I have had a few PMs on this asking about the snorkel with glass fenders. I will address that here. the fenders both the front and back are Rock Star Krew. I am happy I guess with them. they are fiber glass parts. the price was cheaper than all the other glass manufactures. shipping was a lot cheaper as well. he shipped Greyhound Frieght. so I had to go to the bus station and pick them up which is a bit of a hassle since the bus station is 50 minutes from me. The front and rear shipped separately. so I was a bit pissed about making two trips to the city. both times the fenders were just wrapped together with shrink wrap. no padding. or cardboard or any thing so needless to say I had some repair work to do when I got them. Though time consuming everything worked out…I guess I was lucky they were not destroyed. fitment was a pain in the ass on the fronts. it took me and a professions body man 8 hours to do the front fenders. the rear fenders dropped on in about 2 hours with just me working on it…like they should.
the weekend after I put all the glass on I built a snorkel. the material list is pretty freaking simple.
x2- 45* 2" mandrel bend
x1- 90* 2" mandrel bend
x2- stainless hose clamps
x1- ARB snorkel intake
misc. bolts and scrap steel for mounting
the mandrel bends came from poly performance. The hose, I think is actually a bilge pump hose came from west marine
, and I have a few extra. the ARB snorkel intake came off ebay
I took off the passenger side fender and mocked up the two 45* bends for what I wanted my snorkel pipe to look like. got every thing good to go and welded it all up. I used big but mig would be fine. added some mounting brackets. one is on the bottom of the intake tube and bolt it to the inner fender sub structure. the other used a bracket I fabricated and two small tabs
the bracket actually bolts through the "A" pillar. when it was all mocked up I put the fender back on and cut a small whole in about the center of where I thought the snorkel would come up. then I used a combination of a jig saw and a dremel to open the hole up until I had about a 1/4" all the way around the snorkel. This was very very time consuming. put snorkel in take measurements, make hole bigger put snorkel back in…repeat over and over until that gap is achieved. the idea with the gap is I planed to use flexible vinyl edge trim kinda like a trim gasket. it will give a little play between the fiberglass and the rigid snorkel. when the fit was to my liking I too the snorkel out cleaned it up sanded down the welds and JB weld filled the low spots and hand sanded smooth. then it went to the powder coater. I too the 90* bend and cut it down and basically JB welded it into the stock air intake hole inside the pass side fender. the rubber hose goes between the two pieces of metal.
here are some pictures of mock up
in the last one you can see how I set up the bracket to mount to the "A" pillar and have the tabs on the snorkel tube with a bolt passing through as a pin.
fresh back from the powder coater and assembled to check finial fit
that is what it looks like as of now. you can see the vinyl trim piece and how small the gap is now. I am really pleased with the final result. MUCH cleaner in my opinion that any of the other snorkels I have seen on glass fenders. you can also see I have beaten most of the body damage out and fixed the rocker panels, upgraded the hood to a sport hood scoop model and there is a 09 color matched grill in there as well.