Are you looking to convert your Ford Transit Custom Van but need help deciding what to add?
What is a Transit Van Conversion?
Before we dive in, you should be in a 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.
Various types of van conversions are available, such as a campervan or a day van. So whether it is a week away in a secluded area or simply to have a fully functioning work van, you should consider investing in a van conversion.
Why should I choose a Ford Transit for my conversion?
The Ford Transit is a modern and highly versatile van perfect for converting. It also offers numerous modern conveniences, such as a fuel-efficient engine lineup and decent road manners.
It has the highest roof of any van on the market and is a trendy 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, as it depends entirely on what you intend to do with your van.
No matter what van you convert, a van conversion will always be worth every penny! However, the type of conversion and van you want is entirely up to you.
Even though we are living through some extraordinary 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 without worrying about paying for housing.
Another conversion people like to opt for is a day van conversion. You can use a day van for many things, such as a day out at the beach, fishing trips, surfing, festivals, or even a fully functional work van.
Pop Top Roof
Many people need clarification on 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 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. Adding a pop-top roof to your Ford Transit will allow you 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 essential to own a high-quality pop-top roof that can withstand any weather conditions. At Wildworx, we sell Austops, Skyline and SCA pop-top roof fittings.
We also have a team who have all completed courses on roof fitting with each supplier. Ensuring that everything relating to your conversion is fitted professionally. When choosing what type of pop-top roof you would like for your Ford Transit, consider how much it protrudes from the van and anything else that may bother you.
Most pop-top roof kits do come with a platform bed; the quality of these beds does vary depending on what pop-top roof it is that you are purchasing if you would like to learn more about adding a pop-top roof to your Ford Transit.
Check out our full write-up on fitting a pop-top roof to your campervan.
Before you commit to the roof conversion, think about your accessories. Do you want an awning or awning rail? Or perhaps you're thinking of solar panels. If so, check with the manufacturer to make sure they are compatible.
Ford Transit Campervan Conversions
We offer total campervan conversions for the Ford Transit Van. Although we talk a lot about the VW Transporter, we have completed many modifications of the Ford Transit. They make fantastic Campervan Conversions.
Alloy wheels are most certainly a must for 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 many 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, allowing it to stand out in the crowd and look fabulous.
Roof bars and Bike Racks
A roof bar consists of a collection of bars attached to your Ford Transit's roof. They are typically used to convey large items such as bikes, canoes or oversized luggage. Sometimes, people prefer to add roof bars to allow more space in their vans.
However, before you decide to invest in a roof bar, creating a list of what you will be carrying on your roof bar can be beneficial to reduce any potential damage that may occur due to exceeding the weight limit. You can also add various things to your roof bar such as a wind deflector to reduce wind noise and make your epic journey 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 consider investing in some.
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! They aren’t essential accessories for your van but they make life much easier.
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 much easier for you to find the materials and tools you will need within the blink of an eye!
Having a storage system installed into your Ford Transit Custom will also ensure that all your tools and equipment are safely secured. You want to avoid being in a position where all of your things get damaged due to them not being safely secured.
With storage systems, everything will be neatly organised, so you can easily avoid this. For those who believe in first impressions, a storage system for your Ford Transit Custom is the way to go!
Installing a storage system into your Ford Transit Custom will create a desirable and professional look for your van, meaning that customers may want to hire you again or even potentially recommend you to others. If you do not have a storage system, you may even cause some emotional problems for yourself.
The absence of a storage system may cause 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 can quickly eliminate this problem and find everything you need.
What mistakes do people tend to make in 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 must be aware of common mistakes others make with their van conversions.
The first and most common is when people spend a ridiculous amount of money on items they do not need. For example, if you know that you can access your van easily, investing in some sidebars isn’t really necessary. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot have them. We recommend you consider everything you will add to your van and how it benefits you.
The second common mistake people tend to make with their van conversions is to do with the need for more planning beforehand. Whether you are completing the van conversion yourself or paying a professional company to complete it, you will want to do some planning yourself before making any decision.
This could be watching videos on Youtube, visiting van shows, joining Facebook groups, following social media accounts, or even reading any other material you can access online.
Can I complete a van conversion myself?
It will take some time to complete and require expertise, but it can be easily achieved. Ensure you have all the correct tools and research as much as possible, and educate yourself before you begin the process thoroughly. We also recommend you plan and measure everything literally.
You will also need to be aware that there may be times when you have to make sacrifices or explore other options, as only some things will fit perfectly. Doing this will make the process much quicker and reduce any potential mistakes you may make along the way.
Even though it may seem cheaper at first, you can definitely spend a lot in the long run if you are not 100% aware of what you are doing. You are welcome to ask people you know who will be happy to help assist you in areas.
However, suppose this is something that you are not confident about. But if it interests you and you have the resources you need, then you should go for it! In that case, it is best to go to a professional van converter to ensure everything is done safely and reliably.
What about safety?
As safety is an essential factor in van conversions, we assure you that everything completed here at Wildworx is of excellent quality and meets all standard safety requirements.
As we have repeatedly said, we recommend you research at home to ensure that you are satisfied with what you are purchasing for your Ford Transit conversion. But if you need clarification, you can contact one of our team members here at Wildworx using the information provided below.
Wildworx Ford Transit Van Conversions
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. We have a workshop in Alcester, Warwickshire. Our qualified and talented team would happily discuss your Ford Transit Van conversion with you. Get in touch with our team.