Partitions / Dividers

Ford Transit Partitions and Dividers


If you're a service professional who uses a Ford Transit van, your vehicle should work for you. Customizing your van with equipment creates a vehicle that suits your needs. Ford Transit partitions, in particular, provide a way to customize your vehicle and improve your ride.

Not sure what bulkhead would be right for you? Discover below how to choose a Transit partition from all the types available.

Transit Partition Options

From brands to materials and styles, bulkheads offer plenty of variety. Explore your Ford Transit safety partitions and separation options below.


Brands Available for Ford Transit Partitions

As you're deciding how to choose a Transit partition, consider the brands available. You want a trustworthy brand from an equally trustworthy supplier. That way, you can be sure you'll get a quality product with reliable delivery and additional assistance.

For Transit bulkheads and partitions, you can select from a line of Ranger Design products. This manufacturer is among the industry leaders in creating Transit van partitions. Ranger Design creates a range of partitions that meet the highest safety standards in the country. From there, you have different styles and materials to choose from.

Solid Contoured Aluminum Partitions

Aluminum is a lightweight yet strong and durable material. It's well-suited for Transit van partitions because it can withstand your equipment without adding too much weight to your vehicle. Solid Transit contoured aluminum partitions come in varying heights for different distances between the floor and roof of your van. Consider the height of your van's roof and the lightweight partition you could get:

  • Low roof: 46 pounds
  • Medium roof: 52 pounds
  • High roof: 57 pounds

The contoured design of these Ford Transit solid partitions allows for comfort in the cabin and adequate storage space in the cargo section of your van. Aluminum also provides a sleek look for the interior of your Ford Transit.

Contoured Aluminum Partitions With Windows

Get a combination of the sleek look and other benefits of an aluminum partition with the bonus of a window. A tempered glass window in the aluminum partition helps maintain the overall strength of a windowed divider.

As you'd find with Ford Transit solid partitions, Transit contoured aluminum partitions with windows come in a range of heights. Those ranges do not differ much in terms of the weights of solid designs, which is good news whatever size divider you need:

  • Low roof: 48 pounds
  • Medium roof: 52 pounds
  • High roof: 58 pounds


Aluminum Sliding Door Partitions

Consider lightweight and durable aluminum for a Transit sliding door partition. A sliding door gives you convenient access between the cabin and the cargo sections of your van, and it won't take up space in your cargo area when you open it. You have different height and weight options if you want a Transit sliding door partition:

  • Medium roof: 74 pounds
  • High roof: 77 pounds

The highlight of this Transit partition is the sliding door. It features a rattle-free design and a tempered glass window for visibility into the back of your van. The sliding door is lockable, meaning it will stay shut during transit and keep your cabin safe when you're parked.

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Contoured Composite Partitions

While composite is a slightly heavier material than aluminum, it provides ample noise dampening. The Ford Transit partition for a medium roof and high roof both weigh 63 pounds. Contoured composite partitions help regulate your heating or cooling in the cabin, as well, thanks to the tight-fit design.

The material is also made to be thermally stable in any weather conditions. That means the bulkhead won't become compromised in the extreme heat of the summer or be susceptible to damage in extreme winter weather. The quality of the material and the design of the partition are made for maximum impact resistance, as well. Store bulky or heavy equipment in the cargo section of your van and don't worry about it bumping into your partition.

Contoured Composite Partitions With Windows

Install a contoured composite partition with a window for maximum visibility. The upper portion of the design is entirely see-through to give you direct visibility into the back of your van. This Transit composite van partition comes in a low height that weighs 50 pounds for a lightweight divider.

You'll also have maximum seatback travel with a contoured composite partition. It provides 8 inches of setback for your comfort and convenience.

Straight Steel Partitions

Steel is another durable material option for your Ford Transit partitions. Consider a Transit straight partition with a steel mesh upper that offers you visibility into the rear of your vehicle. The galvanized steel material and 5-inch setback make this Transit steel van partition a popular option. Find it in these varieties and weights based on your vehicle's roof height:

  • Low roof: 64 pounds
  • Medium roof: 77 pounds
  • High roof: 84 pounds

Steel Swing Door Partitions

A swing door provides a versatile and economical option for your divider. The door latches to remain shut as you drive, and the bulkhead design includes a 5-inch setback to maintain a comfortable space in the cabin. Find the Transit swing door partition and its weight for your vehicle based on the roof height you need:

  • Low roof: 65 pounds
  • Medium roof: 79 pounds
  • High roof: 86 pounds

Steel Pass-Through Partitions

A Transit pass-through partition provides convenient access between the cargo area and your cabin. The panels create partial separation between your items in the back and the driver and passenger. It's another economical option that's easy to install because it consists of two separate panels. It's also a more lightweight partition model because there is no center panel.

