If you are converting a Ford Transit, you are probably wondering what to do with those foam blobs, right? We procrastinated for MONTHS about that, but finally did something about it! Read on!e




8h approximately (excluding months of procrastination)




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  • Good Looking Fabric (that matches your good looking van)
  • 3M 90 Spray Adhesive (Buy from Amazon)






The Ford SVE Bulletin (Listed in Resources just above) advises AGAINST the modification of the foam blobs, since the modification could damage or prevent the airbags from deploying properly. We don’t recommend modifying them! Yes, that includes covering them with fabric. If you decide to do so, do it at your own risks!




First things first, we used vise-grip and raw power to remove the plastic pins (they were not damaged in the process and we were able to reuse them). Others have wrapped a metal wire around the pin’s head, then pull them out (as seen on FordTransitUSAforum.com)




The foam blobs are covered with fabric; we used 3M 90 adhesive to hold the fabric in place. If you go that route, test it before: too much adhesive and you will stain the fabric. With the blob funky shapes, it is a lot of work to get a nice coverage without wrinkles… It does not have an OEM look, but it’s fine with us!


The area shown above was filled with Thinsulate leftovers to make a nicer transition.


Who’s NOT satisfied with the result? Isabelle is not satisfied with the result!



To keep to option of removing the foam blobs, we fabricated a foam plug for each plastic pin. We can remove that plug to access the plastic pin and remove the foam blob.


To make a nice transition between the ceiling and the overhead storage, we fabricated a “L” shape in plywood that we covered with fabric.

In addition to the “L” brackets, the two wood pieces are glued together


Ready to install!


The “L” is secured with 4 Plusnut:

No need to drill the metal!


…And now it’s time to promote (again) our Plusnut article!


Size guide, How-To, etc: faroutride.com/plusnut/



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We decided that covering the foam blobs with fabric is safe. Will we die? Probably.





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  1. Comment by Richmond

    Richmond Reply July 17, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Hey guys! Quick question. When you removed your foam blobs, did you see the airbag behind it? Do you know if every Transit cargo van has them? I don’t see anything behind our foam blobs, so I’m confused about where these airbags are located and why this foam would do anything for them.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply July 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      I don’t think all Transit has the airbags (depending on the production year & options). They’re not behind the foam blob, actually they are behind the overhead storage thing. Look at this picture here (it’s the white-things at the bottom left and right of the image): air bags

      Can’t tell exactly what role the foam blob play, but Ford is pretty straightforward about that: no modification… oh well.

      Happy Conversion!

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