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POST ON Apr 20, 2018
Recently we did a fair bit of work on an FX4 edition Ford PX Ranger. For now, let's focus on the snorkel! Above, Ian familiarises himself with the instructions. All Ironman snorkels are supplied with a template and fitting instructions. You've heard the saying that a good carpenter measures twice, and cuts once! Well, when it comes to snorkels, the principle should be the same - and even more so! You only get one crack at it!
(above) On the Ford Ranger PX+ models there is less work involved than with some other model vehicles. The OE panel grille is removed and that is what makes space for the snorkel body.
(above) Here is the fitting template so you know where to drill the mounting holes. Mask the area behind to protect paintwork and create clean holes.
(above) After first drilling pilot holes, the step drill is Ian's tool of choice.
(above) These are the new holes for the mounting of the installation bracket on the windscreen pillar.
(above) Any time you drill or cut a panel, the area must be cleaned and painted to prevent rust or corrosion.
(above) Here is the installation of the new pillar mounting bracket.
(above) Ian lines up the snorkel in preparation for the internal connection to the OE air box/cleaner.
(above) Here the internal piping of the snorkel neatly connects to the air cleaner box and a special sealant used between the two.
(above) Job done and looking good!