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rokbebop

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2011, 12:05:57 AM »
That looks snazzy! I am going to get me one of those

alaskan ogre

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2011, 01:20:28 AM »
Quote from: \"rokbebop\" post=2827158
That looks snazzy! I am going to get me one of those


These guys have them in Stainless and Anodized Aluminum in Silver, Blue, Red and Orange Gold.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/R-and-C-4X4_Safari-Snorkes_W0QQLHQ5fSellerWithStoreZ1QQLHQ5fTitleDescZ1QQ_fsubZ148055919QQ_sasiZ1QQ_sidZ118370789QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

king_dominic

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2011, 07:34:22 AM »
haha, good snorkel hunting skills there Ogre, that\'s a grunty looking head piece. i\'m dreaming beyond PVC again!! Dammit, i dont realllly.. have the cash..

rokbebop

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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2011, 10:10:43 AM »
I bought one just b4. the annodozed ones look pretty sweet bau they will be a bit over $30 AU, so i got the silver one at a bit under $20. $30 seems excessive for something that will provide no real benefit to my life :laugh:

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alaskan ogre

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2011, 12:19:05 AM »
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Why not fitting this snorkel?

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=feroza+snorkel&_sacat=See-All-Categories


I really like building my own stuff but had not seen a good looking home brew design so I was going to settle on buying that snorkel until I saw Monmendoza\'s. The one I\'m building is probably going to cost about the same as the eBay one.

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2011, 09:45:10 AM »
I\'ve already got a 3\" Safari snorkel and had planned to make my own pipe from pvc tube but I have to admit I like this one, mostly because it looks factory but it\'s so cheap.:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270452244520&ssPageName=ADME:X:eRTM:MOTORS:1123#ht_5872wt_1392


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I contacted the seller who said he\'d sell me the pipe without the head for US$39 less (I paid $80 for mine). US$110 for a snorkel? It sounds almost too cheap but I have read feed back on these before and it was quite positive so I think I\'m gunna have to do it.

alaskan ogre

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2011, 03:48:24 AM »
Back to serious business.

I couldn\'t find any 4 to 6 foot sections of 3\" exhaust tubing nearby so I bought 4 2 foot sections for $4 each. I also picked up a digital protractor for figuring out the compound angles for $25 at Lowe\'s.

It\'s really difficult to find the exact angles because the \"A\" pillar and the fender are not just angled they are both arched. I placed 2 pieces of straight wood across the fender and the pillar to get the vertical angle between the fender and pillar then I found the angle of that the pillar angles inward at the top. I took those angles and divided them in half set up the chop saw to cut the compound angle. I was surprised that this cut came out perfect the first time. I tack welded the seam and have what I thought was the \"hardest part\" finished.

I\'m still trying to figure out the compound angle for the top so that the head is level in both directions. Hopefully I\'ll have that part done tomorrow night and can work on the hole in the fender.

I will be attaching the tubing to the Rocky by running bolts with standoffs all the way through the A Pillar.

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monmendoza

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2011, 03:53:52 AM »
The master builder strikes again. :)

alaskan ogre

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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2011, 05:47:24 AM »
Tonight I got all of the top tubing cut and tack welded. Also made the bracket that bolts through the pillar and tacked it in place. Hopefully tomorrow evening I\'ll have time to pull it back off and finish welding it up. I\'m also thinking of making a flange for where it enters the fender.

All I did for the part where it turns and enters the fender is cut a half dozen random length pieces of tubing with 22.5 degree angles on each end at different relationships to each other and just kept trying different variations until I found one I was happy with.

Haven\'t decided whether to take the time to make it really pretty and get it powder coated or just grinding all the welds smooth and spraying it with bedliner like the bottom half of the rig. Sort of leaning towards the bedliner.

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monmendoza

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2011, 02:28:41 PM »
fit is excellent! :)

alaskan ogre

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 08:04:22 PM »
I picked up a used Pelican 1300 Case for $15 yesterday which was a great deal as they retail for over $50 around here. It will work perfect for a watertight airbox.

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I also ordered a shorter K&N filter to fit in the box. K&N has a great search engine for getting the exact size filter you\'re looking for here: http://www.knfilters.com/search/universal.aspx

Here\'s the one I ordered off eBay for $37 which included shipping. It should flow more than enough air and will fill the Pelican box up pretty good.

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alaskan ogre

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2011, 04:36:44 AM »
I pulled the fender off to finish the pass through part of the tubing.
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Beat this piece of 3/16\" sheet till it fit the contour of the fender, I thought this was going to be one of the more difficult parts of the project but it took about 10 minutes to get it perfect. After I got the contour I cut it in half the cut and ground out the hole and tack welded it. Then pulled it off again to finish welding then ground off all the excess bead. I finished it off by applying some bondo then sanded it with a belt sander and finanal sanding by hand.
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Sprayed it with 4 coats of Silver Rustoleum Hammered Paint.
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Pic of the Pelican case with the intake tubing attached. I have a 3\" 90 degree rubber adapter that I ordered off eBay by accident 2 years ago. I need to order 1 more for the front side.
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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2011, 06:38:26 AM »
That looks great ogre, especially like the bolt on fender bit. Man, I gotta learn how to weld. I too lashed out and bought a K&N pod last week to replace my $20 special (bought mine from an auto shop so I\'m not sayin\' how much :blush: ). OMFG what a difference it makes, I get whiplash when I take off now (well nearly). In fact went for a spin the other night after I\'d stripped the back completely bare, no canopy, no seats, no roll bar, no heavy windows, nuthin\'. It\'s amazing what shedding a few kilos can do (scary even), I really didn\'t think the old girl had it in her.

alaskan ogre

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Re: Snorkel Mod
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2011, 07:05:24 AM »
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That looks great, especially like the bolt on fender bit. Man, I gotta learn how to weld.


I can\'t weld worth a damn with a stick and being color blind rules out gas welding. If you get a decent wire feed (mig) welder anyone can be a good welder with a little practice. Penetration is everything, just like what she said :lol: