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Corey Bowcutt

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Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« on: April 16, 2019, 08:29:51 AM »
I have a question about the number of -20 X carriage bolts in the grill area for mounting the nose panel on my 1968 GT350.  I purchased a hardware kit from AMK for the nose panel and it came with 3 carriage bolts.  I looked on thecoralsnake.com and Pete mentions there are 3 painted head carriage bolts in this grill opening.  But as you can see in the picture I have 5 carriage bolts, 2 on each side and one in the middle.  Has anyone ever seen this or is it just something a PO added for some unknown reason sometime over the past 50 years?

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 08:43:18 AM »
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I have never seen the carriage bolts there. Just the three, one center one each side outboard, except on a few early cars with a one piece nose.

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 09:04:20 AM »
I've got 5. One center(sort of centered). Two each side.

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 09:12:31 AM »
I've got 5. One center(sort of centered). Two each side.
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In the center panel ( the two bolts on sides ) or the headlamp panels like Cory's car?
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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 09:17:08 AM »
3 is normal
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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 09:29:33 AM »
I presumed from my research that 3 is normal but I was wondering if folks ever see 5 like mine?  Shelbydoug so does yours look like mine?

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 09:59:14 AM »
The headlight bucket has a normal tendency to sit high in that front corner, I would guess it was added by a PO
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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 10:33:11 AM »
Thank you Pete.  That is what I suspected just did not know why someone would do that.  You shed some light on a very plausible reason.

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 10:46:59 AM »
I've got 5. One center(sort of centered). Two each side.
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In the center panel ( the two bolts on sides ) or the headlamp panels like Cory's car?

Mine is like Corey's.

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 02:45:00 AM »
Mine has 3

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Re: Nose Panel grill area carriage bolt quantity
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 08:27:15 AM »
3 of mine have 3