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    Does anyone know the 'wood veneer' trim types?

    I have a '70 DeVille convertible. When I bought it 15 years ago a carpenter friend said wow, why would they choose that wood for the interior trim? I said it's not real. He said I know that [idiot me for thinking he was thinking it was real], but how would they know so much as to choose such a class act for the imitation? He told me the name of the 'wood' and now, of course, I've forgotten it. Are there 'wood' trim charts, like the paint color ones?

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    Sorry cant help with the type for 1970. I can tell you to rosewood for 1968, and that the veneer IS real wood glued to metal backing.

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    Re: Does anyone know the 'wood veneer' trim types?

    The 1970 "wood" is called Oriental Tamo Wood. Whatever that is. Anyone ever see a tamo tree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    The 1970 "wood" is called Oriental Tamo Wood. Whatever that is. Anyone ever see a tamo tree?
    I think I remember seeing a Tamo tree last time I was in the Orient, they are the rare plastic trees that Cadillac thoughtfully chose for an exotic look. I heard those trees were nearly extinct after all the overharvesting by Cadillac and other car makers back in the day.
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    Re: Does anyone know the 'wood veneer' trim types?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham View Post
    I think I remember seeing a Tamo tree last time I was in the Orient, they are the rare plastic trees that Cadillac thoughtfully chose for an exotic look. I heard those trees were nearly extinct after all the overharvesting by Cadillac and other car makers back in the day.
    I thought it was so named because you took a whole lot of raw plastic and some coloring, threw it in a bucket and TAMO!--you've got "wood".

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    Re: Does anyone know the 'wood veneer' trim types?

    Rosewood was used in 1968 and 1969. It's probably possible to use the 1969 wood trim inside a 1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post

    I thought it was so named because you took a whole lot of raw plastic and some coloring, threw it in a bucket and TAMO!--you've got "wood".
    Sounds logical, and totally 70's!

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    Re: Does anyone know the 'wood veneer' trim types?

    I wouldn't mind going real wood veneer when I do the interior!

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