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Range Rover Classic bottom tailgate rust repair?

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by landyboots, Apr 20, 2020.

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  1. landyboots

    landyboots Active Member

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    Hi all. Hope you, and all who are dear to you are keeping safe and well during these difficult times....I was just wondering if seeing as it's nigh on impossible to find a decent second hand bottom tailgate, and I am up to having a go, what with all this spare time on my hands, have any of you wonderful people tried successfully to take on this task and if so, have you any tips to help me with this challenge?

    Thanking you all in anticipation.
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Sprung Member

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    Give us a pic of the offending unit see how bad it is
     
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    Henry_b SPARES OR REPAIR

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    The lower portion of the tailgate is flatter than a flat thing, so shouldn't be difficult to splice in a repair panel..

    Only trouble is the tailgates rot from the inside out, so you might have to gut a fair chunk of material out before you find anything firm to weld to..

    most i've seen, even a small 50p sized hole turned into an envelope side repair as the steel was terminal..
     
  4. Ratae

    Ratae Well-Known Member

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    How bad the inner frame is is going to be the issue.
    Touch wood mine doesn't need doing (yet!) but not something I'm looking forward to.
    Outer skins - both types - available from Froggatts.
    https://www.froggatts.co.uk/page32.html#TAILGATE
     
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    Mark Piercy Well-Known Member

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    Wow
    Wow, what a site:cool:
     
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    Ratae Well-Known Member

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    Last thing I had off them was the BM700 'Inner sill body mount bracket & back plate' to do driver's side rear. (Plus the bushing kit to go with it.)
    Nicely made & a good fit.
     
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