"Have we finally made it?" That's what I was thinking when the stripe went on. It had been eight years since I had purchased the Bee, and all along the way, I questioned myself on several occasions as to whether it would ever get done. Between family, the job, and life in general, I had reason to question the arrival of a final day. But lucky for me, Jack Irons and Russ Aderholdt refused to let me give up.

So here we are, we are to the final stages of our project build, and it's time to handle the final details. One of the most visual "final details" has to be the stripe on a '70 Superbee. The Scat Pack "bumble bee" rear stripe flanking the rear of the car had become a staple on Mopar muscle cars, but the '70 Superbee also had the option of a new, very unique stripe that accentuated the huge quarter panels of the Dodge B-Body. The reverse C-stripe is either a love it or hate it design, and personally, I don't hate it. But with the ‘Bee not being a stock restoration, could we get a legitimate C-stripe in the color that we wanted? From the factory, the stripe was available in four colors, black, blue, white, and red. But we felt that something with a little more pop was in order. We called the guys at Graphic Express, and found out that they make their stripe kit available in custom colors, and that was just what we needed. So, with a quick phone call, we had our custom Silver-Metallic reverse C-stripe on the way.

We also needed to build an exhaust system, and since a factory system wasn't going to fit our needs, we had to go custom. If you remember correctly, the rear suspension on the ‘Bee is now a triangulated four-link, and the link arms just happen to be in the same spot as the exhaust wanted to go. Also, as nice as the car is turning out, putting a plain aluminized exhaust under the car just didn't seem right, so we got some 3-inch stainless pipe and a couple of Dynomax mufflers, and built our own.

SOURCE
Unlawful Racing
2358 S. Ortonville Rd.
Ortonville
MI  48462
248-431-3491
www.unlawfulracing.com
Graphic Express
352-341-0077
www.graphic-express.com
Clyde's Wheel & Frame
248-338-0323
http://www.clydesframe.com