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G-Wagen? Try G-Wooden! Watch an Artist Craft a Mercedes G63 AMG From Wood

Today we have a video of Mercedes’ inimitable G63 AMG SUV being made from a few boards of Fujian cypress. But this isn’t just any old video of Mercedes’ inimitable G63 AMG SUV being made from a few boards of Fujian cypress: This anonymous woodworker, whose skill is clearly matched only by his obsessive-compulsive tendencies, has created what may be the best toy car ever. No, really, trust us.

The video starts out as everything you thought you could hope for in a car-from-wood film, with lots of manly sawing and routing and chiseling and banging of wood blocks on metal work surfaces. You’ll get about three-and-a-half minutes in and think, “Okay, cool, I’ve seen how he does this. I get that he went all nerdy turning miniature brake disks and detailing the engine bay and carving out inner door panels complete with power seat controls. What could possibly fill up another six minutes?”

And that’s when the artist begins to build the G63’s frame with a completely working and accurately modeled suspension. A-arms and all—remember, the newest G ditched its live front axle for a more modern and surely more difficult-to-recreate-from-wood independent layout.

Yes, that’s right—A-arms, springs, shocks, and a turned driveline, all made of wood. Well, not all made of wood—there are some metal bits, particularly the springs, because wooden springs aren’t very springy (we know this from the YouTuber’s earlier F-150 Raptor model).


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