Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Coming round the Mountain
No expert here but I've seen a few AU/BA utes with the colour coded grommets fitted, much better than the plastic lugs if you've got a hard tonneau. The black lugs for the tonneau seem to be riveted on in some manner, so I assume using the smallest diameter drill to drill out the centre may be the way to go, saying that, I took the plastic tub out of my AU II ute in about 10 minutes to get a dent removed, might be worth doing the same to check the fitting method of these lugs. Ford spare parts sell the small grommets but I'm pretty sure you'll have to get them painted.
Mess with the bull, get the horns!