MORE SIMPLE CHEVY TRUCK MODS


These are Grade 8 bolts. They have 6 raised lines on their heads. These are what you want to mount bumpers, winches, and tow hooks with. A bolt with 3 raised lines on it's head is Grade 5 respectively. A bolt with 2 raised lines on it's head is a Grade 4. A bolt with no lines, is a Grade 2, and should not be used on a vehicle. The most common bolts on vehicles are Grade 5. Only the steering system uses all Grade 8 bolts. the suspension even uses Grade 5.

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This is an exhaust manifold stud. you can see the brass nut. This is a good idea, to reduce the chance of snapping a stud when removing a manifold. I use studs with brass nuts on exhaust manifolds whenever possible.

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license plate light. Drill a hole, and pop it in. It also will work as a courtesy light, anywhere you mount it. You can get creative. I'm thinking about adding one on the inside of each door, right in front of the vent in the lower rear corner of each.

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These are those dumb little end caps, plasi-plugs, or whatever you call them. I save them, since they come in handy. Many new parts come with them on them. I use them to cap the ends of used parts that are still good, or holes on bodies, sharp bolts, all sorts of things.

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This is a Stop nut. A self locking nut. No lock washer is used. These cannot be used where they will get hot, or the nylon will melt quickly, and the bolts loosen. Trust me on this ;-)

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This is wire loom. It's great for protecting wires, and is relatively cheap in colors, cheap if you just want black. I'm very fond of this stuff. I got the blue loom from JC Whitney.


 

 

Wiring Supplies


Spools of Wire
- From 10 to 18 gauge. Available in 25', 50', 100', 250', 500' spools. Available in yellow, blue, black, green, red, brown, and white.

 
RCA Jack Cables
- For Stereo & Amp Installations, etc.


Monster Cable®
- Amplifier Installation Kits.


Speaker Wire - Spools of it.


Dune Buggy Wiring Harness - Also for Corvair, and can can be used for other applications. Color coded Kit includes 6-pole fuse block, fuse block cover, fuses, all terminals, loom fasteners and instructions. Does not include battery and spark plug cables, or any switches or relays.


Wire Fastening Kit - Loose wires can rub enough to wear through the insulation. Secure wires properly to avoid future electrical problems. If you've ever had a short circuit and "small fire", you know how important it is to secure wires, and to prevent chafing or contact with anything that can cut the insulation. This kit has a great assortment.


Wire Loom - Protect your wires from the elements. Protect them from chafing. Runs wires neatly. Plus the colors look really cool under the hood. Of course you can get plain black loom too.


Wire Terminals & Fasteners - Large assortment, and many kits to choose from. A *must* if you do any wiring.


Heat Shrink Tubing - Seal your wire splices and connections. Lasts long unlike electrical tape. This is what the pro's use.


Heat Sealed Connectors
- Works like heat shrink tubing, but ensures an even better seal when used with heat shrink tubing over them.


Grommets - Protect wires where they pass through sheet metal.

 

Switches


Turn Signal Switch - Perfect for old dump trucks, tractors, backhoes, and other equipment "in transit".


Switch Panels - Keep control of all your accessories in one easy to control panel.


Switches - HUGE assortment. Lighted switches, toggle switches, rocker switches, etc.


Cigarette Lighter - Great if your vehicle doesn't have one. Also great for Lawn Mowers, Tractors, etc.

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