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Chevrolet Cavalier, 1983-87
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Cavalier Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chevrolet 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 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.
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1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
    Plus:
  • All Four Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Staples and Glue Kit.
  • Pads
  • Cavalier Installation Manual.
For: 1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$339.95
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Only (for Installing over Existing Rear Window Section.)
For: 1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$169.95
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Window Only (Rear Window Section for Installing under Customer's Existing Main Convertible Top.)
For: 1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$119.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
    Plus:
  • All Four Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Staples and Glue Kit.
  • Pads
  • Cavalier Installation Manual.
For: 1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$549.95
E.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window Section.
For: 1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$479.95
Custom Made Convertible Tops Are Now Available! To see your options and get a price quote, click here.
 
For: 1983-87 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
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Chevrolet Cavalier convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987


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!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Motor/Pump With a 1 Year Warranty and cylinders come with a one(1) year warranty. Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)
  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$599.95
1982-94 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunbird Convertible Top Relay.
$74.95
1983-87 Cavalier Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, for Left or Right, Each.
$139.95
1983-87 Cavalier Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair.
$269.95
1983-87 Cavalier Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$99.95
1983-87 Cavalier Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$229.95
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
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 16 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.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95
"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any 1955+ Motor/Pump

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
Set of 4 New Pump Grommets
$3.95
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
Description Price Buy!
1983-87 Cavalier/Sunbird, Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$34.95
1984-98 Cavalier/Sunbird, Pair of Rear Flap Hold Down Cables

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$34.95
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
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, 4 Grommets Installed, Fits 84-86
   Details...

$79.95
Manual: Step by Step Illustrated 20 Page Booklet on Installing 80S and 90S Cavalier and Sunbird Convertible Tops. Free with Purchase of Top or Top Section
No Charge!
Manual: Step by Step Illustrated 20 Page Booklet on Installing 80S and 90S Cavalier and Sunbird Convertible Tops. Only Available with Purchase of Top.
$19.95
Pair of Cavalier 9" Padded Webbing.
$34.95
Staples and Glue Kit: 500 each of 1/4" & 3/8" Stainless Steel Staples (20 gauge). Plus an 8oz Can of Trimmer Contact Cement with Brush.
   Details...

In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$17.95
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!
1982-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire and Sunbird. Trunk Weatherstripping
$151.95
1982-87 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunbird. Door Weatherstripping, Pair
$489.95
1982-94 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunbird. Convertible Top Weatherstripping, Kit
$409.95
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 Carpet
Description Color Price Buy!
1983-94 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunbird Convertible, Custom Fit Cutpile Carpet


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$219.95


Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black

Fabrics:
The original Chevrolet Cavalier convertible top fabric was Haartz Pinpoint vinyl. This is a classic fabric that was used on most American convertible tops from the fifties through the nineties.

Haartz Stayfast canvas is chosen by some restorers. It is the most durable of toppings. Please consult the 'Help' link above and select 'Convertible Top Fabrics' to read detailed information about these and other toppings. Contact us if you want a custom top in any other fabric.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
These convertible tops are classic two part tops. That means that the rear window section and the main top are two separate sections. They are integrated by the stapling that is done in the installation process. You can read the summary of our two part top installation manual via the blue link below.

This summary will allow you to decide whether to perform your own installation. We have a 20 page illustrated, step by step installation manual for 80s and 90s Cavaliers. This should allow the patient, handy, person to install his/her own top. The installation involves stapling and use of contact cement. There is no sewing.

Package Special:
Our package special is designed for the do-it-yourself complete top restoration. If you wish to order some, but not all, of the items in the package, please email us at support@mtmfg.com for a revised package quotation.

Hold Down Cables:
These fasten the top along the sides to the top frame. Cables thread through special pockets built into the inner edges of the main top.

Top Pads:
Pads, under the top, can last through two or more tops. They can be examined upon removal of the old top and retained if undamaged.

Well Liner:
The rear well liner is shaped to fit your car's well area. A pre-made well liner saves much measuring and cutting time. However an undamaged rear well liner may be left in place. Rear well liners, may last through several tops.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips embedded into the front bow and the rear top bow, as well as smaller strips in the corners of the intermediate bows, receive the staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through two or even three tops.

There is a rear base line tacking bow set too. This assembly should last through several tops. Please inquire if you need help replacing your rear base tack bow set.

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 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 (Chevrolet Cavalier) fit cars for years: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987.

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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