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Posted By: Tony292 What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 06 2019 08:20 PM
Here are a few pics of mine so far:

1: Hurst T handle
2: air cleaner
3: mirror




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Posted By: Wally / Montana Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 06 2019 10:03 PM
It's gotta be this drip catcher.

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Posted By: bluesman Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 06 2019 11:15 PM
I'm not sure about VERY favorite, but I'm really glad I installed a dual reservoir master brake cylinder! Oh, and the heater, which I need to connect to the engine soon.

Tim
Posted By: Barnfind49 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 06 2019 11:57 PM
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Posted By: BC59 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 06 2019 11:58 PM
T5
Posted By: moparguy Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 07 2019 12:39 AM
My favorites so far are the 5x7 mirrors on stock arms. So much better than the original small round ones, you can actually see what's back there when backing or checking traffic. And of course the T5 transmission. If your AD is fairly stock and a true driver, you really should check into this fairly easy and (relativity) inexpensive upgrade.

No specific images of the mirror upgrade, but the ones below gives a good idea of how they look.

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Posted By: Lightholder's Dad Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 07 2019 12:47 AM
Radial tires on original wheels.
Kent
Posted By: tclederman Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 07 2019 12:54 AM
non-stock - non-original options/accessories:

both trucks with all 6v equipment

1954 Suburban:
1960 261 (with spin-on oil filter) and GMC 270 2-barrel carburetor
seat belts on both rear seats
front seat need seat/shoulder belts
SM420 that was available but not stock/standard (added later by me)
shift pattern on shifter knob
3.55 Ring & Pinion
radial tires on original wheels/rims
stainless steel brake lines

1954 5-window 1/2-ton deluxe 3104 pickup
shoulder/seat belts
3.55 Ring & Pinion
original number-matching transmission/block with "848" head, and, with cam and valve modifications
radial tires on original wheels/rims
stainless steel brake lines
Posted By: Stove Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 07 2019 12:55 PM
Does anyone have cupholder pics?
Posted By: 46Sparky Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 07 2019 01:33 PM
Turn signals with third brake light and emergency flashers.
Posted By: 52Carl Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 07 2019 06:37 PM
Originally Posted by Stove
Does anyone have cupholder pics?

No pics, but I have a dandy Chromium roll of duct tape setting on the bench seat. It is actually a roll of aluminum HVAC tape.
Posted By: Gord&Fran Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 05:01 AM
Earlier this week, I installed a front anti-roll bar (usually, incorrectly called a sway bar). Took it out for a ride today; BIG difference in handling on the corners. Worth it!
Posted By: WE b OLD Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 11:12 AM
Other than safety items, lowering the ride height.
Posted By: Paul_WNC Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 12:01 PM
I am more of a purest, so my trucks don't have too many non-stock items. One exception is an antifreeze "puke can" made from period correct vintage/technology items, down to the 1925 soda bottle. Keeps the truck from marking her spot in inappropriate places.

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Posted By: moparguy Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 12:53 PM
Gord, what anti-roll bar did you go with. Original or ???
Posted By: tclederman Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
Earlier this week, I installed a front anti-roll bar (usually, incorrectly called a sway bar). Took it out for a ride today; BIG difference in handling on the corners. Worth it!

GM called it a "ride stabilizer" on the Advance-Design trucks on which it was standard equipment.
Posted By: showkey Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 01:55 PM
Radial tires
3.55 rear gear
Turn signals
Seat belts
12 v Alternator
PCV
Disk bakes
Door latch ( bear claw)
Posted By: Gord&Fran Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 08 2019 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by moparguy
Gord, what anti-roll bar did you go with. Original or ???


I used the CPP kit. Part #CP179. It's a 1 1/8" bar which I believe is heavier (stiffer) than the one from the factory. I posted about my experience with the kit in the existing thread:
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/1113395/sway-bar-sugestions.html
Posted By: cmayna Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Sun Nov 10 2019 03:55 PM
Backup lights activated by SM420 shifter.
Cup holder
6 to 12v conversion
blah, blah, blah
Posted By: 52Carl Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Sun Nov 10 2019 11:39 PM
T-5.
Limited slip, 6 lug rear end.
Skinny radial tires.
Posted By: Frank50 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 13 2019 04:49 PM
Moparguy, how well does the T-5 work in your 3/4-ton truck?
Posted By: JiMerit Boltr#43 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Nov 13 2019 08:08 PM
For my 53 3600, Radial tires (Ford 8 lug rims). 12 volt everything, 1 ton tie rod (modern ends and its a bolt on). 4:11 gears, reman springs, 235 ci motor with dual exhaust. 390 cfm Holley.
On my 46 half ton: factory sway bar, dropped I beam, modern tube shocks, radials, all new/rebuilt suspension. 261, T-5 trans, 60s rear end and open drive, 12 volt, vintage air, modern seat,
Posted By: moparguy Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Thu Nov 14 2019 03:17 AM
Originally Posted by Frank50
Moparguy, how well does the T-5 work in your 3/4-ton truck?


Frank, it works Great. The frequently heard concern is a T5 isn't nearly as robust as the original SM420. And that's true, however few will work their truck as hard as GM engineered the 3600 and 3800 trucks to work. When these truck worked for a living they pulling loaded grain wagons, loads of logs, stock trailers or hauled loads that likely far exceeded their rated GVWR. I find my T5 with 4.03 1st and .72 5th to be very capable when doing the light to moderate work my truck does frequently. Hauling hay and fire wood are the most frequent work truck jobs.

Best is how it quietens the engine down by dropping revs. The T5 and 4.10s have made the old rig a comfortable 60 (plus) mph highway truck. Before in pure stock trim, 50 was the fast happy speed.

Lots of info here and on the interweb dealing with how-to info for the conversion.

RonR
Posted By: darthintel Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 15 2019 02:26 PM
Shell and removable carpet kit / bench seat in the back with a back truck cab window slider.


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Posted By: Apache1 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 15 2019 04:34 PM
Load'em up lets all go to the drive-in! nanner
Posted By: darthintel Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 15 2019 04:38 PM
Originally Posted by Apache1
Load'em up lets all go to the drive-in! nanner


That's exactly what we did with the kids!
Posted By: Apache1 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 15 2019 04:40 PM
That's cool. Nice ride.
Posted By: Frank50 Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Fri Nov 15 2019 05:56 PM
Thanks RonR.

Very cool ride darthintel.
Posted By: Builder Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Sun Dec 08 2019 07:32 PM
My favorite non-stock mod will be the Olds 350 Rocket in my 1960 short fleetside.
Posted By: olezippi Re: What are your favorite non stock mods? - Wed Dec 11 2019 01:23 AM
[quote=Wally / Montana]It's gotta be this drip catcher.

Now that is nice. I need one for my 350 trans.
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