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How to add cheap and easy flag mounts

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by spitfire501, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    spitfire501

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    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
    IMG_1686_zps4e764adf_bb6574892c2f071eb82366ff1b04cd0aed9ccfd1.jpg

    The next step I did was to drill 4 holes in each pipe and zip-tie my flags to the poles
    IMG_1688_zpse74037af_7a0471fd8e59f71b98c97bcd0e24282475814bee.jpg
    IMG_1687_zps7e948114_0df3d52cae220ffc6b013df970b211cb547fdf29.jpg

    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 IMG_1683_zps9b51357a_f51cf9bb683b3a77600b102b4effc9fc1dacd51a.jpg
    underneath the truck IMG_1684_zps3021464e_4eadab801fcbf080a1650778018ab03d22980180.jpg
    with the cover back on IMG_1682_zpsb0ff8dd6_0f83a08b2c0e02b9f0c50592ba68b9c7a907c3df.jpg

    I then bought some 1/2" eyelets and some nuts and washers. I inserted these into the bed rails like thisIMG_1680_zps0edaf8e3_8b04858d3af0fac80f2d602e9e26d260a524ecbf.jpg

    and shoved a flathead between the nut and bedrail to tighten them down
    IMG_1681_zpsc1149f83_4bddc8e0f03741976d4c092919756f1cd8bf5f39.jpg

    then just put in the flags and away you go :D
    IMG_1689_zps0ae4dbd3_28174552070f8836ae12e517b836f5bbf38c73aa.jpg IMG_1690_zps69aca833_3953ae200babf6f031761955ba8525a4dc6d3bfb.jpg IMG_1691_zps887f1928_cc0e95cf905ccfde7d3cb68a8c7049e22f156d96.jpg the tape in on the pole to stop the rattling because it was driving me crazy
    IMG_1692_zpsb32a66b4_966fb586d9a2dd9395b14fd054ff2c41f36520ab.jpg IMG_1693_zps753d18d6_e8024b5e048c8d9cd008c443daaec2ba24c241b3.jpg

    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.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    Jon850FL

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  3. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    'Merica! Thinkin about doing this to mine, super clean. nice job
     
  4. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    thanks man! i'm really happy with the way it came out and how well it has lasted :cool:
     
  5. Jan 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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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?
     
  6. Jan 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    Perfect! Just enough time to make one and piss off some people on Cinco de Mayo!:crapstorm:
     
  7. Jan 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    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
     
  8. Jan 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    :rolleyes: :cool: you read my mind hahaha works for the Super Bowl too! Niners flags!! Haha
     
  9. Jan 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    This is Merica! Cinco belongs in Mexico! lol... :stirthepot::stirthepot::stirthepot:
     
  10. Jan 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    Except I'm in Niners territory so I need Ravens flags
     
  11. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    :eek: Ravens flags =no good
     
  12. Sep 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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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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