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Old March 5th, 2005, 02:21 PM
stansell
 
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Snorkelization

So, after salivating over a piece of gear I hope never to actually have to use (in water), I threw down and bought a snorkel. Despite tips from John Lee, I still managed to scratch the powdercoat on the install. Dammit.

Alright, a question for those who have already installed a snorkel (Mantec or SD), did your left fender stick out slightly. I have tried adjusting the fender, but it looks like it is about 1/16" to 1/4" wider than it was, judging by where the bolts attaching the fender are lining up, barely noticeable, except to me of course.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 01:38 PM
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awesome!

rob, looks like you can use a little deeper cut in the marked areas. and i think that would result in a better fit for the fender:
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Old March 7th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Press lightly against the wing and it'll bulge slightly where it's contacting the snorkel body. Then mark that area with a Sharpie and then remove the requisite amount of body panel there. Then fit. Repeat if necessary.

Go in small steps to move the smallest amount of material necessary.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 11:35 AM
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When John and I did my install, he ended up with a hand file... a little off here, now it touches there... a little off there, now it touches up there... and on and on. We must had the fender on and off 10-12 times. But it was worth it! I have ended up with a VERY clean install!

Thanks again John!
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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:17 PM
stansell
 
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I am only on attempt three. I'll do the finish work this weekend. I buttoned it up last weekend and got sidetracked on the 'honey-do list' and didn't get back to it. I am digging the SD setup. Having never done a snorkel before, I was a bit leery, but it sure does go in cleanly. SD did a great job putting this together. I remember a couple of threads talking about making their own snorkel and thinking 'that sounds easy, I should make my own'. Very glad I waited
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Old March 9th, 2005, 12:05 PM
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Rob, if you want to sell your snorkel cap, I think I have a buyer for you.
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Old March 9th, 2005, 12:07 PM
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