Jeep Grand Wagoneer Gets "Modernized", Keeps Some Wood

Wood on the side of a car - it seems like a really bad idea. You'd have to apply some kind of oil or varnish from time to time while worrying that the moisture that's stuck there might create rust problems. Yet we think wood is an excellent feature of "macho" cars and trucks.
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Jeep Wagoneer Gets "Modernized", Keeps Some WoodJeep Wagoneer Gets "Modernized", Keeps Some Wood
Do you like wood? I like wood a lot. It seems like the perfect building material for a man cave, all-natural and rough-looking yet pliable. There's a clause in my prenup that says I can't add any more paneling in the house, but there's nothing about putting it on the car.

And for several decades, American automakers did just that. It took a special kind of craftsman to make those panels, so a woody is quite expensive to restore. But you'll have no such problems with a late model Jeep Wagoneer because no trees were hurt in its construction; that's all laminated.

The Wagoneer is making a comeback and it should become one of the most practical 3-row crossover SUVs on offer. However, wb.artist20 wanted something that felt classic and instead tried to modernize the old Jeep model.

It's quite interesting to look at a 21st-century version of those square headlights, that awkward grille or the wood on the doors. Remember, this is not a real Wagoneer. That will come out later this year as a 2021 model, and you can check out our spyshots for that. If you want something closer to the 80s model, check out this Hellcat swap instead.

As far as we know Cupra is the only company in the world that actively tries to connect itself to interior design. But they're more about the color of cement and copper. Tell what your favorite wood-rich car is in the comments.

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All this family time made me want to modernize an iconic family ride!😁 The Jeep Wagoneer, it always makes me think “family”. I read somewhere it’s supposed to be brought back in 2022, I’m sure it won’t look anything like this! • • • • • #jeep #jeepgladiator #jeepwrangler #jeepwagoneer#wagoneer #jeepnation #jeepfans #jeeppickup #jeeps #jeepjeep #jeepjk jeeplove #jeepporn #jeepfreaks #jeepwillys #concept #conceptcar #conceptcars #render #renders #renderings #instacars #carsofinstagram #redesign #cardesign #cardesigner #trucksofintagram #instacar @1320video @jeepbuilds @jeeps_only @jeep.stories @jeeptube

A post shared by Osker | Concept Cars & Trucks (@wb.artist20) on Mar 31, 2020 at 10:27am PDT

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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