Spent last night after work fixing up the XT and it went pretty well.
Whipped the old hatch off and sorted the wiring, after having to dismantle most of the rear trim to get at the connections!
Took off the bumper and used a heat gun at work to soften and re-shape to a half decent standard. It'll need a bit more work but at least it doesn't foul the rear hatch.
Still a bit of work to do coz the hatch is a slightly different colour and needs spraying, the inner bulkhead needs a pull and the bumper needs spraying, but a mate who does body repair (& is very good too!!) will do it all for £140!
So for less than the excess was going to be I've done the lot!!