You have to admit Mopar's sometimes flamboyant body stripe accent in the '60s and '70s definitely came across as overstated, but then again, it was a time of hippies, free love, and-dare we say-hallucinogens. Stripes on Mopars ranged from the quarter-panel-covering billboards on Cudas, to tail stripes on Darts, and even simple classic body side stripes seen on the GTX. The stripes planted Mopar firmly in the minds of consumers as stylish, if sometimes gaudy.
But now it's thirty years later, and many of these cars have been or need to be repainted. In future issues, we will show you how to properly place and install all of Mopars famed stripes, but for now, we'll focus on the simple side stripes of the '68 GTX. Extending from the GTX emblem on the lower quarter-panel up to the front tire, the side stripe on the GTX was not one of Mopar's overstated stripes, but it did add a nice accent to the side of the car.
We decided Denny Ackley's '68 GTX needed a little something after it waspainted. the white wrapper on Denny's X was just a little too Plain Jane looking, and a stripe is just what the doctor ordered. A quick call to Phoenix Graphics netted us what we needed. Phoenix Graphics has these stripes in black, white, maroon, or Peacock Blue-a rare color. don't think it's a job you can't handle. It's simple, and in a few hours you can have the apperance of a factory-installed stripe, just not done at the factory.