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  3. Jamie S

    Hello everyone from a new member

    I didn't know that. Thanks mrtn, I'll take all the info I can get. I'm a firm believer in "measure twice, build once".
  4. mrtn

    Hello everyone from a new member

    There's also a community in Facebook, search for Transit Connect Campers if you're a Facebook user.
  5. Jamie S

    Hello everyone from a new member

    Hello everyone. I'm a new member as of today. I hope I'm doing this post correctly. If not, I apologize. I'm currently in the market for a Transit Connect cargo van 2014 or newer to convert to a one person camper. I'm (hopefully) getting close to retirement and want to do a lot of traveling all over North America. I'm planning the van layout and between this site and YouTube, I'm finding a wealth of information to help me. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to post and help others. I'll be contacting a few members here with some questions and eventually someday be posting info myself on doing a build to help others. Looking forward to being a member of the community. Thanks. Jamie S
  6. Not that I can afford it anyway, but I'd like to know about the pop-top on the van in those pics, lol. Looks pretty decent when closed, anyway.
  7. mbrint

    LIFT!!

    I was digging through his posts. He wrote this: "215/60 R15, Yokahama Geolander ... 3" front lift to level stance .. used 4WD Ford Escape front end suspension components ... Fabricated aluminum strut spacers ... hope that helps" Looks like not quite direct fit.
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  9. YONKK

    2016 2nd row seat removal

    My attempt to make a camper from a 2016 wagon. Started with 2nd row seat removal .
  10. https://www.vanwindowsdirect.com/collections/ford-transit-connect-14-18/products/passenger-sliding-door-half-slider-window-ford-transit-connect-2014-2020
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  12. Unlockking

    Transmission not shifting into 3rd

    Mike, please tell me you have found the root cause. I am in the same boat. I just recently changed replaced my transmission and everything you listed above including EGR. TC drove good for all of 20 minutes and 3 gears continue to be an issue.
  13. mrtn

    New TC owner building motovan

    We have a biannual (or annual on commercial vehicles or after the ninth year for private cars) inspection: exhaust sniffer, visual overview, tires, lights with aiming check, shock and brake tests, fire extinguisher date etc.
  14. Humbugtru

    New TC owner building motovan

    I am in a state that has no such inspections. I plan on running the wheels off it and it going to the scrap yard when I am done. At 50+ mpg, I may just make this my daily driver...
  15. G B L

    New TC owner building motovan

    Cool, Here they have an OBD 2 scan on cars less than 15 years old. The State also checks for brakes and body rust which is an issue here.
  16. Beta Don

    New TC owner building motovan

    He could register it in Mississippi, no problem. We have never had an exhaust sniffer test of any kind and a few years ago, they abandoned the $5 annual state test which only checked to see if your lights, wipers and horn worked, so now we have no vehicle inspections of any kind - Nada, nil, zero! Don
  17. https://www.youtube.com/embed/PclidT0ZEBo?rel=0&autoplay=1 Watch this it tells all good luck.Keep us posted
  18. hi Everyone im Raf, from Luton I have Connect 2016 the Battery is Flat and can’t get in to Cabin to open the bonnet due to someone trying to break in few months ago and busting the lock, I normally use the key fob, any info or ideas to get in the bonnet to charge the battery would be really appreciated thank you
  19. Unlockking

    Transmission not shifting into 3rd

    On my TC I replaced the transmission with a rebuild and it's been a mystery. The TC shifts from 1,2 flawlessly then come 3rd which is a hard shift. I replaced EGR and notice a big difference and almost though I had fixed the issue. Wrong.As I drive more it begins to slip into 3rd and eventually it will get " stuck on e". I've come to the conclusion it's not the transmission but rather electronic components or multiple component. TBH Overall replacing transmission was needed but now I stumped too.
  20. hi Everyone in Raf, from Luton I have Connect 2016 the Battery is Flat and can’t get in to Cabin to open the bonnet due to someone trying to break in few months ago and busting the lock, I normally use the key fob, any info or ideas to get in the bonnet to charge the battery would be really appreciated thank you
  21. G B L

    New TC owner building motovan

    Cool you must be in a non inspection state. Here they do a scan once a year and that swap would not pass. Love to know where you are going to register it.
  22. G B L

    Cylinder #2 Misfire

    The engine you bought was it guaranteed to run? The long block won't be bad, but I cannot believe you can't find a very good running take out for less, buy passing a lot of work. keep us posted
  23. If it's anything like my 2015 gen 2 TC, it's just a plastic panel.
  24. FTC folks, I have converted a 2013 XLT into a micro camper. It started out as a cargo van with only two cab windows. I have installed a van in the roof and small RV window in the rear doors using butyl tape as sealant. Now attempting to install an RV window in driver side ”second row” sliding door only to discover that the portion of the door where a window would normally be in a passenger van is not steel. Does anyone know what this material is? Looking for ways to build out the window trim and appropriate sealants. Thanks in advance!
  25. eliminatethis

    19 USB issue

    I have a 2019 connect. there are 2 USB ports next to the 12V outlet both do not have power. The manual says in the under hood fuse block position 22 is a 5 amp fuse for the USB ports but in that location of the fuse block were the fuse would go there are NO terminals for the fuse. has anyone run into this?
  26. Humbugtru

    New TC owner building motovan

    It all fit right in perfectly. There was even a hole with a pug in it for the clutch pedal. Fuel tank was tricky as I had to convert the petrol one to diesel (pull pump delete). The hardest part was the engine bay wire harness. I had to build that from the schematics. I am now having PATS issues due to the donor vehicle (focus) had keyless ignition (push button start) with the PATS functionality in the door module. The focus PCM would not flash to a TC software level. The Ford service parts for the PCMs are different so there is a hardware difference. Working on sourcing a TC PCM from the EU. Stay tuned...
  27. mrtn

    New TC owner building motovan

    Oh wow. There have been a few manual swap tries in this forum but never heard back from them. The diesel > gasoline swap in Gen1 is quite popular in Europe. Usually the ST engine.
  28. Humbugtru

    New TC owner building motovan

    Hi - new to the forum here. I just purchased a 2014 TC and am in the process of swapping in a Euro spec 1.6 l tdci (115PS) with 6 speed manual. Everything is in, just working through the software gremlins. Since we cannot get these diesel manual drive trains configured in a TC in the US, I figured I would build one. I wanted a motovan that got good fuel economy and was a manual so I could tow it behind my motorhome (with a bike in the back of course). Below are pictures of the old 2.5 l petrol drive train removed and the new Diesel installed...Once I get it going I have some more plans for it. Thanks everyone on this forum who proved for me that a dirtbike could fit in the back of one of these.... Thanks, Chris
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