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Discussion => Restoration Tips & Techniques => Topic started by: 428 Jet Set on September 01, 2016, 07:42:17 pm

Title: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
Post by: 428 Jet Set on September 01, 2016, 07:42:17 pm
How wide is the stripe on a 68.5 Cj hood and also whats the best paint to use for it ? Thanks :)
Title: Re: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
Post by: sportyworty on September 01, 2016, 11:55:19 pm
Here ya go. The stripe will look killer on your special paint Grey Metallic 68.5. The stripe had more gloss originally than most restore to. I checked these dimensions against a couple of original paint cars and confirmed it correct.
Title: Re: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
Post by: 4284spd on September 05, 2016, 02:02:10 pm
Thats a great color combo! I would love to see that!
Title: Re: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
Post by: geraldt52 on September 05, 2016, 02:36:08 pm
Thats a great color combo! I would love to see that!

It is a great color on a 68-1/2, hard to believe it wasn't one of the standard colors.  I think that grey metallic in general had fallen out of favor because of fading issues with earlier cars.

Any chance your car is a coupe originally from the York, PA area, 428 Jet Set?  There was one there in '68, almost certainly too early to have been a repaint, so it must have been a special paint car.