2021 Ford Transit – Fixed Bed

Written By Yula.ca

On November 5, 2021

Before getting the van, and starting the build, we had always thought we’d made a bed that folds up to have a couch in the van.  But as we started building we changed our minds and proceeded to build a fixed bed.  Here’s how we built the fixed bed platform in our 2021 Ford Transit van:

2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca

The main purchase we made for this project is this comfortable queen sized memory foam mattress from Costco.

Other supplies we used:

  • Steel corner beams (Home Depot)
  • Tremclad rust proof paint (Home Depot)
  • Plastic mesh fencing (Home Depot)
2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca
2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca
2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca

We made 2 of these structures, one for each end of the van, and secured them using Plusnuts and bolts.

2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca
2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca
2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca

We opted to add 6 2×2 beams across, to support our mattress. For added strength, we added these metal corners to each beam. So we cut 6 of them to size, filed them, painted them with rust proof paint and attached them to the 2×2’s.

We opted to get this plastic mesh fencing to support the mattress between each beam.

2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca
2021 Ford Transit Fixed Bed – https://yula.ca

And here it is with the mattress. We had to cut 3” off the end to make it fit snugly from end to end, and also cut a couple of corner to fit the weird shape of the Transit.

 

2021 Ford Transit – Fixed Bed

 

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Yours Truly …. Yula