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FJ-60 Side Table

I often thought that having an easy to set up table would be handy on short trips for lunch as well as many other uses like cocktail hour.

I was daunted by what wood to use. I had thought of plywood, but even treated I was afraid of the plywood de-laminating over time. I also thought plywwod would be heavy.  I knew Tembo Tusk used bamboo on their tables. The bamboo wood would be weather resistant and not too heavy.

I did a search and found a company that made what I was looking for but  at $495.00 I knew I could do better.

I had made couple of small sidetables for my M-416 so I knew what parts I needed.  The question now was where to find a piece of bamboo wood for the table. My friend Kirk come up with the answer when prowling  Walmart for bargins.  In the hardward section was a top for a toolbox a bamboo top and the perfect size.

Not being satisfied with Walmarts low low prices I went to Amazon and found the same top for less and two day shipping.

I was able to make the whole project  for less than $100.00 ;much better than $495.00.

The rail fit naturally into a groove on the rear quarter panel of my FJ-60. Any flat surface on a vehicle will do.  I used HD double sided tape to affix the rail. It has been a couple of months and the tape is holding well so no need for screws.yet. The height is perfect for a stand-up table  and sets up in a moment. I have found that after driving,  a quick rinse with water will help the two rails mate easily.

The parts list is below and cheers.
Side table kit

Bamboo table top

Table kit

Table Kit

Table top

Table top

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Land Crusiers and other cool vehicles I’ve seen while in Afghanistan

I’d thought I’d share some pictures of the many Land Cruisers and Land Rovers I’ve spotted while in Afghanistan. The trucks with all the antennas on the roof have ECM – Electronic Countermeasures. The Arctic Truck belonged to the Lithuanian Special Forces. It was fully armoured. Please feel free to ask any questions on the comment page. Mike
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