Hi .... I was not sure as to what to do with the ceiling. Every thing I read & all the videos of others who customized their vans started with the ceiling part first . Since I was not sure & did not want to start something I could not finish, I left the ceiling part for last. In doing so ,I could not cut & stain the finished pieces of oak strips I had planned to line the ceiling with because it ran late into the fall
making it to cold to work outside. I was able to attach the horizontal wood furring strips because they would not have to be stained & that is what I planned on screwing the finished ceiling material to. Having said this, I ended up buying $30 worth of different colored blankets at Walmarts , cutting them up in 12" width's & just pulling them over /thru the ceiling furring strips just to cover up the ugly metal ceiling til spring . When spring came I just never took them down because when people saw the ceiling, everyone said say liked what I had done. I will eventually finish the ceiling with the oak strips sometime this summer.