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stationwagonguy



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PostSubject: Opinions and information wanted about wood grain siding on 80's GM wagons   Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:47 am

I'm a newbie here - My name is David and I LOVE big wagons.  I have a few and always looking for more, lol.  

OK, on to my questions.

I have studied many pictures online and looked at quite a few GM wagons on the road and I see many different colors of wood grain siding.  They range from a light oak to almost a walnut brown.  Since they do not make replacement vinyl to exactly match the wagons anymore it seems quite hard to keep these older wagons "original".  I have a few questions that maybe some of the experts here might be able to help me with.  

  1.  Where can I find the original paint colors offered and woodgrain colors available with each color? Is there a place that might still offer that information?

  2.  I can't tell if the original vinyl was matte or had a gloss.  Can anyone tell me?

  3.  Does replacing the vinyl alter the value of the wagon for resale?

Here is my thought... Since you cannot exactly match the color - would putting a better color (since so many better options are available today than in the 80's) actually increase the value because the car would look more appealing?  I have seen several "custom wagons" with obviously different siding and they look very attractive.  Would they be worth more than one with a "ho hum" brown "almost match"?  

I hope to hear from you guys and gals!
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions and information wanted about wood grain siding on 80's GM wagons   Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:03 am

Wagons gaining in value? You're bark-ing up the wrong tree. Wood'nt you get more info from Google? Ok,ok...I'll stop. I was getting "board" anyway... What a Face Seriously,I would agree it couldnt hurt value buy having pristine wood,but keep it close to stock. Anything more would be a personal choice not everyone could appreciate. IMO,there are better looking choices than the factory style. Others outside the hobby,might not even notice the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions and information wanted about wood grain siding on 80's GM wagons   Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:27 am

Best replacement for the "wood" is peeling it all off and leaving it off Wink

I wouldn't worry too much about "value" because I doubt these old wagon will ever have much outside of the small groups that like them. You should replace it with whatever color you like best.

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