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Old 10-30-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Nige
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RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel

Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a repair panel, it doesn't look too big a
job for someone who knows how to weld?

I need to take off the rear bumper anyway to replace it. Whilst I'm in there I'll have a good prod about
the rear crossmember to check it's condition.

Anyone know if you can get one?

Ta

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Old 10-30-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel


"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:3sk3lfFopt3kU1@individual.net...
> Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a repair
> panel, it doesn't look too big a job for someone who knows how to
> weld?
>

Famous last words. It's a horrible job. The "official" method involves
removing the roof, rear wings, and tons more, so you can replace the
whole rectangular frame. Paddock (and others) sell a repair section
(RR61) for about 38 quid, and you'll need bolts and mounting rubbers at
about 13, but you still have to remove the lower tailgate, the rear
floor, probably the fuel tank, and a few other odds and sods.

You then have to support the roof, to stop the rear body sagging while
you hack away with the angle grinder. With the one I did, I also cut
away part of the repair panel to make it easier to wiggle into position,
but this may not be possible if yours is rusty too near the ends.

It's a foul job that makes doing sills and footwells seem fun.

The funny thing is, no-one selling a Rangey has *ever* known it needed
doing. "Totally rust-free". "Er well, yes, apart from that".



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Old 10-30-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel

Autolycus wrote:
> "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:3sk3lfFopt3kU1@individual.net...
>> Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a
>> repair panel, it doesn't look too big a job for someone who knows
>> how to weld?
>>

> Famous last words. It's a horrible job. The "official" method
> involves removing the roof, rear wings, and tons more, so you can
> replace the whole rectangular frame. Paddock (and others) sell a
> repair section (RR61) for about 38 quid, and you'll need bolts and
> mounting rubbers at about 13, but you still have to remove the lower
> tailgate, the rear floor, probably the fuel tank, and a few other
> odds and sods.
> You then have to support the roof, to stop the rear body sagging while
> you hack away with the angle grinder. With the one I did, I also cut
> away part of the repair panel to make it easier to wiggle into
> position, but this may not be possible if yours is rusty too near the
> ends.
> It's a foul job that makes doing sills and footwells seem fun.
>
> The funny thing is, no-one selling a Rangey has *ever* known it needed
> doing. "Totally rust-free". "Er well, yes, apart from that"


hehehe - it looks like it would patch pretty well to be honest in that case!!

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Old 10-30-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel

In message <3sk3lfFopt3kU1@individual.net>
"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

> Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a repair panel, it doesn't look too big a
> job for someone who knows how to weld?
>
> I need to take off the rear bumper anyway to replace it. Whilst I'm in there I'll have a good prod about
> the rear crossmember to check it's condition.
>
> Anyone know if you can get one?
>
> Ta
>
> Nige
>


Do you mean the crossmember that the tailgate hinges on? If so
its :

NRC4717 RRC Tailgate Crossmember 39.95 inc VAT - quite a good seller!

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Old 10-30-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel

beamendsltd wrote:
> In message <3sk3lfFopt3kU1@individual.net>
> "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>> Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a
>> repair panel, it doesn't look too big a job for someone who knows
>> how to weld?
>>
>> I need to take off the rear bumper anyway to replace it. Whilst I'm
>> in there I'll have a good prod about the rear crossmember to check
>> it's condition.
>>
>> Anyone know if you can get one?
>>
>> Ta
>>
>> Nige
>>

>
> Do you mean the crossmember that the tailgate hinges on? If so
> its :
>
> NRC4717 RRC Tailgate Crossmember 39.95 inc VAT - quite a good seller!
>
> Richard

No matey, the thin metal surround bit. Tailgate aperture i suppose. I don't need the whole lot, just the
bit around the boot lip & below. Might need a crossmember yet too!!

Nige

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Old 10-30-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel

In message <3skdvtFkn7fuU1@individual.net>
"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

> beamendsltd wrote:
> > In message <3sk3lfFopt3kU1@individual.net>
> > "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a
> >> repair panel, it doesn't look too big a job for someone who knows
> >> how to weld?
> >>
> >> I need to take off the rear bumper anyway to replace it. Whilst I'm
> >> in there I'll have a good prod about the rear crossmember to check
> >> it's condition.
> >>
> >> Anyone know if you can get one?
> >>
> >> Ta
> >>
> >> Nige
> >>

> >
> > Do you mean the crossmember that the tailgate hinges on? If so
> > its :
> >
> > NRC4717 RRC Tailgate Crossmember 39.95 inc VAT - quite a good seller!
> >
> > Richard

> No matey, the thin metal surround bit. Tailgate aperture i suppose. I don't need the whole lot, just the
> bit around the boot lip & below. Might need a crossmember yet too!!
>
> Nige
>


OK - how about the heelboard then! Thats the "stepped" bit that goes from
the main rear floor panel down to the talgate "level"?

Failing that, how about a photo!

Richard

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Old 10-30-2005, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: RRC Tailgate aperture repair panel

beamendsltd wrote:
> In message <3skdvtFkn7fuU1@individual.net>
> "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>> beamendsltd wrote:
>>> In message <3sk3lfFopt3kU1@individual.net>
>>> "Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just under the rear lower tailgate is well rusty, can you get a
>>>> repair panel, it doesn't look too big a job for someone who knows
>>>> how to weld?
>>>>
>>>> I need to take off the rear bumper anyway to replace it. Whilst I'm
>>>> in there I'll have a good prod about the rear crossmember to check
>>>> it's condition.
>>>>
>>>> Anyone know if you can get one?
>>>>
>>>> Ta
>>>>
>>>> Nige
>>>>
>>>
>>> Do you mean the crossmember that the tailgate hinges on? If so
>>> its :
>>>
>>> NRC4717 RRC Tailgate Crossmember 39.95 inc VAT - quite a good
>>> seller!
>>>
>>> Richard

>> No matey, the thin metal surround bit. Tailgate aperture i suppose.
>> I don't need the whole lot, just the bit around the boot lip &
>> below. Might need a crossmember yet too!!
>>
>> Nige
>>

>
> OK - how about the heelboard then! Thats the "stepped" bit that goes
> from the main rear floor panel down to the talgate "level"?
>
> Failing that, how about a photo!
>
> Richard


I'll send one now matey!

Nige


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