Ford Transit Cab Chassis with Composite Camper

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Does anyone have a feel for converting a 2019 to 4x4 VS the AWD on the 2020?
Apparently the 2020 got a lot more structural strength in the main frame. The Quigley 4x4 is also more robust and a true 4x4 where the factory version is "only" a AWD system. For most people the AWD will be plenty enough... Because we need to take our truck to shows, we need to make it more "overlandisch" looking with the Quigley. Sometimes I wish we could just build something for us and keep it super simple... :)
 

dags

Adventurer
Apparently the 2020 got a lot more structural strength in the main frame. The Quigley 4x4 is also more robust and a true 4x4 where the factory version is "only" a AWD system. For most people the AWD will be plenty enough... Because we need to take our truck to shows, we need to make it more "overlandisch" looking with the Quigley. Sometimes I wish we could just build something for us and keep it super simple... :)

Things have gone quiet, any progress on the camper and Transit?
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Things have gone quiet, any progress on the camper and Transit?
Currently waiting for the camper body kit to arrive. You will see more action in January. Will have only three months to built and outfit before we have to start the expo and overland rally tour.
 

dags

Adventurer
Currently waiting for the camper body kit to arrive. You will see more action in January. Will have only three months to built and outfit before we have to start the expo and overland rally tour.

Look like the Ford website now has the ability to spec up a transit. What wheelbase length do you recommend?
 

NYON

New member
Hi, quick question. Earlier in the thread it was mentioned the Transit had a stiff enough frame you could just attach the composite cabin to the Transit cab and chassis without the need for a flexible seal or even a subframe. I was wondering is the composite cabin just "glued" to the Transit cab? Which someone could theoretically do themself once they get the composite cabin kit. Or is there a more involved process of making sure water/snow/dust/dirt didn't enter the gap between the composite cabin and Transit cab? Thanks for any advice in advance. Looking forward to seeing your build of this Transit chassis!! Expo West can't arrive soon enough!! :)
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Hi, quick question. Earlier in the thread it was mentioned the Transit had a stiff enough frame you could just attach the composite cabin to the Transit cab and chassis without the need for a flexible seal or even a subframe. I was wondering is the composite cabin just "glued" to the Transit cab? Which someone could theoretically do themself once they get the composite cabin kit. Or is there a more involved process of making sure water/snow/dust/dirt didn't enter the gap between the composite cabin and Transit cab? Thanks for any advice in advance. Looking forward to seeing your build of this Transit chassis!! Expo West can't arrive soon enough!! :)
The camper will be bolted through the factory frame mounting holes. These holes will be pre drilled and threads are cut in our factory. In addition the camper will be glued/sealed to the frame rails to prevent dirt and water to get in between. In addition to that the front wall will be bolted to the driverscab ( mainly to speed up assembly) . For a tight seal to the cab, we are using a combination of rubber seals and adhesive.
 

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MuleShoer

Adventurer
So the box is bolted to frame and cab with no isolators for shock and flex? but the cab is mounted on rubber isolators so it can flex. What will prevent the front wall from cracking at the sidewall joints?
 
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