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Trucks with factory Blue

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by Ensign10, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Ensign10

    Ensign10 Junior Member

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    Hi Gents,
    Long time lurker, not much posted as of yet. But I'm looking at painting my truck (I'll post up a build thread one of these days). It's a junkyard special (I suspect the original builder owned a wrecking yard). Just about every panel is from a different vehicle (but they're basically all straight). I've counted at least 12 donors. So basically every color is on the table. I've more or less landed in the blue category, and I'd like to go factory. It's really tough to tell what the color actually looks like from a swatch. My truck is a 1987 K30 3+3 Silverado, so I'm trying to stay in the late 80's blue pallet.
    I'm hoping people can post up some pics of trucks in the following colors, or refer me to a link:
    Med Blue: WA7154
    Med Sapphire Blue: WA8742
    Med Blue Poly: WA8532

    Thanks for all your help, lots of great info here.
     
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    78 Mariner Blue
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  3. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm partial to the bright metallic blue that was available on the '91's. My good friend had a bone stock '91 K5 that color and I always thought it looked great. I don't have the code handy, but could dig it up.
     
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    French blue on 91
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    My 85 silverado. midnight blue.
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    1972 dark blue
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    Bucket, I believe you are referring to indio blue, yes?
     
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  7. Ensign10

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    Thanks for the info guys, keep it coming. We've got some good light and dark, anybody have a Medium blue? That French Blue 'Burb is pretty clean. I was curious about the '72 Colors as well, I really like the non-metallic look. I was originally planning on doing Anvil Gray (Newish Jeep Color). Kind of like Gloss Primer Gray with some blue in it. I think that midnight blue truck is what my truck once was. My two fenders match the cab, everything else is pieced on.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know, I haven't been able to find a good example online, it's a fairly uncommon color. I just got home tonight though, I'm going to go look through my paint chip books and report back. Its a medium blue color.
     
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    Check out squarebody syndicate's 3+3 Megacab conversion. They cut the long bed down to roughly 7 feet and extended the cab 4-6 inches. The truck is the perfect blue and it all looks factory.
     
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    Disregard, I was thinking of a darker blue
     
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    Light Blue Metallic:cheers: DSCF7846-004.JPG
     
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    Here's the blue I was thinking of earlier, Bahama Blue...
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    It's a hard color to find examples of, I couldn't find one without two-tone.
     
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    Im not sure what colour code mine is, maybe someone out there has an idea..
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    Keep 'em coming. Here's some pics of "Joseph". Named for his coat of many colors of course. The back door is red on the passenger side. The interior is blue, with grey door panels. It's got a VE Pump 12 Valve/NV4500/NP205/KP60/Corp 14 bolt. All the good stuff. Powertrain is bone stock, gets 19.9mpg with 4.10's and 37's. Really hoping somebody can post up a truck with WA7154.

    Thanks for all the info gents.

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