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  • 50 Starlight caso continued

    With the help of the wife,
    Made a Suede head liner for the Starlight from $10 remnants found at JO ANN fabrics
    Also the rear seat out of gray vinyl also at a discount Click image for larger version

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    Will be taking out the rear windows and rubber so I can trim it once I have the replacement rubber.

  • #2
    I love projects like this. You are bringing a fun car back into use and having fun doing it on a budget. Not a nut and bolt restoration but you have a lot of time and experience invested in your car. I hope you will enjoy it for many years to come.


    • #3
      Lookin Great ! Color goes great with the exterior.
      My 1st car. "A TRANSTAR"

      Somewhere between Culture and Agriculture
      in the Geographic center of Tennessee


      • #4
        Thanks Rob,RB,
        It has been fun especially when you find things much cheaper by having a go yourself than just buying ready made.
        By the time the interior is completed with all seats,headliner,door cards and even the carpet it will be less than the cost of a set of rear window seals !!!
        it will never be a show winner but it`s sure turning out better than the rust bucket parts car it was when I found it.
        Plus it`s given the wife some interest in the car too lol ;o)


        • #5
          American ingenuity is alive and well in Kissimmee!


          • #6
            Pay attention that the door panels are concave, and when you recover them you need to put q bend in them like they are when installed. Otherwise you will get all sorts of unsightly wrinkles.
            Bez Auto Alchemy

            "Don't believe every internet quote" Abe Lincoln


            • #7
              Thanks for the advice Bez,
              Will now be aware of that feature when I cover them.
              Not sure what I will do with the arm rests though, those rubber pads are not an easy item to cover if at all.
              Maybe look for some others in keeping with the era.