Swing Away Wheel Carrier
When Defenders leave the factory they have the rear wheel mounted on the rear door. Over time this causes the hinges to wear and the rear door to start dropping making it difficult to close and requiring a new set of hinges. The way to prevent this problem is to install a swing away rear wheel carrier. One of the best is the Mantec version as this automatically swings away with the rear door without the need to undo any securing bolts first.
First we mount the bottom bracket.
Next we mount the rear door plate which uses the original holes.
Before drilling out a rivet and an additional hole for the top mounting point.
Then the carrier simply bolts on and is ready to accept the spare wheel.