Flag's for 4WD

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:01
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Hi all,

Just wondering were to purchase the flag & pole that you can fit to a 4WD to aid visibility when driving on dunes ?

I've never noticed them in 4WD shops !

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:39

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:39
$15 at 4wd show, one of those extendable Fishing Rods! Worked a treat in Robe!!!
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:42

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:42
Hi Truckster,

How did you mount it on the car ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:00

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:00
cabletie it to your bullbar down one of the uprights and stand the base of the pole on the flat of your bar..
blank telescopic fishing pole is good because the height can be adjustable,,_____________________________________________

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:24

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:24
Hoseclamped piece of pipe and slid it into that
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Follow Up By: John - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:29

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:29
What about the flag ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:31

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:31
Pair of wifes undies will do.

anything really. Piece of Red Material is good
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:42

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:42
Phil:
I got mine from a fishng shop as a "blank" (unmade) rod. Cost about $10 from memory, plus the u-bolts to secure it.
JackNo trees were harmed in the making or sending of this message.
However a great number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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Reply By: Brendon - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:42

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 21:42
I got one of those flags off a kids bikes. Found one at a Garage sale for $2 - Bargain
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Reply By: Hellbelly - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 22:36

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 22:36
Hey Truckster, I guess the undies weren't G-string then?
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Reply By: Member - ADRIAN- Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 00:05

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 00:05
ring I&J MINTY 0896511142
DANDARAGAN W.A.
He makes these for mining co's sends them o/seas as well
makes quality unit w/spring base flag or light or both on top

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Reply By: Member - Alan - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:37

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:37
I use an old fishing rod, dropped in a piece of PVC that is bolted permanently to an upright of the bull bar- an Australian flag , if your patriotic warns everyone of your pending approach. Like the idea of using a telescopic fishing rod (maybe next time) - makes it easier to transport when on the bitumen.
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Reply By: Pluto - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 17:26

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 17:26
I have been considering getting one too. All of the vehicle parts suppliers that supply to mine site stock them and will have large numbers in stock at any time.

The ones that have interested me the most are:

Opposite Lock 2.4 & 3.0m with quick release base
ARB 2.7m two piece pole.

I haven't sighted the ARB pole yet but the OL is a very robust assembly.
Regards
Pluto
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Reply By: Mickl - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 18:59

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 18:59
I'm a bit of a scrooge so what I have got myself is a length of 25mm rigid PVC orange electrical conduit (comes in 4m lengths) with one of those orange triangular flags they use around building sites (Bunting flags I think there called) Got both from sparky who was wiring the nieghbours house for nothing (well I lie..gave the bloke a beer) makes for a cheap and effective flag.
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Reply By: Phil G - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:35

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:35
I also use the orange electrical conduit, and you can easily make it a two-piece device by using the sleeve that comes with a full length. Lots of ways to attach, but duct tape and radiator hose clamps are the most popular. Should be the best part of 3.6 metres above the ground and at the front of the vehicle. Orange flags stand out against the sky best.
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Reply By: Dexter - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 11:24

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 11:24
I used electrical conduit, gaffer tape and bungee cords last trip. Trouble was, making it long enough to be effective over the dunes also made it a bit saggy. Damned thing waved all over the place and tended not to stay right up there in the sky! Next time, I'll try the blank fishing rod. I'll keep the gaffer tape and bungee though.
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 18:55

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 18:55
Dexter,

You can stiffen the bottom bit with about 3 foot of doweling and a self tapper to hold it in place.
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Reply By: Savvas - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 12:46

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 12:46
Phil,

I had a few bits & pieces lying around the garage and managed to make one up myself.

I used the base of an old 27Mhz CB aerial mount attached to the bullbar and an old 600mm tall aerial on it. Slipped over the aerial, I have a 20mm diameter orange conduit of around about 2400 length. I cut the conduit in half so it's easier to transport and plug the top straight half into the bottom with the expanded end when using it as a dune flag.

At the top of my new mast, I have a sail boat "protest" flag which you can buy at any Bias Boating Warehouse for $4.95 or so. This is the only bit I had to buy.

When it is all put up, secure the conduit to the top cross bar on your bullbar with some silver duct tape.

My dune flag sits about 3m above ground level.
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