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Tim Kieffer
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Hello everyone! 

I've been playing around trying to navigate everything here but wanted to introduce myself.  I've been around cars forever but specifically '65 Big Pontiacs as my dad collected them back when he could buy them for little to nothing.  I didn't take a real interest myself until 2015 when I got my Cat wagon. 

I live in Batesville, Indiana and currently own a few '65 Cat Wagons, a '68 GTO, and a '69 Bonneville 9 passenger wagon. I'm not a Veteran of military service but spend a  lot of time supporting them in the Indiana Patriot Guard. 

 

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:welcomeFP:

Definitely a great bunch of cars made there in the 60's 👍

Got any pics of the other Pontiacs in your tribe?

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I did some wheel swapping to get a feel for what it would look like! 

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The GTO is currently under construction! 

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Welcome the site.  Wagons are waaay cool.  You have a bunch of great Pontiac's.  Lookin forward to chattin it up in the forum. :dancingpontiac:

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Agreed.

So I have a question. I notice you have flag poles mounted on the rear of the white '65 Catalina wagon. Is that something you or someone fab'd up or is it something you bought commercially? I'd like to get a set of flag poles for my '72 Lemans for parade duty too. I'd just like to buy something rather than having to fab it up.

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39 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Agreed.

So I have a question. I notice you have flag poles mounted on the rear of the white '65 Catalina wagon. Is that something you or someone fab'd up or is it something you bought commercially? I'd like to get a set of flag poles for my '72 Lemans for parade duty too. I'd just like to buy something rather than having to fab it up.

The mounts were made in a custom weld shop. Idk that there is anything available commercially?

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Welcome to the sight...Really dig the wagons....

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5 hours ago, Tim Kieffer said:

The mounts were made in a custom weld shop. Idk that there is anything available commercially?

Thanks for responding. I was afraid you’d say that. 

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7 hours ago, Frosty said:

Thanks for responding. I was afraid you’d say that. 

Idk what they even cost because a friend covered the expense. I can tell you that the hitch was also custom made and cost $240. I don't think flag mounts would be as expensive? 

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Thanks. I've seen commercially available flag poles that attach to a regular trailer receiver hitch. I just don't have a receiver hitch on the Lemans and I really don't want to mount one just for this. I figured that I would have to someday fab up my own set.

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Everything on mine is bolted and frame mounted. I might rework some of it so it's all one piece. I've got a little more to work with considering it's a wagon. Idk that I'd want receivers on a car like yours either?

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I'm guessing that the receiver hitches were used to make use of the commercially available hitch flag poles.

I don't mind bolting and unbolting the pole mounts when I need them.

Thanks for taking photos of your mounts. It is quite an ingenious and easy way to go for sure.

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Everything was fabricated except for the hardware we used to attach the flags to the poles.  The pins were also purchased. 

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