Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herefordshire, UK
Hardtop Plate Installation ??
So, the S2 Spider is back from the paint shop, and re-assembly has begun.
One element that has me puzzled is the 2 chrome finishers ahead of the boot lid, onto which a hardtop would fit (but no hardtop in my case.)
The car came back with just 4 bare holes in the decklid. So how in hell do these plates fasten in place ? There is nothing to tap into, and no access to the underside of the decklid that I can see, so I can't nut and bolt them.
It's been 8 months since the car went away to be painted, so my memory is fading. Was there some sort of tapping plate on the underside, that has now fallen into the body cavity ?? There must have been something substantial, as the hardtop used the same mounting points.
I am inclined to fit Rivnuts in the 4 holes, but before I do, would like to know how they were fitted originally.
The piece in question is shown below.
1977 Spider 2000