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What material are the front fenders made from? Doesn't seem to be aluminum or steel. Feel like some kind of plastic similar to what the front fascia is made from. The doors sound like metal when you tap on them with a knuckle. Hood is supposed to be aluminum correct?



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The front fenders and hood are aluminum as well as the tailgate.
 

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The front fenders and hood are aluminum as well as the tailgate.
Are the doors and rear fenders steel then? Ive been curious as well. Would love for more aluminum to prevent the dreaded rust down the road but probably a cost saving measure
 
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Are the doors and rear fenders steep then? Ive been curious as well. Would love for more aluminum to prevent the dreaded rust down the road but probably a cost saving measure
A magnet will give you a quick answer to what is steel and what isn't.
 
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A magnet will give you a quick answer to what is steel and what isn't.
Did the magnet test and as I thought the front fenders are definitely not metal, neither aluminum or steel. I worked in the metal trades as a tool and die maker all my life and I can pretty much tell if something is metal or plastic. Those fenders are plastic. Might be a good question for Phil.
 

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Did the magnet test and as I thought the front fenders are definitely not metal, neither aluminum or steel. I worked in the metal trades as a tool and die maker all my life and I can pretty much tell if something is metal or plastic. Those fenders are plastic. Might be a good question for Phil.
Hi Mike,

The hood, front fenders and the tailgate are aluminum. Rest of the body is steel. I adjusted my left front fender to better align with the hood...clearly shows the unpainted post adjustment unpainted semi circle shows metal...

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Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
 
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Did the magnet test and as I thought the front fenders are definitely not metal, neither aluminum or steel. I worked in the metal trades as a tool and die maker all my life and I can pretty much tell if something is metal or plastic. Those fenders are plastic. Might be a good question for Phil.
The front fenders are indeed aluminum. And cutting a huge hole in your nice aluminum Ranger fender kinda makes your anatomy shrink into your body. :D

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