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Homemade Maglite mount

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Drewboto, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Drewboto

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    Hi all, I’ve been wanting a Maglite for some time so I finally got one. It matches my interior and has enough power to locate addresses on dark houses when delivering pizza. I only have a regular cab and I didn’t want the light to roll around on the floor so I needed a mount. I’m aware of the Maglite mounts and the seat mod so I set out to find a mount. I looked around town at a couple of stores to find one but I couldn’t. It was getting late and I didn’t want to leave Lowe’s empty handed so I looked around for ideas. I came across some electrical conduit clamps.
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    They were gray and matched my interior so I purchased a 2” clamp package and a 1.5” clamp package for only $4. I also got some short screws and some washers for mounting. I also bought a conduit end cap but didn't end up using it.
    I searched my truck for locations to mount the light. I couldn't mount the clamps on my seat or next to the door because the seat extends all the way to the door
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    I didn't want to mount it under the seat because I didn't want to drill into the floor board
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    So I decided to mount it by the driver side seat belt. The plastic would give me something to mount the clamps on easily
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    I chose a vertical alignment for easy removal and replacement when driving. I wanted the light to simply slide up and down in the mount.I checked to make sure the seat, seatbelt and light could move easily. I held the flashlight against the panel with the clamps on and traced the holes in the clamps to mark where the clamps would go.
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    Then I drilled out hte holes to a size where I could easily put in the screws without the screws falling out
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    Then put the screws through the washer and clamp and screwed them in tightly
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    Then I made sure the light would slide in and out easily without rattling around while driving
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    The bottom of the light rests on the panel that covers the seatbelt spool by the floor. The seat goes all the way back just fine and the seatbelt retracts and pulls out just the same. The only problem I have is where the light rubs against the top seatbelt thingamajig. I just move the seatbelt thing and the light slides out perfectly.
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    Sorry about the crappy phone picks.
    So what do you guys think? How would this $5 mount compare the actual maglite mount?
     
  2. May 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    kinetik873

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    Looks good dude.
     
  3. May 11, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Nice! I have a mini-MAG Lite, so I will be doing this MOD myself.
     
  4. May 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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  5. May 11, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    taos07

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    Nice job! Next project: new floor mats... ;)
     
  6. May 11, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    oofy15354

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    I put it here. no clips or anything. it slides around a bit on hard turns, acceleration, or braking but its pretty secure and not going too far. i like your idea though. if i wasnt selling id do it for sure
     
  7. May 11, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Drewboto

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    Lol yeah. They're not in the best shape. They spent a month outside under sandbags so they would flatten out.
     
  8. May 11, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    shitroc

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    looks good, perfect setup for a reg cab. cheap to
     
  9. May 11, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Blue

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    nice cheap good mod. pretty convenient too
     
  10. May 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Looks good. Nice job.
     
  11. May 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    now i like that,good job dude.
     
  12. May 11, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    Thats bad ass dude...props for being creative :)
     
  14. May 11, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Thanks to you I will doing this also....GREAT JOB !!!
     
  16. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Kudos for ingenuity!
     
  17. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Nice job, but does it rattle?
     
  18. Jun 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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  19. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    yeah, sometimes it has a soft rattle on a few bumpy roads and on trails but it's not noticable with the stereo on or on the highway with wind
    :D
     
  20. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    cool, this might be what I need to do
     
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