I've been looking for a snorkel I like for a while and although I like the ones that River Raider and AEV make, I want something different. I've decided to pursue the creation of my own custom snorkel.
After thinking through a few designs of my own, instead of coming out the side of the hood or the fender, I've decided that a good place would be the left side of the cowl. (I'm not sure if its called a cowl) Its the strip of metal that the wipers come up through between the wind sheild and the hood.
Here is a photo of hummerstyle cowl snorkel on someone elses jeep.
Here is an under-hood photo as an example:
Installing something like this would require cutting a hole through the fire wall and again up through the cowl.
Is this a good, bad, or crazy idea? Any ideas or thoughts that would be helpful to me making my decision on how to create my snorkel?
This is pretty much the same type of setup I'm planning. My main reason is I'd end up ripping or crushing the tube right off.. Seeing as how I've already smashed in my windshield frame once and have been REALLY close enough times...
It's something I won't be starting till spring rolls back around.
08 rubicon / 2dr / 6spd / 3.5" rockkrawler / 1" BL / 36" TSL's / superior rear axle shafts, JE Reel 1350 rear DS / skidrow oil/trans skid / riddler covers / EVO C gussets / RK truss / custom grill gaurd / CB / Herculiner / home brew sliders / plenty of scratches
Filed down tabs on side of airbox to make room for the new mount.
Filed down the new mount so that it would fit on the side nicely.
To cover the hole where the old mount had been, I cut out a piece of PVC and filed it into a shape that would fit nicely over the hole.
Drilled screw holes in the new mount and in the pvc cover.
Drilled/sawed/filed out a hole where the new mount will be attached.
One side at a time:
Started the screws through the mount screw holes to make life easier once I had it in place. Applied Permatex black silicone adhesive sealant on the entire mounting area. Placed the mount on the area and screwed the screws in the rest of the way in.
I have yet to plug the drain holes in the bottom of the airbox.