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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Tailgate advice

I have a SW tailgate on my D110. I plan on converting the truck to a 5 door soft top. I will need to change the tailgate to a ST version. Im collecting the parts now for my winter project.

My question is: Should I buy this from Safari HP http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-D...6cada3&vxp=mtr

I would use the SW side swing hinges and come up with a locking mechanism or I can cut the window part from my current rear door. Whats the value of a good SW rear door compared to the one on eBay from Safari HP?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:47 PM
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did I miss pics of this 110 somewhere?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:48 PM
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It it were me...and I was changing from a wagon and rear door to a soft top, I would use a normal tailgate and not do a side swing. A tailgate is much more useful. The link you show seems like a good price.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Joshua, Its in transit from Canada. I have some photos from the PO.

Yes the Safari HP price is good for an OEM unit.

this Canadian site has nice aftermarket rear doors for $168. USD. http://parabolicsprings.com/products.html

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taigate benefit - useful as a shelf.
tailgate drawback - harder to reach into the loadspace

sideswing benefit - easier entry to the back of the vehicle.
sideswing drawback - not useable as a shelf.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:25 PM
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My advice is to make it as close to the NAS style as possible. It is kind of a PITA to do, but I like it much better than the fold down tailgates.
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I've heard of people cutting the SW door and capping it with diamond plate. Might work and save you the cost of getting a lift gate.

If you will be using the back for people carrying, it might be better to get a swing out.

I've attached reference of someone who used a lift gate back and modified to be a swing out.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 03:02 PM
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i went ahead and purchased the tailgate from the eBay link. I plan on using the NAS side hinges.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 03:17 PM
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taigate benefit - useful as a shelf.
tailgate drawback - harder to reach into the loadspace

sideswing benefit - easier entry to the back of the vehicle.
sideswing drawback - not useable as a shelf.
But you can add a shelf on to the inside of a swing out.
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But you can add a shelf on to the inside of a swing out.
True. A fold out shelf like a lot of people put on the rear doors of Discos would work out. But the inside of the tub can be used as a shelf, too.
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