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    Adding a snorkel to a Bighorn

    I knew this was not going to be a quick or easy job even with a kit and have put it off for a couple of years. It was obviously not made to attach a snorkel to with the only viable spot into the air intake being inside the front left guard in front of the wheel. To remove the guard a couple of other bits needed to be removed first, carefully finding my way around hidden screws, bolts and clips. To remove the old air intake required removal of the second battery cradle, radiator overflow and air cleaner housing.





    And of course the supplied template would have left the front passenger door no longer able to open and none of the required holes anywhere near where they needed to be.

    Hopefully I'll get it all back together tomorrow with a new snorkel and radio aerial.
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    If you can put that back together with a new snorkel by tomorrow I'm bringing mine to you.
    Fuck the dealership
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    If you can put that back together with a new snorkel by tomorrow I'm bringing mine to you.
    Fuck the dealership
    Mrs Gadget says NO! I had to sensor the actual reply for the sake of your delicate ears.

    It will be back together later tomorrow, it's the careful taking apart that takes all the time.
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    Why?
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    I'm more impressed that you got it up the drive��
    �� Did we have a clean out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Why?
    That is what I kept asking myself. Less work and expence than another engine replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    I'm more impressed that you got it up the drive��
    �� Did we have a clean out
    A bit. Did throws the boss's wagon on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Why?
    Probably to "pimp my ride" along with the chrome wheels flared guards, lowered suspension, big arse exhaust kit and metallic candystripe camo paint job that are coming next. Watch this space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Why?

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    Glad mine came with one.

    Anyone want to buy it???

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    Could be ..... what year ..... what motor ...... thanks mate

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    measure 8 times drill holes once good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimes View Post
    measure 8 times drill holes once good luck
    Particularly when this kit comes with no instructions whatsoever.
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    Is it back together Gadgetman?
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Is it back together Gadgetman?
    Yup. Got to say it was a pig of a job and would go back to a better quality kit next time. The Bighorn is a lot more involved than the Safari that's for sure.

    Also painted the wiper arms so there isn't the reflection from the sun on the stainless.

    Will have to sort out a pile of vacuum hoses that had already come apart just by the air cleaner. The ends of the hoses had perished and I could only find about half the number of attachment points as hose ends.
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