dune flag attatchment

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 22:59
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HI all, does anyone have any ideas on how to fit a dune flag to my 105 series cruiser without a bullbar? Any info appreciated.
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Reply By: Simon - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 23:37

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 23:37
If you hav a towbar Peter you can bolt a pipe or similar thru the towball hole and atatch to it.
If not Id say lots of 100mph tape to the passenger door.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 13:06

Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 13:06
Hi Peter,

My suggestion won't work if you have a really heavy dune flag pole but otherwise go to Dick Smith or the like and have a look at their antenna mounting brackets. Some are designed to attach to roof gutters and others are attached just inside the engine bay and stick out between bonnet and side panels. I've also seen some mounted out the front of the bonnet above or thru the grill. The latter two options would probably be better as it would enable the flag to be fitted at the front of the vehicle.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
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Reply By: Cashy - Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 13:41

Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 13:41
Peter,

Depends on what other items you have on the 105. If you have a roof rack attach it to the roof rack side woth U-bolts. If you have a rear tyre carrier attached it to the rear carrier with a bracket for holding a shovel or high-lift jack.

If you have none of these and are only going on the baech every now and then put it in the passanger side window and put the window up to hold it and strap it to the door handle.

Cashy
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Reply By: Member - Peter [SA] - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 11:56

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 11:56
Thanks everyone for the info, I got a bracket made at work to bolt to the chassis at the recovery point hook.
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 21:07

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 21:07
Peter,

I wouldn't attach a sand flag to the rear (unless you drive up steep dunes backwards!) Much more useful on the front.
The flag should be yellow or orange so it stands out against the sky (a used Rocca Brothers bag does the job nicely).
The top of the pole should be 4 metres off the ground.
Most common pole we use at the club is the orange electrical conduit - its bottom metre is better if reinforced with a short piece of dowelling. This conduit can be cut so your pole is in two sections with a flange fitting. If you do this, duct tape will ensure that the bits don't come apart. easier to store in two pieces.
Most common method of attachment is to tape it to the bullbar with duct tape.

There are heaps of other ways of doing all this, but this is what is commonly used in our club.

Cheers

Phil
Adelaide
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 21:12

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2003 at 21:12
Sorry, I just saw the no bullbar bit.

I've fitted this setup to a few Prados by drilling a 19mm hole thru the bumper bar at a strategic spot where the pole can pass down freely and used a piece of 25mm RHS steel inside the bumper to secure the bottom end. Use a 19mm grommet to cover the hole. Looks neat. The strategic spot is just to the left of the number plate on the Prado and just in front of the steel reinforcing behind the plastic bumper. Haven't done one on a 105 series yet.
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Reply By: Member - Peter [SA] - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:47

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2003 at 09:47
Thanks for the info PHIL G
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