The Ford Courier is a small van that sports all the advantages of a small car connected to the body of a real van. It offers a low, completely flat loading floor, double rear doors and optional side door. It is an ideal choice for those who need a maneuverable, agile city van. But, don’t let its reduced size fool you, it has a surprising large load space for transporting material or even transforming it into a mini workshop on wheels.
Together with the Custom, Transit and Connect, the Courier completes a range of vans that are competitive on every level, and they have been a winning card for Ford’s recent re-launch in the global van market.
As with all vans, the Courier comes with a few simple liners that are quite unable to protect the cargo compartment’s floor and bodywork against normal wear and tear. Luckily, Syncro boasts a wide range of floor liners in 12 mm thick birch plywood, with a marble-look resin or rubber-coated surface, and floor liners in aluminium tread plate, as well as bodywork liners in painted steel sheet, aluminium or honeycomb plastic, bulkhead liners in aluminium or plywood and wheel arch liners in steel and 12 mm thick plywood of steel and aluminium chequer plate.
RACKING SOLUTIONS FOR THE 2014 FORD COURIER
Having first protected the floor of this Courier with a 12 mm thick, marble-look plywood liner, the Syncro team went on to install racking on both sides of the load compartment.
The configuration on the left consists of a floor-level compartment enclosed by a lift-and-rotate door for easy access, two steel drawers mounted on telescopic, ball-bearing runners with a load capacity of 60 kg, complete with internal space dividers and an automatic latch mechanism in the handle, and two shelves, also with dividers.
Moving over to the right, we have an open compartment over the wheel arch and two cabinets of transparent containers, one of the best-selling products in the Syncro range: compact, perfectly clear for instant identification of contents and extremely robust too, being made from the same material normally used for aircraft windows.
This small workshop on wheels is complemented by a selection of accessories: an LED ceiling light, a first aid case, an aluminium rail with plastic tool clips, a paper roll holder, and a milled rail with a lashing strap.
A RACKING SOLUTION FOR THE LEFT OF THE COURIER
The operator of this Courier opted for a more Spartan configuration.
The racking is installed over a 12 mm thick birch plywood floor liner with a marble-look surface and protective steel edging at the doors.
The system comprises a floor-level compartment for tools and materials, enclosed at the bottom by a front panel, then, further up, two shelves with back panels, non-slip mats and aluminium dividers.
At the top is a shelf with six removable polypropylene containers.
A RACKING SOLUTION WITH UNDERFLOOR DRAWERS FOR THE 2014 COURIER
Underfloor drawers are proving increasingly popular with the growing family of Syncro System racking users. Coupled with a raised floor as seen here, they offer a completely free load surface while providing ample storage for all the spares, tools and equipment needed for working on the move.
Like all Syncro drawers, these long underfloor versions are made from extremely robust, high-strength steel and slide on ball-bearing mounted telescopic runners. They also incorporate a double retaining mechanism that secures them in closed position.
The solution seen in this Courier is completed by galvanised and painted wall and door panels and a roof rack with Syncro’s exclusive Ultrasilent profile.
ROOF BARS, ROOF RACKS AND LADDER RACKS FOR THE COURIER
Given the limited size of the Courier’s cargo compartment, Syncro System offers users the chance to carry materials and equipment on the roof too. The Syncro catalogue for the Courier incudes roof bars, roof racks with side fences and loading roller, and ladder racks designed to effortlessly load and unload ladders. Syncro roof bars and racks are made from stainless steel and aluminium and incorporate the exclusive ULTRASILENT profile to minimise noise and vibration when the van is moving.