What is the correct wood grain color?

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What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by ejeffrjr » Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:58 am

My '87 Grand Wagoneer is being painted the original color, which is(for lack of a better name) a burgandy/purple metallic. I'd like to have the correct original wood grain. I see that BJ's Off Road offers four choices. Which is the correct original?

Marine Teak
Cherry Oak
Wagonmaster Marine Teak
Wagonmaster Cherry Oak

Also, any recommendations for sources for the complete package and trim borders?

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Re: What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by SJTD » Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:44 pm

I'm guessing you posted this here by mistake. Try up in one of the Tech Forums.
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Re: What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by sonoraed » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:59 pm

Any grain you want , I had mine hydro diped in walnut gunstock by a guy in Reno


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Re: What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by Stuka » Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:22 am

ejeffrjr wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:58 am
My '87 Grand Wagoneer is being painted the original color, which is(for lack of a better name) a burgandy/purple metallic. I'd like to have the correct original wood grain. I see that BJ's Off Road offers four choices. Which is the correct original?
I moved your post to General FSJ, as it looks like you accidentally posted it in the wrong area.

As for color, its your waggy, do which ever one you think will look the best. I do not think anybody has an exact 100% copy of what Jeep used at the factory though. The ones that are available are approximations.
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Re: What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by dodgerammit » Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:53 am

Stuka wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:22 am

As for color, its your waggy, do which ever one you think will look the best. I do not think anybody has an exact 100% copy of what Jeep used at the factory though. The ones that are available are approximations.
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Wagonmaster is the closest to original, but it is a reproduction, and when held up to the original woodgrain is still different.

I believe marine teak with the closed end trim is what your probably came with.
The closed end trim (smaller panel style woodgrain that is separated by vertical breaks at the doors) came along mid 86.

Typically, the cherry would have been ended around the same time, however, I've seen instances where the main panel colors have been different than what was expected.

BJ's off road will have what you want. Scalloped trim with the wagonmaster (or other repop) option of your choice.

There is no database for originality as far as value is concerned.
If it is clean and in good shape, it will fetch good $$$ if you're concerned about resale.
Ironically, the LS swaps sell for the most and sell the fastest.

I did mine with a non-factory color woodgrain and it is LS swapped now. Both were my choices and what I wanted for me.
It also doesn't have perfect paint and gets driven a lot.

Still gets just as much attention everywhere. Nobody cares what motor it has or that the woodgrain color is different (most wouldn't know anyway).
Just yesterday, I was at a local parts store having the alternator checked.
Two guys come running over out of breath and tripping over themselves: "WOW! IS THAT ORIGINAL!?"
Me: "It's LS swapped."
Them, looking into the engine bay: "Holy $#!+!. WOW!"

So, if you're keeping it, make it yours! :-bd
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Re: What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by weeegoneeer » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:51 pm

3M still makes dinoc for architectural purposes - same thing now as it was then - it's wood grained vinyl meant to stand up to the elements. The specific grains are not available anymore, though.

Have a friend send me some swatches of new dinoc and holymoly. It looks better than factory IMO - actually has woodgrain texture. Will be going that route when it's time. Won't be original but it will be something that I like.

I got swatches from all the usual suspects for repro and they all were not great. Some were too green, some too yello, some looked out of focus. You're not going to get it to match right because they are being printed on a wide-format inkjet and reproduced with dots using six colors. The originals were made with spot colors.

Check it out: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/c/films-s ... s/surface/
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Re: What is the correct wood grain color?

Post by sonoraed » Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:06 am

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