Originally Posted by toates89
Hows this project coming along? I have 03 with the same hightop and have been following your build.
Have you been able to see what is behind the ceiling? Is there any insulation up there?
Welcome! Thanks for your interest, and be sure to post some pix of your van. My project is on hold for a few months while I take care of some big and interdependent house projects. All my "shop" time is devoted to non-shop activities, and the garage itself is a staging area for those things.
I have not looked behind the ceiling, what is actually a one-piece liner for the roof. I plan to drill out the rivets holding it up to the framework that must be up there. Here again is a photo found elsewhere of the inside of a similar roof, this one with a tall side door and normal rear doors, the reverse of mine. The website linked to these photos was no longer up, so I can't tell you any more about it.
Looks like 1" square tubing with no insulation. I'll find out soon enough, but I'm afraid removing the inner skin will destroy it so I'm trying to figure out how to line it.
Once I'm freed up my next steps will be trans fluid and filter change, since I already have the stuff, and I need to figure out why the seat belt retractors don't work. Don't want to drive the van until I get that fixed.
Stay tuned and be patient.