Oldsmobile 98, 1942-47
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

We are pleased to offer this convertible top
made to original patterns. 

The original top fabric was canvas.
Our Haartz Stayfast canvas is a modern convertible topping.
Its butyl rubber center (core) provides
very high durability.

Curtains: We can provide this
top with a blank curtain or with
a plastic (rear window) curtain.
The blank curtain is for those with access
to a rear window frame and glass that can be mounted
to the blank curtain. Our plastic
rear window curtains are made with a horseshoe zipper.

Haartz pinpoint vinyl is significantly less expensive
fabric than canvas and for some the fabric of choice.

 

Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas, Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1942-47 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Top
Color
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$399.95
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas, Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1942-47 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Top
Color
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$119.95
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas, Blank Window Section Only
For: 1942-47 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Top
Color
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$139.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, Plastic Window.
  • Plus:
  • Tack Strips
  • Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual
For: 1942-47 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$519.95
E.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, Blank Window.
  • Plus:
  • Tack Strips
  • Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual
For: 1942-47 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$539.95
Oldsmobile 98 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any American Makes

Our O-Ring kit contains the following items:(1) Drive Pin, (1) 1/8" Chrome Ball, (2) 1/4" Chrome Ball, (2) Pump Port O-Ring, (2) Reservoir O-Ring, (1) Reservoir bolt O-Ring, (1) Reservoir plug, (1)Reservoir Plug O-Ring (metal plug only).

$24.95
1946-52 Oldsmobile Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side. Each.
$139.95
1946-52 Oldsmobile Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1946-52 Oldsmobile Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair

ALL PARTS COME WITH 5 YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

$269.95
Chrome universal 6 volt toggle switch with wiring. Replaces original switch and wiring to connect directly with 6 Volt Motor Pump with no additional relays required. All wires are tagged for easy installation. Includes crimp connectors to attach wiring to motor and nylon tie straps to hide wiring.
$85.95
DOES NOT REPLACE ORIGINAL RELAYS. This wire adapter is used to connect new 6 Volt Motor pump using original switch and wiring. No applicable for cars that originally had hydraulic windows. Includes instructions.
$45.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
New Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 40-page, extensively illustrated how-to manual walks you through removing and installing a two-part convertible top. The manual applies to almost all American convertibles made before the year 2004, and some foreign cars, too, like Celicas and Saabs. This is a bound 8 1/2 x 11 book; designed as both a tutorial for first-time installers and as a step-by-step manual for these convertible tops. Generally, all that is needed and not contained is the "bow height" which is the setting of the rear top frame bow for your convertible. This is available from any top distributor.

What skills are required ? (1) The ability to drive staples into bow frame tacking strips (2) The ability to orient fabric sections to the frame and apply with contact cement. (3) A systematic and careful personality ! (There is never any sewing required.)

Note: Very early cars (forties) had wood bows and installers will have to adjust processes for stapling to these bows instead of tacking strips in steel bows as described in manual.

   Details...

$30.95
Pad Set (Including Rear Quarter Pads), Stayfast Canvas
$139.95
Pad Set (Including Rear Quarter Pads), Vinyl
$54.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
The Arrow T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4" and 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation. This stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4" and 3/8" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
   Details...

$56.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count
$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count
$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot Bag

 

$33.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool

This boot fits Oldsmovile 98 from 1942 to 1948, Cadillac Coup De Ville 1942-1947 and the Buick Roadmaster & Super from 1942-1948.

Color
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$224.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Tan and Light Neutral

Original Patterns:
These tops are made using original patterns that the factory obtained many years ago. They are not copies of copies.

Fabrics:
The original convertible top was made of canvas. The modern anti-fade Haartz Stayfast canvas is the best topping fabric for this car. Haartz pinpoint vinyl is also an elegant classic fabric. It is less expensive than the Stayfast canvas.

Rear Window:
We offer a plastic rear window section and also a "blank curtain." The blank curtain is for those with access to a frame and glass that will be installed into the blank rear section (curtain.)

Two Part Tops:
This is a classic two part top. We are offering both sections together, for the typical restorer (either with the plastic rear window curtain or the blank curtain.)

Please inquire if you wish to order the main top only, or the curtain only.

Installation Manual:
The two parts of the top are integrated during the installation. The process is summarized in the blue link below. The full top install manual is available; listed as an accessory.

Pads:
Foam pads, encased in fabric, are installed under the top and "build out" the top. Our pad set comes with the longer and the shorter (rear) pads.

Custom Order:
These tops require about three weeks before they can be shipped.

Hydraulics:

We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible tops. All are made to OEM specifications. Each can be ordered separately; however, when ordering hydraulic cylinders we recommend replacing both. The chances are that both hydraulic cylinders were manufactured at the same time: if one is on its way out the other may follow. If the top is raised and one hydraulic cylinder is working harder than the other the result over time can lead to a slightly bent convertible top frame. The replacement of both hydraulic cylinders will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and have a 1 year warranty when used with this fluid. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.

We also offer a rebuilding service for motor-pumps. Not all are repairable, but it is less expensive to have one rebuilt than to buy a new one. The motor-pump would need to be sent to us for evaluation. Hoses come with all new fittings and are made specifically to fit your car.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.
CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Oldsmobile 98) fit cars for years: 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947.