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Snorkel Mod - Paint Work

#1 User is offline   Skinner1 

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

after wining the river-raider snorkel at jeep fest ,i started to toss around install ideas ...and this is what i came up with .

i took the snorkel to the fab shop and after doing a few measurements ....we came up with a design to accomidate the ever present problem of losing a light bar when a snorkel is added :scratch: with minimal inpact to the snorkels original design .
well i wasnt doing that . :shock:

first step . we measured out the feed tube that fits into the fender and ext.it out 4 inches .
then we added a body flange that when bolted on will sit snuggly up against the fender body side with an added on clamp for point reinforsement ........note: the added body ext flange not only adds to the body/style looks of the snorkel ...it also protects the feed tube well being 1/4 " thick alum.

next step . we measured out the spacer distance 2.5" we needed when the piece is bolted on to the shared windsheild bracket and fabricated a spacer block out of 1/4 " alum and drilled that to fit .
added bonus ....we drilled a drain hole at the lowest point of the snorkel and installed a brass drainplug .

next step : with all mods/ done we sanded down all welds and entire piece to a smooth raw alum finish then it was finished up by being watertight tested .

nextstep ..primer/paint . first i applied 2 coats of Y94 anti-corrosive (green in color ) to entire piece . next i then applied 3 coats of white epoxy finish primer . total dry time 4 hrs .then the piece was sanded with 320-400 to a smooth finish .

next the snorkel was washed with soap and water ...washed down with prep-sol .tacked ..then i applied 3 coats of Red chroma1
topcoat to match my jeeps color perfectly .

i just uploaded 55 + pics to my space page which shows all work done in detail check them out ... :strong2:

click on the link below my signature and then click on pics on my page then click on snorkel fab/paint .
when i install i will post more updated pics .
Check them out ....let me know what you think ... :popcorn:

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:34 PM

Looks great there skins! Can't wait to see it on the Jeep. BTW... you get to play with some kickarse toys at work!!
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:07 PM

View PostBustedKnuckl, on Feb 5 2008, 07:34 PM, said:

Looks great there skins! Can't wait to see it on the Jeep. BTW... you get to play with some kickarse toys at work!!


oooohhh you have no idea .......... :scratch:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:10 AM

Good show and congrats on the win :unsure:

But... you need to link the pics to the post so that dumb guys like me can follow the write up with visual. :1thumb:

Give the links to the moderator and they will add it to the post. :beer:
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:16 AM

geez and to think all he had t
o do was "just" paint and install it but nooooooooo it had to have that special touch :1thumb:
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:36 PM

huh you aint seen nothin yet ................... :biggrin1: :dance: :whistle:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:59 PM

just got done drilling fender side and getting snorkel installed in place ....god that was tuff with a hole saw ....WOW ... :biggrin1:
anyway its on and solid / :whistle:

nothing left to do now except run the plumbing .

installed pics up on myspace .

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

UNLESS WE HAVE A MYSPACE PAGE WE CANT SEE THE PICS.
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:32 PM

thats strange other people can see it did you click on the link below my name .....works for others ............that dont have myspace .

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:02 AM

I can't seem to find it, the background you have makes the foreground hard to see and everything is so busy. I don't do myspace... to many viruses.

Try to upload to imageShack.
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:37 AM

no luck man
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:52 AM

i will work on gettin a few pics posted here sorry guys .....

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:20 PM

View PostSkinner1, on Feb 7 2008, 11:52 AM, said:

i will work on gettin a few pics posted here sorry guys .....


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Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

well i appreciate that sir ......very much ............now jimB wont hurt himself ........... :biggrin1:

thank you for that lil photo asst :worship:

i wish i could figure out how to do that .....

snorkel ....almost done ...except for the plumbing ..... new susp.lift on the way ............ :naughty:

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:25 PM

Looking good :worship:

Got a question, does not the River snorkel mount a bit higher on the side horizontal to the top of the fender :biggrin1: Or is this a different for a different model. :naughty:

I was not aware that you can link myspace pics into the post, keep them coming :good:
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

to my understanding after speaking to riverraiders direct this is their T/J design they have like 2-3 different ones .........and i installed it to the jeep as per their diagram pattern ( which was included in the box ) i just modified the base design to accomidate the light bar :biggrin1: i also emailed photos to them as per their request ....and they said that it was a great idea ....also they are very interested in how effective the addition of the drain plug works because they are considering adding it to their design .as for the plumbing part .........havent done that yet ..........

waiting on somebody with alittle more knowledge in that air box connection area to give me an asst with that part . im hoping beggin works in this area ........oooooohhhhh please somebody help me with this part :worship: :naughty:

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:49 AM

I guess for the TJ it has to be low instead of the angle which is a higher install.

I do remember seeing this on his vehicle that was on display but now that I think about it... it was a JK which probably has the room to go higher.

From the pics the spacer came out really good. Would like to see a picture of the attachment up on top near the light bar if you get a chance. :biggrin1:
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:28 PM

to avoid having to cut straight through the framing on the inside of the fender ...today we fashioned a channeled guard plate which totally covers and protects the feeder hose .....so it can be safely run down then back up.....the plate we made with the channel bolts on to the jeep and fits both hose/jeep like a glove ........

workin on pics of the new guard plate

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 05:55 PM

for those of you that can i added 4 ...finish daytime pics to my myspace album ....i am currently workin on the guard plate pics ......

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