Sprinter Van Conversion: Walls, Ceiling and Roof Rails...

Really liking the look of the pine tongue and groove walls. This part of the project needed to be planned out so that the end seams are hidden by cabinets that go on the wall. You can see in the first photo where the boards end, I'll have a wall cabinet there. The walls curve into the van the further you go up the wall and this made for a bit of struggle getting the boards in just right.

The driver's side wall is just over 14' long but went up pretty fast. I secured the boards with sheet metal screws 1 1/4 long. The lower section of the walls will be covered by bed platform, kitchen and wet locker so there I used 1/2 plywood cut to fit, no need for a fancy look when those sections will be covered.

I used the same product for the ceiling, but bought it primed white. Finished ceiling will be painted white to brighten up the interior. This by far was the hardest part of the build to date. The insulation kept falling down while installing the boards. It didn't help that I did 95% of it solo. Get someone to help with this portion for sure. I marked exact location of ceiling lights as the boards went up and remembered to keep wires out of the way of future cutting for lights.

Before I could do the ceiling insulation and finished ceiling, I had to install my roof rail system for possible accessories on the roof in the future. I could't decide which manufacture to use and this slowed the build down for a month. In the end I decided on Van Tech. The kit came with everything  needed for install. I used my buddies garage as it was raining the day we installed. I first cleaned the rail beds really well and then knocked out all the factory grommets. Just hit them with a rubber hammer and push through roof with a screw driver. Took a few hours total. 

Check out finished photos below...