Mag Lite mount - Page 9 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Interior Semi-Tech General discussion of interior for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #201  
Old 12-13-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Alon's about to start doing them


But...I found the guy and thread...turbo even posted in it too back in Aug 07...

Maglite - Ranger Power Sports Forum
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdog1928 View Post
I like having a Maglite in my truck, so I made a nice aluminum holder for it!
The seat is all the way back so you can see it, but is usually hidden under the seat. (for us normal height humans :))




I have never had a problem with Maglites and figure they could work as a hammer or baton in an emergency.
Reply With Quote
  #202  
Old 12-13-2009
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Get a Surefire.

If you have to use a Maglite then these work good:

Billet Aluminum Litegrip - Large Mount
Reply With Quote
  #203  
Old 12-13-2009
turbo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 565
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
Alon's about to start doing them


But...I found the guy and thread...turbo even posted in it too back in Aug 07...
yep, that's the guy I got mine from.. I recognize the username, now.

Shane -- tell Alon that, since I gave him the idea, he owes me one of those fancy Alon original CB antenna mount brackets that he doesn't make any more! ;-)
Reply With Quote
  #204  
Old 12-14-2009
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,777
Here is a nice one, holds the light with with delrin pins; all aluminum & S/S but it comes with a price $$$, bling.
The pic is of the Roll Bar mounting but they are making Floor Mounts as we speak.

Some bar stock and a little machining or grinding would make a nice set of floor mount attachment.
Opening in Mount is .600, so maybe some .500 aluminum bar can be molded into a mount.

From what I have ben told the mount will hold the MAG securely.


Reply With Quote
  #205  
Old 12-23-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Jonestown, PA
Posts: 45
So are these about to be for sale? I don't want to have to mount the maglite holder if I don't have to
Reply With Quote
  #206  
Old 12-23-2009
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
I will have a prototype made by the end of the weekend. Will also have a mount which will hold two mag lights side by side. I bought enough material to make 4 mounts and they are all spoken for already. I will be trying a few different variations and will end up making a batch of them.
Reply With Quote
  #207  
Old 12-24-2009
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,777
Alon we are waiting !

Has the price been determined yet ?
Reply With Quote
  #208  
Old 12-24-2009
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
I need to figure out if I'm using premade tabs vs making my own and figure out the cost of shipping and all materials before I come up with a price.

Is anyone interested in a mount that holds two lights?
Reply With Quote
  #209  
Old 12-24-2009
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alon View Post
I need to figure out if I'm using premade tabs vs making my own and figure out the cost of shipping and all materials before I come up with a price.

Is anyone interested in a mount that holds two lights?
How about a D-Cell and a AA Mag Mount ?

The tab thing is interesting, it would appear you will need a custom mount for this but I may not be looking at it the same way.
Reply With Quote
  #210  
Old 12-24-2009
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
You need one of these:

Name:  P1000152_edited-1.jpg
Views: 32
Size:  41.8 KB
Reply With Quote
  #211  
Old 12-24-2009
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by KLC View Post
You need one of these:

Is this the LED Mod ?

If so, how does it work; as bright as the Ion Bulbs that are out now ?
Reply With Quote
  #212  
Old 12-24-2009
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
Is this the LED Mod ?

If so, how does it work; as bright as the Ion Bulbs that are out now ?
Yes, it is custom built using 6x Cree Q5 Bin WC LED's and 1x Cree Red LED.

It is set-up using a 2-stage resistored tailswitch to draw 150ma on low with an estimated output of 350 lumens with over 4 hours of runtime. On high the light draws 650ma with an estimated output of over 1100 lumens with over an hour runtime. So it is much brighter than most any drop-in module or LED.

The drawback is that this set-up requires quite a bit of customizing and is quite expensive.

For a drop-in I would recommend a Malkoff Cree XP-G LED module.

Here: Drop-In Module for 2-3 D-Cell to fit Mag-Lite [2-3 D-Cell Drop-In] - $65.00 : Malkoff Devices. Super bright, powerful LED modifications for flashlights, Super bright, powerful LED modifications for flashlights
Reply With Quote
  #213  
Old 12-24-2009
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Here's a beamshot:

Reply With Quote
  #214  
Old 12-26-2009
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
How about a D-Cell and a AA Mag Mount ?

