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post #1 of 7 Old 11-26-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Removing 'wood' from Wagoneer


I recently purchased a 1988 Wagoneer. Does anyone have any experience removing the 'wood' on the outside of the car and repainting the vehicle?

i.e.- is it expensive? Is it a painstaking process for body shops? How does it look when completed?

I hope such a suggestion isn't sacreligious, I just think the car would be more beautiful if the 'Kitsch' factor was removed. Thanks.


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post #2 of 7 Old 11-26-2007, 11:37 AM
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To me, it's like painting over Mona Lisa's smile. I'd leave the fake wood.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-26-2007, 11:44 AM
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Just give your kid a putty knife and tell him "Don't touch the Jeep."
If you don't have any kids, you can borrow mine. They will have it stripped in less than an hour.

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It actually is quite the easy task...

Heat gun or blow dryer...

Get it hot... peel it off.... sells replacements as well.

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look for pictures of a '80 to '83 Cherokee to see what it looks like without the fake woody
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-05-2007, 08:54 PM
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i have thought about taking mine off.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-06-2007, 04:13 AM
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Turn a bunch of dumb termites loose on it? Sorry... just came to me

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