Removing Cabriolet's black panel on 'B' pillar with the little leaper

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    • #7999
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi All,

      Could anyone please tell me how to remove the flat black panel that is on the outside of the Cabriolet’s ‘B’ Pillar, it has the little leaper on the bottom.

      I need to remove this on my car to treat some rust that is forming on the panel behind it.

      Thanks in advance,

      Laurence

    • #8334
      Gerben Haringsma
      Participant

      have you found out how to it ?
      i want to remove mine for a respray.
      thanks Gerben

    • #8336
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi Gerben

      I’ve just been out and tried – it appears that there is a pin through the plate from the leaper’s tail into a locating grommet on the car. The leading edge of the plate is simply bonded to the car with a mastic – I gently prized the plate away from the bonding.

      Care – the backing plate is thin and prone to bending

      Once I removed my plates I found some rust behind, which will have to be treated before the plate with the leaper is returned to the car.

      Hope this helps,

      Laurence

    • #8337
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi Gerben

      I’ve just been out and tried – it appears that there is a pin through the plate from the leaper’s tail into a locating grommet on the car. The leading edge of the plate is simply bonded to the car with a mastic – I gently prized the plate away from the bonding.

      Care – the backing plate is thin and prone to bending

      Once I removed my plates I found some rust behind, which will have to be treated before the plate with the leaper is returned to the car.

      Hope this helps,

      Laurence

    • #8340
      Gerben Haringsma
      Participant

      so no screws behind the jaguar ? but understand the jaguar has to be carefully removed first ?
      thanks Laurence.

    • #8441
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi Gerben Haringsma

      No, don’t remove the leaper from the plate.

      The leaper has a pin that goes through the plate into the locating hole in the car’s bodywork, but no need to remove the leaper from the plate itself.

      Laurence

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