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Offline bobsformula

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1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:20:57 AM »
Hello,I'm restoring a 1978 Formula and it's almost ready for paint. The upper color will be white and the lower color will be black. I plan on using the W50 Decal Package from Phoenix Graphix.  What I need to know is how far up the body should the lower color go? I know there is a very light body line near the bottom however, I need to know the measurements from the bottom of the body on the doors,front and rear bumper. I have a ton of pics but I'd really like to do it right instead of doing it by pics. Any help with this would be great!

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Re: 1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 02:00:26 PM »
maybe an assembly manual would have exact measurments
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Re: 1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 03:35:47 PM »
That was the first place I looked. I have the '78-'79 Chassis and Fisher body manuals, all it gives me is the decal specs to apply the decals to the car.

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Re: 1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 10:11:22 PM »
Page 2C-32 of the '78 Pontiac Service manual lists the details, largely decal pinstriping heights, and only loosely followed in production.

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Re: 1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2013, 01:42:35 PM »
A little different from the original post, but wondering about the decal direction of the FORMULA on the lower doors?  My originals lean towards the front of the car and I'm doing new stuff from Phoenix Graphics.  Debating about if the decals should face the other way leaning toward the back as if the wind is blowing the top of the lettering if that makes sense?  What do you other W50 Formies have going as I've seen both in pictures on the net?

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Re: 1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2013, 04:31:25 PM »
Original is leaning forwards slightly, the lettering matches the angle at the front of the door. Have seen them replaced both ways, even some cheap versions don't even have a lean, cheaper again are solid lettering.

Here's an unrestored original:

http://www.2040cars.com/_content/cars/images/51/412851/006.jpg

http://www.2040cars.com/_content/cars/images/51/412851/002.jpg

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Re: 1978 Fornula Two-Tone Paint
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 05:52:16 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation.  That was what I was "leaning" towards ... sorry, couldn't help that  ::)

I did kind of like it the other way too, but want original set-up confirmed.
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