So the van is going to get prepped for body ad paint in the next few weeks. While I wait, I am preparing my all of my stored parts by cataloging and cleaning them all up before I can reinstall them. To pass the time, I have started to research installing wall panels and I am playing around with the idea of wrapping them in carpet. I have found a fantastic carpet, it isn't shag but it isn't thin commercial carpet, that would match the paint.
I wouldn't be using foam padding on the panels, just carpet to wood.
My question is, what thickness can I reasonably get away with gluing and stapling the carpet to? I am going to run wood bracing across the metal bracing inside the cabin to help support the panels. But I have noticed that plywood can be in short supply, or very expensive when I can find it. I was thinking about 1/4' sheets to cut to the size panels I want or would I need to use 3/8" panels?