Does somebody have a sort of step-by-step instructions how to install the covers?
I own a 81 Spider!
Thanks in advance
I haven'ty had a chance to look at the fender from the inside yet, but ... is the barrier welded or bolted in place?
Thank you for the prompt reply.
Let's hope that I will find the time to install the covers!They definetely look good!
FWIW, the studs almost lined up with existing holes on the headlight bucket on my car. Two would go in, and the third wouldn't quite. I had to enlarge one of the holes. And George is correct, those nuts don't come with the kit. I don't remember offhand what size they are, but they're rather small.I have done the installation on a '71 and '76 Spider, and both of these required mounting holes to be drilled at the outer edge of the headlight bucket for it to be fastened to these existing studs (IIRC, the metric nuts to hold the headlight buckets to the studs don't come with the cover kit).
is the issue of water getting inside them a problem?
Thats correct Ed. The buckets do take some modification to work. As I recall...enlarge the original mounting holes and cut the tab off that was for retaining the old trim ring/screw. I don't think I had to drill new ones....but I may be wrong. Interestingly enough...the euro buckets are different with access to the rear of the light housing....i.e. H4 style. With our modified setup...you'll have to remove the entire bucket to replace a bulb. The euro buckets allow one to enter through the wheel well access panel, pop a cover off the back of the bucket, pop a cover off the back of the light housing and remove/replace the bulb.I recently made the change to Carello covers on my 79 Spider while it was in the body shop for paint, shaving the repeater lights from the fenders, etc. I printed out John M's instructions from an old thread and gave them to the guy at the body shop. It looks like they had to drill extra holes or enlarge the existing ones in the buckets to align the mounting studs.
2 x 88 Verde's
The only problem is that water entering behind the cover leaves dirt when it runs out, which requires removing the cover to clean everything. I put a narrow strip of self adhesive foam around a set of covers a while back, and this worked well until the covers warped from UV exposure.