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1985 Isuzu Pup pickup Diesel C223 Long Bed Nice!

For sale: 1985 Isuzu Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
Long Bed
Engine size:
Diesel C223
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Interior color:
Green Blue Black
CD Player
Vehicle Title:
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Up for bidding is this very nice 1985 Isuzu P'up long bed pickup truck. These Japanese 4 cylinder diesel pickup trucks are only getting harder and harder to find. Especially in thiscondition! This truck has had a lot of work done to it over the last 3 years.
Mechanical work:This truck has the "upgrade" MSG 5 speed transmission that came out of a 1993 2.3 Amigo. These are known to be stronger than the original diesel transmission. Plenty of info can be found on the isuzupup.com site. Last February this transmission had all the internal bearings replaced by Mikes Transmission in Durham NC with all original Isuzu OEM bearings.Shocks were replaced about 2 years ago with heavy duty Rancho RS5000 shocks. Front ball joints, heel bearings, ontrol arm bushings and steering tie rods were all replaced at the same time. Ball joints, tc were all high quality MOOG parts.Drive shaft Universal joints are less than one year old.Engine is not the original that came with the truck, lthough the truck did originally have the same C223dieselengine as proven by the VIN number. The current engine came out of a 1982 Pup. It runs strong and has approx 220K on it. New glow plugs, resh oil change and recent injection system work. Timing belt is around 3 years old. Runs smooth and cool. It will start up and drive across country if you wanted.This particular truck also has the very hard to find upgrade 3 core radiator for increased cooling capacity. These were originally found in the Turbo Diesel and automatic transmission trucks. They are extremely sought after! The radiator was completely reamed, efurbished, nd pressure tested by SAPS Radiator in Garner, C last february. This truck also has a brand new heater core. For those who know, hese are NOT cheap. Around 300.00 for the OEM core, hich is what is.A couple other sought after goodies that this truck has is the verydesirableafter LS instrument clusterwhich features a tachometer. Sadly, hetachometer is not currentlyfunctioning because it is lacking the sending unit that screws into the injection pumps on the later trucks. For the tachometer to work, believe the IP will need to be replaced with one that has the sending unit option. I have had the tach running fine on a pump with a sending unit though, o Iguarantee it does/can work. I do have the extra LS bottom gauge cluster that surroundsthe shifter with extra gauges such as oil pressure and volts. These will need to be hooked up.Dashboard is CRACK FREE on the top, here they normally get cracked due to sun damage. Very nice!BFG All terrain tires on 15 inch steel Trooper wheels. Tires have about 30% life left on them.
This truck recently had a brand new bumper for 1986-87 model year pups put on it. Rear bumper is from an '87. It has the hard to find factory Turbo Diesel hood scoop although as stated above the engine is NOT a turbo diesel. However if the new owner had or found the necessary manifolds, urbo, tc., hen the exterior would be factory correct.Frame has no rot and was recently cleaned and the whole underside of the truck was coated with POR15 rust proof chassis paint.The floor pans had some corner rust through that was also just all cut out and replaced with new sheet metal prior to the POR15 coating. The body of the truck was also professionally painted. It's very straight and as you can see, live Drab. Interior of the cab was also gutted and painted Olive drab to match. Body is rust free.
Still to do: The truck will come with brand new sound proofing andvinyl floor covering. The new owner will need to install this. Exhaust system is a little rusty and could stand to be replaced at some point.
Top of the line Alpine 149BT blue tooth stereo installed with Alpine 6.5 inch door speakers!
NO SHIPPING. Buyer responsible for local pick up only!$500.00 paypal deposit required within 48 hours of end of auction. Balance to be paid in full in cash. All sales final.
Feel free to ask any questions.

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