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1999 – 2004 Mustang GT Cowl Hood Stripes Decals

The 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Mustang is known as the 2nd phase of the 4th generation of Mustangs. They came with both V6 and V8 engines. This generation of Mustang were incredibly popular in their day and their popularity continues to this day. As with all Mustangs, striping them with different decal kits is a very popular way to set one car apart from another.

The GT cowl stripe is one of our more popular kits for this model. It covers the raised hood areas on both sides of either the GT scoop, or the standard model hood indention. The kit will fit all of the models.

1999 – 2004 Mustang Hood Cowl Stripes

The picture below shows you what we send out when you order this kit. We have it with or without the GT cutout. It is an easy to install kit and the wet method is recommended. This involves a spray bottle filled with very very mild soapy water, and a squeegee. Peel the backing off, spray the adhesive side of the decal and the car, and then lay the decal down onto car a slide it into position. The car should be clean and not in the sun or wind. Once in position, squeegee it on and let it dry. Pop any bubbles with a fine needle.

1999 – 2004 Mustang Racing Rally Stripes

This is the 2nd phase of the 4th generation of Ford Mustangs.  It should be called the 5th generation in my opinion because of the complete redesign.  Because of the design of the hood, the 1999 – 2004 Mustang can handle 6″ stripes or 8″ stripes.  For an even wider look pinstripes can be added to either kit.  Anything wider than 8 inches will run wider than the hood scoop and make the installation difficult.  GT hood cowl stripes are also perfect for this model.  You can continue the GT cowl stripes back across the hood and rear deck by using 10″ striping.  There are two hoods for this generation Mustang. One is the type below where the scoop points towards the windshield.  The other is the more common one where the scoop points towards the front of the car.  Both hold the same width stripes.

This car below has the scoop facing the front bumper.

The picture below is of 8″ stripes where they took a different color pinstripe and used it as trim.  Looks good.

The car below was striped with an 8″ x 36 foot kit with 1/4″ pinstripes.  All done by the owner.

1999 – 2004 Mustang Roush Racing Stripes

Mustang Roush Racing / Rally Stripe Kit

Our customer was quoted $650 for 8″ stripes on his Roush Mustang.  He did it himself for a little over $50.  Turned out great. 

This model Mustang looks best with an 8 inch stripe kit but also looks fine with a 6 inch kit.  We carry both kits at our online store .

Going down the bumpers with a basic 8″ x 36 foot kit simply requires a little bit of splicing and trimming where the stripe goes from horizontal to vertical on the front and rear bumper.  The adjusts for the convex curve of the bumper.

Mustang Roush Racing Stripes

2005 – 2009 Mustang Racing Lemans Stripes

The 2005 through 2009 model Mustang would be the first phase of the 5th generation of Ford Mustangs.  This was a complete redesign of the 2004 Model with the two cars bearing very little similarities.  The 2005 was a retro type Mustang.  This model was very well received by the public.  This model really needs stripes to break up the large hood.  Because of the large hood, owners have the choice to stripe the car with cut to fit 6 inch stripes, 8 inch stripes, 10 inch stripes or 12 inch stripes.

Also available is a 10″ precut stripe kit which is for owners wishing to stripe bumper to bumper.  This kit comes with precut panels for the front bumper, rear deck and rear bumper.  Everything else is done with a 20 foot roll of 10″ striping that comes with the kit. (see pictures below)

The cars below have the precut kit installed. The first two have the V6 bumper with the front tag.  Our kit must be trimmed on site to accommodate the tag area.  (simple)

The car below has the GT front bumper and trimming around the tag is not necessary.

Our 8” precut stripe kit is similar to the 10″ one but stops at the tops of the bumpers.  (see picture below.)

8 inch precut mustang stripes

The car below is striped with a standard generic cut to fit 8″ kit.  The owner did all of his own installation and trimming.



2015 – 2021 Ford Mustang 6th Generation Tapered Racing Stripes

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2015 – 2021 Mustang Tapered Racing Stripes

The 2015 – 2021 Sixth generation Ford Mustang represents a vast improvement in style and function over previous models. When Ford created this generation of Mustangs, they definitely did it right. They captured the essence of the late 60’s Vintage Mustang while at the same time giving it all the modern bells and whistles. With perfect curves and an overall mean look. Like all Mustangs, racing stripes enhance the already beautiful look of the car. We designed a nice tapered hood stripe that we have combined with 20 feet of 10 inch cut to fit striping. This kit covers the hood, roof, and rear deck of the car with some to spare. This is a high quality yet affordable kit for the do it yourself racing stripe installer.

