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09-27-2014 06:18 PM
JK Coaster Took all my bush trimming and trail ax tools and used quick fists to attach to the tailgate. The machete and folding knife are cable tied in because they can just slide out of their sheaths. The home depot hand trimmer just rests in the top right between the mole table and the tailgate without rattling.

Seems like a lot of stuff but pretty often in the southwest a little road widening is necessary to keep the pinstripes out of the paint. I got tired of rustling thru the gear bags.
09-03-2014 09:03 AM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by ejl04 View Post
I made a couple modifications to the folding table. After the offroading/camping trips, I decided I needed a cutting board that was affixed to the table. That way, I can easily cut items for dinner or lunch without searching through my gear for the cutting board. It also frees up more space in the gear bag and gives a sturdier base for my JetBoil and small coleman stove.

The measurements of the tray are a little over 12x24. Thought I might need to custom order a black table, but I found one on Amazon in black that was 12x24x0.5. Perfect fit.

Drilled some holes, went to local hardward store, got all the items in black, and installed. I used thick plastic washers as spacers between the table and the rack so that I can still install molle packs or quickfists if need be. Used knobs on the inside so I can easily remove and clean.
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The other item I needed was light for camping. Had a couple old LED lights lying around that have a Velcro backing. Stuck the other adhesive side to the table backing and boom, light. Lights are kept in the rear storage area when not used.
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Great ideas! Thank you!
09-03-2014 07:35 AM
lee indy has anyone used his overhead stuff. front or rear?
09-02-2014 07:53 PM
ejl04 I made a couple modifications to the folding table. After the offroading/camping trips, I decided I needed a cutting board that was affixed to the table. That way, I can easily cut items for dinner or lunch without searching through my gear for the cutting board. It also frees up more space in the gear bag and gives a sturdier base for my JetBoil and small coleman stove.

The measurements of the tray are a little over 12x24. Thought I might need to custom order a black table, but I found one on Amazon in black that was 12x24x0.5. Perfect fit.

Drilled some holes, went to local hardward store, got all the items in black, and installed. I used thick plastic washers as spacers between the table and the rack so that I can still install molle packs or quickfists if need be. Used knobs on the inside so I can easily remove and clean.
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The other item I needed was light for camping. Had a couple old LED lights lying around that have a Velcro backing. Stuck the other adhesive side to the table backing and boom, light. Lights are kept in the rear storage area when not used.
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09-02-2014 07:41 PM
ejl04
Springtail Folding Tailgate table

Been looking for a folding table for my tailgate for a bit and I recently decided to go with the folding molle table from Springtail Solutions due to the high quality of their side panel that installed earlier this year. Other determining factors were the price, the table has more surface area than competitors, and the lack of drilling required.

Doc Frost is the owner of the company and he is fellow member here. Username is Springtail and he's quick to respond to questions.

Assembly is fairly easy and shouldn't take long at all. All the components come carefully wrapped in Styrofoam and the instructions are strait forward. There's also a video on youtube detailing the installation process.

Individual parts
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Paracord adjustment mechanism that allows you to control angle/height of tray when open. Extremely easy to install and adjust. Paracord reduces any rattling noises.
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Once you attach the back panel to the tray, you're ready to install on the Jeep. Again, there is no drilling. You remove the panel that covers the wires on the inside of the gate. It comes right off. You insert nylon nutserts/plugs into slots above the wires and a couple slots below. The nutserts are installed in this pic.
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The next step is to attach the backing to the tailgate with screws into the nutserts. Final item is to adjust paracord for to even out the table and you're done.
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Push the tray up and it locks into place. Pull the paracord handles to unlock it.
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I've had it for a month and done a bunch of offroading and road trips. No rattles at all and has been very handy when camping or eating lunch on the side of the trail. I used it last weekend when working on my bumper as a place to store tools and parts.

To be continued with a couple mod's
08-07-2014 06:07 PM
Rack Ops Going back and looking at other people's mounts, it looks like they are mounting farther to the right than I tried....I suspect that will be the correct location. I'll wait for confirmation though.

On the plus side, I got the side panels up. They are rock solid in their mount....I've also got almost 3 inches of storage behind them. Very happy with those...now I've just got to get the tailgate figured out.



08-07-2014 04:37 PM
Rack Ops Nothing ever can go smoothly for me.......

1st the good news. My tailgate table arrived today.

Now the bad news.....when I was drilling out the sheet metal, I appear to have hit "something" much more solid behind it.....maybe a rivet or something.

If I was drilling drywall in my house, I'd move over a half an inch or so and try again, but I'm not wanting to put any more holes into a new jeep than is absolutely necessary.....



Based on the location of my hole, any ideas on what I may have hit and how I can avoid it net time?
08-03-2014 08:00 PM
Bent jeep
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Originally Posted by wigginbalz View Post
After the 2.5" AEV lift with stock 32" wheels/tires. Thanks to all in this forum for there expertise especially kjeeper and espi.

sorry wrong thread
I'm not sure why.

