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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Building my own snorkel -

I'm building my own version of the snorkel I saw on the Ex-tec website and using an Engineaire precleaner. I'm using 3" aluminum tubing and have the snorkel tube ready to be powdercoated satin black. I just need to fabricate an upper mount that will clamp around the rain gutter on the roof and provide a tab for the circle clamp that goes around the tube.

I may wind up building my own clamp but I wondered if any of you guys had any ideas for something that was more or less off the shelf? Here's a picture of the snorkel so far....
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:39 PM
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With or without roll cage?
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:17 AM
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No cage - ROW truck
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 01:28 PM
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Nice design. It's most likely the perspective of the image but are you sure that the door will open correctly w/out the mirror bumping into the snorkel?
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 07:17 PM
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Finished up my snorkel this evening - it turned out really well - no clearance issues and from the drivers seat you only see the front 3/8" of the tube. The passenger gets only a glimpse of the trailing edge of the tube. I powder coated the aluminum tube using a friend of mines eastwood do-it-yourself powder coating kit - the trick was figuring out how to cure something that wouldn't fit in the oven. We wound up doing it in two stages - painted the lower half and then turned it around and cooked the upper section. Made an upper mount from a piece of stainless angle and fastened it through the rain gutter on the roof.

The total cost was under $180 - helps to have a handy scrap barrel with sections of 3" aluminum tubing and a friend who is an absolute wizard with a tig welder available. Most of the cost was in the Engineaire precleaner - neat piece - a bit extravagant but the rest of the snorkel was costing me so little that I splurged a bit.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 12:55 PM
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Do you off road that thing? I would not like it sticking out past the body. If it were my truck it would be ripped off on the first trip.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 02:53 PM
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It doesn't stick out past the flares and the top of teh precleaner is below the roof line - with the air intake in the side of the fender you have to work with what is there - besides I've been driving Land Rovers for over thirty years - I'm reasonably good at not hitting stuff....
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Looks sweet. Nice job.
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