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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone remember the VW Woodie build up pics from www.mooneyesusa.com ?

Or was it on their Japanese site ? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img]

From memory,I think they painted the hood and front fenders in gloss
black when it was finished.

More interested in the construction pics.
They left the stock rear apron in place,and built the woodie body around it.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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Unk...............BGW Spectre sells the plans on how to build the Woodie!
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:21 PM   #3
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I have been mulling over building this one for years...

there are kits for woody wagon bugs out there that use plywood n stuff but its just so.. I dunnoo.. corny lookin? this one below looks like, to me, what a woody bug would have looked like "from the factory" so to speak. not necesarilly the wheels n such.. but the shape.. the REAL wooden doors.. not just skins over the metal ones etc. do some searches on the net.. theres quite a few plans available for stuff like this....

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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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http://68.32.161.129/gallery/search....rchstring=wood my woodie picts.

Their VW picts are on my gallery but I haven't seen a buildup pict on mooneyes before though.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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Found some pics here,but I'm pretty sure there was more.http://mooneyes.co.jp/english/shop/koubou/...dy/v_woody.html

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Old July 10th, 2005, 06:43 PM   #6
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I have seen a couple of Woodie bugs here around town. Almost bought one too but it had a Rolls Royce hood on it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] And I wasn't looking for something I would be embarrassed to drive home. Not that I am not embarrassed to drive what I drive now. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]

Anyway, I even saw a wrecked one, so I was able to see inside of the construction. Theres nothing to it. If you have very basic woodworking skills and a few tools you could figure it out with no plans what so ever.

Alot of people have used Veneer to cover the stock doors and Qtr. panel. Then the rest is built out either Oak or Teak with some Plywood here and there. I see some room for improvements in the design for sure but they are not very complex.

I would like to get a hold of some Vert doors for a future woody project I have in mind. Maybe I will just get ahold of a Vert body and use it for roll down Qtr. windows too. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] We'll see in about 5 years or so. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rollingeyes.gif[/img]
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I have seen a couple of Woodie bugs here around town. Almost bought one too but it had a Rolls Royce hood on it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] And I wasn't looking for something I would be embarrassed to drive........................
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It's funny that this thread came up. I just happened to have some 2x2s laying around so I sat them on the 68 vert I have. I have two going from the windshield frame back past the top frame and about five laying across the two long ones. Just a "what if..?" kind of thing. I saw a woody in HVWs years ago that was built from a vert. It makes perfect sense with the extra bracing already there and all. Plus, the less rounded windshield and squared side windows fit the design better. I'd fit a type III engine of course [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Alot of people have used Veneer to cover the stock doors and Qtr. panel. Then the rest is built out either Oak or Teak with some Plywood here and there. I see some room for improvements in the design for sure but they are not very complex.
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most woody cars are built from some slightly less exotic stuff than teak:) that stuff is ex-freakin-spensive:)

hard maples (pricey) oaks (so-so on price) and poplar (on the cheap end) is the way to go. and plywood is totally great because it is so stable in a large field (peice) and can be baught in a verneer of all three types named above, and even some more exotic stuff that is less commonly available like marbled walnut. (search for local "exotic hardwood" suppliers for the oddball stuff)

the basic "old fashioned" woody cars are oak field and maple or poplar rails.

and yeah, like jon was sayin, you probobly can figure out your own plans just by lookin at yer car and cutting things to fit?feelin your way through it. I would recomend (if your a novice woodworker) to go with a plywood verneer over the steel doors, then build a wooden framwork off of the rear half of the car.. that way your not really having to build the wooden structures quite as structurally sound as you would with a real true to life 'woodie' which would be more along the lines of a scratchbuilt metal framwork with the wood attached to it.

anywho.. Im a long long long time woodworker and wooden car fan so if you have any questions, feel free to PM me:)

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Does anyone remember the VW Woodie build up pics from www.mooneyesusa.com ?

Or was it on their Japanese site ? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img]

From memory,I think they painted the hood and front fenders in gloss
black when it was finished.

More interested in the construction pics.
They left the stock rear apron in place,and built the woodie body around it.
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There were two of them on the Santa Cruz Wrarf a couple of weeks ago at [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Sawzallsmiley.gif[/img] 'Woodies On The Wharf'. I couldn't help but take this pic. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/FreakinSmiley.gif[/img]
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Man, that's weird. I saw a ratty 50's surfer woodie driving down the road today while I was riding my bike. Was really cool. It had some ratty white wall inserts that were totally chipped up on the edge.
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Man, that's weird. I saw a ratty 50's surfer woodie driving down the road today while I was riding my bike. Was really cool. It had some ratty white wall inserts that were totally chipped up on the edge.
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Yeh,
Moon eyes will do a car for you. They want you to ship them your donor car then build it for lke 20K then shipping back to us. Like a total of 40K?
I want to rake the roof line in the rear forward. Cover the motor, run the top over the front windscreen, like my capecoddster. I like the type 3 look. it's clean and looks like if Vw made one it would have been like that!
Staw covered seats maybe. wood interior panels. something fun and different.
I'v always liked woodies. A really lowered one with nice wheels and air ride would be very cool. And I know it would go over really well with my rodder friends. They love the Codster, but I already have a fenderless Rod so a big fender car with a cool look would be cool. Besides, I know I could do it cheaper then a real 40's woody american car. I like the simplicity of Vw's and the lower cost for parts etc. Compared to American built "hotrods" Love them, can't afford them.

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I am in the process of building one right now. Hopefully I will have it together in time for the vegas show. I have most of the wood cut and routed. now I just have to paint the car and figure out how i'm gonna get the bends to look good and attatch it.
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Like this,only with fenders:
http://woodycox.skynetblogs.be/
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Just so I can have posts in both Woodie threads...how 'bout this one? I know...more wood!

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The problem I have with most woody VWs is how flat the wood ends up being. Or, if veneer is used over the stock doors, the "frames" stick out too far. THey end up looking a bit too homebuilt, and not like a stock or hot rod woody (at least a '40s-up version) might look.







What about doing something like this?



I'm looking at building a squareback like this:



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Old September 14th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #19
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Thw Extremeliner was designed by Thom Taylor,and built by Posies.
What appears to be wood,is actually painted on.



I agree,alot of homebuilt Woodies look too boxy,
but that is a matter of design and workmanship.

No reason they can't be as gracefull as any factory Woodies.
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The Extremeliner looks good only from certain angles. The windsheild is kinda just too big and too layed back and the proportions are just odd.
That being said the car is a fucking awesome work of art. with craftsmanship thats out of this world. Bu theres just a few angles that really distract from its form.

Posies just plain kick ass though.
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Still would love to see a Bug woody done with that sort of conceptualizing and artistry.
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Just so I can have posts in both Woodie threads...how 'bout this one? I know...more wood!



Man, that' salmost exactly what I want to build.

In fact, I chopped that pic to see it...



Wish I had a larger picture of it to print it out clear..
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You do that "chopping" well!

Here is the link to where I found it.

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I'm seeing in the future...say December issue of VolksWorld... you may want to check out...
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