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  1. hoosierpipeguy

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    I've looked at the Accessories pages at the online distributors, haven't seen much of anything designed specifically to sit your pipe in while driving. At present, I have one of those metal cigar ashtrays that sits in a cupholder, has a flip up lid with two springy metal pieces to hold a cigar. That kind of works for a pipe but well less than ideal.

    Any suggestions?

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  2. cosmicfolklore

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    I put one of those drawer liners into the insert on the dashboard of my new truck. Then I put two pipe holders on that to keep them from sliding around when I have to break hard, and I drilled a hole in one of the holders to hold a golf tee, that I use as my travel pipe tamp. This works great for me.

    Michael
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    Put a square of leather in the ashtray, rest the pipe on that. I also use the side pockets on the door, place a going pipe in them when I get out of the car and can't take the pipe with me.

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    Ashtray or cup holder depending on the veee-hickle.

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    [quote]Put a square of leather in the ashtray, rest the pipe on that.

    I like that, KISS at its finest. Thanks.

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    Anyone have any good ideas for a vehicle mounted pip holder on steel? I am thinking something magnetic might be doable.

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    Yes, a simple open pouch with a couple of magnets sewn/glued in/on would do nicely.

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    Maybe self-sticking Velcro dots/squares -one on the pipe, and one on a car surface.... might help? Stick the pipe down and then peel it off the stationary/mounted dot.

    Just speculating.

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    Michael, that's a great looking R. Scarlatta you have there! How do you like it? I have two of his pipes and both are solid smokers.

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    That's very creative Cosmic!

    Here's a magnetic mount, they are all over ebay, in various designs.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Automotive-Car-Truck-Magnetic-Dash-Mounted-Pipe-Holder-W-Felt-Lining-/310670907711
    Most have clips to hold the pipe in place.

    Al

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    Another magnetic mount. But @mahew, I'd think twice before putting a magnet on that beautiful painted dash!

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    Forum member Mayfair made a leather strap you can attach that's pretty cool. He sent me one and it works great. Search his post from a couple of months ago.

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    I like the pouch idea for other reasons and I think I will make that happen. I am not so sure about that idea for the pipe itself. I have visions of something I could set a lit pipe in. I have a very strong magnet set in a base with a 1/4-20 thread in sort of a “t” shape that I could do something with. I could maybe attach a wood base to that. Not sure how secure that would be in a somewhat bouncy truck though.

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    The dash paint is not original, and isn’t really all that great (one day I will completely restore it). I can protect the paint with a felt lining if the magnet is strong enough. I like the idea of clips to secure the pipe, I didn’t think of that. I will check out the leather strap. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    A suggestion from 1938, just drill a hole in your dash!

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    Broken cupholder on passenger seat.

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    I was hoping for some type of clip device. Not much exposed metal in my vehicle.

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    Tuold, I hadn’t thought of that. You have just made the solution to my situation stupid simple! A bit of 1938 know how, seems a fitting alteration for a 1950 pickup. I have an unused existing hole that I can enlarge a bit, and a simple rubber grommet that I can get from work should keep the pipe fairly secure.

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    Hoosier,
    A support clip for a u-bent t8 or t12 fluorescent lamp may be easily modified for your application. Usually they are made out of spring steel, and some have a plastic coating that would prevent scratches. Designed to fit a 1 inch (t8) or 1 1/2 inch (t12) round lamp.

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    Thanks Al

    Michael, that's a great looking R. Scarlatta you have there! How do you like it?

    The dublin smokes like a champ. I highly recommend his pipes. It has a steel tubing reinforcing the pencil thin shank, so you can feel confident that it won't just snap like a twig. The other was made by Dan who is featured in the latest Pipesmagazine article. It's quickly become a solid member of my goto rotation.

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    This thread from another forum has a picture of a Decatur Car Boy, if you scroll down a few posts. It uses two rubber grommets at each end of the wood block to hold your pipe in place. I have one. I have a rack mabe by then that holds 36 pipes using the grommets. Just stick the stem in the grommet.
    Link

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    Tuold, I hadn’t thought of that. You have just made the solution to my situation stupid simple! A bit of 1938 know how, seems a fitting alteration for a 1950 pickup. I have an unused existing hole that I can enlarge a bit, and a simple rubber grommet that I can get from work should keep the pipe fairly secure.

    Three years later there was this solution. Maybe one like this can be made from a cell phone holder and a clothespin.

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    I just get ashes all over the passenger seat. Adds to the 99 other reasons to get a rise out of my wife.

    They're plum loco. All of them.
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    I had only looked on one site. I think it was tobaccopipes site that I found two options. Bought them both, they were relatively cheap. One was similar to what was previously shown on this thread with a magnet on the bottom. We’ll see how they work.

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