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  1. #241
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    Congratulations Chris! You did a great job rebuilding your VX. I will miss reading your saga now that you have it running well. But hey, perhaps someday you will buy a second one!

  2. #242
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    Just because the major work is done, doesn’t mean I have nothing else to fix LOL!
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    VX Status: Running Great! Build is coming along nicely...

  3. #243
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    I order some of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I hoping they will work to mount my LED light bar from my old Tacoma on the roof rack. If they work well, I can use them mount all kinds of things. Quick Fists mounts, camera mounts, whatever... Should be here in a couple of weeks.

    My passenger door window regulator should be here this week as well. I am looking forward to getting that finally sorted.

    As much as I wanted to swap out the U-Joints, it is not in the budget this month (~$140). Next month is my road trip (not in the VX) to a family reunion. The U-Joints will probaly wait until August.

    I also still need to order switches for my switch mount that I have ready. I have a usable switch for the light bar, but I am not sure it is the style I want use. It worked for the Tacoma, but the Isuzu switches are a bit different. I haven’t yet test fitted to see if it will work, or how it will look.

    I will say that it is nice to start adding adding some optional equipment rather than just working to keep Izzy on the road, which has been a monumental task to this point.

  4. #244
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    Sunday I pulled a 28 hours shift. Tuesday I pulled a 28 hour shift. I am exhausted.

    And yet! And yet, I still work my VX! LOL! I got my new window regulator from Isuzu! Yay! My passenger window works!

    Finally! Phew ... knocking down that list of fixes one at a time. However, I still have a leaky transmission pan issue to sort out. I think I am going to drop the pan again and try another gasket. I just can’t get this thing to stop weeping. Maybe i’ll try gasket sealer next time? Maybe ... we’ll see ...

  5. #245
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    The new mounting brackets will work! I pulled the wind deflector off the roof rack to do a test fit. I also made sure the mounting bolts for the light bar are the correct size and length. Looks like this may work out after all.

    Unfortunately that’s all I could do today, and I did that in the dark. My work schedule has been killing me. But, my rotation is over! Yay! I wont have to do that again for at least a month. Back to back 24+ hour shifts are killer.

    It was getting close to 10pm here, when I finished all the test fitting so I figured I better get some sleep before I go playing around with electrical stuff in bad lighting while tired. While I still have a lot to do over the weekend around the house (stupid rain makes everything in Georgia grow into a jungle), I hoping to have the time to get this part of the project done this weekend.

  6. #246
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    This week i got a new engine code. Throttle Position Sensor. I am purchased a new one (the wife is going to be mad) but due to thunder storms in tonight I won’t get it installed until morning. I also picked up some RTV for the transmission pan weeping. Tomorrow I will pick up the fluid I need for it and some new crush washers.

  7. #247
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    Got the new TPS in, so far so good.

    Mounted a BlueSea fuse block to the top of the cable controller for cruise control. Perfect fit. Now I can start working on getting my trailer plug mounted and wired up.

    Pulled and cleaned the transmission pan. New gasket made from RTV. No leaks! Yay! Finally! I forgot what a PITA dropping the pan is. The crossmember did NOT want to line back up. I have use my floor jack and shift the transmission around to get all the bolts to line up. It was a fight, and there was a thunderstorm starting, but in the end the storm changed directions and now my transmission is working great again.

  8. #248
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelgord View Post
    I ordered a thing! 2 things actually. I ordered 2, 5 packs of switch mounts from amazon. I wanted to post a link to the exact ones, but they seem to have pulled them. Maybe I got the last of them? Anyway, I will give a link to the sellers page:
    https://www.amazon.com/sp?_encoding=...b=&vasStoreID=

    Maybe they will become available again? I really have no idea.


    Here is the first pic:


    And here is the second:


    Like I said, I got 2, 5 packs. Each pack included 2 end pieces and 3 center pieces. By combining them I made a seven segment set of mount that fits perfectly in the lower dash! It is much snugger than the pics suggest. I didn’t clip them in yet because I am unsure of how easily they can be removed once they are snapped into place.

    This also leaves me with two more end pieces and one center piece. I can still make another 2 or segment switch mount if I need to. I may just save them back for a bit.

    I spent a very long time contemplating what to do with this portion of the dash. I couldn’t just leave a gaping hole. I considered making a custom plate that would screw into the plastic to hold four or five switches. Then I found this gem. I actually found them a few months ago. I probably over studied them, but I am glad I did all the research into these things. The fit is perfect for 7 switches, which means I really can do math from time to time
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011KIYT70...8-0558fd75e055

    They are available.

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  10. #249
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    Thanks! I still need to buy switches before I put it all together

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