Greg fixed it on his later cars, but I'm going to assume your TR headlight buckets are similar to my earlier car.
I had to bend the tabs on the headlight bulb, and remove the wires from the 3 prong headlight plug in order to aim the headlights. At least if you wanted to light the highway instead of the trees!
You could cut out the back of the bucket alternatively, our headlights are inside the trunk instead of out there by the tires on a Speedster.
I also had to bend the springs that push the bulb assembly away from the adjustment screws. My screws were WAY out near the end of adjustment. Spyders have the buckets laid back at more of an angle than Bugs do.