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Old 05-22-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
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Snorkel for K5

I recall seeing a writeup of installing an ARB Snorkel on a K5. The writeup used a different make/model, I believe it was for a Land Cruiser, but it fit the A-Pillar nicely on the Blazer. Anyone recall the ARB Snorkel that fit the K5?

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Old 05-22-2006, 10:56 AM
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I thought the FJ80 stood off the A-Pillar. As in it went straight up from the side of the truck, instead of leaning in along the lines of the truck. Is there one that conforms to the lines of the truck?
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I don't remember any of them conforming completely. The FJ80 is as close as I have seen and I believe it is what most here use. There are a bunch of posts on it and many of them have pics that might help.
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landcruizer fj-80 here.. not cheap though.... $300 to my door plus $21 in junkyard parts and home depot....

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not water tight but hey... none of the rest of the truck is.. more for the ... OH CRAP IT IS DEEP!!!! NOT STUCK.... Got 200 ft forward = maybe reverse or..... 20 feet forward... HAMMER TIME!!!!
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Can I get a pic of your truck face on?
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Has anyone ever tried heating it with a heat gun at the bend to soften it, And bend it to mold tighter to the cab? Just a thought..
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Has anyone ever tried heating it with a heat gun at the bend to soften it, And bend it to mold tighter to the cab? Just a thought..
As I recall, that is the method for making it fit nicely. Remember the burb on Dante's Peak? That was supposedly a LC Safari Snorkel that was heated and bent to shape to run along the a-pillar.
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I just got done with mine. Used a heat gun to heat and mold it to the body line. Then you just have to flip the pillar bracket around and gring about 1/8" off of it and it looks great! FJ80 snorkle, 4" neoprene hose, and a 3" ID coupler. I'll post some pics shortly

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Rootbreaker,

Can I get a pic of your truck face on?
I havent hooked up the top part to my truck yet... it is still wobbling.. will get that done soon though....

it pulls in alot closer to the truck... so close that when you open the door.. there is about 1/4" to 1/2" clearance.. so no way you are going to heat it up and bend to the cab.




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