Transit FAQ



Will Nor-Cal Vans be offering a lowered floor modification on the Ford Transit?
  • Nor-Cal Vans will not be providing a lowered floor conversion on the new Ford Transit due to several Ford designated "No Drill or Weld” zones throughout the body, floor, and doors of the Transit.
  • These zones are areas that Ford does not want modified for a variety of reasons, ranging from wiring locations to the possibility of compromising the structural integrity of the vehicle. Altering these areas might cause damage and possibly void the Ford warranty. Nor-Cal Vans is a Ford Quality Vehicle Modifier (QVM), therefore we strictly adhere to Ford's guidelines.
  • The Transit chassis also includes sections of high-strength boron steel used in the chassis to add durability to the body. Boron steel cannot be cut or drilled with standard equipment and the presence of boron steel limits the locations of aftermarket seats and wheelchair anchorage systems.
How do you handle the seating and wheelchair securement in your Transit conversions?
  • All OEM seating positions have integral lap/shoulder belts. There are no mounting points for shoulder belts or lap belts on the actual van; everything is contained within each seat.
  • Nor-Cal Vans has designed and tested their wheelchair securement systems and upper shoulder belt anchorages, as well as aftermarket fold-away seating and mounting to meet FMVSS standards. Aftermarket shoulder belt anchorage points could fail if not installed correctly.
What modifications are required to install a Driver Transfer Seat in the Transit?
  • The vehicle battery (or optional dual batteries) is located under the driver seat. Nor-Cal Vans relocates the battery to under the front passenger seat.
  • The factory rear heater is relocated from the Factory location under the front passenger seat to the rear of the vehicle.
  • The Driver Transfer Seat interferes with the Factory manual parking brake, requiring the installation of a power parking brake.