Cadillac Eldorado (Car Craft/H & E Conversion), 1979-85
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
- Quality: Made to Cadillac specs, 100% fit guarantee.
- Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
- Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl (You will re-use your original window section, or purchase a replacement plastic window section for this top.)
- Original Window: Plastic window
- Original Colors: Black and GM 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.
- Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide
Please note that during some of these years there are three different Cadillac top frames. On this page are the ElDorado H & E tops. The rear window is small: measuring 26" across at the top.
Please make sure that you are ordering for the Hess & Eisenhardt (H & E) top frame if you are shopping on this page. You can find the name plate on the trunk lid or the driver door in most cars.
You will be reusing your rear glass window, installing it on to the main top which we offer on this page.
Hold Down Cables:
Cables are threaded through the side hems of the top. Cables hold the sides of the top to the frame. They are hidden after installation. New cables are recommended with each new top. Cables are offered under "accessories."
Long pads, installed under the top, build out the convertible top along the sides. Pads are offered under "accessories."
The headliner is the interior roof fabric covering. It is sold separately from the top and listed under "accessories." We can supply the headliner in the three original colors shown in the scan on this page. Other colors available on special orders: contact email@example.com.
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 (Cadillac Eldorado (Car Craft/H & E Conversion)) fit cars for years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985.
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.