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Homemade Mini Maglite Mount (w/pics)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovetacos, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Had these laying around the house for awhile...I bought them to mount some brooms in the garage but ended up using another system. I was going to toss them away but thought they would be perfect for a Mini Mag Lite!

    You can get them at OSH for under $3

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    First I painted them black to they wouldn't get look so "industrial" in the Tacoma :D

    primer...
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    ...then paint
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    Items needed to mount it
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    Added shrink tubing to the clips so they will not scratch the Mag Lite
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    I decided to mount the Mag Lite in the center console lid. The interior piece is very easy to remove. Just 5 screws is holding it in.

    Mock the position of your Mag Lite and mark your mounting spots. Then drill 2 small holes.
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    Reinstall in the truck and voilà!
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  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    great write up.......
     
  3. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    Chronism

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    That's a great idea putting it under the lid like that, might just have to do this one for my mini Surefire.

    Nice work!
     
  4. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    austinstaco

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    nice job how well does it hold the maglite i looked at those and didn't think it would hold so i used a spring loaded broom holder
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  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Nice write up and pics! Rep for you!
     
  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    toku58

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    Nice it's just like the one I saw about 3 yrs ago.
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    But FYI, Maglite actually makes plastic clips for the AA mags, just like the bigger Mags.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    ImthePrez

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    That looks good! I keep my HK P30 in its holster in the cup holder in front of the gear shift....easy acces to grab it.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    ilovetacos

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    It holds it in well. The shrink tubing gives it a little grip but you can also press in and pull out the clips to adjust them for thickness.

    Thanks yo!

    Great minds think alike!

    I have searched for the Mini Mag Lite clips but never could find them. Probably need to order them online.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    I found them at my local Ace Hardware store. But yeah Ebay or Amazon might carry them.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    WTF!!!...Is it that bad where you live you gotta carry a handgun around!!! Glad Im in Canada!
     
  11. Nov 14, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    Check out my build thread.
    Nice execution to a great little mod!
     
  12. Nov 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    they all look awesome. i might have to do this to my console
     
  13. Nov 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    a boy scout is always prepared
     
  14. Nov 14, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    I ALWAYS keep 2 guns in my truck...unless im outta the truck...then I ALWAYS keep 2 guns on me :D
     
  15. Nov 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    I'm really digging the mods that have been posted lately. They all seem to be low budget/ highly functional.

    As for having a gun all the time - I generally don't expect any trouble, thats why I carry a pistol. If I know there might be trouble I'll make sure and get my rifle at the ready. Otherwise, it and the loaded spare mags stay under the back seat. I don't go looking for trouble - but I plan to answer accordingly when other people do.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Rep for the OP! I love this idea. I was trying to think of the best place, and this is great. austinstaco, love the gun. <3
     
  17. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    That's a great mod
     
  18. Nov 15, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    I dig the ipod mount. My luck though I'd put something in the console that is just too tall and smash the face of my ipod my I close it.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    Yeah, do you keep an empty fire extinguisher in your house. It not about being in bad areas, it is simply just being ready for anything.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    Canadians must think we are a bunch of cowboys or something... That is a sweet gun mount. I am going to copy that for sure.
     
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