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I was thinking of getting an Elianor strip on the car but thought about being a bit different.(Painted) How about the dual strips down the center (3" gap between both main strips.) Then say 1.5" gap to the outside of each main strip have a small barb wire row. That looks like a straight normal row except up close.Maybe just a slight wave effect with minor accent strips.(barb wire) What you guys think?
 

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sounds cool to me. go for it if you like it. its your car, not ours. i wouldnt get it done to my car, because i like the look of just two fat stripes kind of close together, but if i saw it, i would say it looked nice on your car and give you a thumbs up.
 

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Different... But in a good way.
 

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Sounds real good. I would get something like that definitely, but try and make the gaps a little smaller. Sounds like it would look good though.
 

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I'm not a stripes kinda guy, but as others have said, do what you like first as it is obviously your car. Though the barb wire thing sounds kinda cheesy to me.

If you want my honest opinion if it were my car, it would be:
Eleanor stripes=good
barbed wire strips=bad
 

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I was thinking of getting an Elianor strip
What the hell is an Elianor strip?
If you are meaning an Eleanor stripe that isn't what the dual racing stripes are called. They are called "LeMans" stripes.
 

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What the hell is an Elianor strip?
If you are meaning an Eleanor stripe that isn't what the dual racing stripes are called. They are called "LeMans" stripes.
"The 1966 was differentiated in body color (non-white versions were introduced - colors included blue, red, green and black, as well as the original white) and trim. The "Le Mans" stripes were continued as an option, as in 1965."
"Shelby struck a deal with the Hertz Corporation to produce a special line of GT350s for rent which were subsequently sold to the public after their rental-car lives were finished. These 'GT350H' cars are quite rare and sought-after today, with some examples selling for more than $120,000. Shelby produced 1000 of these cars: 800 in Raven Black, and 50 each in Candy Apple Red, Wimbledon White, Sapphire Blue and Ivy Green. All Hertz cars featured gold LeMans stripes and rocker panel stripes. Early "Hertz" cars were available with 4 speed manual transmissions until so many cars were returned from rental with burned and broken clutch assemblies that all of the later cars shipped to Hertz were equipped with an automatic transmission"
The new 1967 Mustang was followed with a new Shelby. It featured a 1967 Mercury Cougar tail light panel minus the chrome trim, a flip-up spoiler, and two sets of air scoops on each side. This was also the first American car to feature a factory roll bar.
This year also saw the introduction of the GT500 alongside the continued GT350. The new GT500 featured a 428-in³ (7 L) big-block V8. This is also one of the most famous Shelby Mustangs. A modified GT500 clone, known as "Eleanor", was featured alongside Nicholas Cage in the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds."
Thus the strips on the 1967 GT500 featured in the film became known as the "Eleanor strip"
 

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Elianor strips, Eleanor strips, Le Mans stripes, Shelby stripes, Runaway stripes, it's all the same, except they didn't call it Elianor strips back when they were invented by Pete Brock in the early 60s. He invented them to help drivers gauge the centerline of their cars while screaming around Le Mans.

Bottom line, is I love the way they look. I would not have bought my car unless it had Le Mans stripes on it. The barbed wire should be reserved for Vin Diesel's biceps.
 

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I would photoshop a rough estimate, and make sure your dimensions work throughout.

The 3" and 1.5" spacing sound like alot, unless you have narrow center stripes, which may look odd depending on finished size.

The concept sounds neat, I would just try to get an accurate visual before committing to anything.
 

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To get an idea of look...
My stripes are Painted and Measure...
Center Gap= 1 1/4 inch
Big Stripes= 13 inches
Gaps= 1/4 inch
Small Stripes= 1/2 inch!!

Start from there and imagine the look. I agree I prefer clean lines. I'll see if I can photoshop one of mine to widen th center gap some.
 

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Thus the strips on the 1967 GT500 featured in the film became known as the "Eleanor strip"
Wow thanks for the history lesson. Enjoy your "Elianor strips" but the rest of the Mustang world still calls them LeMans stripes.
 

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Your welcome. I really didn't mean to upset you over the semantics by calling the "LeMans" stripEs "Eleanor stripEs." Please forgive me. I will put my fingers in a C-clamp.:im confused:
 

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Exo spawn your"stripes" look pretty cool. Mettalic black? I was thinking old school with gold stripes but saw yours and they looked great.
 

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