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Old 07-22-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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What did you do with your celing????

Just thinking about how to do my celing and wanting to see how you did yours......show them to me......Thanks
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: What did you do with your celing????

I would have to take some pictures, but my ceiling is the original bus ceiling decorated like a yearbook. Every time we take the bus somewhere and anyone that gets on it ends up signing it, drawing a picture, writing something, whatever. It's actually kind of fun to look back 3-4 years later at all the memories scribbled on it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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I put in a drop ceiling, I lost about 1 1/2 inches in overall height, but I'm short and it didn't cut into MY head room... Also, have driven it 3 times now with the ceiling in place, I've got them in there nice & tight and they DO NOT fall out as some people suggested might happen...













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Old 07-23-2009, 12:49 AM   #4
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Re: What did you do with your celing????

i rolled mine with a valspar latex interior paint "air kiss" with an eggshell finish. pretty sweet and spacious feeling and no structural work needed.
see my gallery for pics. also lost around a 64th or 128th of headroom whatever thickness the paint dries to. hehehe i am 6'1"
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:40 AM   #5
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Re: What did you do with your celing????

So far so good...I have thought about them all...I have been on some busses where you signed your name and wrote a message that is cool. I thinking more like cliff with something covering it. But I need the head room. And I think it will be cooler just something to stop heat transfer. Still thinking.
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total lost of height is 3/4". I will be painting the plywood and putting stained trim strips every 2' from side to side. The sides will be covered either by cabinets or more plywood.


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Re: What did you do with your celing????

Again, me replying to an old post: Have I seen Luan on ceilings? stained maybe? My first introduction to that stuff has been here..i'm asuming it's very pliable that's why skoolie's use it?
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Smitty: I so LOVE that tin ceiling idea. Super cool.
Heidi: I'm fairly certain I, too, have seen others use the Luan on the ceiling. Unfortunately, I know nothing of how it would work long term.


We painted our ceiling with two coats of ceramic additive http://www.hytechceramics.com/insulatingadditive.html for insulation purposes. Then we painted a sky over the top of it. Day sky at the front of the bus fading into a night sky at the back. Not finished with it yet but there will soon be a sun at the front and a moon in the back. And maybe some little LED stars (lights)?


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I once owned a house in Ohio (long story ) and was actually "squatting" in it at night before buying it. The 1st night I set-up my lawnchair lounge, sleeping bag & portable TV, came time for lights out & the ceiling lit-up with a bunch of glow in the dark stars someone had stuck up there, they were nearly white, as was the ceiling, so I didn't notice them until the lights were off.

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Sounds like it would be an interesting story. Maybe you could share it one day.
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