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HwyCruiser
05-22-2006, 11:05 PM
I've always wanted to do stripes on my Marauder after seeing the sexy beast a couple years ago --> linky (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/MVIII006.jpg)
Just imagine those stripes on the car to the right of it (chrome grill) and you'd be looking at mine.

Now I find this and it has me thinking really hard about pulling the trigger:
http://www.graphic-express.com/custom_lemans_n350-series.asp
Specifically, two 10" stripes with a 1" gap.

I ordered their color chart and samples of the matte black, gloss white and dark gray. The dark gray was too bland, so that's out. Gloss white is what's on the Marauder above. I think I like the Matte Black, it would almost be like a ghost stripe. Then on my way to work this morning I was driving behind a 2005 Mustang GT with 10" silver metallic stripes that looked really good.

Just to let you know how serious I am about this, I actually mocked this up on the hood a few weeks back --> Pic 1 (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/stripeundergrillfront.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/stripeundergrillside.jpg), Pic 3 (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/stripeovergrillfront.jpg), Pic 4 (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/stripeovergrillside.jpg)
I just don't know if I like the stripe over the top of the grill or not. I don't know if I'd to the roof either.

OK, let me have it. I've got $120 burning a hole in my pocket to try on those white stripes.

zwack88
05-22-2006, 11:38 PM
Sweet! I think a flat black would be kickass. That is something you don't see everyday. Do it.

mrltd
05-22-2006, 11:40 PM
Please, no. They only look good on race cars( and only a few at that). I see so many cars with stripes and they look horrible.

That other marauder looks riced with them.

HwyCruiser
05-23-2006, 12:21 AM
I think the blue one really needs to be seen in person to appreciate the full effect though. IMHO it really makes the car. It was written up in a Super Rod magazine last year --> Pic (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/bluestriped.jpg)

My idea is just to refine it a little more to my liking with wider stripes with a lot less gap. The white may be a little too much, but the matte black is something that I am really curious to see if the Maraude could pull off.

Here's a pic of the matte black on a black car --> Pic (http://www.graphic-express.com/1985-86_mustang_gt_Blackout_decal_information.asp) (scroll to bottom).

All opinions are appreciated. Believe me, the only reason I haven't ordered this yet is I'm still debating on it.

zwack88
05-23-2006, 12:24 AM
That confirms my thoughts. Go with matte black!

88MercWagon
05-23-2006, 12:33 AM
I say do either the matte black or the silver. as for the grille, if you want to keep the chrom one leave it unstriped, if you put the stock one back in, then stripe it.

phayzer5
05-23-2006, 07:29 AM
Either the matte black or nothing at all...it would just make the car look cheap

Blaze86Vic
05-23-2006, 07:48 AM
Go with a light metalic silver. And go all the way to the grill. I think it will look pretty sweet, to be honest, I actualy like the blue tape. I think the viberant blue really sets it off. Just have to get wider stripes than most people do, because of the wider car.

These guys don't have any artistic appreciation.....they are all go no show :p

This is what I want to do to my Vic eventualy....though it should be silver not white. Nodody likes it, but I do.

nitroracer
05-23-2006, 10:40 AM
I think the matte black better than your other options.

85MercPark
05-23-2006, 03:22 PM
:wootrock:
http://www.grandmarq.net/85MercPark/stripes2.jpg

HwyCruiser
05-23-2006, 07:44 PM
These guys don't have any artistic appreciation.....they are all go no show :p

LOL!

I'm really leaning towards the matte black. I wish I wouldn't have sold my black badgeless grill awhile back, that would have been kickass. I still have my stock grill if the chrome doesn't look right with the black stripes. The whole thing about doing this in 3M automotive grade vinyl is if I don't like it or grow tired of it it'll come off no harm / no foul.

BK_Grand_Marquis
05-24-2006, 01:36 AM
Ever think of a satin silver stripe like those on Eleanor? I think black with silver strips would look nice.

