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    JL body panels

    I was trying to put some magnetic sign decals on my jlu and found that only the tailgate and quarterpanels were steel. Somehow, i missed the info on what the hood and doors were made of. Anyone???

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    Aluminum. Shit, I wouldn't have thought about that. Might have to do vinyl wrap or sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Aluminum. Shit, I wouldn't have thought about that. Might have to do vinyl wrap or sticker.
    Yes, now it really is a beer can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Yes, now it really is a beer can.
    Yeah but damn the new doors are WAY lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    Yeah but damn the new doors are WAY lighter.
    Definitely! I swear my JLUR front doors are the same weight as my JKUR rear doors.

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    Isnt the tailgate made from magnesium? Thouhgt they claimed that everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGiant View Post
    Isnt the tailgate made from magnesium? Thouhgt they claimed that everywhere

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    I believe the magnesium is used in some of the inner structure. The exterior skin is definitely aluminum.

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    I need to check some tech sheets/presentation info of fca introducing the new body work on a vehicle body conference. That'll show what is made of which metal. I'll post it if I can find out something more

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    Hood, doors, windshield frame and front fenders are aluminum.

    Tailgate is magnesium structure with aluminum outter skin.

    Rest of body is high strength steel.

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    Grille and cowl is plastic.

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