Cut from either 3m Series 50 or Oracal 651 Vinyl, our tapered Mustang racing stripe kit comes in a variety of colors and consists of two precut tapered front stripes, and 20 feet of 10 inch wide striping for the remainder of the car. The stripes are easy to install using a premixed spray bottle of soapy water, a pair of scissors or exacto, and a squeegee. As always, always start with a clean car and install out of the sun and wind.

When installing, I run a piece of masking tape front to back as a guideline. This insures that the stripes go on perfect and straight. The tapered hood stripes are normally applied first by peeling off the paper back, spraying the adhesive side of the stripe and the car. (Note – Do not get the stripes wet with the paper on them) Slide the stripes into place one at a time, and then squeegee them on. Keep the top of the stripes wet while squeegeeing to avoid scratching them. Also, covering the squeegee with a soft cloth will protect the stripes. After applying the hood stripes, cut what you need from the 20 foot roll of 10 inch striping for the roof and rear deck. Apply using the soapy water method and then trim the stripe at the ends. Keep striping that you are not using in a dry area to protect it.

2010 2011 2012 2013 Mustang Racing Stripes

2010 2011 2012 2013 Mustang Racing Rally Stripes – or

The newer body style Mustang looks good with a variety of different stripe widths. The first picture below shows the vehicle with a 4″ racing stripe kit which is narrow but actually looks good.  8 inch stripe kits and 10 inch stripe kits also look great.  I prefer the 8″ kit personally.  We only have the cut to fit kits for this model but trimming these kits to fit is not difficult.  It requires a splice as you go down the front bumper and rear bumper but that is not difficult.

4 inch mustang racing stripes

2012 2013 Mustang Racing Stripes

1993 – 1997 Firebird Racing / Rally Stripe Kits

The 1993 1994 1995 1996 and 1997 Firebird is what is know as the first phase of the fourth generation with the 1998 – 2002 being the second phase.  Because of the unique hood on this car, we only carry one 93-97 Firebird stripe kit design.  It fills in a portion of the indentions in the hood and provides 20 additional feet of 12 inch striping for the rest of the car.  The back of the front stripes are 12 inches wide.   The owner of the car below striped it himself.  He used a red pinstripe around the main stripe as a unique accent.

1998 – 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – Ram Air Racing Stripes

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Firebird Racing Stripes and Graphics – (online stores or

The 1998 – 2002 Firebird is the 4th generation of this popular automobile.  Striping this car requires precut stripes for the hood and basic 12″ striping for the remainder of the car.  

Because of the hood on this model the only kit that we have for this car is the precut one.

1998 – 2002 Pontiac Firebird with Plain Non Ram Air Hood

The plain Firebird can use our precut stripe kit that is designed for the Trans Am and the Ram Air Firebird and our extended version of that kit that features a 6″ longer hood stripe (recommended).  If you use the standard Ram Air / Trans Am kit the stripes will end on the hood before the intakes.  The extended kit goes all the way to the front up to the inlets like in the picture below.  Both these kits also include 20 feet of 12″ striping for the rest of the car.  This model Firebird can also be striped with our standard cut to fit kits in 6″, 8″ or 10″ widths.  The cut to fit kits come as a 30 or 36 foot roll of striping and a plastic squeegee.  You can add pinstripes for $5 extra.

Ford Truck Racing Rally Stripes

Ford Truck Racing Lemans Racing Stripes – or

Trucks look good with wide stripes.  A 10 inch stripe kit or a 12 inch stripe kit will work well on any full size truck.  Smaller trucks can go with a 10 inch or an 8 inch stripe kit.  For trucks that want to stripe the hood, roof and tailgate a 30 foot kit is fine.  If the truck has a hard bed cover then a 36 foot kit will provide more material.  The best thing to do is measure the areas you wish to stripe and then purchase a little more material than you need.

ford truck racing stripes

The truck above used an 10 inch stripe kit and added 1/4″ pinstripes.