Product details

Description

The Transit Overhead Van Cabinet is a game-changer for van conversion and van life enthusiasts. Crafted to cater to the needs of both DIY van conversion aficionados and professional van builders, this cabinet will redefine your on-the-road experience.

Keeping your adventure van organized can become a full-time job without having ample storage space available. The Transit Van Overhead Cabinet is specifically designed to be a low-profile option for gear while traveling or hanging at camp. Engineered specifically for the Ford Transit Van, our line-up of Cabinetry allows for a fully customizable van interior without the hassle of trying to build custom cabinets that fit every angle of your Transit Van. 

These cabinets are not just a storage solution but a gateway to effortless van customization. Shipped preassembled and ready for installation, they're a time-saver for DIY enthusiasts and professional van builders. Designed to cater to your needs, our cabinets are perfect for those embarking on their van conversion journey. With easy installation, ample storage space, and robust construction, our cabinets ensure that your van conversion is a breeze, providing you with the solutions you need for a hassle-free and stylish van life experience.

Although the installation of our Transit Van Overhead Cabinet can be paired with just about any type of wall covering, we highly suggest you look at our Transit Van Wall Panel Kit. This wall panel kit has pre-drilled holes that allow you to mount your overhead cabinets to the most secure location inside your van for safety while you tackle those washboard roads or tougher off-road trails. 


Features

  • Pre-Assembled Modular Design: Each upper cabinet arrives pre-assembled, shipping in modular 36" - 44" sections with two doors. Easily combine sections to create longer storage solutions, saving you time and effort during installation.
  • Beautifully Paint Grade: These cabinets aren't just functional; they add a touch of elegance to your van. Their paint-grade finish complements the aesthetics of your van's interior.
  • Smart Door Design: The large doors provide convenient access to your belongings, making storage and retrieval a breeze.
  • Secure Closure: Equipped with black compression latches, these cabinets ensure your belongings stay firmly in place during your travels.
  • Modern Aesthetics: The square edge design with inset doors provides a contemporary and sleek look, enhancing the overall appearance of your van interior.
  • Versatile Mounting Options: Whether you choose to mount them on walls, ceiling panels, the headliner, or the overhead frame (Rivet Nuts recommended), our cabinets offer versatility to suit your van's layout.
  • Quality Construction: These cabinets are made from veneer plywood, showcasing the natural beauty of wood grains. Stains may appear as with natural lumber, adding character to your van's interior.
  • Custom Fit: The back curve of the cabinet is expertly cut to match your specific vehicle make and model, ensuring a seamless integration into your van conversion.
  • Illumination Ready: While lights are not wired to the ballast, you have the flexibility to wire them into your central power system, allowing you to customize your van's lighting according to your needs.
  • Robust Storage: Our cabinets are built to withstand the demands of van life, capable of holding heavy cargo without breaking. Please note that each cabinet is not rated for more than 100lbs of storage.
  • Satin Urethane Seal: The prefinished Maple & Bamboo cabinets feature a satin urethane seal, offering durability and a classy finishing touch to your van's interior.

Materials 

  • Unfinished Maple
  • Prefinished Maple
  • Prefinished Amber Bamboo

Please refer to our materials page here to see images and details of each option: Materials

Specs

Length: 36" - 44" (Can be mounted side by side to cover the full length of any vehicle)
Depth: 15.5" Standard, 12.5" Low Profile
Height: 15.5" 
Weight: Approx. 38lbs per 40" section
Load Capacity: 100lbs per 20" section

DIY Installation

  • Installation Difficulty: Medium | 2 people
  • Installation Time: 1 Hour
  • Tools Needed: Power Drill, Rivet Nut Tool, Screw Driver, Drill Bits

FAQs

  • Will these cabinets perfectly fit my vehicle?

Transit models have a curvature on top and on the rear to match the factory curvature of the vehicle. Note: The primary wiring harness on the driver-side wall will prevent the cabinets from fitting the driver-side wall. The black wiring harness cover needs to be removed before cabinetry installation. The cabinets are all standardized with a cutout on the sidewalls for the wiring harness to fit into. This notch is covered by a very thin layer of veneer that may be cut away to allow space for the wiring harness to pass through.

It is strongly recommended that this cabinet is mounted using rivet nuts as specified by our Installation Guide.

  • What are the differences in material choice for upper cabinetry?

All upper cabinetry materials are made from the same paint-grade plywood used in custom kitchen builds and are designed to withstand years of daily use.

Prefinished Maple:

  • Semigloss finish
  • It does not take stains or seals
  • Takes very well to paint
  • No finish work needed - already sealed and protected
  • Lightweight and durable


Unfinished Maple:

  • Lighter shade
  • Takes very well to lighter stains or whitewash stains
  • Takes very poorly to dark stains
  • Very easy to paint
  • Can take mineral oil/finishing oil for a nice light finish
  • Sealing is recommended but not required
  • Lightweight and durable


  • How do I apply paint, stain, or sealer?

Painting:

  • Lightly scuff the entire cabinet surface that you plan on coating with 120-180 grit sandpaper.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of primer before applying your main coat.
  • Always apply a finish when you're happy with the paint for a long-lasting appearance.

Staining:

  • Sand the surface on all faces with sandpaper traveling with the grain of the wood.
  • Apply stain very cautiously to a section of the cabinet that will not be visible to gauge the volume and pressure you need to achieve the look you want.
  • Apply the stain evenly with a rag, sponge, or spray gun until all surfaces are coated.
  • Please note that overlapping surfaces may make the stain darker on the overlapped areas.
  • Always apply a finish when you're happy with the stain for a long-lasting appearance.


  • Is the wood color consistent across orders?

A lumber pattern is not guaranteed. This comes from raw lumber and varies in tint, shade, and grain. Minor defects in the veneer also occur occasionally, and we make a great effort not to use any lumber with serious flaws.

The ends are made from natural wood, not veneer. For this reason, you may see small gaps (~0.075") at the ends and centers of your cabinet sections. These may be filled with putty, painted over, or ignored.