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Ford Transit Gets The A-Team Makeover, Color Scheme Is Reversed

If you're a kid of the '80s and had access to a TV set, then these words will probably bring a lot of memories (read in a bland, TV reporter voice): "If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the A-Team." Cue the world-famous theme song.
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In retrospect, the show was pretty bad, but let's not forget it was the same era that brought us the Knight Rider, so we should probably be more appreciative of the A-Team. At least it featured a lot more likable characters. Who can forget Mr. T's B.A. Baracus with his tons of bling and fear of flying? Literally nobody who's ever set eyes on him once.

But another important member of the cast was the 1983 GMC Vandura cargo van. The vehicle was heavily modified and became one of the symbols of the show. So much so that any black van with a red stripe will immediately send people thinking about the show.

Modifying vans usually implies tweaking things to make them more appropriate for their future use. And since that use is rarely racing or carrying "four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit" in and out of action, modified vans don't usually end up looking like this. But thanks to the miracles of modern technology, such results can now be obtained with relatively minimum fuss. Praise the Photoshop.

X-Tomi Design from Hungary has applied the A-Team recipe to a modern Ford Transit van. To be fair, he went more for a Ford F-150 Raptor look, but it's all in the color scheme. You see, the red and black don't even need to be in the right place for the mental link to happen.

Apart from the Raptoresque grille, other modifications include a lower suspension, larger and wider wheels, flared wheel arches, winged sills, and a new front bumper with a more aggressive design and what looks like an intercooler, presumably for the more potent turbocharged engine.

However striking the modifications, we think it's the color scheme that really sends the message across. Of course, had it been red on black and had the stripe gone up at some point toward the roof, the effect would have been a lot stronger. But maybe they didn't have the A-Team in Hungary, so no judgment there.

 
 
 
 
 

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