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dpstjp
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Flag pole

Post by dpstjp » Mon Apr 08, 2019 13:38

I have flag pole envy after the London NYD Parade.

Any Mokers had success with a flag pole on their Mokes driven at speed? I'm running a car rally for my sailing club (sounds silly, I know) and would love to fit a flag pole to fly the burgee from but it needs to be:

a) detachable, but
b) only detachable when I choose it to be, and not at 50MPH with some very expensive classic cars behind me.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Flag pole

Post by grantourer » Mon Apr 08, 2019 14:07

Hi, my flag pole at London NYD parade, was a length of Alloy barrel clamped to the rear bumper with 2 swivel clamps. Not sure how you would do two fixings on an English Moke
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Re: Flag pole

Post by Wally2 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 15:05

Hi,
I have an army Clansman antenna on the back of WEE MOKE, bolted to a bracket off the bumper support.
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It has 3 1m sections so I can have it 2m high or 3m high, it is fitted into an Clansman rubber mount which prevents it swaying about. The antenna is slide into the base and a screw ring tightened to keep it in place. I usually take it down when not with the Moke to prevent it walking.
These used to be available from army surplus stores but they are getting rare. They are available on e-bay (search army vehicle clansman antenna) but the price is going up now.
I did try one of the old 60's type fibre glass whip antennas that you tend to see on scooters but they sway around way too much.
Good luck
Chris
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Re: Flag pole

Post by dpstjp » Mon Apr 08, 2019 18:36

Thank you, Gentlemen.

The Clansman looks perfect. I wonder if my 9th/12th Lancer cousin can "borrow" one.

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Re: Flag pole

Post by Wally2 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 19:00

Good luck finding one, they used to be on all sorts of vehicles from tanks to land rovers but not sure if they use them on modern vehicles.
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Re: Flag pole

Post by Tim » Wed Apr 10, 2019 23:43

In my youth I had one of those bendy sticks with a little pennant on top that was meant for a kids bike. It was attached to the spare tyre mounting bolt. I imagined it looked 'jaunty'. It didn't last long, the corner of the flag flapped itself to pieces and the stupid thing used to set off the height alarms in underground car parks and scrape on the roof.

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Re: Flag pole

Post by dpstjp » Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:54

Clansman and mount on its way. I’ll pay a visit to Gary at M&G Motors to make up a bracket for me.

Thank you all for your suggestions.

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