Got it back yesterday and it threw a code and misfired in the lot of the shop. Needless to say, I was unhappy.
Fortunately, they got it done that day and found that one of the new intake gaskets they installed slipped out and caused the issue. Very pleased with how they handled it and happy to have the GX back.
@Crazyjeeper and I had a fun evening. Fortunately it coincided with a cold front rolling in, so we didn't melt to death.
Out with the old.
5 hours later, in with the new
You know you trust your friends when you let them take a death wheel to your vehicle's fenders. I'll let @Crazyjeeper post the chopped off bits
Very pleased with how it looks and happy with how smoothly the install went. Yes, my plate is secured by zip ties
Unfortunately, we found out that the freshly restored by @Crazyjeeper ™️ Warn XD9000i is too big to fit in the bumper by a couple inches. So I'll have to find an XD9000 (only difference is a non-integrated control pak). That's a $900 item that I don't need right now, so that can wait for a bit.
I still need to finish up the details (stone guard/washer bottle protectors, have the suspension adjusted) and clean up some edges. Down the line/when I have money, I need to figure out fog lights and offroad lights too. Probably going to snap up some Hella roundies.