All the little chicks with crimson lips, go...
Hey, get your stinking cursor off my face! I got nukes, you know.
No problem JR. The response on CSW confirmed by Jon. Let me post here:
"We play that cards can be played in any order. I don't think there's anything in the rules that prohibits this, so transforming an armored car you just received into a tank appears to be legal, since the rules don't disallow it."
Great, I'm gonna do just that!