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Old 08-10-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

I'm picking up my new truck tomorrow, an '87 K20, but I wanted to know what color it is.... I can't tell the difference between midnight and navy! Midnight seems darker..... I just can't tell, help a new 73-87 member out!

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

I pass through montgomery NY on my way to deposit... That is a gorgeous truck!! i wish i had seen it first lol

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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Re: Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

not sure but mine used to be that color. nice truck it looks to be in really good condition.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Re: Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

Not sure either but you are getting it huh? Good for you.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:43 PM   #5
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Re: Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

I'll bet money on RPO 29, Midnight Blue. I only have color and trim books up to 1986, but I doubt that "Navy Blue" was a factory RPO color in 1987. It wasn't in 86.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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Re: Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

I have a 90 Jimmy that looks really close to that color.Unfortunateley I don't know what the color is called.That is a sweet looking truck though.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:46 AM   #7
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Re: Midnight Blue or Navy Blue?

That color is GM Code 29 Dark Blue. Not 100% sure about the name of the color, but the code is correct.

I will look up and post what I find. That color was used alot in the 80's.

Here is what I found: In 1986, the color was called Dark Blue for Code 29. In 1987, the same code 29 was called Dark Sapphire Blue.

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