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Old 11-14-2018, 09:10 AM
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I want to install a leaper onto my bonnet. I know I can drill hole(s) but I saw a leaper that has adhesive tape. Did Jag ever mount hood ornaments with just adhesive tape?
 
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Jaguar did NOT mount leapers to any US cars from the early to mid 60s until the X300 sedan.
The current US federal law, as I understand it, was that the leaper needs to be SPRING MOUNTED so as not to 'eviscerate' a pedestrian or other unfortunate if the car struck them and rolled them over the car.

Many individuals mount all sorts of things to their cars.

Adhesive tape would make the leaper both safer for the pedestrian and easier for the thief!!!

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Thanks motorcarman. I am concerned about the adhesive tape releasing the leaper as I am doing 80mph, well we all know what physics will require. I'm only aware of bolt-on leapers.
 
 
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