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Old 02-15-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Corvette Grand Sport Style Fender Stripe - who's done it?

I've saw a few Subaru's with this done in the PRON video (the part with the EVO vs. STI commercial). I personally sort of like the look. I suppose it's a pretty popular thing these days... I was thinking of doing it to my black wagon (red stripes) as it will be ~$10 in materials and is an easy way to give the car a different look. Thoughts? Ideas? In case you are wondering what I'm talking about, see this: (i'm talking about the red fender stripe, nothing else).



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Old 02-15-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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There are a few on here...
Its been done.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:22 PM   #3
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I seem to remember a white STI...04ish...with baby blue stripes...

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Old 02-15-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:25 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies, they helped a lot.

Now to decide... would they look good on my bugeye wagon?



in race trim:


Both are older pics, car has since been lowered...
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:47 PM   #6
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well since the only other color you have is red.... id say go with that.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:09 AM   #7
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Yea, I think red would look cool. Give it a try. Maybe try it with red electrical tape before actually painting it just to see if you like it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:12 AM   #8
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I'm going to do it with red vinyl. Should be pretty cheap (~$10-15 from a local shop). I did a photoshop but my computer closed it without saving it... it looked OK, but not sure if I liked it. (I'm also not very good at photoshop). I probably will do it with vinyl and I can always pull it off if I don't like the way it looks.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:28 AM   #9
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hmmm, i like that

whats the heritage behind this?

im thinking 2 red stripes on my AW to match the RA-R grill would look sick
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:56 AM   #10
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i love that clip, AKIC FTW
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:01 AM   #11
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Since it's a domestic, you can't call it ricey if you copy it. Guess its corny? It's a vette thing, and it should be left that way. Do you see vette drivers with roof vents and driver/codriver stickers? Please. No. Don't. Ouch.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:53 AM   #12
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If vette owners can do this, then 2 stripes on your car will look great. Its your car. Go for it. I had it on mine.

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Old 02-17-2008, 10:54 AM   #13
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Rubbish,


And BTW I did not realise that a popular thing from 10 years ago is the thing to do these days.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:46 AM   #14
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Looks alright. Not my absolute favorite though.

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Old 02-17-2008, 12:02 PM   #15
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i would have done them thinner. Like take one of the stripes and split that into two. But thats just me
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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^^ You are right. Looks a lot better with the thinner stripes.


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Old 02-17-2008, 01:28 PM   #17
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gaugeof12, thanks for the photoshop! I need to learn how to photoshop like that, I can never get mine to look realistic. What tools in photoshop did you use to keep the glare of the light on the modified part?

I definitely like the second one better.

wrx nig, looks really good - what is the width of each stripe?
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:34 PM   #19
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you mean like this...







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gaugeof12, thanks for the photoshop! I need to learn how to photoshop like that, I can never get mine to look realistic. What tools in photoshop did you use to keep the glare of the light on the modified part?

I definitely like the second one better.

wrx nig, looks really good - what is the width of each stripe?
The chop I did for you was really simple. Put the stripes on a separate layer from the car. Set that layer to "color" in the layer styles drop down at the top of the layers menu. Then just rotate the stripes and erase what you dont need.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #21
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I like the 2 color thing. The black/red stripes look pretty cool.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #22
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you mean like this...







That is NICE. I like that look a lot.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:36 PM   #23
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What is the signifigance of the stripe?
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #24
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From a while ago I did it for the hell of it on my plotter:



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What is the signifigance of the stripe?
From a super secret internet search that took all of 26 seconds...

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2. Q: What is the significance of the the red hashmarks on the front left fender of the Grand Sports?
A: During some races of the original 1963 Grand Sports, the teams placed strips of tape (rumor says duct tape) on the fenders instead of numbers to identify the cars.

http://www.grandsportregistry.com/faq.htm#2
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