Quigley has been up-fitting full-size vans with four-wheel-drive for decades, including those from GM, Nissan, and Ford, and now has begun transforming Ford’s newest van – the Transit.

Yep, Quigley will turn any rear-wheel-drive Transit van into a 4WD monster with enough guts to tread where only Jeeps dare. That includes Moab, Utah where Quigley recently demonstrated its development van known as “Little Red” at the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 Transit powers up the slick rocks with ease thanks in part to the BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, a taller ride height, and of course the 4WD system.

The Pennsylvania-based company uses a majority of off-the-shelf Ford parts in the conversion process. This keeps cost down while making finding parts and doing future repairs mush simpler. For the Transit, Quigley uses the front differential, axle haft shafts, and automatic locking hubs from the 2015 F-150. Because of space limitations, the manually activated, two-speed T-case is an older design, but is sourced from Ford’s original parts supplier who still makes the unit. Mounting the transfer case to the Transit’s unibody chassis is done with a custom-built cradle. Also custom-built is the main driveshaft that powers the stock rear end.

Best of all, Quigley’s conversions come with the same five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty as the van and are available by order through any Ford dealership. “We’ve got vans on all seven continents,” says Todd Quigley, Vice President of Engineering and Operations. “They’re even running in Antarctica and across lava beds in Hawaii.”

Mercedes is the only automaker currently offering a 4WD van with its newly revised Sprinter.

Continue reading for a full photo gallery of "Little Red"

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