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How to remove the bulkhead from a Ford Transit (Van Conversion)

Updated: Aug 18

The bulkhead is a heavy sheet of steel that separates the front and the back of the van. Most people building a campervan will want to remove it to allow more walking space in the van. In this guide I will show you the simple approach to remove the bulkhead from your Ford Transit van, by the end your van feel much more airy! I'm Shane, I've been teaching people to convert campervans for many years, I'm the van conversion instructor at Udemy, author of The Van Conversion Newsletter, and the proud owner of a beautiful self-build campervan called Beans. So let's jump in and have a look at how to remove the bulkhead from your Ford Transit.


How to remove the bulkhead from a Ford Transit van

In most countries the bulkhead is a legal requirement on commercial vehicles, but since you're building a campervan we are safe to remove it!


Remove Ford Transit Bulkhead

Removing the bulkhead is different from van to van, but normally very straight forward.

In the Ford Transit, the bulkhead is secured to the chassis with several large torx-head bolts (Size T-55). Remove these bolts and you can remove the bulkhead.

Torx T-55 Screw Ford Transit

They are screwed in very tight, so you will need to use a T-55 Torx bit with a socket wrench


Careful when removing the bulkhead! It's VERY VERY heavy.


Conclusion

I hope you found this guide to removing the bulkhead from your Ford Transit van useful! You are well on your way to a beautiful self-build campervan! Don't forget to subscribe to The Van Conversion Newsletter for everything you need to get started with your own van conversion.


If you're converting a van but unsure of how to do it, you could also check out the Van Conversion Course on Udemy. In the course, you'll learn directly from me how to convert a van into your dream home - no prior experience needed!


Until next time,

Shane ✌️