Bowtie Brody's Namesake 96 454

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  1. BNielsen

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    Also, greased up the hinges and lift cylinders on my toolbox, I don't know why I didn't do it sooner. It opens, closes, and latches so much easier now.
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    Also looked at this the other day, this is one of my brother's friends who came by to pick up my old bullet hole rims, 86 K20, 400SBC, TH400, NP205, a 14-bolt SF, and a Corporate 10-bolt up front. He wanted 2K for it,
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    What?! Why is he selling it so cheap?! Those trucks are worth 4K here with rust. I’d definitely buy it if I were you. That is a good deal, IMO. Your 96 looks sharp by the way! The new rims look a ton better on it.

    Also, with your tail lights, do both bulbs light up with the signal/brake or is it like the OEM style where just the middle light just lights up for brake/turn signal?
     
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    Just like OEM, it's just an Anzo/Euro style lamp is all.
    And that K20 isn't 100% mint, it's got a few ittle rust holes in the rockers/cab corners, fenders, wheel wells, the bed has a kink in it; tons of dents and faded paint.
    But overall it's a solid truck, just little cosmetics is all.
     
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    They're 3" connections, but I don't know the outside diameter. I think they're PN 14419 . They were a specific model back when I got them, but it seems that they don't call them that anymore. I'm sure any glasspack really would do, but when I was looking at videos the Magnapaks had the sound that I was looking for. Pypes and Roush have nice sounds... but they're tuned usually for 2L less of displacement than ours... so the notes might be weird.

    I'll get under it and measure and post it in your thread, but I believe my PN to be accurate.
     
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    Well not too many updates or anything, I posted in the "What did you do to your GMT400" thread about mounting my tow mirrors; not happy with the quality; so I'm just going to buy a Boost Auto set when the funds are available.
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    Started making my list of shit I'd like to get done before it gets cold; mainly getting my heat/AC in tip top shape, tint, getting the interior cleaned up and making it a bit more comfortable to drive around in, and some more lighting.
    Hopefully going tomorrow to get my new 2.5 to 3" tips welded on after work;
    Spent some time and cleaned it on this 84 degree OCTOBER day.
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    Also, that K20 a couple posts above has been bought by my brother. It doesn't have the steelies anymore, but it does have my old Pacer bullet holes and wore out 285s.
     
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    The tow mirrors look badass! About time you got some, lol! I bet your window vent visors got in the way with the mirror base? I am putting some painted ones on mine and I will have to shave off the mount that sticks to the mirror to make mine work.
     
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    Yeah, they do get in the way a little; I'll be replacing both the mirrors and vent visors soon though, I'll trim everything up so it looks nice and clean then.

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    Got my new 2.5 to 3 inch tips welded on; I didn't think it would make a big difference but I was wrong! It's got a pretty mean growl to it now, debating on hollowing out the cats and having an H-pipe welded in now.
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    Doing an H-Pipe was the best thing I've ever done as far as exhaust on my truck. I'd recommend it.
     
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    Good luck not breaking a stud on the flange when you separate it. Its a real bitch to fix.

    Talk to an exhaust shop about the H-pipe and see if they'd be willing to "relocate" your cats to the bed of your truck" so you can use a "test pipe" for "testing" for a restriction.

    Oh yeah, and a guy I work with was supposed to go today to check out a grey '00 CCSB with a 454 here locally. He may pick it up.
     
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    I did ask my exhaust guy if he'd ever done a full 3" system; never done one, doesn't plan on it. I'll definitely ask him about liberating my cats and an H-pipe.
    Is the Crew Cab grey with black rims? I've seen one on FB Marketplace that looked pretty sharp. I kick myself for missing out on two CCSBs, one 2000 with a 350 in Meadows Green Metallic, and a 99 in Emerald Green with a 454.

    But I still love my ECSB too much to ever think about getting rid of it.
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