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Anyone find a solution for attaching DIY plywood wall panels in the recesses? I'd like to be able to pop them in and out.
Velcro?
Are there plastic "pop-tab" things that are available for the pre-drilled holes?

I might try gluing wood blocking behind the pre-drilled holes, then just use screws. However, a hidden fastening system would be way better.
 

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Magnets - smart.
just be mindful of the fact that the outer skin on the Metris is single-walled sheet metal so if you're pushing on that from the inside, you could dent it. Attaching to other areas that are double-walled would probably be best.
 

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I too like the sound of going the magnet route but with dents being a concern it might be worth looking at another forum on say the Sprinter to see what they might have done. Could be a matter of "copy + paste" of their solution onto the metris.
 

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What is the goal?
Protect the wall panels?
Surface to attach stuff to?
Insulation?
Sound deadening?
 

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Mine is to protect the walls from being dented. I'm still working on getting all the parts together for the upper rear cargo area - I have the panels, just not the hardware to attach. The upper sections of both sliding doors are a harder piece to find and they might not exist. I'm told I've caused a conference call at MB/Western Region...
 

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Mine is to protect the walls from being dented. I'm still working on getting all the parts together for the upper rear cargo area - I have the panels, just not the hardware to attach. The upper sections of both sliding doors are a harder piece to find and they might not exist. I'm told I've caused a conference call at MB/Western Region...
Sounds like a task for PVC Foam board.

Plywood won't help with sound or insulation. The PVC can be cut easily and glued to the panels. Also, white foam is a little more aesthetically pleasing than plywood.
 

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However, PVC is toxic, and cutting it requires gloves and a specialized respirator. I wouldn't rev omens using it in place of plywood. I am speaking in my capacity as a work safety equipment specialist.
 

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However, PVC is toxic, and cutting it requires gloves and a specialized respirator. I wouldn't rev omens using it in place of plywood. I am speaking in my capacity as a work safety equipment specialist.

^^^ This is why the economy is in the toilet.

Use some common sense, man. First, I said PVC but what will be available is probably really polystyrene. Second, the world is already filled with both PVC and polystyrene. Third, one does not need to hot melt it to cut it, and Fourth, if one wants to cut it with a hot wire, any moron can set up a fan on the upwind side, and Fifth, I always wear gloves when I work.
 

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That has nothing to do with the economy being in the toilet. Economies improve or devolve with the flow of money around from top to bottom and back again.

Safety equipment is an industry which employs people who get paid and spend the money they make. The sale of it is still mostly small business based.

Our economy is in the tank because a number of decisions have resulted in money moving upward, but not recirculating to the bottom. Which I am not going to debate with you on this public forum, but if you'd like to discuss it in private, I'm always up for it.
 

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My 1/4 inch plywood panels will be mostly for show and to encapsulate whatever insulation I can fit in over the rattle trap. In the lowers I will be mounting DC and USB outlets along with radio speakers and maybe some lights.
In the lowers I'm leaning towards magnets because I want to store the jack and various tools, etc. in the available spaces.
On the uppers I might go with heavy duty double-sided foam tape.
 
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