4 of the best Ford Transit Van Conversion Ideas
Looking to convert your Ford Transit Custom Van but not sure of what to add to it?
We have created a list of 4 of the best ideas that we think will be perfect to include in your Transit Van Conversion, whether you're looking for a Campervan Conversion or just looking for some modifications.
What is a Transit Van Conversion?
Before we dive in, it is best that you are in the position where you know exactly what a Transit Van Conversion is. A van conversion is where a van of your choice (Ford Transit Van) is equipped with equipment to allow you to take it on loads of different adventures such as camping trips or a day out hiking.
There are various different types of van conversions available, such as a campervan or a day van. So whether it is a week away in a secluded area or simply just to have a fully functioning work van, you should definitely consider investing in a van conversion.
Why should I choose a Ford Transit for my conversion?
The Ford Transit is a very popular and highly versatile van that is perfect for converting. It also offers multiple different modern conveniences such as a fuel-efficient engine lineup and also decent road manners.
It actually has the highest roof of any van on the market, and it is a very popular van to be converted into a campervan. No matter what it is you want to use your van for, the Ford Transit is a great option to go for!
Why should I convert my Ford Transit?
This question is a question that many people tend to ask. However, there is no straightforward answer to it as it entirely depends on what you intend to do with your van.
No matter what van it is you convert, a van conversion is always going to be worth every penny! The type of conversion and van that you want however, is entirely up to you.
Even though we are living through some very strange times at the moment, many people are still wanting to do their annual family holiday away from home. So as staycations in the UK are becoming increasingly popular, so is the demand for accommodation. But by having your very own campervan, you can holiday anywhere you wish to without having to worry about paying for accommodation.
Another conversion people like to opt for is a day van conversion. You can use a day van for so many different things such as a day out at the beach, fishing trips, a day out surfing, festivals, or even as a fully functional work van.
Pop Top Roof
A lot of people tend to question whether or not they should invest in a pop top roof for their Ford Transit Van conversion. However, we strongly recommend that before you purchase anything, you should ask yourself “why and how will a pop top roof benefit me?”
Pop top roofs are the main thing that turns your van into a campervan. When travelling, you want to be as comfortable as you can. By adding a pop top roof to your Ford Transit, you will be able to experience that desirable comfort you have always wanted whilst getting some practical benefits simultaneously!
As you will be travelling throughout the UK, it is very important to own a high quality pop top roof that can withstand any sort of weather conditions. Here at Wildworx we sell Austops, Skyline and SCA pop-top roof fitting.
We also have a team who have all taken part in courses on roof fitting with each supplier to ensure that everything relating to your conversion is completed to a very high standard. When it comes to choosing what type of pop top roof it is you would like for your Ford Transit, you should definitely take into account things such as how much it protrudes from the van and anything else that may potentially bother you.
Most pop top roof kits do come with a platform bed, the quality of these beds do vary depending on what pop top roof it is that you are purchasing. If you would like to find out more about adding a pop top roof to your Ford Transit.
Check out our full right up on fitting a pop top roof to your campervan.
Ford Transit Campervan Conversions
We offer full campervan conversions for the Ford Transit Van. Although we talk a lot about the VW Transporter, we have completed many conversions of the Ford Transit. They make a fantastic Campervan Conversions.
Alloy wheels are most certainly a must when it comes to any van conversion. To put it in simple terms, alloy wheels are wheels that are formed from an alloy of aluminium and magnesium.
They provide so many different benefits for your Ford Transit such as faster acceleration, and the ability to stop your van quicker. However, it does not stop there! Alloy wheels also provide great cosmetic benefits as they make your van much more visually appealing to allow it to stand out in the crowd and look fabulous.
Roof bars and Bike Racks
A roof bar consists of a collection of bars that are attached to the roof of your Ford Transit. They are typically used to convey large items such as bikes, canoes or large luggage. Sometimes, people prefer to add roof bars simply to allow for more space in their van.
However before you make the decision to invest in a roof bar, it can be extremely helpful to create a list of what you will be carrying on your roof bar so you can reduce any potential damage that may occur as a result of exceeding the weight limit. You can also add various things to your roof bar such as a wind deflector to reduce wind noise when travelling, and make your epic journey run much smoother.
