98kellrs wrote:I'm about to do something similar soon, the only suggestion I would have re: not conforming is to heat the plastic up before you tighten the bolts fully. I would also consider using a black silicone around the edge of any gaps to ensure that dirt doesn't get trapped between the snorkel and the fender and then start wearing away at the paintwork underneath.
Your holes look nice and clean though, and that's a big battle in itself sometimes!
TheSheepKed wrote:Big thanks to the forum member who lent me the hole saws. Cut through the metal like butter.
Daniels glr wrote:TheSheepKed wrote:Big thanks to the forum member who lent me the hole saws. Cut through the metal like butter.
No problems mate
Getting to some of the bolts is a pain, ratchet spanners come in very handy if you’ve got a set
Maxiy wrote:DAMN $800 is a bloody steel
I thought i did well getting a second hand ARB delux winch bar for $900
Jacobie wrote:Love a nice easy setup, looking good mate!
dieselweasel wrote:Nice, those extra long mn trays come in handy. Sounds like a mini adventure, I can see flecks of varnish on your triton paint.....
RHKTriton wrote:Great country up there - way overdue for a run through there.
The story about the tow ball mount is a worry. Just as well it broke there and not with a heavy trailer wizzing down a busy freeway.
That got me thinking about another weakness/poor engineering with these types of hitches, esp where the tongue is welded on the end of a tube. It would be possible for rust to set in on the inside of the tube and start to weaken the joint between the bits, eventually failing. This could be worse where vehicles are getting into sea water.
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