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ptannjr
12-13-2009, 11:34 AM
I just thought i would post a few pictures of "Transformer" the truck that Ocala Car Audio built a few months ago. You can see the full gallery of pictures at www.ocalacaraudio.com

Here is just about how she started. Well not exactly. When she came to us she had factory wheels and we painted these to help clean them up from being curbed too many times. And the only audio was a Kenwood CD and stock speakers.


http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%201.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2016.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2035%2032.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2035%2026.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2010.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2035%2019.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2032.jpg


http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2031.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2021.jpg

http://ocalacaraudio.com/images/phocagallery/transformer%2026.jpg

mmouse57
12-13-2009, 01:15 PM
did you guys do the door panels in grey then recover them? or is that the same and the lighting is doing that? ones grey the other is looking purply but nice work there looks very well built
any pics of the dash area where the radio is?

-Leister-
12-13-2009, 01:16 PM
Dang.

infamous_e46
12-13-2009, 01:19 PM
All that $$$ into a fukcing ranger...............uhhh awesome..................:eep:

mmouse57
12-13-2009, 01:26 PM
all what $$?
fiberglass and wood is cheap labor is alot of $$ hehe

chawski
12-13-2009, 01:46 PM
just outa curiosity, did you remove the pass airbag to put a lcd in?

canyouhearmatt
12-13-2009, 01:50 PM
hate rims hate paint, inside works looks great tho!! props

S.B.C.
12-13-2009, 01:51 PM
just outa curiosity, did you remove the pass airbag to put a lcd in?

No, they left it in - that way you get a monitor to the face during a wreck

RAM_Designs
12-13-2009, 01:53 PM
No, they left it in - that way you get a monitor to the face during a wreck

Passenger airbags sometimes come from the top of the dash area instead of in front, so you never know.

S.B.C.
12-13-2009, 01:56 PM
Passenger airbags sometimes come from the top of the dash area instead of in front, so you never know.

selling any more property?

ptannjr
12-13-2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the comments and questions. The doors are the same as the inside. I am not sure why the color cam out in the suede the way it did in the pics. The glr is not there in person.

Passanger side airbag was just a blank plate on this 1997 Mazda B4000.

The truck is slated to be dropped with a c-notch frame in january or so. When we do the wheels will get large sections painted to cut down on the chrome. It will also see airbrushed decepticons in the wheels. This will make the wheels fit better and belong to the truck.

Rio, BTW I grew up in springfield. Puchased my first speakers from Team Electronics on Wabash back in the 80s. A pair of 3.5 in kenwoods for $39.99 to put in my 81 malibu!!

I think there are more dash pictures on the site, www.ocalacaraudio.com. We did suede the radio bezel as well.

CranberryYumYum
12-13-2009, 08:18 PM
All that $$$ into a fukcing ranger...............uhhh awesome..................:eep:

that's not a ranger that's mazda's model..... but lots of moola in a small truck that's for sure

mobeious
12-13-2009, 08:21 PM
simple and clean.. door panels could have been a bit better but i like

ptannjr
12-13-2009, 08:37 PM
Yes, it is the Mazda version. This is just a little something that we did in stages. The way this truck was built was in steps. It started as a wheel paint job, then simple audio with Image Dynamics speakers and Powerbass amp. Then moved to an Image Dynamics amp. Then an upgrade from 2 prs of 5x7 speakers to and 2 10s to a new enclosure and a 600.1 Image amp and 4 6.5s in the doors. Then new head liner and then carpet and then redo the seats. Then Paint was added and the extra TV in dash. Then as it was almost done the center console and TV. I really wish that we had a set budget when we started as it would have worked out better in the long run but it was all in stages and kept adding as he was more comfortable with what we could do for him. Now if he could sell it, he would have us start on the S10 he bought to get around in while we built this one.

Mobius, what would you have liked in the doors?

rival904
12-13-2009, 08:42 PM
DO you know where Anonthy is?

