1967 - 1969 Camaro Parts - 1969 Camaro Stencils and Striping - Steve's Camaro Parts - 650-873-1890

There were four main tape stripe options available for the 1969 Camaro.  This gave owners of all models of Camaros an opportunity to strip their car.

General Motors painted the stripes on most of the their cars.  The exception to this was the hood strip on non-SS models and the door strip.  The doors and hood probably use tape because the entire front end was painted as a separate unit from the main body.  When they were joined together at the end of the assembly line, the use of the tape strip probably made alignment easier.

Strip option DX1 was available on non-SS and non-Z28 models. This option featured a stripe that started on the side of the fender and wrapped around the header panel.  At the center of the header panel, the stripe made a 90 degree turn and continued up the left and right sides of the hood.  The entire front fender and header panel units were painted separately by the factory.  This is also true on the 1967 and 1968 SS models and Bumble Bee-equiped standard Camaros.  How the factory was able to match the panels after being painted must have been interesting.

The DX1 option was available in black, white and red.  The red stripe was available on the Burgundy and Tuxedo Black cars.  However, it could have been applied to another color. Policies were rather liberal in 1969, and GM employees could have modifications made. On the DX1 stripe, the hood stripes and a tape stripe.  Both the door and hoods used the same tape stripe number from General Motors.

The very common hockey-stick stripe is stripe option D90.  This was used on the SS and standard models.  The option featured a painted fender stripe that began at the lower front fender.  The stripe ascended up the fender, made a 90 degree turn and continued toward the door.  on L6 engine models, the stripe was continuous since the engine size emblem was omitted.  However, on V8 cars the stripe broke at the engine size emblem and continued after the emblem toward the door. The strip on the door was tape, not painted.  Once again it was available in black, white, and red.  While the red was available with the Burgundy and Tuxedo black models, once again it could have come on another color.

Z28 and Pace Car models featured a pair of stripes which were placed on the hood., deck lid and rear spoiler.  When these cars were painted, where the stripe ended was not always neat and clean. Often there was overspray and other defects since the cars were mass-produced on an assembly line.  The widths of the stripes also may have varied. The same stencil procedure used in 1967 was probably utilized on the 1969 model. However, the rear stripes were increased in width compared to the 1967-68 models due to the new body design. The front stripes remained the same width as the earlier 1967-68 models.  The right rear stripe was wider than the left due to the emblem on the trunk lid.

It was once believed that factory spoiler-equipped cars did not have the stripe continue onto the lip of the deck lid under the spoiler.  We are now finding out that there are exceptions to every rule.

While Chevrolet offered a replacement stencil kit for the 1967 and 1968 Z28 models, none were available for the 1968 Z/28. A stencil kit for the D90 Hockey-stick stripe and the DX1 option was available.

The fourth stripe option was D96 and was included the Rally Sport option and the Style Trim Group.  It could not be included with any of the other three stripe options. The Style Trim Group. The exception to this rule is the Pace Car model which utilized both the Z/28 and D96 striping.  the D96 Sport Striping was used on the fender and quarter panel wheel opening area.  It featured a pin stripe that began at the front of the wheel opening on the fender and continued onto the door.  On the quarter panel it started at the front and went to the end of the car.  This striping was hand painted.

1. Basic paint configuration
2. Basic paint configuration with vinyl top (coupe)
3. Basic paint configuration with convertible top (convertible)
4. Tow-tone paint (coupe only, vinyl top not available)
5. Stripe option DX1
6. Stripe option D90
7. Stripe option D96
8. Pace Car and Z/28 striping
9. Z/28 with stripe delete
10. Special paint (covered a multitude of different paint schemes)

source: the 1969 Camaro Reference book
by John R. Hooper


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