Just looking for some more thoughts on this as I am not sure which road to take.
I currently own a 2000 DII, with 325,000km on it. It has its issues and I have worked through most of them over the past 2 years. I still have a few issues to go but it has been a great truck even with its issues. I have put a lift a new front bumper/winch, lots of little fixes like washer jets etc. There are a few more things to do, replace the cats $$$$$, as well as some rust that I need to get ahead of on the roof and door panels. I also have a few goodies saved up that are waiting to go on, snorkel/lights etc. Before true camping season gets here.
Now the dilemma, after all the posts on CDL I was thinking of doing the conversion and adding it to the truck, I am also still fighting with a few engine issues although I think most of them will be solved once I replace the cats (miss firing, running rich). I have also toyed with the idea of a face lift swap, but that is more for cosmetics more than anything.
I have come across a 2004 DII with 130,000km on it. As it has been discussed to death here that if one had the choice in DII's it is the best version of the model. The seller is letting it go cheap as he is in need of a pickup, as well he recently move up to Canada from the US and the truck will need to have a few modifications if he is to register it here (running lights etc.) The other part of the equation is that the truck was in an accident earlier in its life, head on with a Yukon. Airbags went off and there was front end damage, all of this has been fixed replaced and seller has had it on the road for over the past 2 years.
So my dilemmas is do I flog my current DII for a newer version? I can see plus to going both way and I can see minus as well. What would you do?
Here is a link to his ad: