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Custom Maglite Holder

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jcmotr, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Oct 9, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    jcmotr

    jcmotr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I didn't find anything available, so I decided to build my own mount for a flashlight using 2 Quick Fists, 1/8" ABS plastic and ladder lock buckles.


    Tried to make it as clean as possible, but this is what I came up with.

    Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.



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  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    Deacon Blues

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    Is the Maglite for actual light or is it a last ditch baton option?
     
  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    jcmotr

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    Never used it to hit anything and hope it doesn't come to that lol.

    This has been my go to camping/off-road flashlight since I can remember, it's kinda hard to lose an item this big while camping haha.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    Deacon Blues

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    MESO

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    Quickfists are nice, but not very “quick” to remove/reinstall. I like C clips like posted above^. But great location for a light
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    Blais03

    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    I hate to break it to you but
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  7. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    I considered that option, but the reviews were not that good, stating that they would break easily. Otherwise they were my first option.

    Yup, that kinda "sucks", but I don't use it that much and just wanted a secure and easy to reach location. I'll see how that works in real life haha.

    Nice! but I don't believe that option would work in my truck (The back seats wouldn't close). Although I could drill in the extra cargo space, but I would be back to having it in a not so easy to reach location. Cool setup though.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    Blais03

    Blais03 Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

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    I’m just saying you could mount it anywhere. This is in my reg cab so it’s right next to the drivers seat
     
  9. Oct 9, 2018 at 7:27 PM
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    oruacat2

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    I just bought this https://www.maglite.com/shop/parts-and-accessories/maglite-2-cell-d-test-accessory-1983.html and snapped it around the passenger seat headrest, so the body of the flashlight hangs down behind the seat. It's an easy reach over to grab it in a hurry if need be.

    I bought a second one for the driver's seat that my passenger can use, or I can grab easily if I'm outside the truck reaching in.

    No drilling, no adhesives, they're cheap, easily removable, etc.

    On my recent trip Out West I put the red lens in the second MagLite and used that one when inside Craters of the Moon - it's a designated "dark skies preserve", so it was nice having an option that wouldn't kill my night vision.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Taco Caliente

    Taco Caliente WTF?

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    This is exactly what I used. So simple, inexpensive, and very accessible. I added a length of velcro strap from the headrest post to the maglite holder to keep it hanging naturally.
     
  11. Oct 9, 2018 at 7:56 PM
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    oruacat2

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    Yeah, I just remove it and snap it to the ridgeline or the strap near my head when hammock camping.
     

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