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Well Ive been waiting awhile for this and I finally found a picture of at least one kit. Im not sure if its the one my dealer is looking into, but I hope not because Im not liking it to much. What do you guys think?

 

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Sorry...another thumbs down. It just looks cheesy, and I don't think those wheels work with that look either.
 

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What I don't like is that t goes too far forward onto the front fenders (the "real thing" -1930s-50s Woodies- did not), it doesn't extend to the panel edges (which makes it look REAL "tacked on"), and it stops well below the windows and above the lower side seal/edge.

What the "real things" were are wagons created from sedans that were made using wood for the rear frame, RATHER THAN metal. So, they were rather boxy (my issue with the PT Cruiser "Woodies") and the wood extended all the way to the panel edges, as the wood WAS the panel and the structure itself.

IF that kit has raised "edge" wood, that redeems it SOME. However, it needs to go closer to the edge to look "factory" or "real."
It it is all flat vinyl . . . :sick:

I'm hoping the proposed ScionPro one looks far better.
 
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Yeah my thoughts to guys. I'm into the whole woody look but I wish it didnt go so far foward and would move down and up a little more. I can understand why they did it like the did with the fender flairs becasue the org. ones had big fenders this way makes our flatter ones stick out more but it should go all the way down to the side skirts at least and up to if not higher by the windows. So Tartan there is another kit out there? The kit my dealer is getting is $1049 installed this one is about $650.

And yes Im doing a real wood interior to but thats another thread :)


And I agree the wheels look horrible!!!
 

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The white car looks like a Chrysler minivan. I like the original woodies and believe that some things should be left to a certain era. Sort of like adding 20 inch wheels to a 60's muscle car, just doesn't look right.
 
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To each his own I supose. If I added whitewalls and moonies to the scion pro woody kit and added wood to the interior would you guys still hate it?
 
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Are you sure thats the offical scion pro kit, I dont see anything mentioned anyplace. Im very disapointed. I like the white woody better the scion pro looks more like an old mini van to me. At least the white one has some style to it. What do you think Tartan?
 

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Yo wavey I wanna see you do this. However if it was me there are a few things I would change. I prefer the scionpro.com kit, but it needs some changes. First you need to totally drop the wood on the front fenders. Second, woody's had panels. So every individual section would have edging. So basically you need edging along the front and rear of each door and along the back section as well. I think I like the scionpro better because it goes all they was down to the bottom of the doors. Plus I just don't like the pinstripe look of the other one.
 
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OK I found it on the Scion Pro website. Heres some more pics to. Im going to sleep on this for the weekend. Im just not sure.





 
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Ha I didnt even notice that good eye eviljack.

Yanges, what do you think of the woody?
 

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The (in my opinion) proper stylistic base/model for an xB2 Woody kit:
http://www.50fordwoodie.com/

Note how the side wood looks, as well as the back.
The closer to THAT look for any kit the better. I said my piece on the Club xB site on the kit, and those notes have been passed on the "chain of command."

In brief:
The Scion Pro has some good things going for it, but I think it needs certain "improvements," even if they are additional options to the basic kit. Included in that should be leaving off the front fender part, adding vertical parts to the roof fronts edges, and extending the lighter wood into the c-pillar and window area, so the whole is more integrated into the xB itself rather that just "tacked on."
What I love about the Scion Pro kit is that the light wood part is raised (possibly REAL wood too) and not just a flat vinyl sticker.
I'm wondering how the final kit will look change compared to that pict. ogerdgonz told me that the pict is just the initial prototype (as I understood him). If so, substantial alterations MIGHT be possible, for either better or worse (I hope the better).
 

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Pretty much Tartan and I are on the same page as how we feel the woody should look. So listen to the Jack's hehe.

As far as wood on the tailgate. Thats an idivdual preferance. Since some cars had it and some didn't.

Plus if you look at the scionpro kit it has the same coloring as in the photo that tartan posted. The other one is just too dark and pinstripy
 
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Hey guys! Just got off he phone with scionpro, yes there open on saterdays who woulda thunk it? He said they did it up to the fender becasue if you ended it on the door it would rub and or peel off. So I understand that. I agree with you guys I want it to go up more, but the window trim Im doing will be custom made by m with real wood. Cab one of you do a quick paint drawing and show me what you mean about extending it up more? Oh and yes the trim is "3d" but not real wood it does have a 5 year warn. though. The guy at scion pro also said he could maybe alter it but would have to check with his makers first.

I like the back, the prototype car....not so much lol. Oh and he said if I did the kit with all my ideas Ive been tossing around (whitewalls, 5 lug spiders, powder coated steelies, roofrack, wood 60's surfboard) he would put a pic of my car on his webpage :).

Oh and...Im going to be taking of my spolier and getting the ganster body kit sun visor (I call them hats) since some woodys had that, what do you guys think about?
 
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