Offroading Subarus

General Category => Offroad => Topic started by: Lesscroft on July 31, 2007, 10:32:48 PM

Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Lesscroft on July 31, 2007, 10:32:48 PM
Ok, I want a snorkle for my car and like lots of other people i am not willing to fork out big bucks for a safari snorkle when i can build something stronger, better free flow and all for alot less money. Phininza, if ur getting a pipe bender (mandrel im assuming) u mentioned using 3inch pipe. is it best to use steel or alluminium, i was thinking steel cause its easier to work with. I was thinking an easy way to get some pipe would be to grab it from a car at u pull it, but i think i would have to clean it up alot. whats the best option for all this?
i had planned to use 3 pipes with two corner pieces and then just chucking a head ontop.
im sure one pipe would look alot neater but is it going to be cheaper or worth while?
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: lukes6 on August 01, 2007, 12:03:56 AM
Mate it would be awesome if Phininza got a mandrel bender but im guessing he will only be getting a good normal pipe bender as from what i understand, a mandrel bender costs something like $5000 (might be wrong, i hope i am)
As far as making a snorkel i found it worked quite well cutting pipe at an angle and twisting it to get the bend.
I know its not very free flowing but it was free($$$)and looks pretty good when painted up.
I personally wouldnt worry about getting pipe from u pull it as it isnt all that expensive and you dont really need much. Old pipe is a pain to work with and you just wont be able to get it to look good without sandblasting it.  
A snorkel is a good project to take on but it is a little nerve racking as you start hacking into you panels.
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Lesscroft on August 01, 2007, 07:48:16 AM
thats the part i dont like, take a drill and various other tools to the side of my car, i d0nt want to buy a new air box so im just gonna remove my pre filter box and connect the filter where to two box's join ill post a picture for those who dont know whaar kind of crazy set up the maverick has.
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: slowlux on August 01, 2007, 08:12:52 AM
you dont need a pipe bender chris, just get some rubber elbows. And use stainless steel. I'm hopefully gettin one made up soon
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Phizinza on August 01, 2007, 10:33:19 AM
I think the mandrel benders are a fair bit more thne $5000, but I am not sure either..

The way we done lukes (without a bender) was easy and because of no bends it could take much tighter angles which made entry into the car much easier.
You will want 3" pipe on a 4.2L Diesel I say... Just go to Hills Industries at Lonsdale for some short scrapes of pipe. I would go with steel, galve or stainless.

The pipe bender we're getting is going to be a bit of a mod job. It's a 12tonn press with the pipe bender tools fixed up so it gets a better bend then just a kink bender would. Hard to explain, I'll show you later. But your not going to get a very tight right angle out of it still..

Rubber corners sound like an alright idea. I don't really like the idea of them getting damaged by trees and stuff but maybe it would work good.

Oh and, please read here http://offroadingsubarus.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=94.. I've fixed this post now but it would be nice if you all try to put your posts and Whispers in the right place to start with
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Roger on August 02, 2007, 07:35:54 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Pongrass-50-H2-Mandrel-Tube-Bender_W0QQitemZ250147028434QQihZ015QQcategoryZ105830QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A basic second hand one...  I can't really afford that!

the bender I am going to get/make should bend 75mm pipe fine, but not sure on how thick the wall would have to be.
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Lesscroft on August 08, 2007, 07:20:50 PM
this is why a snorkle is important!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzGh43-leO4&mode=related&search=
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Roger on August 08, 2007, 07:39:22 PM
And why fancy interiors aren't! along with all that fancy video/audio stuff everyone wants, I would only have to dry out my CB after a crossing like that :)
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Lesscroft on August 08, 2007, 10:34:59 PM
me 2
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: DOM on August 09, 2007, 10:44:11 AM
this is what chris is like when he finds something new to do:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zfbDkheIw9o

:)
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Lesscroft on August 09, 2007, 08:26:25 PM
hi thomas its tash how are u? hope all is good down on the west side lol........much luv x
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Phizinza on August 09, 2007, 11:39:14 PM
Hey Tash, all is good. Finally I got to drive my car and feel good about every single minute of it today.. Nice to have things working again. Although still much to do.

I've been thinking about doing a snorkle myself. I reckon the rubber bends and stainless steel 2"-3" pipe sounds like a good idea. In my design I might even have 1 bend though.. Problem is I'm still not sure if the Brumby will be kept as a offroader or if it will just stay onroad. So I might hold off on the snorkle til I make up my mind (which maybe after my project is built.)
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Lesscroft on August 10, 2007, 09:30:06 AM
fair point, i was looking at one last night that was made out of 3inch exhaust pipe and he just used the bends that you can buy in a shop. he then cleaned up the welds and gave it a coat of paint, looks great if u ask me, i rekcon that will be the way to go for me.
Title: Home made snorkles
Post by: Phizinza on August 10, 2007, 10:55:15 AM
Thats how my stainless steel sports bar is made.. piece of straight 3" exhaust tube with those mandrel bends you can buy welded all together and cleaned up but not painted. If you just get normal steel rather then stainless we should be able to weld it up nicely.