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I have just bought a one piece tailgate from Fridge

It was laying in his garden and I have been after one for ages I know there a little ugly and you lose the seat from the lowe tail gate but I like them...

Does anyone have any information on them...

I remember them being advetised years ago but never took much notice

I don't even know who made them...

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From experience they are flipping heavy, you'll need better gas struts (in case you don't already know)

I seem to recall that I was told when we picked up the range rover they were fitted to police vehicles? but that's it

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From experience they are flipping heavy, you'll need better gas struts (in case you don't already know)

I seem to recall that I was told when we picked up the range rover they were fitted to police vehicles? but that's it

That's partly why I'm looking for who made them...

I didn't know the police used them

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I had a 1981 four door Rangie with a rare one piece alloy tailgate.

This part of a reply I got from James Taylor about the tailgate.

I know of only one company that produced these, which was ASG (Alan Smith Garages). They were

known as Donington tailgates, I think, and were formidably expensive because

they were made of aluminium alloy to save weight.

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I have just bought a one piece tailgate from Fridge

It was laying in his garden and I have been after one for ages I know there a little ugly and you lose the seat from the lowe tail gate but I like them...

Does anyone have any information on them...

I remember them being advetised years ago but never took much notice

I don't even know who made them...

That means when im sat in the back and jules is recovering mr fridge i will be getting wet feet

:hysterical::hysterical:

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Hopefully I'll be buying some better tyres soon so that won't be a problem :P

Also I'm gonna stop listening to people who say "drive through there John!" :rolleyes:

You can stop listening

that dosent meem Clorride and me will stop goading you :lol:

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I had a 1981 four door Rangie with a rare one piece alloy tailgate.

This part of a reply I got from James Taylor about the tailgate.

I know of only one company that produced these, which was ASG (Alan Smith Garages). They were

known as Donington tailgates, I think, and were formidably expensive because

they were made of aluminium alloy to save weight.

Did it have standard struts

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Did it have standard struts

From memory the struts look standard. The standard top tailgates are a fair weight I can't see the one piece alloy one weighing much more. If yours is the 'rare' alloy type and it's in good nick it could fetch a very good price on eblag or the RRR. You may be better off selling it and replacing it with conventinal tailgates which are more practical. It would be a shame to damage the one piece off road if it's in good nick.

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the standard stuts should cope well with the alloy ones, i have two to fit soon, so will let you know how i get on...the only thing i dont like is the handle, i`m thinking of modifying to get a neater look, something like a normal hatchback car handle..

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I have no intention of selling it I was so chuffed when I found one in Johns garden.

My RRC is not intended for crash bang off roading although I did catch the rear at brick kiln but thats brick kiln for you.

I have always liked then ever since I read the artical on the blue RRC that used to ein the OBC all the time had one ahe how easy it was for access when recovering.

Don't worry I will not damage it. I have a mate in Bournmouth that should be able to give it a bit of a refurb as it needs a little TLC. before its sprayed and fitted to mine

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