DIY Snorkel

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 00:13
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I have been looking around to get a budget snorkel and have come to the conclusion they dont exist so i was thinking about making my own and buying a top for it I was thinking about 4" stainless tubing because it still needs to look half decent a small bracket at the top and a large one in the engine bay to hold most the weight with a flexable pipe to go to the air box i may need to make a bracket to seal up around the entrance of the front guard and my mate can weld and polish it up to make it look real good

Once i get prices for all the bits and if it comes out under $150 ill have a crack.

I want to keep the hole in the front guard about the same as a bought one so if it all goes pair shape i can save the cash and slap a standard one in

Does anyone have a template from one for a 90 mod surf
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 06:31

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 06:31
I made one for a Rocky a few years back... I think 4" is overkill, 3" will serve you well and will be less intrusive to your vision. I used 2.5" on my NA 2.8 diesel Rocky which was a massive improvement over the factory intake. You may struggle to find a top for it in 4" also... Most likely easier in 2.5-3".
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Reply By: Nick R - Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 09:12

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 09:12
I am thinking of doing the same for my 60 series and for the GU if it comes up well on the 60. The place to source stainless pipe would be a dairy supplies place (de laval, milkaware, westfalia, etc dealers), they have heaps of it in many sizes plus clamps. It is food grade stainless which should be suitable and it polishes up nicely.

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 10:24

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 10:24
Hi Nick et al,
Just a word of caution in regard to polishing up S/steel on Snorkels.
I acquired a Series 3 Landrover with a similar snork fitted, looked very smick, but reflections into drivers eyes soon made me paint it matt black, much better and still didn't look too bad even on a "landy".

Worth a thought when you are building it.

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Reply By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 16:15

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 16:15
Have you tried wreckers? I refused to pay $450 for a snorkel for my GQ, so a bought one from a wrecker for $160, all up with internal tubing, $200. I was lucky to find it and had to persist but looks like a professional job.

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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 21:34

Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 21:34
Made a snorkle once out of plumber pvc pipe and swimming pool hose(or similar). Married that to a proper air dam. Whole thing cost about $50..but that was a while ago.
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