I am to the point of striping my touring. I don't know the exact production date so I am building it s a late 11. It does not have the door under the rear seat. My question is about the color of stripe and dimensions. I've looked at a lot of pictures but it seems they are all different. Things like the hood, are each panel boxed? or sll one continuous stripe? What color? Some good pictures would help. Thanks
my understanding is that the striping was dropped sometime around mid year 1911, and that the striping that was used was a french gray. others will chime in that are more knowledgeable than i to be sure.
an addendum to my previous post, i checked in mccalley's book, and he states that body striping continued thru 1911 and into 1912, but not all bodies, however the striping on the fenders and running gear was dropped around aug 1911.
No striping on fenders or splash aprons. No striping on chassis.
Hood has stripe along the hinge, and front and back, about 3/4" from the edge. I runs right between and along side of the rivets. Some had the stripe along the bottom, some did not. There are NO individual boxes on each hood panel!
Each door has a stripe about 3/4" inside the bead.
Each seat back had a stripe about 3/4" from the bead. Sometimes the stripe goes right across the top iron carriage bolt, sometimes it is above the mid-point, sometimes below. On the back of the front seat sometimes the bead runs along the side of the door jam, other times it ends at the top of the body.
There is NO stripe of the lower flat panels below the doors.
From what I understand, there is NO stripe on the lower part under the back seat on back, nor the heal panels, front and back, although I have not seen photographic evidence.
The stripe should be French grey on the deep dark blue body. I think French Gray is Dupont DS 113 (old number 31759) or Ditzler PPG IM 586. The actual line about 3/32” wide; 1/8” is too wide.
The little triangle above the rear render gets a triangular stripe.
There are variation with wheels too. I like wheels with a single stripe that ends in a long skinny V on each spoke as it widens near the hub, a dot on each hub bolt and one or two stripes on the felloe.
I'll e-mail you some more notes and more pictures if you'd like.
Thanks Keith. So on the hood are you saying some were open ended on the bottom?
i would concur with keith on the hood stripe, i have the original hood and with original finish for my 1911, ser 40013, and it has the striping as keith suggests. open on the bottom.
Getting some of it done
Looking good, Don!
Are you using a brush or a Beugler?
How wide is your stripe?
Will you share your paint recipe?
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Keith, I used a mack 000 brush and tape for a guide. The width is 1/8 to 3/32 give or take. For the color I mixed some white with a little black till I got what I wanted. It really looks good.
Looking really nice!
I'll do the striping on the body of my 1912 Touring soon. I've never done. Is it difficult to use a brush?
What do you think a bellowing to the striping?
It is not easy for the novice, either the brush or Beugler takes a lot of practice. Don't think your going to buy one and it be easy as they make it look. But remember , those guys weren't good when they started either. practice and patients
A friend of mine has a Beugler and I plan to use it. First I'll put some pinstripes on my toolbox, my lathe, my drill press, my tablesaw, some old wheels...
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