Flag Poles

Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:05
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Whats the best stuff to use to make them? My thought was to AQUIRE one from the local golf course but that woldnt be right would it!!LOL!!

We dont have a fibreglass uhf Aerial and are not going to buy one purley for the fact that we have a shed full of aerials as it is - well 6 any way!!

I know to use red/orange/anything bright so the flag its self is fine - just stuck with what to use as the pole

Any Ideas??

Laura
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:11

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:11
Laura.

A length of bamboo?
A lot of garden places have bamboo these days.

Old fishing poll no longer useful? (my option)

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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:14

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:14
A friend of mine 'aquired' a golf flag and had a quick release bracket machined up for it. this uses a split pin and allows for easy removal.

Other alternatives could include a flag pole, Agricultural supply stores will sometimes carry fibreglass rods for use with temporary electric fences. They are a long white rod, about 9 mm in diameter. I looked at this but the longest that i could get was 5 ft, not long enough for a bullbar, but long enough for a roof rack. They only cost approx $6, add a pair of red frilly nickers with a zip tie, and your on your way
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:15

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:15
laura,
Amongst that shed full of aerials you have, is there one of those heavy-spring based ones that you could use as a base either on the bullbar or roof rack? If so, use it as the starting point, and insert a suitable diameter piece of steel pipe (not too long, say 1 foot)..........I found the one I had accepted a gal tent pole just nicely. Into that short bit of tent pole, I tech-screwed the next size down bit of tent pole (they are telescopic if you see what I mean).....and then into that I screwed a length of light curtain rod (the stuff that has a white plastic coating).

All up it's about 6' long and the sprung base is mounted on my roof rack, just above my door. The flag itself was picked up off the side of the road here in SA (those road works blokes are forever leaving them laying around!!!) and it slips over the top and is tech-screwed and cable-tied onto the pole.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Roachie
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:51

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 11:51
Try a search, been plenty of posts here about them, I think a lot use squid poles!
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 12:14

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 12:14
Yep a telescopic fishing pole about $80 for 7 meters and it looks like this,



A single fishing rod tube on the bull bar and a bit of orange material for a flag and Bob's your uncle.

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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:40

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:40
No i'm not,Lol,Bob.
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:54

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:54
could be your aunty if he has a sex change lolololol

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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:12

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:12
Could be right there Steve but also coud be wrong "Aunty Jack" i remember. The mind boggle's :}<

Bob.
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Reply By: Member - Andy C (WA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 14:52

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 14:52
I picked up a fishing rod from cash converters for $16 and $1.70 worth of bolt and nuts/washers from Bunnings - a bit of Araldite and hey presto.

Just got a bit of red vinyl off-cut from a tarp place and glued that to the end!

Cheap as chips - has enough bend to get thru overhanging trees without damage!

I went orange last year on the CSR but from my photos realised that the colour was almost exactly the same as the dirt.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 15:48

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 15:48
Or,

You can buy purpose built Flag Poles already made up ready to bolt on to the bracket on a bull bar.

They are available from Opposite Lock and possibly other 4WD Shops as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 16:46

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 16:46
TJM do em but they start at $100... I can see why anyone would pay $100 for a pole with a but of material on the end of it..
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 16:46

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 16:46
that should have read canTTTTTTTTT..
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 20:48

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 20:48
Because it's a practical safety indicator.

What is a head-on from someone coming over the dune from the other direction worth?

You are right with the price though Coyote, I paid about $100. But I know it will do the job and "stand erect" against all odds. It's a worthwhile investment for sand driving and as I'm Sand Man, I just had to have one:-)
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 15:57

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 15:57
Or two pieces of orange electrical conduit (with a length of timber dowel in the middle to strengthen the join. Just use two U-bolts to connect to your bullbar and whatever you want as a flag. All bits I had in the shed anyway.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:19

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:19
I've found electrical conduit is too heavy & sways over too far. We almost had a bystander taken out by one. After 2 days of wobbling about it snapped off.
Cheers Craig..........
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 18:05

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 18:05
Hmmm point taken Craig. So far the dowel has kept it reasonably rigid but I can see where it could run amok and 'bite' anyone close by :)))))
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:28

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:28
A Wog Pole aka Squid Pole

But they don't last. MIne is broken a few places but I still use it to hoist the Nite Light up.
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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:43

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:43
What is that ? a set of lips on you're rig Willem, & with a tongue.Lol.Bob.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:55

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 18:55
LOL

Doing some seed farming!!!
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Reply By: ellmcg - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 20:23

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 20:23
Are any of the antennas the correct length? Surely you could spare 1? You can buy brackets from the places that sell radios to fit the said antenna virtually anywhere on your vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:29

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:29
Laura,
I have used electrical conjute (?? on spellin), you may be able to get some odd lengths from an electrician.

Just taped it to the bull bar, make sure the bottom bit is short for ease of putting in the next bit/s, flag on top bit.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:30

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:30
Russ,
I also use conduit - the 20mm orange stuff and use its flange to have it in 2 sections. I slipped some copper pipe into the bottom section so it is a bit stiff and doesn't sway too much, and a bit of duct tape so it doesn't come adrift.

cheers
phil
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 00:12

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 00:12
The mines in Kalgoorlie have a requirement for flags on all their small vehicles so the Haulpaks can see them and not run them over.

I was looking at them in the safety stores and thought they'd make a brilliant dune flag. The pole is a red poly tube like the black sprinkler system stuff with a length of spring up the middle to make it more rigid. A bid like a big speedo cable.

They had a quick release mount sort of thing on the bottom and flag at the top and were perfect. But we had finished our trip and I didn't know if I'd need it again for years. (I did but that's usually the way when you don't get something.)

Can't remember how much they were but remembered thinking that being compulsory must jack the price up.

Dave
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Reply By: Hairy - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:50

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:50
Try solid fibreglass rod.
www.permex.com.au/
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