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andk5591 Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:22 pm

Gonna tell ya - I started the woodie and just got a running chassis....took me 2 more years to get the balls to start on the rest....and a notebook of sketches and zillions of pics.....

CarlIseminger Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Does anyone know someone from the VWoodies2 and the Volkswagen Woodies Yahoo Groups?

I have tried now for the last couple of months to join, but have not had any success.

andk5591 Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:20 pm

I have not had any luck with the group owner responding to emails.

CarlIseminger Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:20 pm

I don't know if someone on the Woodies Yahoo Group helped or the "owner" finally got my emails, but I received access to the two Yahoo Groups this past weekend.

Lots of good information and the photos that I have been looking for showing various parts of the finished VW Woodies so I can see assembly details.

andk5591 Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:37 am


carmelmike Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:50 pm

Nice to see so much interest in VW Woodies! I still drive our prototype all the time. I try to get it out at least once a month, and more if possible.

It's been holding up GREAT, but it has been in a garage for the past 25+ years now. They're great, and I really love mine (but I have been driving it for over 35 years now!)

I need to take it up to the Santa Cruz Woodies On The Wharf, if it's still going...I was invited about 19 or 20 years ago, but something got in the way, and I still have yet to get to that event...My lady is pushing to put the Woody in the Small Car concours in Pacific Grove this August, so we'll see...

Send us pics, if you have one built from our plans! (or inspired by, as I see some heavily modified VW Woodies built from parts of the plans...We were going to do a Town & Country-inspired roadster at one point, but that project got diverted by something else (as many of them do!)

Happy building and driving to everyone!

Mike Stevenson

andk5591 Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:05 pm

Mike, I bought a basket case that was built from your plans before I designed and built my car. I used your plans as a jumping off point and a good source of information, but there really was nothing that I built that was directly from the plans.

The other woodie I have was built many many years ago by John Slusar from Milwaukee.

And by the way, the 2 yahoo groups (Vwoodies and Vwoodies2)have recently been brought back to life since the group owner has rise from the dead LOL. The Stevenson cars are the primary cars on those pages.

Mikhail_lewis Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:43 am

I noticed my rear wheel camber when i got new rubber put on. I was wondering if the rear shocks were upgraded for heavier loads and that is why i have my.wheels camber like that. Im sure with passengers and more weight the wheel camber will go back to normal?

andk5591 wrote: Yeah - what you have is a "Stevenson". Have seen these done really well, really crappy and everywhere in between. I would suggest researching it some to get a better handle on what you have. And having a set of the plans is a really good idea since yours looks like it was pretty much built from them.

I am not blowing my own horn, but I have become a bit of an expert on VW Woodie conversions. I own the first one ever built and one of, if not the last one. Neither of my cars are based on the Stevenson plans, but I did own one at one time...scrapped the body, but used the pan for my 69 VW Woodie.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to email or private message me.

And what's the deal with your rear camber?

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