side lights and light covers in the same colour as the stripe, then applied the stripe over that so it's all the same colour along the side.
I came very close to using the white side stripe on my 71.....very close....

I noticed the Phoenix Graphix stripes as being labeled reflective.  I've seen the vents painted and not painted, there doesn't seem to be much information on these stripes.  It would be easy enough to tape off the vents and paint them as well as the rear side marker light bezels.

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 01:13:54 AM »
The Factory Build sheets on the decal placement specified the areas painted before stripe application.....if you see one unpainted, chances are its an owner applied stripe.

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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 08:22:34 AM »
I like those stripes and think silver would look great on your car!
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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #15 on: Today at 09:02:58 AM »
I like those stripes and think silver would look great on your car!

I was out in the garage last night looking at the car thinking about it.  Black seems the obvious choice, it's a white car and has black interior.  But, silver is an interesting idea and has its appeal. I would like to see some factory paperwork that shows what stripe color options were available with different body colors.  I'm not against silver stripes if they were originally available with a white car.

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Re: 71-72 Formula Stripes, do you like them?
« Reply #16 on: Today at 02:55:28 PM »
http://phoenixgraphix.com/gm/7172fb.php

Here you go! Correct stripes for you car. Let us know if you need any help
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« Reply #17 on: Today at 04:11:31 PM »
http://phoenixgraphix.com/gm/7172fb.php

Here you go! Correct stripes for you car. Let us know if you need any help

Interesting, there's no silver listed but the car in the photo looks like it has silver stripes.  Was silver NOT a stripe color option?  Do you have any documentation that shows what color stripe can be used with which body color?
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