Our Ford Transit Kit works with 2015+ model years that have a factory overhead console which accommodates our mounting brackets.
Save Time - Research, design and construction without our kit could take up to 15 hours.
Save Money - Cost savings in the range of $450 when compared to factory built options which are expensive to ship.
Ensure Quality and Safety - We've worked with a design engineer to dial in our template dimensions for a perfect fit. Mounting hardware is manufactured by an ISO certified fabricator the USA.
Unfortunately, no. Our 2015+ Ford Transit DIY Kit only works on vans with factory overhead shelf for mounting the brackets.
A model-year specific 1-1 scale paper template, mounting brackets and fasteners, and a postcard with important details on the next steps of your shelf build
Basic woodworking skills: You're already building out a van - this is easy in comparison!
Required tools: Jigsaw with a wood-cutting blade, drill with 9/32” and 7/32” bit, wood glue, scissors, clear packing tape, ⅜” (14 mm) wrench, 7 mm socket, Philips screwdriver, and pencil.
We're in this to help, not hinder. Should you have any issue with our kit, or recommended process, we'll happily buy it back from you.
We recommend 1/2" Baltic Birch if staining or painting, or 1/2" bamboo plywood if leaving it untreated. But ¾” plywood can work too! More details on working with the plywood are found here.
We suggest a maximum load of 50 lbs.
Our understanding is that the airbags deploy downwards from the plastic trim above the windows. This particular zone is mounted lower than the shelf would be. We have left an inch spacing on each side for a little bit of expansion, and our brackets slide into the existing console mounts. We've been cognizant to not interfere with any of the vehicle systems, but please note that we haven't done a live test or claim any safety guarantee.
Yes, our 2015+ Ford Transit DIY Kit works on both mid and high-roof vans with factory overhead shelf. On mid-roof vans, it has an opening of roughly 8" from the ceiling center to the top of the shelf without the front flange, while on high-roof, it has an opening of roughly 12" from the ceiling center to the top of the shelf without the front flange.