When it comes to stripes, the Mustang was one happenin car from 1965 to 1981. Ford liked for its Pony to be festooned in appliqués; in some instances, there was almost as much vinyl as there was paint.
The Mach 1 is a perfect example of this fascination with a 3M® stick-on product. The Sport stripe option added flair to the Sport Sprint and the Mach 1 for 1971-73. Since the stripe option was stock on this particular Mach 1, we felt it only right to reapply the stripes to the flanks of this fleet steed.
For this, we turned to Marti Autoworks for its excellent stripe kit and to Mike Paremsky at Michaels Auto Body for the application. Paremsky has been applying stripe kits to Mustangs and gargantuan appliqués to woodie station wagons since the early 70s, so he knows his stuffto say the least.
Paremsky told us the job isnt so difficult to perform that novices (he actually said dummies), such as ourselves, couldnt do itso we did. Actually, Paremsky handled the Sport stripe and we handled the lower portion. Well, here we go!