The tab thing is interesting, it would appear you will need a custom mount for this but I may not be looking at it the same way.
I have a tab welded straight to a tube, you'll see tomorrow when I post pics.

I could do an AA mount next to the D Cell light, would juts have to find the right size tubing.

I made the first one tonight and I am very happy with it. Paint is drying and I'll be finishing it up and taking pictures tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #215  
Old 12-27-2009
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
Sneak peak
Attached Thumbnails
Mag Lite mount-img_0937.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #216  
Old 12-27-2009
Quasi242's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 155
I am surprised that in 12 pages of posts that no one has mentioned "quick fist clamps." They come in multiple sizes and are made of heavy duty rubber. They work great for this and other applications. I have my flashlight mounted on the floor between the driver seat and door. These hold the flashlight very tight even without the straps closed and will not break like the Maglight mounts are prone to do. I could post a link for them, but won't since none of the vendors that I have used are sponsors. A quick google for "quick fist clamps" should help you find them without too much effort.
Reply With Quote
  #217  
Old 12-27-2009
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quasi242 View Post
I am surprised that in 12 pages of posts that no one has mentioned "quick fist clamps." They come in multiple sizes and are made of heavy duty rubber. They work great for this and other applications. I have my flashlight mounted on the floor between the driver seat and door. These hold the flashlight very tight even without the straps closed and will not break like the Maglight mounts are prone to do. I could post a link for them, but won't since none of the vendors that I have used are sponsors. A quick google for "quick fist clamps" should help you find them without too much effort.
Those rubber clamps are pretty cool and do work very well. It is a great alternative to the plastic mag light clips and I have had one break on me so I know what you mean about them being prone to breaking. The only thing with those compared to mine is that you have to have a long enough flat spot (just like the mag light clips) to mount it. I like the mounts I have because they go in wasted space under the seats.
Reply With Quote
  #218  
Old 12-27-2009
Quasi242's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alon View Post
Those rubber clamps are pretty cool and do work very well. It is a great alternative to the plastic mag light clips and I have had one break on me so I know what you mean about them being prone to breaking. The only thing with those compared to mine is that you have to have a long enough flat spot (just like the mag light clips) to mount it. I like the mounts I have because they go in wasted space under the seats.
Good luck with your mounts, it looks to be a good design. Anybody that owns a Ranger knows that there is very little free room available. Anything that you can do to maximize space is a plus.
Reply With Quote
  #219  
Old 12-27-2009
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alon View Post
Sneak peak
Any pic of it mounted ?
Reply With Quote
  #220  
Old 12-27-2009
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
Any pic of it mounted ?
Here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...now-ready.html
Reply With Quote
  #221  
Old 03-18-2010
Fonly's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: GP
Posts: 50
May as well bring this back up, I found a Full set at Wholesale sports today, comes with a carger, mount and rechargable battery. Neat little get-up. Also uses led's now, 180 lumens I think, decent for a 4cell size.
$80 though.
Reply With Quote
  #222  
Old 04-27-2010
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
I got my 3D cell and 2AA cell led's at Costco, I think its the best deal out there by far.
Reply With Quote
  #223  
Old 05-06-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 9
Back to the original discussion. Just received both Mag Light mounts from Alon.

Have tried all kinds and they all ultimately break or lose their grip creating a "Mag Missile" in the cab.

His work great and look like factory installed once under the seat. (Nice clean weld and paint) Built like a brick out house. Figure I have a lateral tow hook under my seat as a bonus :)

Thanks Alon, Dave

PS Alon I tried to PM you but you seem to be DND so I thanked you this way
Reply With Quote
  #224  
Old 07-21-2010
braincandie's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: murfreesboro, tn
Posts: 113
bringing this back up, Alon you still making these? it won't let me PM you.
Reply With Quote
  #225  
Old 07-21-2010
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by braincandie View Post
bringing this back up, Alon you still making these? it won't let me PM you.
hes banned
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MAG-Lite Store / rick Scrambler82 Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews 36 01-12-2010 07:20 PM
Here's my version of the Mag Lite mount mod jaysinpa General Ford Ranger Discussion 12 04-17-2008 01:48 PM
For those looking for mag lite holder. swamper06 General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 04-14-2008 06:58 PM
Mag Lite Selection ks2002edge Interior Semi-Tech 34 02-03-2008 10:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:16 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.