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Ford Thunderbird, 1955-57
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Ford Thunderbird Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Ford specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black and White
  • 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.
Can I install this top myself?

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1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window as Is Original.
  • Plus:
  • Three Tack Strips
  • 2-inch webbing for pads attached to top
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Instruction Booklet
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?
Color

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Zipper
$519.95
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Main Convertible Top Section Only, Includes 2-inch Webbing for Pads attached to top
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Color

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Zipper
$369.95
B1.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Rear Plastic Window Section Only 
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Color

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Zipper
$119.95
C.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Rear Plastic Window 
  • Plus:
  • Three Tack Strips
  • 2-inch webbing for pads attached to top 
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Instruction Booklet
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?
Color

View Color
Zipper
$309.95
D.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only, Includes 2-inch Webbing for Pads attached to top
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Color


View Color
$179.95
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Rear Plastic Window Section Only 
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Color

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Zipper
$99.95
Custom Made Convertible Tops Are Now Available! To see your options and get a price quote, click here.
 
For: 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
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Ford Thunderbird convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1955, 1956 and 1957


Accessories
Description Price Buy!
Arrow ETFX50 Heavy Duty Electric Stapler

The Arrow Fastener ETFX50 electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" 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", 3/8" and 1/2" 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 ETFX50 packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with rugged carrying case and 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.

$54.95


Hydraulics
Description Price Buy!
Convertible Top Motor Pump Rebuild/Repair Service.

Comes with a one-year warranty, good from time of purchase. Please be aware we cannot send a call tags for international shipments.

   The repair service is usually completed 5 to 7 weeks after we receive your motor pump Details...

$149.95


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
ON SALE NOW!
1955-66 Ford Thunderbird Tack Strip, 6' Front and 14' Rear
   Details...

$29.95
Arrow ETFX50 Heavy Duty Electric Stapler

The Arrow Fastener ETFX50 electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" 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", 3/8" and 1/2" 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 ETFX50 packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with rugged carrying case and 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.

   Details...

$59.95
 
New 2012 Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 50-page, extensively illustrated how-to manual walks you through removing and installing a two-part convertible top. Any handy person can remove and install their own convertible top and save hundreds of dollars on labor costs. This manual applies to almost all American convertibles made before the year 2000, and some foreign cars, too, like Celicas and Saabs. Our manuals, available exclusively at Convertible Top Guys, have been helping do-it-yourselfers for years. This spiral bound 8 1/2 x 11 book is designed as both a tutorial for first-time installers and as a step-by-step manual, too. They're the best guides on the market. Buy it on its own here or get it for 1/2 price by purchasing one of our convertible top packages.

$29.95
 
Instruction Booklet: How to Install a Classic Thunderbird Top. Only Available with New Top.
No Charge!
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
   Details...

$10.99
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$8.95
Plastic pry tool set, 5 piece kit, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc. Comes with red case/holder.
$25.95
B.E.A./Stantech Staple Gun 71 Series
 
  • The BEA 71/16-421 air powered upholstery stapler drives 1/4" to 5/8" narrow crown staples.
  • One year warranty
  • This light but powerful stapler features a 1" nose length, ergonomic design, and integrated silencer making it suitable for both industrial and home use
  • Low air consumption, long service life, and ease of maintenance make this stapler a cost saver.
  • Applications for this stapler include bedding, upholstery, packaging, and speaker grills
$229.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Price Buy!
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
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$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
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit
Contains Bottle Window Cleaner, Bottle Window Protectant, Sponge, Applicator Pad and Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$29.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95


Weatherstripping
Description Price Buy!
Accessory Floor Mat - made of high quality black rubber with molded original emblem. Also designed to be sewn into new carpets. 12"X17", Each
$24.95


Parts Catalog
Description Price Buy!
Parts Printout: A full color print out of the parts, swatches and important information listed on this page for your convertible. Comes with a $5 off coupon towards your next order.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$5.00
Swatch booklet showing all of our available convertible top materials and color selections
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$29.95



Custom Fit Car Covers
Description Price Buy!
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$129.95
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$159.95
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$189.95
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$129.95
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$159.95
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$189.95
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$129.95
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$159.95
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$189.95


Custom Carpet
Description Color Price Buy!
 
1955-56 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Trunk Mat, Fleece or Burtex


View Color
$109.95
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Trunk Mat, Fleece or Burtex


View Color
$109.95


Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black and White

Plastic Window: The 1955 Thunderbird plastic window is made with a horse-shoe zipper and exposed trim at the base of the window. The 1956-57 Thunderbird has a straight zipper and exposed trim. Give us a call if your configuration is different.

Orginal Configuration: The original topping in these cars was Haartz stayfast canvas. We also offer the Haartz pinpoint vinyl.

Original Window:The top is available with a plastic rear window, all have exposed trim at the base of the window. The 1955 Ford Thunderbird had a horse-shoe zipper. The 1956-57 Thunderbird had a "regular" zipper, please specify if you want this in the checkout message box.

This is a classic "two part top." the main top and the rear window section are joined at the rear top cross bow. Our tops include molding to hide the attachment staples.

The plastic rear window is zippered. The zipper is a horseshoe zipper that allows complete opening of the window. This is the new industry standard and allows easier opening of the back window than the old fashioned straight zipper.

Padding sets and top bow tacking strips should last through two tops. These are offered as accessories. In this top there are three tacking strips: at the front bow. The rear top bow and at the rear baseline. Top pads include the long pads and the quarter pads.

Can i install this top myself?
this top is one of the “classic american two part tops.”
excellent instructions on installing these two part tops are contained
in the well written and illustrated chapter on top installation in the book:
“automotive upholstery handbook” by taylor.
you may purchase this book by going to our home page and selecting
“book on auto upholstery” from the product list.
we do offer these instructions tailored specifically for the thunderbird
in a separate brochure if you purchase a new top.
no sewing, or minimal sewing, is required in the installation.
stapling and glueing (contact) cement work is required


Parts in this category (Ford Thunderbird) fit cars for years: 1955, 1956 and 1957.

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.


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