But reading through this thread and then seeing this post made me laugh my ass off. Maybe I'm just slap happy.
08-03-2014 06:20 PM
Goatdog Yes. Pretty straightforward though
08-03-2014 06:17 PM
sincemyyouth Do you have to drill holes in the tailgate to use this tailgate storage product?
08-03-2014 06:03 PM
Rack Ops Been watching this thread since before I even got my JK last August.....Finally pulled the trigger on the full set. Looking forward to getting them in!
04-22-2014 06:59 PM
RGO anyone know if the K Rob table is going to be available again??
K-ROB Offroad Fabrications

The ebay page is sold out and i havnt gotten a PM back from him
04-22-2014 08:56 AM
quickster47 Could anyone who got the original two piece mounts for these side panels please give me the dimensions of the two pieces? I am considering making some for myself and if they turn out well I will make them available.

Carl
04-01-2014 11:30 PM
jkemt I also used self tapping screws and had no problems
04-01-2014 12:14 AM
verax Took the advice from another thread to get self tapping stainless steel screws. Did that, and no problems.
03-31-2014 02:07 PM
verax
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Originally Posted by houstonpdlt View Post
Grab onto it with Vice-Grips and turn it out.
Thanks! I was definitely planning on having to drill it out, that worked, with some effort.

Hopefully that doesn't happen again!
03-31-2014 10:15 AM
houstonpdlt Grab onto it with Vice-Grips and turn it out.
03-31-2014 09:52 AM
verax tried my install on Sunday, and now have a problem. The head of the screw came off, and I'm left with the rest stuck in the tailgate. I guess I'm going to have to drill it out or something. Any thoughts on removal, or once I get it out, how to prevent this for my next go-round?
02-20-2014 08:49 AM
houstonpdlt Great, now that I have the 4 holes for mine, and the 3 I screwed up on. But there hidden and nobody bue me knows, well and now all of ya'll. But im still happy with it. Also, my side pannels dont move at all, the stock bolt holds them plenty tight.
02-20-2014 05:26 AM
Springtail
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Originally Posted by dewey7015 View Post
could someone do me a favor and post up a picture of the bottom of the steel molle panel? Is there a bar welded to the bottom, that then runs through the brackets, to let it swivel down to a table?? thanks.
dewey
Yes, There is a welded piece of square stock that a rod (hinge) runs through. The top is secures pins that slide into a similar piece.

For those of you who do not like to drill holes...a little bird tells me that there will be a "no drill" MOLLE panel/ folding tray on the market in the not so distant future.

Doc
02-19-2014 09:20 PM
dewey7015 could someone do me a favor and post up a picture of the bottom of the steel molle panel? Is there a bar welded to the bottom, that then runs through the brackets, to let it swivel down to a table?? thanks.
dewey
02-17-2014 08:56 PM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by houstonpdlt View Post
I'll run take one. It has about a 2" area which is perfect for sliding a tow strap into. I am very happy with the design.

With a towel between the tailgate and table it is solid as a rock with no noise.
Thanks for the pics. It looks like he's stayed with the newer design. The older had two smaller brackets on the top. Probably the same amount of space, but things stuffed back there were easier to access from the top.

pic from first page:

02-16-2014 09:03 PM
Bonecollector These are some excellent ideas. I'm pretty good at working with metal, I am going to see how they come out using 1/8 or 3/16 Aluminum plate. Maybe do a jewel finish on the parts for looks, they wont need paint. I may consider making the side "pockets" come out about four inches (nearly flush with the wheel well) to allow tool rolls and things like that to fit in there. It's mostly wasted space anyway.

My problem is I try to carry too dang many tools, need to cull them out some..A handy storage system is just going to feed my need to carry half a work shop in the back. oh well..

Lots of great ideas and information around here, thank you all again!
02-16-2014 07:19 PM
ATX14
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Originally Posted by JustinCHorst View Post
Any rattles from the tailgate setup/table? I want to order one but i also don't want a rattle trap... Thanks!
I added shrink tubing over the take down pins & that has helped with any rattling.
02-16-2014 06:48 PM
houstonpdlt Ok. Wasn't done with the tailgate. Added 2 12v outlets.


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02-16-2014 06:42 PM
houstonpdlt I'll run take one. It has about a 2" area which is perfect for sliding a tow strap into. I am very happy with the design.

With a towel between the tailgate and table it is solid as a rock with no noise.
02-16-2014 06:27 PM
JustinCHorst Any rattles from the tailgate setup/table? I want to order one but i also don't want a rattle trap... Thanks!
02-16-2014 06:07 PM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by houstonpdlt View Post
Done with the tailgate. Also made the words red to match outside accent color. Wait, that sounded very HGTVish.
Any pics of the top of the rear tire well attachment? If you read into the thread, he changed designs, and many like the old design better as far as the mounting brackets.
02-15-2014 12:01 PM
houstonpdlt Done with the tailgate. Also made the words red to match outside accent color. Wait, that sounded very HGTVish.

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