Vans get a bad rap, especially minivans. They're a compromise – a middle ground between parental mediocrity and necessary versatility. It's the ultimate people mover with about as much charm as a local politician greasing the bureaucratic wheels for a new housing development. But conversion vans are a different story, and their dull facade is fading – blank sheets of automotive potential.

Ford showcased its larger Transit van and all the up-fitting possibilities that turn the empty cargo space into everything from a luxury transporter to an ambulance. There are endless configurations, and Ford displayed a variety of ideas. Transit sales are up 23 percent since Ford introduce the Transit line in 2014 with the larger Transit driving 78 percent of that growth, according to the Dearborn automaker. The cargo van isn't for moving companies anymore. Click through to see 14 ideas for your next cargo van conversion.

Source: Ford

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