GTS Headlight Cover Modification
by Mike Bridges
I hated the way the GTS headlight covers originally
fit, fitting flush inboard, but then overlapping the outer part of the nose cap; therefore
there's no way to get the covers to fit correctly, IMO. Also, I didn't like the
cheesy velcro-like fasteners. As soon as you use them a few times they start
loosening up and getting sloppy.
So, I got out the trusty dremel with a cutoff wheel, marked the covers with masking tape to both show where to cut and to protect the plexiglass from chipping, and whacked off the outer part. I then sanded down the cut edge with 100, then 220 grit sandpaper. It's real important to get all the scratches out of the edge of a plexiglass piece to keep fatigue cracks from forming.
Then, to mount them more cleanly (and with just the slightest amount of overkill :)), I pulled off the velcro pads, lined up the covers, then drilled a pilot hole through the cover and the mounting tab underneath. I then mounted locking nutplates with countersunk rivets (you could use pop-rivets, although I did solid rivets), and then mounted the covers with stainless countersunk screws with tinnerman washers.
You can purchase these headlight covers online from a place like Internet Racer's Supply.
Check out these other sites for appearance items and install guides :-)
4th Generation Appearance Modification Guide
F-Body Install and Fix-It Guides
For questions or comments feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org