First and foremost - thanks for all the input! To answer a few questions:
I was thinking of possibly straying from 5/3/1 thinking that a peaking routine may have a few benefits: getting heavier weight in my hands, perfecting technique with a higher % of my 1rm than 5/3/1 would allow and potentially maximizing my performance at the meet in ways 5/3/1 couldn't.
Although I have had awesome success from the program, I would most likely have to deviate from it's core principles given my time frame (as mentioned above with the 6 weeks w/o a deload, etc.) - hence why I did not feel it was appropriate to post in the 5/3/1 forum.
To respond more directly:
Frankjl - thanks for your post - you clearly put some serious effort into it. Fantastic ideas - I've already planned out my attempts (405, 460, 475); I may alter them to fit more closely to yours once I have a chance to mull it over a bit more. Will get a video up asap and will definitely be implementing your suggests re: daily grip and ab work. Ab strength is something I need to prioritize.
Rock978 - will check out the Wendler peaking plan, thanks!
AnytimeJake - thanks man. Pleasantly surprised to see a compliment about my deadlift, especially here. I'm 22, living in NYC right now and training at my old college gym.