Today I finally got round to measuring the original stripes on my car. Thought I'd post them in case the info was of interest to anyone. Couple of things to note:
1. Car was repainted within it's first year when it hit the drag strip, but the painter didn't paint into the returns on the cowl, header panel, hood or rear spoiler - hence the original stripes are still visible. However, this means I can only measure the stripes along the edges of those panels - the dimensions are not perpendicular across the stripes.
2. Car is an 04A Van Nuys assembly with factory spoilers f & r.
I have added photos of the areas measured, I tried to draw the dimensions onto the photos but my computer skills are not up to that at the moment - so have drawn it up, with the dimensions I measured also listed below.
From center of cowl panel to nearest edge of thin black line = 4 & 13/32"
Overall width across stripe (including narrow stripes) = 15"
From outside edge of stripe to cowl/fender junction = 6 & 5/8"
Narrow stripe plus gap to wide stripe = 9/16" (stripe and gap width are equal)
From center of header to nearest edge of thin black line = 4 & 7/16"
Overall width across stripe (including narrow stripes) = 14 & 1/2"
From outside edge of stripe to header/fender junction = 5 & 7/8"
Again, narrow stripe plus gap to wide stripe = 9/16" (stripe and gap width are equal).
Rear Deck Spoiler:
From center of spoiler to nearest edge of thin black line = 7 & 13/16"
Overall width across stripe (including narrow stripes) = 15 & 1/16"
Note: both rear stripes were exactly the same overall width, I had previously understood that one side was narrower than the other to allow for the 'Camaro by Chevrolet' emblem, but mine are both equal widths.
Would welcome any comments from other VN car owners, as I described it is not the best way to measure stripes but I only have panel edges to work with - the main thing is that it allows me to recreate the originals when I repaint, and confirms that the stripes are equal width at each location.
Here are the pics - click to enlarge: