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Old 04-16-04, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default 1st Gen LS with real wood?

is the wood in the 1st Gen. LS400 fake?

and i think ive seen 3 different colors of wood kits on the wald site... anyone know n e thing bout these?
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Old 04-16-04, 09:05 PM   #2
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The older Lexus models may have had real wood, but the newer models do not have wood. I think this link may have more info...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/show...hreadid=117014
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Nope, its real wood FOR SURE....heh......I've actually got the brochure for my 91' LS that talks all about how 'It took years to pick out the type of wood', and whatnot.....
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Looks like wood... WARPS like wood... It IS wood!

At least, that's what I think....
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My UK spec LS has the original info sheet which states that the car has "burr walnut interior trim". I don't think this would differ from US spec cars.
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It's real wood, people It's just that the wood is like an "onion peel" mounted onto plastic and sealed under a lot of lacquer. You can tell by the depth of grain on a sunny day that's it's not a photoprint.
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Yes, it's a lot nicer wood than the stuff that used in the Benzes of late 80s/early 90s.
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great to hear
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I just had the radio and heater controls out of my car, and I can assure you it is real wood. On the center console, the walnut veneer is laminated to a thin plywood backing, and then clear coated. The quality is quite outstanding. The ashtray is a carved piece of the same wood it appears.
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Lexus uses REAL wood in all of its vehicles (except IS300).
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