VW's and Wooden body conversions -(Politically Correct title)

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VW's and Wooden body conversions -(Politically Correct title)

Post by ASBug on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:30 pm

Any one on here ever made a "woody" VW. I know - Jokes ahead, but seriously, has anyone done a good conversion?
I love working with wood and have wondered if anyone here has done it. Would like to use a wrecked bug that is 66 and back and use the '40 ford hood conversion on the front...
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Post by laith on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:55 pm

Popular Mechanics had plans available years back...perhaps you can still get them?
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Post by VW12step on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:40 pm

There is a group on Yahoo that helps old guys get woodies. (Oh wait, that's on the Pfizer web site!)

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vwoodies/

If you decide to build one let me know. I might be interested in splitting the cost of the plans!
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Post by meinvw on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:36 am

A shop up the street from me has plans to make C-cabs. Have worked on the ones they have. Looked pretty simple (until you start one!) but interesting beasts. They made the whole body out of wood then fiberglassed them.

Heres one I worked on for them that was sold to a local high school for foot ball games. It was a blast to drive!


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Post by DiggerD on Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:33 am

That C-cab is cool!! Cool I would love to build one up to look like the old red-line hot wheels C-cab they had when I was a kid.
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Post by meinvw on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:35 am

DiggerD wrote:That C-cab is cool!! Cool I would love to build one up to look like the old red-line hot wheels C-cab they had when I was a kid.

They have another one for sale, its brown with a dual carbed t-3 engine. Identical body. How about a Red Baron version?? One of my favs is Evil Weevil, here is my old bug which was comming close to an Evil Weevil clone..





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Post by ASBug on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:21 pm

VW12step wrote:There is a group on Yahoo that helps old guys get woodies. (Oh wait, that's on the Pfizer web site!)

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vwoodies/

If you decide to build one let me know. I might be interested in splitting the cost of the plans!

That is what I was looking for.
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-I'll let you know when I get approved about the plans.
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Post by VW12step on Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:24 pm

ASBug wrote:-I'll let you know when I get approved about the plans.

Sweet...I'd love to work on one of these...

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Post by fluxcap on Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:34 pm

VW12step wrote:
ASBug wrote:-I'll let you know when I get approved about the plans.

Sweet...I'd love to work on one of these...


I went to West Georgia for a year (around 98) and saw one of these on campus all the time. It was a darker blue color and had a regular vw hood. Probably still around somewhere.

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Re: VW's and Wooden body conversions -(Politically Correct title)

Post by ASBug on Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:34 pm

VW12step wrote:
ASBug wrote:-I'll let you know when I get approved about the plans.

Sweet...I'd love to work on one of these...


That is exactly what I am shooting for. Cool photo...
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Post by ASBug on Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:37 pm

VW12step,
I see that you have a square back, I saw a photo once of one that had alot of the rear pannels removed, It looked alot like a woody without the wood...
Have you ever thought of doing a square woody?
Just a thought,
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Post by tronview on Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:59 pm

Heres one for you


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Post by VW12step on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:36 am

ASBug wrote:VW12step,
I see that you have a square back, I saw a photo once of one that had alot of the rear pannels removed, It looked alot like a woody without the wood...
Have you ever thought of doing a square woody?
Just a thought,
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Searched "Squareback Woody" and only came up with one...not bad! Looks like it is painted on??

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Post by Yaeger on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:54 am

I saw one on thesamba for sale seems high for it
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=663170
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Re: VW's and Wooden body conversions -(Politically Correct title)

Post by ASBug on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:44 am

Yeah, I saw that one awhile ago.
It has the 3 r's down: rotten, rusty and recked... And it's overpriced.
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Post by ASBug on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:47 am

VW12step wrote:
Searched "Squareback Woody" and only came up with one...not bad! Looks like it is painted on??

Definately not painted on, look at the trim piece at the tail end, you can see it stands proud of the body. It probably is an aplied over body pannels though. The pic on CL in atl had the pannels removed. I'll see if I can find it...
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