Does anyone happen to know if the fenders on a 15 touring car were bolted on originally with carriage or step bolts.
Step bolts were used on the hood former.
The correct bolts for a '15 fender have a square shank and are about halfway between a modern carriage bolt and a step bolt.
Here are 3 1/4" x 20 bolts. L to R: modern carriage bolt, T fender bolt, step bolt
RV: What you need to do is let people know you are making this stuff. I doubt if many do! You have saved the day many times for me with your original bolts, so guys, get out there and buy some bolts from Randall!
Yeah! Mr Anderson has the correct fender, running boards, and wheel bolts even for those of us with RM brakes. I was at the point of welding on the bolt heads and making a grinding attachment to make my own correct bolts after finding out what a bolt manufacturer would charge for my small run. For all the bolts (~42) plus shipping, 16 fins! Thus, I have just saved hours of laborious work an I am pleased. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. Oh, btw, if you use carriage bolts on the fenders and put a lot of miles on the car, the metal will fatigue and crack as carriage bolt heads are too small.