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Offline 428 Jet Set

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68.5 Hoodstripe width
« 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 :)

Offline sportyworty

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Re: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 02:02:10 pm »
Thats a great color combo! I would love to see that!
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Re: 68.5 Hoodstripe width
« Reply #3 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.