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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
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    The next step I did was to drill 4 holes in each pipe and zip-tie my flags to the poles
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    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]
    underneath the truck [​IMG]
    with the cover back on [​IMG]

    I then bought some 1/2" eyelets and some nuts and washers. I inserted these into the bed rails like this[​IMG]

    and shoved a flathead between the nut and bedrail to tighten them down
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    then just put in the flags and away you go :D
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] the tape in on the pole to stop the rattling because it was driving me crazy
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    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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