Trunk stripes??

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  1. 70-camaro

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    573C7CB4-A7D1-41CA-AF26-779090132352.jpeg 283B0440-7698-417F-B73A-A893EFEF350D.jpeg Got them laid out. Pretty much all we used was the white in tape that came with the kit. We also used the manual. Had the same issues narrow front and rear.
     
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    I believe they are tapered!
    Everybody knows the car from the pictures
     

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    We followed the assembly manual and did 4.500 constant down the middle and 4.3125 along each side of the deck lid.
     
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    Constant to me means the same. They are not tapered. If you want tapered then go for it.
     
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    Yes constant means the same to me. The main body stripe is 13.42”at the top does not say it stays constant! The spacing between the two main body stripes are 4.5”constant from center line ,and the pin stripes are constant 1/4”. In order to attain the 1.56 from View C , the stripes are tapered with the trunk lid side !
     
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    When I stripped my trunk lid today I left some of the original stripes to get dims off of. upload_2020-10-10_20-57-8.jpeg

    let me know if you need dims.
     

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    How smart is that!
     
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    Dave - it'll be interesting to see your original dimensions. My unrestored Norwood 05C 70Z still has the original paint stripes on the front, but they were sanded away and primered over on the trunk lid. For the front stripes, mine were horribly applied not centered and dimensions inconsistent left to right.
     
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    I'm not a seasoned veteran on this issue but I believe the stripes are tapered because;
    The space between the stripes remains constant.
    The space between outer edge of stripe and sides of decklid remains constant.
    The trunk lid is not square and is wider at the top therefore to retain the constant outer and inner spacing as described above, the stripes must get more narrow at the bottom by the same amout the decklid reduces in width ( ÷2).

    Here is something else to consider, for a tall spoiler car. The front of a tall spoiler is 3/8 wider than the rear, to mirror the narrowing of the decklid. If the stripe is to remain constant to the outer edge of the decklid and I assume spoiler as well, is the last portion of the stripe that starts of the top of the spoiler and ends at the bottom, completely vertical "straight up and down"?
    Or are the outer portion of the stripe slightly leaning in like this "\ and /" to accurately account for the continued taper caused by the reduction of decklid front to rear width?
     

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    Thanks but I already laid out the stripes going by the assembly manual. Good idea saving the old stripes.
     
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