2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:42 am

So I decided to make myself a camping/utility table out of the tailgate door. I seen a lot being sold for jeeps and stuff. So I made my own. I must say this project took like 2 months to complete. I only had sundays to work on it and spent most of the time waiting for paint to dry. Lol

All in all I am happy with the way it came out. It took longer than expected but oh well.

Material: 1/2" Plywood, Nylon straps, aluminum angle, bed armor spray paint.

Before mod
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Measured out the interior panel and cut two pieces of plywood to match and fit. Had to round off the edges to fit the mold
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First I had decided to use cable wire to hold the table up but I did not like how stiff it was when the table was closed.
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Next I cleaned up the tailgate door. To bolt the table to the door I used 4 existing holes that were already treaded.
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After adding the aluminum angle I had to spray paint to retouch.
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I decided to use nylon straps that I got from Ace Hardware because when I closed the table the fold perfectly inside the table. I first did a few coats of bed liner then finished with some shellac.
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Table getting a little light use.
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby Rodeo814 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:33 am

Got my 4.77 gears from egagnon086 a couple weeks ago. Once those 285/75/16 BFG KO2 went on I really felt a loss of power. My last trip to Big Bear left me barely getting up the hill. My rodeo felt super sluggish. I am excited to see where these gears will put me once installed.

Spent some time stripping and cleaning up the third member. Install will start once I decide on what locker will be added to the rear.

Out the box:
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Applied some Loctite rust dissolver to get rid of the rust.
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Primered and painted
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OME 912 springs, Rancho9000XL shocks, HD torsion bars, HD lower links, Calmini Upper Control arms
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Re: 2000 Rodeo LS 4WD Build Thread

Postby ZuminaZX » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:01 pm

Awesome table. I I have wanted to do something similar for a while now but my tailgate is so high it wouldn't be very usable. You might consider adding a few more anchor points by drilling the sheet metal and install rivnuts. I was looking at this aluminum JK table with slide out cutting board/extra shelf
https://jeep.rebeloffroad.com/product-p ... lgater.htm
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