The van that I purchased was obviously used as a work van and they left these brackets and black wall covers. My question is whether I should keep everything as is or take them out? I know I’ll need space for insulation and there’s only about 2 inches at most in between the wooden planks and the wall covers. I have not seen any videos of vans that have this already installed.
I think I would leave it all in. The long horizontal planks would be great for mounting upper and lower cabinets, paneling, basically a strong mount for anything on the wall without having to locate a vertical. The black paneling will give you sound dampening ,extra depth and room for insulation like you mentioned and AC outlets.
Drawback, added weight.
I would also measure the location and center of the planks and write it down so you know exactly where they are for mounting stuff once your interior walk is up.
- If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
- Never strip anything that isn’t absolutely necessary and beyond repair.
as you choose to make it." ~ The Camper Van Man
Leave them there!
use these as a datum for fitting everything else and half the battle has been won!
All the best!