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I just bought a new Pininfarina emblem for my 1991 Spider. These are the ones that go on the rear fenders. It has bolts on it! I can't imagine how you you would access the nuts on those bolts to remove and install. Anyone done this before?

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ON my 91 just out of the paint shop, I pulled off everything on the car before it was painted.
There are plastic studs on the emblems, but not threaded The rear quarter emblems just press into some plastic inserts. The emblem is about 5 inchs long and half inch tall.
I dabbed a little clear silicone glue on the backs and pushed them into the holes and put some masking tape over the emblem til it dried. Done this for years on other emblems with no problem. Never lost one and they are easy to remove when you need to. ON the older badges there are threaded studs but the emblems are metal not plastic.
 

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Another removal method as suggested in one of the Pat Braden books is to take a thin flat scraper, slip it between the emblem and body, then whack it with a hammer to cut the push points off.

If you want ot put that same one back on, reinstall using that super duper double sided 3M body moulding tape.
 

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I opted not to use the rubber gasket that came with the plastic emblems from IAP. I just used some contact cement and glued them in place. I kept the pins on to position them. Trimmed off the excess glue and I now have what I think is a pretty clean look.

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Sam is referring to the long rectangular Pininfarina empblems on the rear flanks of the series 4 cars. As to your original question, Sam, you can access these by loosening the carpet on the sides of the convertible top well directly behind the seats. Remove a couple of the black finishing screw/washer combos. There is a vinyl flap that is glued in place at the top of the well to conceal the cavity itself. Pull that flap loose (you can re-glue it with 3M spray upholstery adhesive), and you can reach down into the cavity to the back of the studs. You can use small "speed nuts" or the round push-on retainers ("push nuts") commonly sold in hardware stores.

The body shop quality double sided emblem tape is indeed very good at this kind of thing, also.
 

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I opted not to use the rubber gasket that came with the plastic emblems from IAP. I just used some contact cement and glued them in place. I kept the pins on to position them. Trimmed off the excess glue and I now have what I think is a pretty clean look.

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good job aligning them.
 

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Sam is referring to the long rectangular Pininfarina empblems on the rear flanks of the series 4 cars. As to your original question, Sam, you can access these by loosening the carpet on the sides of the convertible top well directly behind the seats. Remove a couple of the black finishing screw/washer combos. There is a vinyl flap that is glued in place at the top of the well to conceal the cavity itself. Pull that flap loose (you can re-glue it with 3M spray upholstery adhesive), and you can reach down into the cavity to the back of the studs. You can use small "speed nuts" or the round push-on retainers ("push nuts") commonly sold in hardware stores.

The body shop quality double sided emblem tape is indeed very good at this kind of thing, also.
Thanks, Dave!
 

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On my '86 spider the original Pininfarina badge was a metal badge with a plastic Pininfarina emblem. The two posts were inserted into a plastic grommet in the holes in the body. I used a thin flat paint scraper (and thin cardboard to protect the paint) to pry the old badge off as it was missing the plastic Pininfarina emblem. The replacement badge was all plastic and just inserted in the old grommets. It felt a little loose so I used adhesive sealant on the inside of the body where the posts protrude. I had to remove the molding at the rear of the door to pull back the carpet to get at the posts from the inside.
 

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My duetto was recently painted and the body shop removed the Pinifarina emblems. How they go them off with out damaging them I will never know. My big hand could not get them back on. Enter Dear Wife. she not only put the washers on but threaded the nuts and tighten them with a socket. Ergo; small hands do the trick
 
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