Buick Wildcat, 1965-70
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
- Quality: Made to Buick specs, 100% fit guarantee.
- Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
- Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
- Original Window: Plastic window.
- Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
- Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this can include the detailed manual, new cables, pads/webbing, tack strips and glue kit.
- Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.
- Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide
Our Buick Wildcat convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. The LeSabre and Wildcat take the same top. We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl fabric and also in Haartz Stayfast canvas.
You may read about these fabrics in the 'Help' section link at the top of this page.
This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page.
The full manual for installing the 1965-70 LeSabre or Wildcat top is available and is included in our top packages.
We encourage do-it-yourself installation for handy persons who are comfortable renting and using an air powered staple gun. First time installers frequently do beautiful installations using our packages and manuals.
Installation involves stapling fabric to tack strips embedded in the top frame bows; also the use of contact cement. There is no sewing.
Both Parts Available Separately:
If you wish to replace only the window section, or only the main top, the two parts are separately available.
Hold Down Cables:
A pair of cables, one on each side, thread through pocketed hems on the main top sides. The ends of the cables hold the top to the frame. New cables are recommended with each new top. (You can read about cables in the installation summary link.)
Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling (there is no sewing involved.) Tacking into the bow over the windshield (header bow) and into the bow over the rear window (rear top bow) is done into special strips embedded in these frame bows.
We offer new tack strips for the front and rear top bows. They should not be required until after at least two tops have been stapled to them. Rebuilding the rear base line tacking strips requires grafting sections of suitable dimension and we would cut and ship per your needs for that purpose. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to rebuild your rear base tacking strips.
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.
You have the option of using a top storage boot. Our boot fits, as original. Please select the appropriate boot based on the boot descriptions. Specify the fabric/color in the checkout message box.
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 5 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.
Parts in this category (Buick Wildcat) fit cars for years: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970.
We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.
We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.