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stupid question but how to mount mag light..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mickyd9990, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    mickyd9990

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    im going to put it on the side of the drivers seat..

    i searched through a ton of threads and it does not show how people mount them.. thise screws they come with dont seem like they will hold.. prob just pill them right out with the light.. i figured rivets would be he best option but i dont have any... any one use anything else with good luck??
     
  2. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    I just mounted mine over the weekend. I used the screws that came with the mag light clip package. They tightened down pretty tight. If you do not trust them, try some small bolts. You can get you hand in under the seat to tighten the nuts.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    i marked and drilled four small holes with a dremmel for the mounts-- then put in different screws than the ones that came with it, along with nuts on the back, and some 3m double side tape for good measure-- that thing is not going anywhere!!!
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Do a search. There's a really good thread on this subject with great ideas.

    RZ Rob
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Have you tried mounting it from behind? :anonymous:
     
  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    This advice might also work for your girlfriend.
     
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  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    If you think rivets would do the job Home Depot has a good selection of rivets and hand operated rivet puller.

    edit...if your useing the rivets on plastic I'd advise useing some thin metal as a backing plate...the rivet could pull right through the plastic otherwise.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    thats the only way to mount it.. comfortable, tight and wet..... um the girl.. :burnrubber:

    i just used the screws for the light.. if they ever pull through inn just get some small nut/bold washers for it
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    i didnt feel like getting any holes in the plastic, so i just put mine on the drivers seat floor
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    I slide my 4 cell mag between the seat and console . The head sticks out about 4 inches . Enough to pull out easily.
    I also thought small and did this for quick access . Or when I don't need a club/light !

    O.H. light holder.jpg
     
  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    WOW :rimshot:

    I just used the screws that came in the mag light package. It seems really sturdy and if they rip out I will just switch over to a 6MM bolt with a nut on the back side.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I used the screws that come with the mounts. Mine has worked fine for at least a year. Just dont get too rough with it and it seems to hold just fine. :)
     
  14. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    I also used the screws that came with the mounts. After 1 1/2 years they are still holding great.

    I figured if they didn't hold, I could always go with bolts later on, but this way I start with the smallest holes possible in the plastic.
     
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