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Up for auction is a 1980 GMC Jimmy Sierra. Information about 1980 Gmc Jimmy for sale on this page. See price and photos of the Jimmy Gmc Blue 350 This is a NO RESERVE auction, so if there is a bid, it will sell!
This Jimmy started out life as a work vehicle for the state of Virginia. It was used as a VA Water Commission vehicle up until 2000. It was then purchased at a state auction where it was basically used as a hunting vehicle. I purchased it last spring as a project when our restaurant was slowed down due to covid. Now that we are fully back up and busier than ever, I don't have time to work on it and I don't want to have it just rot away.
The Jimmy has always been left factory from what I can tell. No lift kit under it, both axles are factory, steering is all GM, & factory installed air conditioning. I thought it was kind of strange that a state truck would have a/c, but it is original. The only thing I know that is not original is the engine. It was replaced in 2004 by the PO with a GM crate engine. It only had about 8,000 miles on it when I bought it and I have put roughly 500 on it since last spring. The 350 engine runs strong, no knocks, over heating, lifter noise,etc. It doesn't like cold very much, but what old chevy does. It has an Edelbrock Performace intake and what looks like a Holley 750 double pumper installed. Too much carb for the set up in my opinion so I purchased a stock intake and carb from a 1980 corvette. It's a lot better than the original yet still factory GM.
The transmission and transfer case work well and are smooth when in gear, No shifting issues, banging in gear, etc. The axles don't seem to have any issues and lock out hubs work as they should.
I purchased new Dick Cepek Trail Country 33x12.50 tires and they have approximately 150 miles on them since being mounted on the original GM truck Rallye wheels. There is also a 5th Rallye wheel for the spare tire. The steering on the Jimmy is very tight and smooth. I was surprised at how smooth it drove with the bigger tires. No pulling or loud road noises, drives great on back roads or going 65 / 70 down the highway
I went through the Jimmy when I first got it and fixed all of the electrical issues that were present. I replaced all of the light bulbs,turn signal lenses, parking lenses, tail light housings & lenses. dash lights, replaced dash circuit board, fuses, etc. All of the dash warning lights work including the 4WD indicator light.
The brakes were an issue when I bought it, The PO said that he thought the system just needed to be bled after he had installed new brake line and that would take care of the brake light being on. I went through them and did in fact bleed the system with all new fluid but also installed new rear cylinders. The old ones were a bit crusty and new would need to be replaced soon. Master cylinder, brake booster, & proportioning value are all in good working condition and the light is now off.
My plan for this Jimmy was to take the removable top off, cut the cab top off and make it a full time convertible. The outer body has typical Jimmy/Blazer rust so I wasn't too disturbed about that. I took the top off last spring and was shocked to see there was No rust at all where the top meets the quarter panels. They are as clean as the day it left the factory! The not so fun experience was when I decided to take up the floor mat. Needless to say, it's going to need a full floor welded in. I don't think there is anyway to save whats there unless you get creative,
The frame is in good condition. No accidents, missing or rusted off pieces. There is some rust but not heavy or unable to be blasted clean. The interior is all there but in rough shape. I cut the top high back bucket seats down to create a low back look. I never liked the high back look when the top was off.
I also purchased a tilt column from a 79 truck and a 5K tachometer dash that are both dissembled. the column was tight when taken apart, and the tack dash was tested and worked before being disassembled. I would have liked to get those done, but again no time. I did early on buy the set of GM take off side view sport mirrors on there now. Another thing I can't stand is the factory big dumbo mirrors these square body trucks had on them.
I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but need to get to work. Please email me if you have any questions. I will respond as soon as I can to any and all inquiries. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!