Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Laguna California
Spider Droopy Moustache Syndrome
With classic styling admired by millions, our Spiders are rightfully considered among the most beautiful Italian sports cars.
But there is a disfigurement affecting dozens, or even hundreds, of these cars, a stigma that till now some have been too embarrassed and too ashamed to discuss.
Iíve seen numerous pictures of Spiders with Droopy Moustache Syndrome, and I have to admit my own Spider is one of them.
Hi, Iím David.
See the attached. My front bumper driverís side looks OK, but the passengerís side has been bugging me since I bought the car. The driverís angle of attack is fine, but the passengerís side is tilted down.
Does anyone have a fix?
The bumper mounts with two pistons, 4 bolts on each side. Can I add washers behind the low part, on the right side only, and make both sides have the same angle of attack?
The bumper has two plastic facings riveted and bolted to a metal beam - is it possible my bumper beam is twisted? Thereís some bondo on my nose, so I have to assume the car was hit in the past.
Maybe I just need a new front bumper?
I recently took the car to have the bumper repainted, and told the guy about the problem, but he didnít address it.
Any suggestions? Whoís solved this problem?