You and I are on the same page on these things, I don't know why people would be upset, that's what this site is for. Unfortunately, different years. Here's my upper (first two) and lower (last). My bolts look like yours but have the RBW or whatever letters on them. I'd have to get a mag glass to see them though.
No question about being on the same page. Iíve seen you attempt the same thing on other threads & itís been tough to say the least. Maybe if we stick together on this thing, enough interest will be generated to keep it going. We canít be the only two interested in this topic. Perhaps part of the problem is no one really wants to take a stand. Or maybe there just isnít enough information out there that everyone can agree on. On the other hand, there must be a consensus for fasteners or this portion of the Nationals concours judging would be none existant.
For me the most important part of my restoration project will be educating myself on every aspect of the í69 L48. This means reading, sorting data and building databases for everything; including fasteners. The other goal I have is to someday restore the car to a level conducive to concours level specifications. It is my understanding factory fasteners for shows like this are a must have, particularly for the Legend Class shows at the Nationals. If this is true than I would have to assume the same holds true for the upper level Bow Tie Classes. I say this because you cannot enter one without the other, right?
Trust me, I would much rather pay someone 50 Ė 125K to get my car ready for shows like that but guess whatÖI donít have that kind of money lying around. And, not to take anything away from the guys that charge that kind of money, but just thinking about whatís involved, thereís no question itís worth every penny!!! However, I think I would get a heck of a lot more more enjoyment tackling it myself.
Anyway, there you have it; my reasons for pestering about fasteners. For those of you whom are willing to help us out...kudos. And for those who are not, I understand completely.