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Old 01-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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How to add cheap and easy flag mounts

So when I was looking I couldn't find a thread specific on how to add these so I had to wing it. My solution may not be the best but it was simple and rather cheap.

To start off I went to Home Cheapo and got myself 10' of 1/4" galvanized pipe and cut it in half to make my poles


The next step I did was to drill 4 holes in each pipe and zip-tie my flags to the poles



Then I used some metal wire which I had laying around the garage and made a loop through the holes for the little storage bins at the rear of the truck (I don't use them anyway) and then put the cover back into the slot
underneath the truck
with the cover back on

I then bought some 1/2" eyelets and some nuts and washers. I inserted these into the bed rails like this

and shoved a flathead between the nut and bedrail to tighten them down


then just put in the flags and away you go
the tape in on the pole to stop the rattling because it was driving me crazy


and a heads up, these mounts hold great at freeway speeds however your flags will end up looking like this (pic) so I would not recommend using them for extended periods of time on the freeway.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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'Merica! Thinkin about doing this to mine, super clean. nice job
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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'Merica! Thinkin about doing this to mine, super clean. nice job
thanks man! i'm really happy with the way it came out and how well it has lasted
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thanks man! i'm really happy with the way it came out and how well it has lasted
hey man, did you use metal wire to hold the poles in the front of the bed like in your signature? if not, then how'd you keep the bottoms down?
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Perfect! Just enough time to make one and piss off some people on Cinco de Mayo!
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hey man, did you use metal wire to hold the poles in the front of the bed like in your signature? if not, then how'd you keep the bottoms down?
When they were in the front I used the same bolts on the bedrails and on the bottom I took a 1x1 and drilled holes to put the flag bases in. And then I just bolted the wood through the drain holes. But the rain came and rotted my wood up there
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Perfect! Just enough time to make one and piss off some people on Cinco de Mayo!
you read my mind hahaha works for the Super Bowl too! Niners flags!! Haha
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Perfect! Just enough time to make one and piss off some people on Cinco de Mayo!
This is Merica! Cinco belongs in Mexico! lol...
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you read my mind hahaha works for the Super Bowl too! Niners flags!! Haha
Except I'm in Niners territory so I need Ravens flags
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Except I'm in Niners territory so I need Ravens flags
Ravens flags =no good
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I love this idea! I was playing around with the same idea but wasn't sure how to get the eyelet to stay steady
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