I just installed my drivers side panel today and I know what you mean about not fitting. I must have looked at that panel for an hour before I figured out how it fit. The trick is you have to bend the bottom portion of the panel back towards the wheel, it doesn't look like it will work, but this forms a curve that fits just inside the bottom of the wheel opening. also, when you put the panel in, put the bottom in first and then slide the top in place, After it's in place put a rivet at the top and bottom then line up the bottom so the bend is flush with the fiberglass and put a rivet in from the bottom to hold it. It's hard to get the bulb trim not to stick out of the wheel opening but after it's installed you can work it back so it's not too noticable.
Hope this helps,
[ April 04, 2002, 09:43 PM: Message edited by: Brentt ]