U.S. Flag for my Amphicar

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
I'm looking for a nice U.S. flag to hang from the light mast on my amphicar. I have the short mast, so I don't want a very big flag. Does anyone have a recommended source?
Thanks,
Ted
 

jfriese

Active Member
Ted,

Most any marine store has flags for boats and they usually have a straight American flag. More common on boats though is a marine version with an anchor in the blue area, surrounded by stars.

John Friese
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azpaul50

Member
Juanito! There you are! Got any room up there? It's hotter than hades here....114 the other day! Blondie is in Colorado leaking out on me until July 3rd. Good to see you, man! Haven't had time to touch the Amphi since early March with everything still hooked up from our big show. Now its too hot to go out and water check it before the storage season. Darn it! - azpaul50
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
I have a box of hose(clips) that you put on top and bottom of mast, run a wire threw one side and threw flag then squeese the other side of clip to hold on mast, they work great, next time you order parts from me ask to have 2 thrown in
GORD>S
 

jfriese

Active Member
I always found attaching a flag to the Amphicar flag post to be a crude affair. I wanted to attach small eyelets to the pole itself at the points where the flag rings are but couldn't find tiny screw eyes that had a machine thread on them and I didn't want to mess up the chrome by welding small rings to the shaft. I ended up finding small screw eyes (about 1/8 inch ID) with wood screw threads on them, drilled small holes in the shaft at the proper locations and glued a strip of wood inside the shaft, behind the holes. I then simply screwed the eyelets into the wood and put the parts back together. I attach the flag to the eyelets with small rings, like you get from a key shop. The finished assembly looks great and works perfectly. It may be the hardest way imaginable to do it but it it works great and looks like the way the factory should have done it, and no clips and ties that slide around on the shaft in the wind.

John Friese
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