The standard drop-down Defender and Series Land Rover tailgate is ideal for most uses, but side-hinged doors can make loading certain stuff - like the weekly shop - easier. This kit, part number DA6520, contains all you need to convert your Series II, SIIA, SIII or Defender from a drop-down tailgate to a side-hinged half door. Some holes may need drilling and the right antiluce removed.

Neil says: 'If you're using a soft top, you may need to fit cleats to retain the rear ropes.'