By Steve Ogston

Fitting Bushwacker Cut-out Flares around Safari Snorkel.

With the snorkel already installed and a new set of Bushwacker Cut-out flares in the garage I found that I’d have to modify the flares to fit around the snorkel.  I used a Dremel with a cut-off wheel to trim the flare.

The first thing I did was install the bottom bolt into the rocker and the front bolt that holds the flare on with the BW supplied bracket.  That gave me an idea how the flare was supposed to sit against the fender.  With a pencil I marked about where I thought the snorkel would interfere with the flare and started trimming the flare.  Make sure you stay ˝” in from the edges at first and slowly enlarge the notch in the flare.  I found that the flare changed position as I trimmed and if you do to much at a time you’d end up with a big gap.  Keep holding it up to the snorkel after each trim and see how it fits.  I spent over an hour doing a tiny bit at a time to make sure it fit perfectly.  I also didn’t ever cut more than an 1/8th of an inch at a time.  Here you can see how much I ended up cutting.

 

You lose one of the bolt holes but it doesn’t affect the strength of the install.  Here you can see how well it fits around the snorkel.

  Once I had the flare attached and bolted exactly where it was going to stay I ran a bead of black silicone between the snorkel and flare to make it look like one piece and cover the rough edge. 

I think it turned out great.  If you have any questions shoot me an email.

Here’s the finished product.

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9-26-2004