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Flag Pole Mount for the back of the bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GunMetalSteak, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    GunMetalSteak

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    Hi, I have searched the forum and didn't find what I was looking for.
    I would like to install a temporary flag mount for the fourth of July.

    I found this thread:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/11029-flag-pole-bed.html

    and I might be able to do something like this. I am looking for something that I can strap in and easily remove. Any ideas? I do have the D rings in the front if that helps.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    GunMetalSteak

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    Yeah I saw that too. Its nice, but I do not have a welding machine and it looks kind of difficult to do.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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  4. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    the same size you use...what is that a 3'x5' ? the standard house flag...
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    GunMetalSteak

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    yeah just one
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    great I will try it this weekend thank you.

    how fast do you think I would be able to drive if I secured it tight and also provided some lateral tie down supports?
     
  7. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    i will tell you that those adjustable flag pole mounts do not hold up well to speeds greater than 35+

    the teeth break pretty easily

    i ended up tossing that setup in favor of a sport mast

    http://wholesalesportmast.com/
     
  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    So I found a down rod at lowes for $1.50 on clearance, cut it to the approriate length (i wanted metal so it would not break or bend.) Then I found a 6''x8'' block of wood and drilled the correct size for the down rod. I then wrapped the end of the down rod with duct tape and hammered it into the block.



    I strapped it down and I was easily able to go 80MPH+ no problems.
     
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