Defender Rear Door Table – My Kitchen

When I’m hungry I want food now! Not in 3 minutes after I’ve set up my fold out table and dug through my tucker box to locate all my utensils… so I’ve built a rear door table on my Defender to act as my instant kitchen while travelling. I started off taking measurements of the rear door and my old crumbling vinyl covered door card which produced this..

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I sent these plans off to my local aluminium fabricator and for only $99 had two sheets cut to size. I used 2.5mm aluminium flat sheet for the door backing and 3mm for the fold down table. I sent them off to the local powder coaters then began installation.

For about an extra $50 I bought 3 s/s hinges, tek screws, bolts  and a latch to finish off the install. Some stainless steel wire was used to hold the table level. I had 2 ex-army pouches lying around which I screwed on to the door adding large washers so the material could not tear around the tek screws. This keeps everything I need to cook up a quick meal.

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I installed a strap to store the gas stove close by.  A rear door table is a simple great easy to do modification.

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Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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