PICS: Ford Transit flexes ‘flexibility’ muscles in 11 cool upfit specs

Updated Oct 20, 2015

Ford Transit, America’s best-selling full-size van, now offers 58 vehicle configurations and even more customization potential through upfitters.

These 11 specialty vans – tricked out for specialized jobs ranging from transporting art to rescuing puppies and teaching kids to surf – capitalize on the flexibility of Transit, which features the most configurations in its class.Windy City Limo APPROVED

Windy City Limousine

Chicago-based Windy City Limousine’s Ford Transit was converted by Battisti Customs of Elkhart, Indiana, to carry 13 passengers in luxury and style – with a wood floor, black leather couch-style seating and two flat-screen televisions.

So-Gnar APPROVEDSo-Gnar’s Creative Hub

This shred-ready Ford Transit is modified with a custom boot dryer, snowboard rack, tuning bench and portable DJ booth to make snowboarding even more fun for its riders. “It’s an absolute dream of a creative hub that we can do anything out of,” says So-Gnar CEO Pat Milbery.

Feng APPROVEDProf. ZL Feng’s Art Transporter

The first Ford Transit buyer in the United States, ZL Feng, is an art professor and skilled artist who uses his van to transport his art to museums, galleries, art shows and art buyers’ homes.Grateful Grail

The Grateful Grail Coffee Shop

The Grateful Grail mobile coffee shop cruises around Baltimore, Maryland, including local music festivals and events. Brothers and Grateful Grail owners Brian and David Seward customized the van themselves, and talented local artists Brian O’Rourke and Jae Meca painted this electrifying Ford Transit.

Surfers Healing APPROVEDSurfers Healing’s Woody Van

Champion surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his Surfers Healing team use a Ford Transit to transport surfboards and life jackets as they introduce kids with autism to surfing.

Park Place Catering APPROVED copyPark Place Caterers’ Mobile Kitchen

This jumbo Ford Transit van – customized with a liftgate and inverter to power a refrigerator and hotbox – delivers deliciousness across the Metro Detroit area.

Shultz's Guest House APPROVEDShultz’s Guest House’s Dog Rescue Van

Shultz’s Guest House uses its Ford Transit to transport orphaned dogs – sometimes from several states away – to a private 200-acre farm in Dedham, Massachusetts, where they are safe from being euthanized until permanent homes are found for them.

The SpreadThe Spread Mobile Deli

This Ford Transit is a mobile deli – serving breakfast and lunch sandwiches on wraps and fresh-baked bagels in and around Northeast Ohio.
Forrest Baker

Forrest Baker’s Mobility Van

Eighty-six-year-old Forrest Baker explores the Pacific Northwest with the help of his specially modified Ford Transit, which includes a lift for his off-road wheelchair, high-visibility lights and bull guard. “Without a doubt, this is the finest purpose-built vehicle I have ever had the pleasure of owning,” Baker wrote to his dealership of more than 45 years, Wendle Ford in Spokane, Washington.

Ford Motor Company Fund has donated five Ford Transit vans to the American Red Cross, building on more than 30 years of jointly supporting disaster relief. The new Ford Transit high-roof vans with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines were delivered to five locat

Red Cross Emergency Response

Five new Ford Transit vans are in use as Red Cross emergency response and life-saving blood transport vehicles in Detroit; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio; and Portland, Oregon.Wag'n Tails APPROVED

Wag’n Tails’ Pet Grooming Studio

Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions in Granger, Indiana, converts Ford Transit vans into fully self-contained mobile pet grooming studios, complete with full-size tubs, hydro-massage shampoo systems, grooming tables, blow dryers, vacuums and fridges.