I have a transit 250 cargo that im about finished converting. I just noticed that theres a big hole on the drivers side bottom toward the very back. Should I seal this? If so how? Or is it there for a reason?
Looks like you bought used, There is suppose to be a black plastic cover there that pretty well seals things water tight.
I removed mine to use those holes to let cool air in when parked in my camper van, Other people have used the holes to route electrical cables in and out of the van.
Some people worry car exhaust may enter the van with the cover off, Most of us have rigged up some kind of gate valve to keep this from happening. Forum Search: D-Pillar floor vent
As long as you include a “gate” as Michael mentioned, this probably isn’t a bad idea, but with no gate (and no plastic cover), if you drive on dirt roads, you’ll get a fair amount of dust coming in while you drive. I originally fabricated a hardware cloth “screen” with some of the cheap fiberglass furnace air filter material attached. The filter was seriously clogged up with dust at the end of a season, and there was a coat of dust throughout my “garage.” I removed the screen and filter, and closed it back up with the original plastic cover last summer. Oddly, I still got a heavy dusting after that, so maybe the dust ingress is elsewhere??? Or maybe there was so much dust built up inside the body cavities from before....
An exact-fit plastic cover couldn’t cost too much at a dealer, or the online Ford-specific parts sites.
I have a transit 250 cargo that im about finished converting. I just noticed that theres a big hole on the drivers side bottom toward the very back. Should I seal this? If so how? Or is it there for a reason? View attachment 152565