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Old 01-24-2013, 01:15 AM
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Isuzu Npr Opinions / Advice

Am considering purchasing an Isuzu Npr. Its about a 94, has the 4 cyl turbo diesel and 160k miles, no body. I can get it for around 2k. It has brand new batteries, turbo and belts. Starts and runs good. Would like to either fabricate or purchase a landscape body with dovetail and fold down gate. Anybody have a setup like this? How do you like it vs pickup and trailer? Also what is the max overhang past frame before I start having issues. Don't want front of truck flying up in air when loading a 1700 lb mower.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:52 PM
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I've heard the older model transmissions don't hold up pass 200k. That's what I read up on. I just bought and 03 NPR hd dump with 171k.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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If you can get it for 2k and the body is in good shape right there is your money and if down the road you have to install a few things don't be surprised
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:15 AM
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I done the same thing two years ago

I purchased a 1993 npr two years ago for $2800. I have about seven in it now after working it for two years. It was used to haul cars with. It was an eleven foot flat bed with a 12000 pound winch on it. Perfect starter truck and got me away from pulling a trailer. I fabricated my own bed. Email me and I can share allot of pros and cons.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:34 AM
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Older isuzu's are money pits IMO. Needs to be 2000 or newer.
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