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Old 07-25-2020, 05:00 PM   #1
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2006 Transformer transformed

I figured I should start a build thread to attempt in a small way to give back to this forum. Iíve learned so much here and have benefited greatly. This is my second van and itís a 2006 6.0 transformer. It started life as the Scott co. van and was sold to a forum member here from Vegas. Steve owned it for years and replaced the engine with the Mac daddy bulletproof cryogenic beast it had today. He sold it to Scummy in San Luis Obisbo who I bought it from.

I got it like this:
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Right away I replaced the broken aluminess parts and wrapped it.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:11 PM   #2
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After that I had a few adventures.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:14 PM   #3
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The top was a mess when I got it with bent bows and the canvas falling down. Boywonder helped solve that and I replaced the bows with new chromoly bows.

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Old 07-25-2020, 05:16 PM   #4
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From the inside
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Now itís almost perfect. Iím still going to do boywonders super double throw down spring thruster lift. Itís on the back burner.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:32 PM   #5
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I've always had a softspot for Transformers, and this one is a beauty.




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Old 07-25-2020, 07:34 PM   #6
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Herb I have a 4x8 sheet requirement if I own a van. My remodel is a ď50Ē style but the bench can be removed for cargo use.
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Here is the back half of the remodel.
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I started with the motorized sofa from my old van. I cut it down 12Ē and then re-welded it back up. It was a bit more work than I thought but the result was good. I grabbed stock fabric from perfect fit and had my in house upholsterer do it up.
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Old 07-25-2020, 07:41 PM   #8
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I made floor to ceiling cabinets and a side storage cabinet across from it. All the cabinets got laminate and I lined and insulated behind the cabinets. I took pink insulation and spray painted the paper black where it went against the windows. You canít tell and itís in there thick. All the cabinets are Baltic birch.

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Here is the sofa in action
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I also replaced the sound system with amps, subs, Rockford fosgate speakers, and a pioneer head unit. I live for a concert level sound system in the van. Drown out the diesel.
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