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WHICH ALUMINIUM UPPER TAILGATE FOR CLASSIC RR

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by dougc, Aug 9, 2018.

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  1. dougc

    dougc Member

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    Hi

    I have a 1988 Classic RR and need to replace the upper tailgate. I have looked at several online including Famous Fours with and without Pilkington glass (which is OEM) and BRITPARTS but have no idea which is the best.

    I would appreciate any advice and recommendations.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ratae

    Ratae Well-Known Member

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    Fitted the Famous Four frame to the existing glass on my 1986 some years ago. Works fine.
    Be careful cutting the old frame to remove the glass - I used a hacksaw to minimise risk.
    To close ally frames press on the bottom corners - they can bow slightly in the middle if you use the handle.
     
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    norseman Well-Known Member

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    Best practice, even for the original steel versions.
     
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  4. dougc

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    Thanks for the information and advice on closing. I could do with a new glass as well so will opt for the Famous Four one with the Pilkington glass (apparently it is thicker that the other glass which is produced in China).
     
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    Generally you get what you pay for.
     
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