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Old 07-17-17, 12:41 PM   #31
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I love your build! The LX470 is my favorite SUV and I love how you styled it. i hope to get one and get a nice build going like yours.

How do you like those headlights? I saw them on eBay and wondered how they performed at night. Also, what brand are your wheels?

Thank You Very Much! I have also love the LX470 for many years. And this has been my dream build. The lights work well. The set I ordered came with HID Lights and slim ballast. I purchased the wheels from a local rim shop. I will have to get the model since I'm going by to get a 5th wheel for a spare. I still have a lot that I want to do. Bumpers, Rear hatch Spare holder with ladder. I have some minor rust repairs to make. I love tinkering with this beast.
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Also, what brand are your wheels?
I Found Them. They are XF Off Road Wheels. http://www.xfoffroad.com/wheel/34536/xf-204/XF-204201051397150-12MB20x105x139.75x150-12110.30320036Matte Black - 20x10

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Finally done wiring all the lights. All wires fully encased in flexible conduit and sealed. Remote switch used from a Warren light kit that I had left over from another vehicle. All wired to the 2nd deep cycle battery.






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PowerDrive PD3000 3000 watt Power inverted installed. http://www.powerdriveinverters.com/s...ith-bluetooth/
OXX CoffeeBox Installed. https://oxx.com/
All working. Total of 4500 watts of AC Power available

We have kids and grand kids that we want to take on our ventures. So it was important to maintain all seat availability. So making this fix took a bit of engineering. I am very happy with the out come.

OXX Coffeebox on powered by the PD3000 inverter
Has cool yellow LEDs when powered an Bluetooth connected app tell me all status and remote control from my phone. Awesome!!!
All seats still available.

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So this concludes the major parts of the build. all that left is maintenance items I want to complete.

Undercarriage rust removal and undercoating. All items purchased. I will start this task next week.

AHC fluid change

Rear , center and Front Diff oil change.

Full detail and wax.

This build has been a blast. i will continue to post updates. Thanks for check out the beast!
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Thank You Very Much! I have also love the LX470 for many years. And this has been my dream build. The lights work well. The set I ordered came with HID Lights and slim ballast. I purchased the wheels from a local rim shop. I will have to get the model since I'm going by to get a 5th wheel for a spare. I still have a lot that I want to do. Bumpers, Rear hatch Spare holder with ladder. I have some minor rust repairs to make. I love tinkering with this beast.
Thank you for the info on the wheels and those headlights. I want a similar looking build if I can manage to find a cheap older LX.

You sure do have a lot to do but you seem to be knocking it all out pretty quickly. I can't wait to see it all completed. It's looking great so far.
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Added some rear work lights this past week.




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Took a little cruise around Mott Lake on Ft Bragg Military Installation, in NC Yesterday. This is my kind of Sunday drive! She looks even better all Muddy!








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Did you consider putting the second battery in the engine compartment .....installing a inverter behind the side panels
and build in a few USB and outlets around the inside of the LX?
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Did you consider putting the second battery in the engine compartment .....installing a inverter behind the side panels
and build in a few USB and outlets around the inside of the LX?
My second battery is in the rear. Because I have a rugged coffee maker and electric grill. I have a 3000 watt and 1500 watt inverter.


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