My grandmother owns about 50 acres there. Once Im done with my build(8 DD2515s in a 70cu.ft blowthrough on about 12k rms) Ill have to swing by.

ptannjr
12-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Yep, know right where Anthony is. Would love to check out your build. Come by and check out the H2 we are working on also.

rival904
12-13-2009, 08:46 PM
I dont go out that way much, maybe once every 4 months or so.

mobeious
12-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Yes, it is the Mazda version. This is just a little something that we did in stages. The way this truck was built was in steps. It started as a wheel paint job, then simple audio with Image Dynamics speakers and Powerbass amp. Then moved to an Image Dynamics amp. Then an upgrade from 2 prs of 5x7 speakers to and 2 10s to a new enclosure and a 600.1 Image amp and 4 6.5s in the doors. Then new head liner and then carpet and then redo the seats. Then Paint was added and the extra TV in dash. Then as it was almost done the center console and TV. I really wish that we had a set budget when we started as it would have worked out better in the long run but it was all in stages and kept adding as he was more comfortable with what we could do for him. Now if he could sell it, he would have us start on the S10 he bought to get around in while we built this one.

Mobius, what would you have liked in the doors?


just a little bit better fitment and the top left corner just looks out of place i would have molded it into the door

misfit138
12-13-2009, 09:39 PM
Good work, man.

I don't care for the wheels or hood, but that's just a matter of personal taste. The work itself is clean...

ptannjr
12-13-2009, 09:40 PM
I dont go out that way much, maybe once every 4 months or so.

That is cool, come by when you can .

ptannjr
12-13-2009, 09:43 PM
just a little bit better fitment and the top left corner just looks out of place i would have molded it into the doorit may be better in person. the lower door panel is shaped to fit to the dash. I do thank you for the input.

Crimson Boom
12-14-2009, 09:02 AM
wheels **** floppy donkey dong, other than that its kool

-Leister-
12-14-2009, 09:17 AM
Dont you love the haterz..

DB-Audio
12-14-2009, 10:47 AM
wow great job man i like that box and the center counsole great job

KHARPS
12-14-2009, 11:56 AM
Great work. Any idea what vehicle the front seats came from?

MTXman
12-14-2009, 12:04 PM
Nice truck man... the work is very nice. Ocala too? I may have to swing by there.. not too bad of a drive.


I noticed on that the guy with the headphones on on your banner (on your website).. there's white residue around his right nostril.. or atleast it looks like it. Lol he looks geeeeked. I didn't know if it was just my monitor or not lol.

ptannjr
12-18-2009, 09:08 PM
Dont you love the haterz..

Its all good, not every vehicles are for every one. That is the great things about building cars. You take a little from this and a little from that and build your own.

ptannjr
12-18-2009, 09:08 PM
wow great job man i like that box and the center counsole great job

Thanks, ill pass it on to my installers.

ptannjr
12-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Great work. Any idea what vehicle the front seats came from?

Yep, the seats are the factory ones from that 1997 Mazda b4000. Just redone in vinyl and suede.

ptannjr
12-18-2009, 09:11 PM
Nice truck man... the work is very nice. Ocala too? I may have to swing by there.. not too bad of a drive.


I noticed on that the guy with the headphones on on your banner (on your website).. there's white residue around his right nostril.. or atleast it looks like it. Lol he looks geeeeked. I didn't know if it was just my monitor or not lol.

Nice, i had not noticed that!! I think it was the ............. lighting!

Come on by we would love to have you.

tylork92
12-18-2009, 09:19 PM
love to see these lil mazdas/rangers with custom work....im about to redo my panels in my ranger.

How in the HELL did you manage to rewrap that top piece on the panels? i would LOVE to kno how as i ersined over mine and smoothed em out as i couldnt figure out a way to rewrap em....PM me

ptannjr
12-18-2009, 09:28 PM
The top part? teh vinyl by the arm? We removed it from the door and re installed them in to the door.

tylork92
12-19-2009, 08:51 AM
The top part? teh vinyl by the arm? We removed it from the door and re installed them in to the door.

yep that piece....how does it come off the door tho?

ptannjr
12-19-2009, 09:01 AM
My guys did that. IIRC it is plastic welded and the welds were drilled out. Then reattached with some wire and some spinning tool that twisted the hard wire to hold it back later.

tylork92
12-19-2009, 09:16 AM
Oh...that would work...i knew it was plastic welded but couldnt ever figure out a way to reattach it.