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LIMA — “Rugged quality trucks” states the sales brochure for the 1980 GMC Pickup line.These trucks were built for day in and day out work, but also handled so well that driving them for recreational use was a pleasure. GMC executives worked hard on creating an image of a truck that could walk the walk, as they say. They created in interior that was comfortable and, compared to some pickups of this time, plush. But not too plush, that you wouldn’t want to hop in it sweaty and covered with dirt from a job. Plus, the cargo box walls were stronger, and double walled. This pickup was built to last well.

John Ulrey, of Lima, drove his 1980 GMC Pickup to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. The truck is as attractive today as it was when it was built in 1980. Plus, we’re sure Ulrey can handle a cargo load without fear of denting the rock solid truck bed.

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