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  • #16
    To be clear, my parts book only covers up to '54, so I can't answer the OPs question on his '55.
    Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 1954khardtop View Post
      To be clear, my parts book only covers up to '54, so I can't answer the OPs question on his '55.
      OK, I opened the chassis manual for '55, and it appears that only one part # is mentioned for ALL the bumper bolts....I'd guess they mean the bolts all should be rectangular (or oval head)

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      • #18
        I would call the factory bolts as more rectangular than oval. The ends are more squared off than the aftermarket replacements. True they are not sharp corners, but they are not the same as the replacements.
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        • #19
          That's right, this BB004-SCR is close, but without the rectangular with rounded corners shape it's not correct, it's TOTALLY Oval.

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          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #20
            'Rectangular head' indeed would be the best description.

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            • #21
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              Here's one on my car, and one from my parts stash. I got them from a vendor at Reedsville a few years back. The top and bottom are straight and parallel, the ends are curved.
              Dwight 54 Commander hardtop

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              • #22
                They look like the right ones to me Dwight.....It's amazing how even real old ones, if undamaged, can be buffed up to look almost 'jewel like'!

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                • #23
                  Tom Karkiewicz has a plentiful supply of both from original vehicles (stainless wrapped heads).
                  I noted on my '63 Cruiser that all the bolts were oval, except when the extensions were added to each side, front and rear, calling for round. Just to throw another wrench in to the monkey.
                  "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                  Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                  Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                  '33 Rockne 10,
                  '51 Commander Starlight,
                  '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                  '56 Sky Hawk

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
                    Tom Karkiewicz has a plentiful supply of both from original vehicles (stainless wrapped heads).
                    I noted on my '63 Cruiser that all the bolts were oval, except when the extensions were added to each side, front and rear, calling for round. Just to throw another wrench in to the monkey.
                    Yes, and there's no mistake about round ones being used on the extensions....I had a few sets of those, in factory boxes, and the round bumper bolts were included in the box with the bumper extensions.

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