I think your idea of the wider stripes with less gap is a combo too.

I am not too sure about a glossy black car with matte black strips. Just don't seem to go together to me.

boXman
05-24-2006, 06:18 AM
Please, no. They only look good on race cars( and only a few at that). I see so many cars with stripes and they look horrible.


:stupid:

N A
05-28-2006, 08:50 AM
I like it, go for it!!!

mercenvy
07-06-2006, 04:42 PM
,,

AOD
08-01-2006, 12:26 PM
LOL @ Woodie Racing Stripes! :D


http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/bluestriped.jpg

It'd look halfway decent without a front licence plate and that text on the windshield. I think dark silver or black would be the sleekest look though.

~Adam

mercenvy
08-01-2006, 12:31 PM
I could have sworn I made a post in this thread talking about Shelby stripes. Anyone know where it went?

Grand Marquis GT
08-01-2006, 12:49 PM
I could have sworn I made a post in this thread talking about Shelby stripes. Anyone know where it went?

You were probably drunk and deleted it.

mercenvy
08-01-2006, 12:52 PM
You were probably drunk and deleted it.

Oh yeah, good call.

MrMarquis
08-01-2006, 05:34 PM
Go with a light metalic silver. And go all the way to the grill. I think it will look pretty sweet, to be honest, I actualy like the blue tape. I think the viberant blue really sets it off. Just have to get wider stripes than most people do, because of the wider car.

These guys don't have any artistic appreciation.....they are all go no show :p

This is what I want to do to my Vic eventualy....though it should be silver not white. Nodody likes it, but I do.

I'm with Blaze on the blue stripe thing. The blue stripes look pretty good on it...But I think I like the idea of the ghost stripe better, and go to the chrome.

88MercWagon
08-01-2006, 11:28 PM
I could have sworn I made a post in this thread talking about Shelby stripes. Anyone know where it went?
I remember you said soemtihg about how Shelby stripes are wider in areas than others, in order to match up with the lines of the car and make it look good from all angles.

mercenvy
08-02-2006, 12:36 PM
I remember you said soemtihg about how Shelby stripes are wider in areas than others, in order to match up with the lines of the car and make it look good from all angles.

Wow, cool....that's what I posted. Thanks for remembering. I used to have a magazine that had all of the dimensions listed but of course I probably lent it to someone and they never gave it back...story of my life....

88MercWagon
08-02-2006, 04:08 PM
Wow, cool....that's what I posted. Thanks for remembering. I used to have a magazine that had all of the dimensions listed but of course I probably lent it to someone and they never gave it back...story of my life....
:2up:

HwyCruiser
08-10-2006, 02:01 AM
This project isn't dead yet.

I tweaked on one of the mock-up photos to try and split the difference in the lines of the hood and came up with this -> pic (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/jdomino/Marauder/Stripes/stripeundergrillfront2.jpg)

The stripes would have to be 14" wide at the cowl and narrowing to 8" at the grill to pull off this perspective. Definitely a custom job any way I look at it, but the color choice is the real hang up. That, and getting the wild hair to actually do it.

OneBadLSE
10-06-2006, 12:42 AM
Dont.......do...........it......:suicide2:

Blaze86Vic
10-06-2006, 07:10 AM
I like that setup even more, I still think a silver is the best color for the stripes.

MarauderMark
02-06-2007, 08:49 AM
I belive the Pastor removed the stripes on the car since this pic.

Andypot1985
10-31-2011, 10:51 PM
30717

so on a side note my friend now owns this car. It resides in Bethlehem PA. It does not have the stripes on it anymore. It has 500hp at the crank on 5psi of boost. It has a vortech blower, a 1000hp lentech terminator 4r70w, a fully built rear, trac lock, widened rear stock wheels, QA1 coilovers and so much more. He got from cali it is so fast. I got a ride in it last week!! :)