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Saw another thread asking about measurements So I just went out and took a look with a tape measure. I’d say to replicate this it’s more then the measurements, but those are a starting point. I think a lot of it is just looking at the lines on the car. They definitely taper going over the car front to back. The only consistent measurement is the distance between the two stripes. 1 1/16”.
-The front fascia varies between 10 1/8” to 10 1/4”
- Where front fascia meets hood I’m showing 10”
- Forward edge of hood 10 1/4”
- Forward edge of heat extractor/hood vent 10 7/8”
- Rear edge of heat extractor/hood vent 11”
- Taper continues to rear of hood at 12”
- Forward edge of roof is 11 1/16” and tapers to 10 3/4” toward rear glass.
-Trunk is about 10 1/4” and tapers to 9 7/8” on deck lid.
-9 7/8” down the back of the car.

You can definitely see the taper in the pics below.
7014129E-326D-4690-A24B-28678C73C780.jpeg
734D875D-7D98-4782-975D-B321DFF9527F.jpeg
Great info! Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to post up the tech data regarding your Le Mans re-stripe dimensional measurements!!

The pics of the OTT Le Mans re-stripe is definitely stunning, more-so from those additional photos.





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Saw another thread asking about measurements So I just went out and took a look with a tape measure. I’d say to replicate this it’s more then the measurements, but those are a starting point. I think a lot of it is just looking at the lines on the car. They definitely taper going over the car front to back. The only consistent measurement is the distance between the two stripes. 1 1/16”.
-The front fascia varies between 10 1/8” to 10 1/4”
- Where front fascia meets hood I’m showing 10”
- Forward edge of hood 10 1/4”
- Forward edge of heat extractor/hood vent 10 7/8”
- Rear edge of heat extractor/hood vent 11”
- Taper continues to rear of hood at 12”
- Forward edge of roof is 11 1/16” and tapers to 10 3/4” toward rear glass.
-Trunk is about 10 1/4” and tapers to 9 7/8” on deck lid.
-9 7/8” down the back of the car.

You can definitely see the taper in the pics below.
7014129E-326D-4690-A24B-28678C73C780.jpeg
734D875D-7D98-4782-975D-B321DFF9527F.jpeg
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Saw another thread asking about measurements So I just went out and took a look with a tape measure. I’d say to replicate this it is more than the measurements, but those are a starting point. I think a lot of it is just looking at the lines on the car. They definitely taper going over the car front to back. The only consistent measurement is the distance between the two stripes. 1 1/16”.
-The front fascia varies between 10 1/8” to 10 1/4”
- Where front fascia meets hood I’m showing 10”
- Forward edge of hood 10 1/4”
- Forward edge of heat extractor/hood vent 10 7/8”
- Rear edge of heat extractor/hood vent 11”
- Taper continues to rear of hood at 12”
- Forward edge of roof is 11 1/16” and tapers to 10 3/4” toward rear glass.
-Trunk is about 10 1/4” and tapers to 9 7/8” on deck lid.
-9 7/8” down the back of the car.

You can definitely see the taper in the pics below.
7014129E-326D-4690-A24B-28678C73C780.jpeg
734D875D-7D98-4782-975D-B321DFF9527F.jpeg
Troy, thanks so much for the detailed measurements for the Guardsman Blue OTT stripes that Peter Brock applied to your car as the results are simply outstanding to say the least!

I realize that our 2nd generation GT350's are a totally different time and different design but I thought that it would be interesting to compare the original stripe specs from the original 1965 GT350 car to your 2020 GT350.

Of course the stripe specs for both the original 1965 GT350 and your 2020 GT350 was done by the same living legend and one of my personal heroes namely Mr. Peter Brock.

Attached are the original stripe specs for the 1965 cars and now sit right beside the specs for your 2020 car that you so kindly provided to all of us! :clap:

:sunglasses:

1965 Shelby GT350 Stripe Spec's - 1.jpg
 
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Troy, thanks so much for the detailed measurements for the Guardsman Blue OTT stripes that Peter Brock applied to your car as the results are simply outstanding to say the least!

I realize that our 2nd generation GT350's are a totally different time and different design but I thought that it would be interesting to compare the original stripe specs from the original 1965 GT350 car to your 2020 GT350.

Of course the stripe specs for both the original 1965 GT350 and your 2020 GT350 was done by the same living legend and one of my personal heroes namely Mr. Peter Brock.

Attached are the original stripe specs for the 1965 cars and now sit right beside the specs for your 2020 car that you so kindly provided to all of us! :clap:

:sunglasses:

1965 Shelby GT350 Stripe Spec's - 1.jpg
If I could draw better would be cool to generate the same drawing for the current generation of the 350. If anyone though is considering to do this on their own and not with the guys in Henderson, NV let me know and I’ll get close up pictures or measure something else if necessary.

I’ll be living in Arizona come September. Might have to head your way to say hi at some point.
 

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If I could draw better would be cool to generate the same drawing for the current generation of the 350. If anyone though is considering to do this on their own and not with the guys in Henderson, NV let me know and I’ll get close up pictures or measure something else if necessary.

