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Do you guys know if the latest One Piece Defender Rear Door (2002) onwards will fit an older Defender of 1999 vintage?

When I say rear door I mean the one with the spare wheel mounted on it.

Thanks in advance

To my knowledge it'll fit. I don't think they repositioned the hinges or anything. Yours is a Td5 right?

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Coticdave, A Soul rider?

It will fit yes.

I am looking to fit one to my pre-2002 TD5. So if anyone has one spare, complete with window/wiper/latch etc in Epsom green in near perfect condition, then I am your man.

Thanks for your replies guys. Thats great.

My glass smashed this morning - caused by the door being cracked. Rather than put a new glass into a bad door I decided to buy a replacement door. Priced up the only salvage door I could find from a breakers in Glastonbury and they were asking £150 plus the VAT. Saw some new style doors from Craddocks brandnew for £199 including the seal so after your advice and confirmation by someone on Craddocks took the plunge with the new door.

So now I have a full spare wheel carrier for sale as I am told that a Discovery wheel mount will take the wheel on the new door - which I quite fancy.

That said, I don't really like the wheel on the rear door as the wife uses our Landy with the 4 kids and hates the weight of the door. Any thoughts on mounting the wheel on the bonnet?

Yes, I am a Soul rider ... and so is my wife!

Thanks for all your replies.

Dave

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As already mentioned they will fit. However if you plan to use the wiper/HRS etc from the new type be aware that this is different. Post 2002 Td5's have a different chassis, bulkhead and rear door looms to that of the earlier vintage so this is will mean rewiring the rear door loom and fitting the earlier type connectors.

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One other thing to note - when wondering around old sodbury (RIP) there were a few there last year which I was interested in buying - but upon close inspection they seemed to be takeoffs because the bottom outer skin lip had been folded but had not actually folded over the frame of the door - the mastic sealant obviously had held it together for a while - but the inevitable divorce had taken place :lol: (If you know what I mean).

Not sure if this is a common problem - but as I say - I certainly saw 2-3 doors like it - worth taking a close inspection.

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I've got a spare grey interior plastic "trim" piece here for the new type door if anyone's interested.

OK condition, certainly not perfect (i'll take some pics) with a few scratches.

£25 plus postage (in Swindon)

also got a wiring loom for one, with the bullet connectors on similar to the type that the indicators/sidelights used to use (The loom came off of an early Td5, so should fit the Tdi chassis harness i think. for a door with rear wash/wipe and HRW. £10

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I'm getting a new door for my 1985 90, through insurance work. Someone on another forum suggested that I go for one of these doors, instead of getting the same type again [presuming the garage/insurance co. allow it].

The other option was a swing away wheel carrier, but I'd rather not spend money if I don't have to.

What differences [physical, not electrical] are there between this and mine? Ideally I'd take the parts off of my old door and fit them onto the new door. It was suggested that the glass might be different?

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That said, I don't really like the wheel on the rear door as the wife uses our Landy with the 4 kids and hates the weight of the door. Any thoughts on mounting the wheel on the bonnet?

Dave

I put a Bearmach wheel carrier that takes the weight of the wheel and allows it to open with out any extra effort, the 2002 door was deflecting quite a lot when the door was closed with a wheel on it.

Rubbish finish (peeling after 2 years) wish Id bought a mantec, but these were the only ones in my budget.

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*bump*

I'm getting a new door for my 1985 90, through insurance work. Someone on another forum suggested that I go for one of these doors, instead of getting the same type again [presuming the garage/insurance co. allow it].

The other option was a swing away wheel carrier, but I'd rather not spend money if I don't have to.

What differences [physical, not electrical] are there between this and mine? Ideally I'd take the parts off of my old door and fit them onto the new door. It was suggested that the glass might be different?

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I succesfully replaced the older back door with the later type. Its a lot better and supports the back wheel on the rear door well.

I can confirm that you will need new glass and a seal. The old lock fits Ok along with the original rear wiper if you have one. The rear wheel mount I sourced from an early discovery which didn't cost too much either.

Cheers

Dave

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Western's advised me on another forum, that using the standard door that was designed for my car would be the best overall option, as it would require no extra cost, as long as it had some anti-corrosion treatment. My current door [circa 25 years old] shows very little warping as it is, so I'm inclined to go with this.

The only question left is whether to purchase a new set of hinges.

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