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I Have just brought a second hand top tailgate from E-Bay the guy was local to me and he's breaking an 1986 4 door which has surcome to the old tin worm!!
Now i picked it up today it was abit grubby,but once at home i gave it a wash over and its in very good condition,and at first i thought it was an alloy one but it appears to be a steel one, i think it may be an OE replacement tailgate,i have had a quick look over it but cannot find anything to confim this,does anybody now how to?.
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1988 RRC 3.5 EFI
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I don't know a lot about them but I think all of the aftermarket ones, and there's only a couple, are alloy. So, if that's steel,it must be OE.

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The real giveaway is the weight, although if you are not sure what a steel one weighs it is more difficult to tell!

OE tailgates do wiegh a fair bit, ally ones feel more manouverable. Take a magent and see if it sticks (assuming there is steel left :twisted: ), if no sticking then it is ally.
 

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Theres a good chance its a replacement OE one. My brother is a windscreen fitter and he once changed a rear top tailgate on a classic as an insurance job. The new one was from land rover and was the complete unit, not just the glass.
 

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Have confirmed its an OE replacement! was out and about yesterday and saw a 1995 M reg 4.2 autobiography classic 100in wheelbase,what a motor!and the top tailgate was the same as what i got at the weekend,had a quick chat with the owner and he said he had the car for a number of years and it was the original tailgate.
Valveboy

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