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I'm finally getting round to replacing my butchered southdown snorkel with a new stainless pipe, but need some way to mount it to the roll cage. Snorkel is 3" tube, roll cage is 1.5". I don't mind welding something to the cage, but would rather leave the snorkel alone.

Lets see your creations for inspiration.

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So a big question that could impact the solution a lot is are the snorkel and cage tube running parallel to each other?
Or does the solution need to accommodate an angle?

My thoughts are some type of P Clip or other pipe or cable bracket or cleat for the snorkel and then another for the cage or weld on mounting point.

e.g.
https://www.jtmplumbing.co.uk/pipe-fittings-c433/rubber-lined-unlined-steel-pipe-brackets-c244/jtm-bracketry-rubber-lined-steel-pipe-cl

https://www.jtmplumbing.co.uk/pipe-fittings-c433/rubber-lined-unlined-steel-pipe-brackets-c244/

or

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https://abbeyclamps.co.uk/products/p-clips-saddle-clamps/klamp-works-standard/

or

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https://www.jointingtech.co.uk/Single-Bolt-Heavy-Duty

I've used similar for water hose mounting.
 

Edited by zardos

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8 minutes ago, zardos said:

are the snorkel and cage tube running parallel to each other?

Yes

Thanks for the suggestions 🙂

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PPCages make some nice clamps with a single bolt in the middle so they take up any difference in tube diameters. Can't find a picture of them, but they're like two shallow 'm' shapes that go one on each side and a single bolt in the middle.

EDIT: I lied.... it's Devon 4x4.... https://www.devon4x4.com/d44-snorkel-roll-cage-clamp.html 

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When mounting the water pipes for my rear rad I was amazed at how large you could get various cable and pipe fixings in.

If forgot to add something with exhaust u bolts
e.g.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Exhaust-Steel-Clamps-U-Bolt-Hex-Auto-Car-Clip-Repair-Pipe-Hose-Aerial

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I did this on the racer.

And I've still got to do this on the 90

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I got some clamp brackets laser cut

Steve

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Welding a tat on the snorkel should be fine & simple.

That 's I'm gonna do..

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With the saddle type clamps or the P clips you could get one for the snorkel size and the cage size and join them sideways using one bolt through one of the side clamping bolts

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Why not just buy the Southdown ones if it’s a Southdown snorkel? They work well and are stainless.

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Problem with any p clips, clamps or tyraps etc. as mentioned so far is that it does ok to keep the snorkel in place against wind, but clouting it against a tree is going to result in your snorkel being pushed against or through the screen. 

To protect it against this weld the clamp to the cage or fabricate a bracket to do this, like so:

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I have a 2 mm stainless band around it which bolts to the bracket with  m6 nut and bolts. on both ends.

Another bracket on the top screen rail stops it from rotating. This is a 3" snorkel.

 

Daan

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How about using either a jubilee clip or mikalor clamp with a shaped piece of nylon or Ali in between the cage and snorkel. So a triangle of nylon with the cage radius cut in the point and the snorkel radius in the base. Then the clamp around the lot, you may need a small fixing or location blob to stop the infill from moving.

Mike

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I trapped a chunky cable tie under the jubilee clip that holds the snorkel top on, and then put the jubilee around the snorkel.

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I have a C-shaped piece of stainless contoured to the cage and the snorkel, and it held to each with 4 very large pop rivets! 

Just a standard Southdown affair.

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