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MudRaider

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Rear door table
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:38:16 PM »
I had thought about doing a rear door shelf, just one of those little projects you think about, but you just don't have everything. So it's not pressing. Then one day, that missing thing shows up.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/Yt7520
The piano hinge to make it happen shows up.


MudRaider

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 08:04:22 PM »
 https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/DWrV2V First thing to do is remove the door handle. One screw, slide the cover over and it's off.

Next step is to take the door panel off. Highly recommend you use a door panel tool to pop the clips off. The cardboard-ish panel can be kinda flimsy.
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MudRaider

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 08:29:34 PM »
So I took the hinge, drilled holes and did some nutserts. What a handy little Harbor Freight tool.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/LMp1Y0

And it worked. Measure twice, drill once!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/8iJs6i

Ready to put it back together. First step, put the moisture barrier back up. A trip to the hardware store netted some 3 mil plastic sheeting. Put down some duct tape on the original line where the butyl rubber held the plastic down. Then cut the plastic to size, then tape it down.
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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 08:41:28 PM »
 I'm gonna make one of these too and hopefully mass produce!!!!!!!!

MudRaider

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 08:48:10 PM »
I also installed a couple of nutserts for the folded up locking position.  A simple slot in the aluminum allowed an eye bolt to go thru.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/315XPh

With the table up, it is secured with carabiner.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/315XPh

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Almost done. Now it will stay up, but not done yet.

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MudRaider

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 08:55:43 PM »
Easiest part now. Took some wire rope, used ferrules to make loops, and then attached the ends. An extra hole in the corner of the table, and on the eyelet. Done.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/kV19D4

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/3AT926

A couple of decals because you know that improves the flavor of anything made on it.

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 10:07:48 PM »
Easiest part now. Took some wire rope, used ferrules to make loops, and then attached the ends. An extra hole in the corner of the table, and on the eyelet. Done.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/kV19D4

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/3AT926

A couple of decals because you know that improves the flavor of anything made on it.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/G6L408

https://www.flickr.com/gp/150166400@N07/oQZ839

Great concept but looks a bit flimsy, have you used a stove or cutting board on it yet?

MudRaider

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 11:24:31 PM »
No. What particular part looks flimsy with my hi def pictures?

Crumb

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 08:44:27 AM »
I think he means the top pic in his quote, the table looks like it's flexing under its own weight (I'm sure it's not). Aluminum diamond plate is very rigid and that's why its used for truck tool boxes. However if one were to require extra rigidity without increasing weight much  you could fold a thin piece of stainless around the edges but that would require a small brake.

 

MudRaider

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 08:21:00 PM »
Hahaha. Funny you mention it like that. That piece of aluminum was from a water tanker truck as a piece of "trim" on it to keep the fill hose from beating up steel side with the 4" fill hose I got from the Daytona Speedway water truck that was getting scrapped. The piece of aluminum does have a radius in it.

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Re: Rear door table
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 08:38:43 PM »
 Mystery solved! I figured it had a bend to start with.