Adding Extra Seats
The biggest con of getting the cargo version of the Ford Transit is that it only comes with two front seats. With only two seats it makes hanging out in the “living room” hard to do. It also prevents us from taking friends with us on adventures.
So we added a Freeman Handi-Flip folding bench seat. Now Gidget has a total of 4 seats with seat belts.
We had help with the install to make sure it was safe. If you decide to install an aftermarket seat we strongly encourage you have it done professionally.
We added some steel plates to the undercarriage of the van to provide extra reinforcement to the area the seat was to be mounted.
The van floor cross members dictated where the seat could be installed. This resulted in a 12″ gap between the seat and the bed. In the next blog post we will show what we did about it.