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post #1 of 62 Old 09-17-2011, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Another Homemade Snorkel(My way)

I wanted one.
I always did.
Yes mainly for the looks but also for the dusty trails i run.
It has to be good looking but funcional too.
I didn't like safari's design because the pipe goes all the way down to the fender,then up under the battery passes next to the excaust pipe(hey the air should be
clean and cool right?) preheats and only then goes into the air box.
Plus that the spiral pipe kills air flow.
On the other hand ARB's makes a cool design for the JKs but mine is a TJ(have i already mention that?)
So i had to go custom.
I'm gonna built one using fiberglass(i know it's been done before)
My first trial was made using styrofoam(I wish i knew how to hot wire)





The air box in my 2.4 is very convinient placed ,so the air is going to flow
easier(without spiral pipes and no big turns clean fresh and COOL)



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post #2 of 62 Old 09-17-2011, 04:17 PM
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cool idea. looks like you would get good air flow through that. ill be watching this

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Hopefully yes!
It's gonna be 3" diam(wider than the stock) so it won't be like breathing through a straw(longer pipe).lol

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what are you going to to the top of the snorkel to prevent rain from getting in? btw electric knives work great for cutting Styrofoam

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I bought an air ram (fiberglass copy) pretty cheap





Safari claims it wotks great keping rain water out of the filter box.
They have a latest design though...
I might also buy a prefilter too

For extra safety i intent to use a one way water valve at the bottom of the air box

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nice i definitly wanna see how this turns out

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Well after some time working with the foam i realized that it was not the best way for me.
Being a woodworker's son i decided to make the plug out of ...(yes)wood.
White(soft)wood.
It is not easy because the main part(tube)has a lot of curves so it would
be a lot easier if it would be in two pieces joint(later on) together...
Here you can see the horizontal part

And next the vertical(more like diagonal)part

100% Hand made

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Actually the foam can be worked just like wood and with the same tools (only messier)Get a sheet of the 2" pink or blue stuff from HD. It is really fast and able to get smooth lines and compound curves. Use a sanding block to smooth it out and then glass it with some west system epoxy for your mold. Cut it in half after it cures and remove the foam. Sand the inside of your mold, apply bond to get it exactly where you want it then let it cure. after it has cured, apply release agent to the inside of your mold and then lay in the glass mat and finish each side. After the 2 halves have cured pop them out of the mold and glass them together for a perfect fit. a light sanding with some body filler will give you results that will rival what you can buy off of the shelf, but exactly what you want.

Looking good so far!

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Thank you SO much for the info.
But the thing has gone so far already and there's no turning back now...
I 'll try to use your advices somehow along the way...
Here's where it is now...

Note,this belly is not mine

And another one

I still have to work on the place where the two pieces meet...

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Looking at your last photo I'm wondering how the hood will open without the top part of the snorkel hitting either the windshield or the rear view mirror. Nice wood work.
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Thanks for the compliment!
The snorkel does not go up with the hood.
Stays on the fender.

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Nice work.
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Put in some lag screws to hold them together and then fill the gaps with bondo and sand it smooth. wax it with some paste wax to act as a mold release and then glass it and then use a grinder with a cut off wheel to separate the halves.
Man I need to get to work on mine!

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great job so far!

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you could use blue painters tape over the Styrofoam and run smoothing lines out of the tape and glass over that it works great thats how I did mine the wood part is kinda over kill but man that mold will last forever
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