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    Default DIY Sand Flags/Trail Flags

    Hi Guys,

    Going to mount a sand flag on the Jeep for safety when desert driving and wanted to know if anyone had done a homemade trail flag?
    What did you use for mounting/flagpole and attaching your flag onto it?
    Making my own just makes more sense than buying one here for around equivelant $60! Plus... you make it yourself which is half the fun... and pride!

    Cheers
    Rikki

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    Mine was like $5 from a farm store. Just drilled a half-inch hole in my winch fairlead behind one of the rollers to mount it.

    Last edited by tslewisz; 06-04-2012 at 05:55 AM.

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    I got a snowmoblie staff with a flag thats extends, mounted it on the spare tire carrier. When I go off-road I just extend it and it is about 6 ft. above JK. Works great. Sorry I cannot get pictures to upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Wrangler View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Going to mount a sand flag on the Jeep for safety when desert driving and wanted to know if anyone had done a homemade trail flag?
    What did you use for mounting/flagpole and attaching your flag onto it?
    Making my own just makes more sense than buying one here for around equivelant $60! Plus... you make it yourself which is half the fun... and pride!

    Cheers
    Yes, I can see that you must be on a tight budget...LOL
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    I know the vendors at Dumont sold flags with all the hardware for mounting it for around $25. Check any local dirtbike shop or order one online. I'm sure u can find a premade one with all the hardware for a lot less than $60. Save ur money and go make some DIY tire deflators for less than $15...haha. Sorry I did a write up on them so I know how much pride there is when making something and sharing your idea with others.
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    I used an air tool disconnect coupler mounted on the flagpole, and a male connector mounted to a cb antenna bracket on the spare tire carrier- works well. It's been a couple of years (and I've slept since then), but I'm pretty sure I got the idea here on the forum someplace. For the actual flag itself, I recommend the biggest, brightest bra you can find. Since you want to be seen, it definitely catches the eye.

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    eumel789, out here even the simplest of parts have a mark up and I point blank refuse to pay (minimum) $60 for a flag plus an extra $25 for the mounting bracket. Nae about the budget, just refusal to pay that kind of money for a flag!
    Thanks to the lads for the info and ideas, I'm going to have a look in the hardware stores for some materials when I get home.
    Rikki

    1993 YJ Black
    2007 TJ Green (Custom)
    1999 E55 AMG White (Custom)
    2004 M3 Red
    2006 Range Rover Vogue Silver
    2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS Red
    2009 JK 2dr Black (Custom)
    2004 SL55 AMG White (Custom)
    2004 S55 AMG White
    2010 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Black (Custom)

    Petrol head.... period

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Wrangler View Post
    eumel789, out here even the simplest of parts have a mark up and I point blank refuse to pay (minimum) $60 for a flag plus an extra $25 for the mounting bracket. Nae about the budget, just refusal to pay that kind of money for a flag!
    Thanks to the lads for the info and ideas, I'm going to have a look in the hardware stores for some materials when I get home.
    Making it yourself is always better anyhoo!
    Black 2009 JKU Rubicon stick-6
    3.5" RC lift w. springs, 2.2 shocks
    front adj. track bar, steering stabilizers
    G-2 pumkin covers w. lub lockers
    35" Nitto Trail Grapplers on 17x9 American Racing
    Olympic side sliders
    Olympic front bumper, 12k winch, extra lights
    Smitty rear bumper w. tire carrier + jack,
    Superchips TrailDash + pod, Volant CAI w. snorkel, Magnaflow,
    Cobra 75 CB w. two K-40s, always on ch. 4
    www.sor7.com/jeep.html

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