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Body And Paint
Performance hood paint 69 RR/ GTXdoctor mopar
Registered: Jan 2000
posted 01-12-2003 02:24 PM
I need to know, how far the black paint is supposed to go over the lip of the fender, into the flange of the engine compartment. Does anyone know what is correct, maybe a photo ? Thanks!
According to Year One, the stripes are 2.75" from the outside of the fender with a 11.5" gap in the center of the hood. I don't have a scanner, but the YO catalog has a good drawing of what it should look like.
I think the factory just would have sprayed it, it would not have been masked, so to do it right you should just shoot it like they did with the hood on the car in the closed position.
We just shot it with the hood closed, but I wondered in Ma Mopar took it over the edges. Maybe an overestored job would be neater. Thanks
Yep Over restored would be nicer.
hi. as stated before on here, the stripes were painted on with the hood in the closed position and whatever leaked in, leaked in. i've never seen an original, unrestored car that had signs of any areas being taped off below hood level by the factory before spraying.
I laid out the stripes on my GTX using the YO dimensions, they just didn't look right. They appeared to taper in towards the front. To get the stripes parallel I measured the width of the cowl and used the same dimension at the front of the car. Here's how it looked when I was finished.