You'll find three heights for your Ford Transit pass-through partition, and they vary with weights as follows:

  • Low roof: 49 pounds
  • Medium roof: 58 pounds
  • High roof: 65 pounds


Choosing the Right Partitions for Your Ford Transit

With so many partitions for Ford Transit vans available, you need to know how to choose the right one for you. That'll be based on your preferences, but you could consider:

  • Contoured designs: If you value a comfortable cabin, Transit contoured partitions are for you. You'll even get the benefit of maintaining space in your cargo area with a contoured partition.
  • Windowed designs: You're often backing into spots for your job or you prioritize seeing out the rearview mirror and window. In that case, select a partition with a window to maintain visibility.
  • Aluminum designs: You want durability without adding too much weight to your vehicle. Whether you already haul heavy objects or value fuel economy, a Transit aluminum van partition is for you.
  • Composite designs: For a quieter ride, select a Transit composite van partition. The thicker material blocks more sound, ideal if you transport plenty of equipment that tends to move around and make noise.
  • Steel designs: You need strength, durability and versatility. Select from Transit steel swing door partitions, pass-through designs or other models that provide those benefits in one divider.
  • Doors or open designs: Select a Transit swing door partition, sliding door or pass-through style if you often have to go between the cabin and the cargo section. The design will save you time from getting out of the back and going around the sides to the cab.

Many Transit partitions combine several of these qualities into one divider. That means you can find the benefits of a contoured design and windows in one or search for other combinations that suit your unique needs.


Why Buy Van Partitions for Your Transit Work Van?

Bulkheads for Ford Transit vans provide a divider between the cargo area of your van and the passenger cabin. That creates a safer and more efficient ride with the benefits it provides. Partitions in your Transit van serve to:

1. Provide Protection

If an accident happens, you want to keep everyone in your vehicle as safe as possible. A partition separates your tools and equipment from the passengers, protecting them from items that go flying in an accident.

Keeping your cargo well-contained helps protect drivers, passengers and your cargo. With a partition to separate your tools and equipment, everyone in your vehicle will stay safe. A partition also makes your vehicle safer because it protects you from the tools stored in your cargo area if you experience an accident.

2. Keep Cargo Contained

Even as you're driving, your tools and equipment can shift around. A partition keeps cargo contained so it cannot interfere with a driver or passenger in your van. If you ever have to make a hard stop, your equipment and tools will stay in the cargo area so you can focus on driving. 

3. Add Privacy

With a partition, your working space in the cargo area is separated from the front of your vehicle. Customers and passersby will be unable to see into the driver's seat from the back of your van with solid partition options.

4. Save on Fuel Costs

Without a partition, the cabin of your van is open to the cargo area. That means your heater or air conditioner is working to adjust the temperature of the entire van. With a solid partition, you keep the heat or cold air in the cabin, which helps save on fuel use and costs. These lower fuel costs can add up when you're running a business.

5. Have a Quieter Ride

If you're tired of long rides listening to the rolling, rattling and bumping noises your equipment makes in the back, getting a partition can help. A partition isolates sound from the cargo area. That gives you and your passenger a quieter ride to help you focus on the road.

The rattling noises from your cargo area can be a distraction when you're traveling between job sites. The partition will secure your cargo, preventing it from sliding loudly into the vehicle's front seats during hard stops or if an accident occurs.

6. Maintain Visibility

You may be concerned that adding a partition to your van means that your visibility will be lower. But if you select Transit partitions with windows, you maintain visibility through the back of your van, as long as you keep the viewing areas unblocked by your equipment.

7. Get a Custom Fit

When you shop for Ford Transit partitions, you get a product that perfectly fits your van. You won't need to adjust or alter the product you get when you make the right selection for your vehicle. The real benefit of getting a custom partition is that it will be easier to install than a one-size-fits-all product, which might require additional tools to install it or difficult alteration work to convert it into the required shape.

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What to Look for When Purchasing Partitions for Your Ford Transit

There are a lot of reasons to get a divider for your Ford Transit. And there are just as many types of partitions to choose from. So what should you look for when purchasing partitions for your Ford Transit? We suggest prioritizing these qualities for the best experience with your bulkhead:

Easy Installation

You want to spend as little time as possible trying to install your partitions. Look for models that are easy to install, and shop with a company that provides installation instructions.


Adding anything to a vehicle means you should prioritize safety. You want a custom fit that's made for your vehicle to prevent improper installation. You should also shop with a trusted supplier and select a bulkhead that meets your specific needs and vehicle specs to create a safe van.

Lightweight Partitions

You want partitions to be light enough for your vehicle. Heavy partitions impact your fuel economy, especially if you already haul weighty equipment. Just because a material is lightweight doesn't mean it's lacking in strength, either. Consider aluminum, which offers durability in a lightweight design. These light partitions are especially ideal if you already transport heavy tools and materials.

