DIY Sand flag

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krobbie
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DIY Sand flag

Unread post by krobbie » March 10th, 2011, 10:59 pm

hey guys, have any of you out there made your own sand flag, if so how? and what did you use?

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Amy G » March 11th, 2011, 8:59 am

Surf rod from Cash Converters- folds down when not in use. I've attached an orange flag (from my 4WD club) to the top. I use duct tape to secure it to the bull bar. Works a dream!

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by GBC » March 11th, 2011, 2:28 pm

Yep, surf rod works well, or get a 27 meg whip aerial from jaycar ($25.00) and use that.

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Wok-ss » March 11th, 2011, 4:35 pm

Hi there
I made mine from two fiberglass push bike poles & flags, you can get them from most bike shops for around $15.00 each, make one from two and you will have spears one flag clips, one post,
Then I drilled a 5.5mm hole in are17mm headed bolt, bolt should be around 25mm long,
then I glued the fiberglass pole/post in to the 5.5mm hole, using good glue the flag pole in to the bolt, let the glue go hard, having a bolt makes it essay to remove blot on and off, after you finish your beach driving,
also use a soft steel bolt makes it essay to drill, if you have a lathe making a hole no problem at all, also the flags come mounted to a metal part for the back axel,
I removed the post from the axel part by squeezing the metal sides in are vice that makes the hole in the part bigger so where the pole is mounted, so when squeezing you can pull out the fiberglass pole out that betters then gutting the pole. I hope you understood any of this, Re: Warrick, also they look good, you be abele to spring mount as well good luck
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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by davidjones » March 11th, 2011, 5:01 pm

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Pog » March 11th, 2011, 7:23 pm

I saw someone driving in Tassie the other day with a sand flag on the bullbar. I had a good laugh :D

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by james_s89 » April 5th, 2011, 11:49 pm

Pog wrote:I saw someone driving in Tassie the other day with a sand flag on the bullbar. I had a good laugh :D
Why? Do you laugh when you see cars on mine sites driving around with them on the bullbar?

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Pog » April 10th, 2011, 1:09 pm

james_s89 wrote:
Pog wrote:I saw someone driving in Tassie the other day with a sand flag on the bullbar. I had a good laugh :D
Why? Do you laugh when you see cars on mine sites driving around with them on the bullbar?
Because there's hardly any sand!

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by chris_stoffa » April 10th, 2011, 1:45 pm

Pog wrote:[
Because there's hardly any sand!
But there are hills, crest and dips. :D
He was only being considerate of others ;)

'Sides, there is some lovely sand in Tassie, Wineglass Bay springs instantly to mind :cool:
Now, that is some really nice sand :)

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Wombatmobile » April 10th, 2011, 5:10 pm

i've seen a lot of 4wheelers using a length of 25mm heavy duty electrical conduit (that's the orange stuff). cheap (few bucks a length) super flexible and available at any electrical wholesaler. tie a pirate flag or pair of jocks on the top and you're gonna be seen!

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Timmo » April 10th, 2011, 6:46 pm

27mhz whip and a bright orange Bunnings flag do the job for me mounted on the front of my roof basket.
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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by krobbie » April 10th, 2011, 10:10 pm

Timmo wrote:27mhz whip and a bright orange Bunnings flag do the job for me mounted on the front of my roof basket.

27mhz????? what is that?

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Harb » April 10th, 2011, 10:14 pm

Codan Autotune :D works for me


27mhz is an old CB radio....

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by Wombatmobile » April 13th, 2011, 10:08 pm

isn't 27Mhz still used for marine radios?

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Re: DIY Sand flag

Unread post by JETT » April 14th, 2011, 11:25 am

How about a piece of bamboo. You can't get cheaper than that.

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