Roof bars also improve the attractiveness of your Ford Transit majorly, and if this is something that you are looking for you should definitely consider investing in some.
They aren’t an accessory that is essential for your van, but they do make life so much more easier. Wouldn’t you love to be able to go away in your Ford Transit and not have to stress about how you will be able to fit all your belongings in the van? Now that would be great!
Ford Transit Custom Storage Systems
Having a Ford Transit Storage System, provides you with loads of different types of benefits. For starters, a storage system will create a very organised and neat space, where everything has its own home. This will make it so much easier for you to find the materials and tools that you will need, within the blink of an eye! Having a storage system installed into your Ford Transit Custom will also ensure that all of your tools and equipment are safely secured at all times. You really would not want to be in a position where all of your things get damaged due to them not being safely secured.
An unorganised storage space may even cost you a lot of money in the near future as you will have to replace everything that has been damaged. With storage systems, everything will be neatly organised, so that you can easily avoid this happening. For those of you who really believe in first impressions, then a storage system for your Ford Transit Custom is definitely the way to go!
By having a storage system installed into your Ford Transit Custom, you will create a very desirable and professional look for your van, meaning that customers may want to hire you again, or even potentially recommend you to other people. If you do not have a storage system, you may even cause some emotional problems for yourself.
The absence of a storage system may potentially cause a lot of unnecessary stress and frustration as you may not be able to find any of your tools or equipment. By installing a storage system into your Ford Transit Custom, you will be able to easily eliminate this problem as you will be able to easily find exactly everything that you will need.
What mistakes do people tend to make when it comes to Transit Van Conversions?
When it comes to any van conversion, you are most certainly going to want to avoid any potential mistakes that may occur. To do this, you are going to need to be aware of some common mistakes that other people make with their van conversions.
The first and most common one, is when people spend a ridiculous amount of money on items that they do not need. For example, if you know that you will be able to access your van easily then investing in some side bars isn’t really necessary. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot have them. We just highly recommend you really think about everything that you are going to add to your van, and how it is advantageous to you personally.
The second common mistake people tend to make with their van conversions is to do with the lack of planning beforehand. Whether you are completing the van conversion yourself or paying a professional company to complete it, you are going to want to do some planning yourself before you make any sort of decision. This could be watching videos on Youtube, visiting van shows, joining Facebook groups, following social media accounts, or even reading any other material that is available for you to access online.
Can I complete a van conversion myself?
Of course you can! There is always going to be the option where you can complete the van conversion yourself. It will certainly take some time to complete and will also require some sort of expertise at times, but it can be easily achieved. Just make sure you have all the correct tools and research as much as you can in order to fully educate yourself before you begin the process. We also recommend you plan and measure literally everything.
You will also need to be aware that there may be times where you have to make sacrifices or explore other options, as not everything will fit perfectly. By doing this, not only will it make the process a lot quicker, but it will also reduce any potential mistakes you may make along the way.
Even though it may seem cheaper at first, you can definitely end up spending a lot in the long run if you are not 100% aware of what it is you are doing. You are more than welcome to ask people who you know will be happy to help assist you in areas.
However, if this is something that you are not extremely confident about, then it is probably best you go to a professional van converter to ensure that everything will be done safely and is reliable. But if it is something that interests you and you have the resources you need, then you should totally go for it!
What about the safety?
As safety is such an important factor when it comes to van conversions, we can assure you that everything that is completed here at Wildworx is to a great quality and meets all standard safety requirements.
As we have said repeatedly, we highly recommend you do your own research at home to ensure that you are satisfied with what it is you are purchasing for your Ford Transit conversion. But if you are unsure about anything, then you can contact one of our team members here at Wildworx using the information that has been provided below.
Wildworx Ford Transit Van Conversions
We have a workshop in Alcester, Warwickshire. Our qualified and talented team would be happy to discuss your Ford Transit Van conversion with you. You're more than welcome to check out the different Transit Van conversions we have completed here at Wildworx via our social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram. Get in touch with our team.