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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 06, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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69 Chevelle Racing Stripes / Accent Stripes

I want to put racing stripes on the 69 Chevelle I purchased along with the white vinyl top I have allready ordered. My question is how I can find or determine the exact size and spacing of the stripes other than from a possible photo? The 69 I had in high school had the two racing stripes although one member said that they were not available in 69. I found another 69 on Ebay with the same stripes that I had (this is a convertable) on the car. I am almost positive that the car I had came from the factory with them.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 06, 12:24 PM
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Re: 69 Chevelle Racing Stripes / Accent Stripes

I believe from reading articles about that they were only dealer installed on 69's they do have the spec's in the ss restoration guide also
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Re: 69 Chevelle Racing Stripes / Accent Stripes

Not on a 69 those are for a 70 SS car only.
These are the only stripes that were offered on 69 cars.

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Not on a 69 those are for a 70 SS car only.
These are the only stripes that were offered on 69 cars.
Ive read in many articles that late 69's had dealer installed hood & trunk stripes & also the info is in the ss restoration guide but they must be mistaken
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I just ordered the restoration guide. Thanks for your help.

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The D96 side stripe is the only documented factory stripe for the '69 Chevelle. On our Chevelle it was about $35. Dealers could paint what ever stripes you wanted. Your imagination was the only limit.
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Re: 69 Chevelle Racing Stripes / Accent Stripes

Found the web www.stencilandstripes.com. They had the stencil kit listed for 68 -69 Chevelles exactly like I was wanting.

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 06, 9:01 AM
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As mentioned above, the 69 had side stripes and not deck stripes. You might as well paint some deck stripes on there since everybody else does from pickups to imports cars. IMHO I think the 69 side stripe would look better then two deck stripes that run into a vinyl top and it is the factory striping that is supposed to be on your car. Since it's supposed to have it's own striping design, why pick one from another car? Just my 2 cents, it's your car and you can do whatever you want with it.
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I know its a 68, but you can tell how they would look on yours.

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The 69 I had in 72 - 73 had vinyl top and racing stripes which I believe were influnced by the factory. I am not saying they were painted on by factory but I do think they were invented by GM. Reason? I was discussing the stripes on this particular model with owner of stencil and stripes yesterday who is the oem for these stencil kits for others like Year One. I asked him if he knew any history of the stripes on 69's. He said that when he was developing these stripes the pattern description in the Chevelle restoration guide produced a completely different looking stripe that was not acceptable. After more research he learned that the 70 model trunk stipes were the same stripe that the 69 Chevelles had and thus created a front hood stripe to match. He agreed that it would have been more than just coinsedence that these two were the same and has since reasoned that GM did offer this stipe on some late 69's as a precurser to the 70 year model stipes. Whether they painted the stripe or made the stencil available to dealers he did not know.

For what its worth.

Thanks for the photos Rich, just what I am looking for.

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Yes she would like on mine

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There was no deck stripes on 69 Chevelles (i.e. Trunk and hood stripes). The Restoration Guide you guys are talking about is wrong. If it is the Herd book your talking about that book is riddled with wrong information. To my knowledge, and I have researched this fairly extensively, there were no documented 69 Chevelles that came from the factory with the bold deck stripes. Not even late in the production year. The bold deck stripes are strictly 70 - 72 Chevelles. The stencil guys reasoning is wrong.

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The stencil guys reasoning is wrong.

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But then the stencil guy is selling stencil kits so he has a reason to confirm Paul's erroneous information.
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Dean,
I guess that could go two ways. Kind of like the old: I'm not sure if it's an SS or not. As long as there is some doubt he can still make sells saying he thinks this may be true. Once it's confirmed that there were no factory hood stripes in 69 he may lose sales on that stencil.
If you read what Steve wrote it states that he had to create a hood stripe for the 69. The reason the trunk stripes from a 70 fit the 69 is because the trunk decks are the exact same.

Your a 69 guy. To you knowledge, were there ever bold hood/trunk stripes put on 69 Chevelles at the factory?

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