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Cervini Speedster Cover Installation Guide ('94-'04)

Installation Time

2 hours

Tools Required
  • Drill
  • 1/8" Drill Bit
  • Adhesive tape
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1. With the convertible top in the down position, tape the template to the top of the interior side panel aligning it with the edges of the panel as shown in Fig. A.

2. With a 1/8” drill bit, drill through the panel in the 2 marked areas. Repeat procedure for the other side using the same template. NOTE: There is a plastic retainer helping to hold this panel in place, remove this retainer.

3. Pull upward on the panel to have access for installing the back-up washer behind this panel.

4. Then, install snap buttons, rivets, and back-up washers as shown in Fig. B.

5. IMPORTANT: Place the O-ring on top of the rivet when installing, this will ensure that the rivets are crimped down tightly.

6. Install the speedup onto the metal brace behind the interior panel where the plastic retainer was inserted, then push the panel back in place and install the button head cap screw.

7. Place each speedster cover on the car and test fit.

8. Insert the seatbelt brace into one of the seatbelt buckles in the center of the rear seat, then install the threaded knob through the speedster cover and into the seatbelt brace.

9. The second knob is to go through the center of the speedster cover and into the speedup that should already be installed in one speedster cover.

10. When installing the Speedster Covers, please note that we have supplied you with a roll of weather-stripping. Once the speedster covers have been painted, install the weather-stripping even with the outer edge as shown in Fig. C.

Painting Instructions

  1. To remove any mold release contaminants, clean the back of the part first. Using 2 new clean rags, saturate the first rag with plastic prep cleaner* and begin cleaning. Then use the second rag to remove the prep cleaner. Continuously fold both rags to their clean sides during the process. Use 3 sets of new rags throughout the process. This prevents mold release contaminants from transferring to the painted surface.
  2. Repeat step one on the front of the part.
  3. Rinse the part with water. Apply a generous amount of Ajax® or sand fix* to a red scuff pad* (3M Scotch Brite Brand) and scrub the surface to be painted THOROUGHLY (especially where the 2-sided tape is installed, on the back side of the part, and all the hard to reach areas). Then rinse with water and dry. The scrubbed surface should be dull. If any shiny spots show, repeat the process on those areas.
  4. Using another set of clean new rags, again clean the surface to be painted with plastic prep cleaner.
  5. Spray the surface to be painted with adhesion promoter* including the areas where the 2-sided tape is installed (follow the instructions on the can for application and drying time).
  6. Apply 3 to 4 coats of urethane primer* with flex additive* (follow the instructions on the can for application and drying time).
  7. Wet sand primer with 600 grit sandpaper. Be careful not to sand through the primer. If you do, you MUST clean those areas with plastic prep cleaner, apply adhesion promoter and prime. Once the primer has dried, wet sand the areas that were touched up. Your surface is now ready for paint.

* These items can be purchased at any auto body supply store. NOTE: Do not retract convertible top with speedster covers in the trunk, it will result in breaking the rear window. Do not put up rear quarter windows when speedster covers are being used, this will damage them. Remove the carpet panel that covers the area of the convertible top, this will allow you to store the speedster covers in the trunk. Cars equipped with Mach 1000 Stereo Systems will not allow Speedster Covers to fi t in trunk.

Installation instructions provided by Cervini's Auto Designs