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Does anyone out there know if there was any original pin stripe on a Model N trunk lid? I've figured out all of the other pin striping from original cars except for the deck lid. Also any comments on the hood stripe, I have two versions from original pictures. Comments are appreciated as the body will be pin striped this Wednesday!
I wonder about pinstriping , from Piquette. I don't have the answers but I would think most would be done after it left the factory. I know in one of the NRS parts manual Henry suggests cleaning and painting your car every year. He said the agents should be able to paint the complete car for $35. He also apologizes for not being able to spend more time on the finish as it was hard to keep up with the demand for deliveries. I guess checking for pinstriping in factory photos would be definitive... Robert
Robert, There's a nice article in a past EFR newsletter that describes the pin stripe on an original chassis in detail. There's also an Model S at the Piquette plant that still has some of the original stripping on the body. I used both of these as a guide to pin stripe my car as accurately as possible.I do believe you are correct in stating the cars weren't pin stripped until they were complete (maybe the wheels were done before they were installed on the car?).The only thing in question is the correct placement of the hood stripe and for this I'm going by a few pictures I've located, however all three are slightly different so I'm going to choose the one I think looks best to me! In general, pin stripping in the era was done as an sign of quality and not a bold or bright heavy line, but very slight. For this reason, it's very difficult to see the stripe in most old photos. Unfortunately, most stripping is applied much to bold today.
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