Anyone Ever Convert a Suburban to a Woody?

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  1. 1960Wagonman

    1960Wagonman New Member

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    While looking for the right Wagon I was wondering if anyone had ever converted a Suburban to a Woody....my nee 2018 slab side looks like a good candidate....?
     
  2. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    There's several new model year cars out there with wood sides, but the question really should be: "Can wood siding on a Suburban or Tahoe be out of place?" IMHO, the answer would be "YES." I have no desire to 'wood side' an SUV, although Jeep had wood-sided Jeepster wagons, and they didn't look bad.
     
  3. Krash Kadillak

    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    The FACTORY did it on the '73 - 90(?) generation.... probably quit offering it around '79 or so....

    This is the cover of the '77 Suburban brochure:
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    Owner project on a '67-'72 gen:
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    In my opinion, the trick to do it so it looks good is in the surround moldings. They have to have some depth to them, and not just be simple stick-on side moldings, trimmed to fit.
     
  4. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Been so long, I forgot about them. But you hardly saw any with them.
     
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    Do you have a bigger picture of your project?
     
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    zzzizxz Well-Known Member

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    I agree with KK, if you just slapped it up there it would look strange. For the size of the vehicle, I'd definitely minimize the amount of wood, and make sure you had surround moldings.
     

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