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Team Window Flags - Bed Mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mws4ua, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Sep 21, 2008 at 8:00 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I can't take credit for this. A buddy of mine said that he saw a Tacoma on the way to a Bama game with two 'window flags' mounted in the bed. He got as good a look as he could while driving, then tried it himself. He told me about it and I've been flying my flags in the bed ever since.

    Let me know what y'all think!

    (BTW, This is useless for anybody with a toolbox in the bed... Window flags can easily be mounted like Tigerfan did here.)


    1) I think they look best in the back of the bed... so first, move one of your tie-downs as far back on the track as you can:

    20080921_01.jpg

    2) Stick the window flag into the track 'backwards.' You have to angle the flag to make it go in, then straighten it back upwards:

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    3) Once the flag is in the track, slide it down so that it is firmly against the tie-down:

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    4) Move the second tie-down to the back of the truck so that it firmly holds the flag in position and tighten it down. The flag pole feels a little loose, but it's not going anywhere. You can move it around a little, but you can't break it loose.

    20080921_05.jpg


    I've driven with my flags like this at interstate speeds several times. No worries.

    20080921_06.jpg

    The one draw-back of this meathod, though, is that your flags aren't secure when you leave the truck to go to the game (or into the store, etc.). Somebody can't roll your window down to take your flags, but the can certainly move your tie-downs.
     
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  2. Sep 21, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    JimBeam

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    pretty inventive setup there

    as i dont have bed rails i put mine on my toolbox and my trailer hitch

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    mine is on the toolbox like tigers....

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:25 AM
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    Genius!! I just bought an access cab (arrives in a month), which doesn't have rear windows that open. Meaning that I can't drive around with my Flames flag, and have the windows open at the same time. This really should be stickied, or added to the cheap mods page.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    mws4ua [OP] I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Thanks... I don't have the ability to do that, but I'd be honored!
     
  6. Sep 22, 2008 at 6:16 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I know I said I liked they way the flags looked in the back, but I moved mine up close to the cab this week and I think I like it more. The cab shields the flags from some of the wind at interstate speeds, so they still fly, of course, but won't tear up as fast.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2008 at 6:38 AM
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    good idea. Thanks for posting
     
  8. Sep 22, 2008 at 6:50 AM
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    I seem some good ideas of where to place the flags.. just poor choice of flags displayed... lol..

    GO TERPS!!
     
  9. Sep 22, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    Looks terrible! the flags are the wrong color! are you color blind?

    Tigerfan, Jhodge, you're both look great. good job guys
     
  10. Sep 22, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    The tigers are purple and gold, not orange and white :crazy:
     
  11. Sep 22, 2008 at 10:28 AM
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    have you even seen a real tiger??
     
  12. Sep 22, 2008 at 11:15 AM
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    we'll see ya this saturday....
     
  13. Sep 26, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    Bump so you can remember to show your pride!
     
  14. Sep 26, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    Super redneck-ness here i come... I need
    Terps Flag
    Capitals Flag
    Redskins Flag
    Orioles Flag

    And places to put all of them.. lol
     
  15. Sep 26, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    have you SEEN my big ass flag on the back of my truck :D

    aint nothin wrong with being a redneck
     
  16. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    haha, thats sweet. is it even legal to drive around with that big flag waving around the back?
     
  17. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    I like this setup. Looks like it plugs into the trailer hitch? Is that a custom made flag pole?

     
  18. Sep 26, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    Tiger IS the law in those parts!:D
     
  19. Sep 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    no law against it...i choose NOT to fly it on the interstate, but it would hold up if i did

    it indeed plugs into the hitch and locks in via a hitch pin...its not custom but could easily be made if you can bend square tube

    i bought mine from SportMast or something...but i got it at a wholesale price...didnt pay retail

    good point!
     
  20. Sep 27, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    Those parts, maybe... ATL, no!
     
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