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Old 06-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Burro Ceiling Ideas

We are redoing a 1981 Burro and would like to hear about alternatives for the ceiling "carpet". Does the original carpet serve any other purpose other than to hide the seam? Has anyone tried wood or anything else to "glamp" it some while keeping the original purpose of the carpet-whatever that was?? Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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I'm thinkin tuck n roll turtles, argyle alligators, crystal stalactites and sound of water dripping into pool w/ echo on 8-track.

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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Yeppers.

Here's one: Burro ceiling

and another: Burro ceiling

and another: Burro ceiling

and another: Burro interior

that should keep you busy reading for a while.

BTW: to FiberglassRV Elizabeth, we're glad you're here
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Those are some impressive mods.........
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:03 AM   #5
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Im doing mine with about foam installation and 1/8 birch ply that will match my cabinet doors.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #6
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Hmmm...I'm new to this group. Interesting, Jack. Did you grow up in the 70s?? I've always wondered if that era would have an effect on us as we got older....
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These are some great ideas! Thanks for the posts and welcome!
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That 8 Track didn't fool you did it. I think he has one of the largest collections east of the Mississippi.
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I covered mine with 1/8 inch closed cell foam to which I'd spray-glued automotive headliner fabric. I did it in 5 or 6 square sections rather than an 11 foot long strip in order to minimize cost of the 60-inch wide foam and headliner (that is, I ordered 6 linear feet of both instead of 12 feet). I hot glued some upholstery ropey-stuff in the seams between to dress it up a bit.

It looks great. It is sagging. I haven't entirely figured out how to beat gravity.

While doing our body work, we did a strip of fiberglass resin down the middle of the inside ceiling seam to provide a smoother surface than the rough raw stuff. I used super-duty sticky-back velcro strips, but I'm finding they are separating from the ceiling - though the rest of it is sticking together okay. I have supplemented with both hot glue and OSI Quad. It's not actually falling-on-my-head sagging, but gapping in enough places to be annoying.
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I was pretty much finished growing up by 1970 which makes me contemporary with, if not older than, dirt, Liz.

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This is a non-stressed area you can make uniquely your own. I'm referring to non-stress, as you're not sleeping on it, not walking on it and not cooking on it.

Now use your imagination, but how about fabric?

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Or, maybe pictures or postcards. Yes, I realize this is a wall, but it may work for your narrow ceiling portion.
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I had a '63 Fairlane that I custom installed a 4-track player
where the ash tray used to be. I cut it out with a hack saw.
I've never had the "nasties" habit.
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This is a non-stressed area you can make uniquely your own. I'm referring to non-stress, as you're not sleeping on it, not walking on it and not cooking on it.

Now use your imagination, but how about fabric?

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Or, maybe pictures or postcards. Yes, I realize this is a wall, but it may work for your narrow ceiling portion.
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Those are come cool pics of cool ideas..........KEWL!
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My ceiling is in work. Prior to starting any of it I epoxied the center seam from front to back. When finished it will have 2 layers of foam centered reflective insulation with a grey textured vinyl covering as the finish layer. Went very neutral for maximum flexibility with other colors and wanted something that could be easily cleaned and would not hold odors. Ran wires for lights and fan that will come after the ceiling is finished. Currently have no 12 volt system, installing a converter.
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