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Old February 12th, 2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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1959 Olds 98 Holiday 4 dr

New car will be delivered soon. The headliner is flaking. I am told no one makes this material anymore.

Is this true?

Car very original in and out.
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Old February 12th, 2018, 07:04 PM   #2
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Old February 12th, 2018, 08:46 PM   #3
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sms shows 59 98 headliners and chrome strips.
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i might add thee nicest looking car made in 59
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Old February 12th, 2018, 11:00 PM   #6
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Beautiful car sir! I see you like the larger things in life, quite a few Caddys and Olds's I see. Good taste in automobiles.
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Oh yeah! 59 was one of the BEST years for Oldsmobile.

Here's the link to SMS:

https://smsautofabrics.com/
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I think the OP refers to the foam headliner Oldsmobile used in that era. It may have been called Star-lite or some such? To my knowledge it is no longer made by anyone, anywhere. Your only option is to go with a conventional fabric liner at this point.
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Old February 16th, 2018, 04:34 PM   #9
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You are right that no one really makes it. I got SMS to send what they have and they sent vinyl and say glue it to a foam backing.

So the website states the correct trim and all that but they really do not have it.

The letter says send a photo but I would imagine it would cost a mint to make it.
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IN post #8 was this just a special type of headliner material,because I googled Starlight headliner and what came up was at one time there were very expensive cars,(Rolls Royce, Bently,ect) that were available with tiny lights made into the headliner and at night they lit up and resembled the sky filled with stars. You can view these on (starlighthq.com) and they have kits available with fiber optic lights and show some examples on their site.
If is not something like this,check LeBaron Bonney,they show many different kinds of headliner material by the yard. Good luck in your search,it's a beautiful car. Larry

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IN post #8 was this just a special type of headliner material,because I googled Starlight headliner and what came up was at one time there were very expensive cars,(Rolls Royce, Bently,ect) that were available with tiny lights made into the headliner and at night they lit up and resembled the sky filled with stars. You can view these on (starlighthq.com) and they have kits available with fiber optic lights and show some examples on their site.
If is not something like this,check LeBaron Bonney,they show many different kinds of headliner material by the yard. Good luck in your search,it's a beautiful car. Larry
I followed that link, and it most definitely is NOT what Olds/GM used. You will note that site does not list Oldsmobile in the quote link section.

It is hard to accurately recall the years the Starlite headliner was available. I want to say 1959 through 1962, but would not bet my life on it.

As for recreating it, I would think if one had the correct backer board a "reasonable facsimile thereof" could be made with a sprayer, sort of like the now reviled textured (popcorn) ceilings found in homes years ago?
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If is not something like this,check LeBaron Bonney,they show many different kinds of headliner material by the yard. Good luck in your search,it's a beautiful car. Larry
Here's the link to Lebaron Bonney:

http://lebaronbonney.com/

As far as I know, Lebaron Bonney is a provider of aftermarket interiors. I recently bought a set of seat covers to restore a set of bucket seats for my 86 f250. I considered buying them from Lebaron Bonney but I got them from Automotive Interiors instead.

http://www.automotiveinteriors.com/

I saved money and their customer service was great.
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