Anyone have a B3 blue car or have thoughts on that color?

1968 -1970 Mopars

  1. Bart K

    Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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    I have a 69 4 door Coronet and I am planning on painting it the original color which was B3 blue. I like the color personally. Currently the car is more of a B5 blue color on the outside, but under the trunk, hood, engine compartment and in the door jambs it is the B3. If I go back with the original color, this would probably make the paint job easier, but since this is a 4 door, and no one cares about 4 doors, I am toying with other colors. Just looking for opinions, no wrong answers.
     
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    I really like how B3 blue looks and it’s a bit rare. I’d go with B3 without even considering anything else.
     
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      I like B3.

      I actually think it's a better match for a B5 interior, than B5!
       
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      • Bart K

        Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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        This is the way I am leaning. Even though this is a 4 door car, I believe it is matching numbers and I would really like to put it back to the way it was when new. I will also be having the engine rebuilt, so perfect time to get the engine compartment done!
         
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        • Bart K

          Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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          This does appear to be a B5 interior. The dash and door panels are the darker blue as is parts of the seats. It is a cloth interior, but that is perfect for southern Arizona!
           
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            I like both colors, but since the jams and trunk are B3... and it’s original, I’d shade toward that.

            Hey here’s a thought, maybe add a bit of pearl or metallic to change it up a bit.
             
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            • Bart K

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              Yeah, that is a good idea, maybe just something subtle. Thanks for the reply!
               
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                Make sure you mix extra paint.
                 
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                • Bart K

                  Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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                  Yeah, that is a good point mmissile. Maybe a good reason to just go with stock B3.
                   
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                  i like that color.
                  im assuming it looks like these?

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                  • Bart K

                    Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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                    Yeah, the original color looks more like the car in the foreground. I am going to go get this car this afternoon and I will take some pics.
                     
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                      sorry,i meant looks like *this one *
                      and is that a b5 blue interior in the convertible as well?

                      was hoping that pic would contrast the 2 colors.
                      is that car in the back b5?
                       
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                      Nice color, I had a 70 B3 Charger.

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                      This is a repaint. It's a Imron color close to original.
                      Had more metallic.
                       
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                        I had a B3 blue ‘70 four door Coronet. Looked good, had a B5 blue interior. I just today sent the fender tag and build sheet to a guy out east. I have a few pix I can send if you want.
                         
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                          I’d be wary of altering the color. It usually doesn’t look very good.

                          A fresh paint job in the stock color mix will look great! B3 is a color that is very under rated.
                           
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                            Guy has a very nice Coronet convertible b3 in thread called post pictures of your 68/69 Coronet’s. Somewhere between pages 5-10. His is posted within a picture or 2 of mine which is a B5. I very much like the B5. But, I like the B3 more. Both very nice blues.
                             
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                              It’s on page 7 of thread mentioned above. Very nice
                               
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                              my road runner is stock b3 with b7 gut i don't like either color so it will be ralley green with black gut
                               
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                                Car in back B5, car in front B3
                                 
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                                  My red charger was originally B3 blue. Someone else repainted it in California more then 28 years ago before I bought it. I am torn when it comes time to repaint it. I like the red, but would like it the original blue also.
                                   
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