Varied Heights

Ford Transits come with roofs of varying heights, so you'll need those options in your dividers, as well. Shop for a Ford Transit high roof partition if your vehicle needs it to get the proper fit. A partition that's too short won't provide the benefits it should, and you won't be able to install one that's too tall.

Rattle-Free Partitions

You want the noise from your cargo area to be limited, but low-quality partitions could be a source of noise, as well. Select a quality design that won't rattle during bumps and turns for an even quieter ride. This is especially important to consider for a Transit sliding door partition or swing door model.

Contoured Designs

You want to maintain as much space in your cabin as possible after installing a Ford Transit bulkhead. Select a contoured design that allows for maximum seat travel and comfort. That means you and your passenger can still adjust your seats to some degree and not feel cramped in the van's cabin, even with a partition behind you.


While you want space in your cabin, you'll also need to maintain as much surface area as possible in the cargo area. Choose from Transit partitions that feature efficient designs. These products use smart designs to allow adequate space in the cabin while maintaining room in the cargo section. That means you can keep the same amount of equipment back there that you would've without the partition.

Tools Needed to Install a Ford Transit Van Partition

Some partitions may take as little as one hour to install with the right tools. That will depend on your experience, whether you have assistance and the divider model you're installing. Check the installation guide to see what specific tools you'll need to prepare for the process. Depending on the partition, you could need tools like:

  • A utility knife
  • Wrenches
  • Sockets
  • A jack nut tool
  • An impact wrench
  • A drill

How to Install Partitions for a Ford Transit

Installation varies for different partitions. It may help to understand how to put in the divider before you begin. Follow instructions provided with your equipment or find an appropriate installation instruction video online based on your divider. In general, you may find steps like these in your installation process:

  1. Remove your vehicle's factory tie downs.
  2. Mount the partition's bottom bracket with tie down bolts.
  3. Remove your vehicle's factory grab handle.
  4. Insert the jack nuts into the driver side B pillar.
  5. Match the height of the threaded holes on the passenger side.
  6. Line up the driver side panel of the partition or the entire partition.
  7. Mount the partition's ceiling bracket onto the panel or the entire partition.
  8. Ensure the panel or divider lines up with the jack nuts you installed.
  9. Insert bolts with the corresponding lock and flat washers, but do not fully tighten them.
  10. If your divider includes a separate passenger panel, mount the passenger side ceiling bracket onto the panel and position it.
  11. Ensure the panel lines up with the threaded holes and insert the bolts, but do not fully tighten them.
  12. Mount both panels or the partition to the bottom bracket, and mount the top alignment bar.
  13. If your partition has a door, test it to ensure it opens, closes and lines up with the lock.
  14. Make any necessary adjustments, and tighten all loose bolts and fasteners.
  15. Remount the factory grab handle.

While the process will be different for every model, there are a few tips you can take away from those instructions. Be sure to line up the panels and check that they match with threaded holes or jack nuts you installed. When you install the panels, do not fasten them tightly until the end of the installation. And be sure not to skip any steps throughout the installation process.

Professional Installation of Transit Van Partitions

You can also get your partitions professionally installed for an additional cost. If you have the Transit Van partitions professionally installed, you can enjoy several benefits, including:

  • Saving time: The installation will be quick when professionals who are familiar with the process complete it. You might have limited experience doing work van customizations on your own, so installing the partition could take longer than expected.
  • Saving money: Instead of buying the tools required for a smooth installation, you can rely on a flat rate for professionals to install your products. If you lack the required tools, you will have to buy them or attempt to improvise, which can lead to mistakes during the installation.
  • Preventing damages: Professional installers are aware of common mistakes to avoid during the setup process. They will carefully install your divider properly, preventing damages and reducing the need for replacement parts.

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Other Ford Transit Van Interior Equipment

In addition to a Ford Transit bulkhead, other pieces of interior equipment will make your van complete. Enhance the safety, efficiency, noise-reduction and other qualities of your van with Transit products like:

  • Wall liners: Line the walls, ceilings and doors of your Transit van. Those products, along with a partition, help minimize the noise you hear from the back of your van while you're in the cabin. Wall liners also keep the interior of your van clean and free of damages.
  • Flooring: Protect and maintain the floors of your Ford Transit with flooring covers. Flooring makes it easier to clean your vehicle and can provide a slip-resistant surface. Flooring also protects your floors from heavy equipment or dropped tools.
  • Shelving: If you keep a variety of equipment in your Ford Transit, you want a way to organize it. While partitions will separate you from your cargo, that doesn't mean you should just toss it all in the back. Think of the time you'll save looking for your equipment when it's organized on custom-fitted shelving. Shelving makes it easier to find the tools or supplies you need on a job.


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