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Tubs, Body panels, ALUM

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Lt1FJ40, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Lt1FJ40

    Lt1FJ40

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    I am looking at getting new rear quarter panels for my truck. I would really like to go with the steel ones but for some reason the aluminum ones are cheaper!! I would buy both the rear quarter panels here from either:
    Aqualu (aluminum)
    http://www.aqualu.com/FJ40 Pics/FJ40.html
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    4wheelauto (steel)
    http://www.4wheelauto.com/pages/par.../pages/body.htm .

    But my question is how do you connect the Aluminum to the steel tub?? You cannot weld aluminum to steel can you? I don’t really like the pop rivet way of doing it. How else do they mount them?

    Thanks
    Rob.
     
  2. lndcrzr71

    lndcrzr71

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    no you cant weld the two together