More than halfway through the 1980s... Phew!
1985 Jeep Comanche. For seven years, you could actually buy an honest-to-goodness Jeep pickup. Following the success of the vaguely pickup-like Scrambler, the Comanche filled the niche formerly occupied by the J10 and J20, also known as the Gladiator. For thirty years, Jeep had a pickup in the line-up (and for years before that, when it was Willys), and rumors abounded in the mid-2000s that a mid-sized version might make a comeback.
Alas, it seems to have vanished, and Jeeps have gotten more [GASP] civilized. The suspensions have become more road-friendly as fewer and fewer drivers make full use of the Jeep trademark off-road capability, and the marque runs the risk of turning into just another SUV company. With Fiat at the helm, it's hard to see Jeep getting back to its down-and-dirty roots, but there's always hope.
I do have to admit, though, that the four door Wrangler with top removed and the half-doors is a passable modern version of the VW Thing...
That is all.