my custom JLU Tailgate Table

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This is from my Show & Tell thread but also sharing here.

When I had my JKU I made this custom tailgate table from Starboard marine board. Basically HDPE plastic board, and a stainless piano hinge and hardware from Lowes and some paracord. Just have to drill a few small holes in the plastic tailgate cover to feed the paracord through to secure it to features on the metal behind it. About $35 in parts. I use it for cutting, cooking with an MSR backpacking stove, etc. I put extra loops of in the paracord supports and ends so I can hang utensils and garbage bags and such. I also embedded some magnets into the face of the board when opened to hold knife blades in place and keep from sliding around or off.

It folds up and secured with a cinch-lock through the middle hole I have drilled in the board, or backup security from the Nite-Ize adjustable bungee that goes to loops tied into the paracord supports.

I also think its great that Jeep designed in a flat cup rest on the new JLU tailgates on the top right.

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This is from my Show & Tell thread but also sharing here.

When I had my JKU I made this custom tailgate table from Starboard marine board. Basically HDPE plastic board, and a stainless piano hinge and hardware from Lowes and some paracord. Just have to drill a few small holes in the plastic tailgate cover to feed the paracord through to secure it to features on the metal behind it. About $35 in parts. I use it for cutting, cooking with an MSR backpacking stove, etc. I put extra loops of in the paracord supports and ends so I can hang utensils and garbage bags and such. I also embedded some magnets into the face of the board when opened to hold knife blades in place and keep from sliding around or off.

It folds up and secured with a cinch-lock through the middle hole I have drilled in the board, or backup security from the Nite-Ize adjustable bungee that goes to loops tied into the paracord supports.

I also think its great that Jeep designed in a flat cup rest on the new JLU tailgates on the top right.

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Cool. I think you maybe just saved me a couple hundred bucks before I bought the Mopar tailgate table. If I build something like yours, I might use the hole saw to cut some cup holders.
 
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Cool. I think you maybe just saved me a couple hundred bucks before I bought the Mopar tailgate table. If I build something like yours, I might use the hole saw to cut some cup holders.
Yes, it would be easy to add some cup holders. I mount a cup holder onto the track on my Orion cooler on the left. It's also cool how Jeep molded in a flat recess on the top right of the tailgate for a cup rest, but not really a 'holder'
 

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This is from my Show & Tell thread but also sharing here.

When I had my JKU I made this custom tailgate table from Starboard marine board. Basically HDPE plastic board, and a stainless piano hinge and hardware from Lowes and some paracord. Just have to drill a few small holes in the plastic tailgate cover to feed the paracord through to secure it to features on the metal behind it. About $35 in parts. I use it for cutting, cooking with an MSR backpacking stove, etc. I put extra loops of in the paracord supports and ends so I can hang utensils and garbage bags and such. I also embedded some magnets into the face of the board when opened to hold knife blades in place and keep from sliding around or off.

It folds up and secured with a cinch-lock through the middle hole I have drilled in the board, or backup security from the Nite-Ize adjustable bungee that goes to loops tied into the paracord supports.

I also think its great that Jeep designed in a flat cup rest on the new JLU tailgates on the top right.
What thickness HDPE board did you use? From the pics it looks like 3/8 or 1/2. Would either of those thicknesses work well, do you think?
 

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I am liking that a lot !!! Good Job
 
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What thickness HDPE board did you use? From the pics it looks like 3/8 or 1/2. Would either of those thicknesses work well, do you think?
Mine is 1/2". It all depends on how heavy the items are you want to store on it. You could always go thinner and reinforce it with accessory tracks that would stiffen it up
 

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This is from my Show & Tell thread but also sharing here.

When I had my JKU I made this custom tailgate table from Starboard marine board. Basically HDPE plastic board, and a stainless piano hinge and hardware from Lowes and some paracord. Just have to drill a few small holes in the plastic tailgate cover to feed the paracord through to secure it to features on the metal behind it. About $35 in parts. I use it for cutting, cooking with an MSR backpacking stove, etc. I put extra loops of in the paracord supports and ends so I can hang utensils and garbage bags and such. I also embedded some magnets into the face of the board when opened to hold knife blades in place and keep from sliding around or off.

It folds up and secured with a cinch-lock through the middle hole I have drilled in the board, or backup security from the Nite-Ize adjustable bungee that goes to loops tied into the paracord supports.

I also think its great that Jeep designed in a flat cup rest on the new JLU tailgates on the top right.

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This looks great! What did you tie the paracord to behind the trailrail ready plastic piece?
 

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is it bad i like this so much more than the ones you can buy with the holes in them? Thanks for posting
 
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