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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Series tailgate to Defender swing gate

Hello everyone,

I have a 1979 Series III RHD w/RRC axels, Disco seats and a Defender front end. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to convert a Series tailgate to a swing gate like on the Defender. I had just purchased a swinging tire carrier from a Defender 90 and was just going to connect it to my rear door when I came across a great deal on a tailgate. Any pictures or advise would be greatly appreciated.
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put some pics of your landy converting can you? im going to do the same to my landR series so can u help me buddy
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here guys, take a look at my project page, i've down something very similar, which started as a 1975 series 3 88", which is now a 3.9v8 powered, series/rangerover coiler,

my tub came with a swing away series tailgate



which was just another hole with the standard hinge moved down

and a lift up catch on the left
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I actually came across a picture of a guy who actuall cut off the top of his rear door and it really looked good. It also retained the rear door latch and used the original hinges in their original placement. I have a spare door laying aroung so I figured that I would give it a try. I will post some pictures once I get her done.
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put some pics of your landy converting can you? im going to do the same to my landR series so can u help me buddy
Here is how my Hybrid has a custom mount, which opens with the gate swing...
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That's a killer setup you got there Mike. I never thought about intergrating the door in with the carrier. Looks great.
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