Yep that looks like the group I saw! Bummer about the issues you had. And it wasn't me honking, I was to busy trying to make it up the hill and noticed folks just as I was passing by.
'97 lx450, 170k, factory lockers, ome 850/863, 285's, 4 working doors(1 more than the old fj55 )
'74 project pig (sold