I’ll be living in Arizona come September. Might have to head your way to say hi at some point.
Awesome and would be terrific to get together and to have you over to our place. :clap:

We have been staying in both AZ and the Coachella Valley therefore when on your way over to AZ we may be able to meet up in the CV as well!!
 

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This has been satisfying to read/follow, what a great story and the outcome speaks for itself. Well done!
 
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Uptown today picking up some parts & my friend ,owner of the local lumberyard handed this to me. He has a script to this publication "classic motorsports" & Mr Brock has an article about your car! If you want the issue when my buddy is done with it I'll be glad to send it over to you.

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Do you happen to know which month or issue number this article was in? Was going to try and acquire it possibly.
 

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Troy, thanks so much for the detailed measurements for the Guardsman Blue OTT stripes that Peter Brock applied to your car as the results are simply outstanding to say the least!

I realize that our 2nd generation GT350's are a totally different time and different design but I thought that it would be interesting to compare the original stripe specs from the original 1965 GT350 car to your 2020 GT350.

Of course the stripe specs for both the original 1965 GT350 and your 2020 GT350 was done by the same living legend and one of my personal heroes namely Mr. Peter Brock.

Attached are the original stripe specs for the 1965 cars and now sit right beside the specs for your 2020 car that you so kindly provided to all of us! :clap:

:sunglasses:

1965 Shelby GT350 Stripe Spec's - 1.jpg
Wow, we were on the same wave length with that one!!
:like::clap::handshake::)

Take a look at this thread I posted only days ago inquiring about the dimensional aspects of the original 65/66 GT350 Le Mans stripes vs the S550 GT350/GT350R!

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/th...-follow-the-original-gt350-dimensions.157974/
 

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Saw another thread asking about measurements So I just went out and took a look with a tape measure. I’d say to replicate this it is more than the measurements, but those are a starting point. I think a lot of it is just looking at the lines on the car. They definitely taper going over the car front to back. The only consistent measurement is the distance between the two stripes. 1 1/16”.
-The front fascia varies between 10 1/8” to 10 1/4”
- Where front fascia meets hood I’m showing 10”
- Forward edge of hood 10 1/4”
- Forward edge of heat extractor/hood vent 10 7/8”
- Rear edge of heat extractor/hood vent 11”
- Taper continues to rear of hood at 12”
- Forward edge of roof is 11 1/16” and tapers to 10 3/4” toward rear glass.
-Trunk is about 10 1/4” and tapers to 9 7/8” on deck lid.
-9 7/8” down the back of the car.

You can definitely see the taper in the pics below.
7014129E-326D-4690-A24B-28678C73C780.jpeg
734D875D-7D98-4782-975D-B321DFF9527F.jpeg
I go back and forth about weather I should fool with mother nature--but I have to say--this looks really great. wish the factory had done this. if my car becomes a long term hold, where selling an all original car isn't important--or if my car has to be repainted for some reason--i will do this as well. at least the OTT stripes.
 

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My apologies Phil as I missed your earlier post and didn't mean to double up on this issue. :crazy:

Yes, we are on the same wave length for sure and let's talk soon!:like::like:
Ah, no apologies needed at all and the more the merrier as they say!! I thought it was just funny from a "hey, same thought!" perspective. Cheers!!

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I'm curious if Peter's idea was tapered stripes on the original. That article said Ford chose stripes as the cheaper of two options Peter proposed to make the cars "racier". My gut says a racer probably isn't thinking about tapering the stripes. And for sure wouldn't care on a car being used in coemption. Sounds like something Ford came back to him and said we like the stripes idea but lets make them tapered for appearance.
 
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I'm curious if Peter's idea was tapered stripes on the original. That article said Ford chose stripes as the cheaper of two options Peter proposed to make the cars "racier". My gut says a racer probably isn't thinking about tapering the stripes. And for sure wouldn't care on a car being used in coemption. Sounds like something Ford came back to him and said we like the stripes idea but lets make them tapered for appearance.
I could ask him, but I do believe how the stripes got laid out and the tapering was his idea. As far as side stripes it doesn’t sound like that was something he wanted to do, but Ford wanted the branding on the car. He made a few designs for that and the one that Ford picked is the one you see on the original 1965 G.T. 350. He told me that was not the one he thought was the best, but the one that they went with. He likes to talk about the history of everything he has been involved in. I think it means a lot to him to get those stories out so they are preserved and can be told later after those involved have passed on.
 

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Thanks to everyone, this thread is awesome and packed with info. I have said before Pete's redesign came out spectacular. I would surely consider it for my car but I really would feel strange copy catting something that Slingblade but so much time, effort, and expense into to have a one of a kind 350.
But thanks again to everyone who has contributed to this great thread!
 

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Thanks to everyone, this thread is awesome and packed with info. I have said before Pete's redesign came out spectacular. I would surely consider it for my car but I really would feel strange copy catting something that Slingblade but so much time, effort, and expense into to have a one of a kind 350.
But thanks again to everyone who has contributed to this great thread!
Oh I don’t. Lol. He pioneered the way for us all, but has also been gracious enough to share the deets. He could’ve kept all that covert and not have shared, and that’s his right to do, but has been ever so gracious, thankfully.
 

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