Chrysler Lebaron, 1982-83
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
- Quality: Made to Chrysler specs, 100% fit guarantee.
- Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
- Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
- Original Window: Glass or plastic window
- Original Colors: Black, White, Buckskin and Dark Brown
- Alternate Materials: Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl
- 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
The Chrysler Lebaron convertible top is a classic two part convertible top. The main top and the rear window section are integrated during installation. You can read all about how this is done at the link below to a summary of our two part top installation manual.
These tops are available in either Haartz Pinpoint vinyl(the original topping) or Haartz Stayfast canvas. The latter is the longer wearing (due to its butyl rubber core) and features an elegant canvas outer layer. The vinyl is less expensive and easier to keep clean.
Hold down cables:
Cables are installed in the side pockets of the top and hold the top to the top frame at the sides. More on this is in the install link below. New cables are recommended with each top.
Main top and curtain available separately:
The "curtain" is the rear window with its trim fabric. The main top and the curtain are integrated in the installation process as originally designed. Order both if you want the complete top but do not wish the full restoration the package. Order either the main top or the curtain if you want to do a partial restoration.
Tack strips are embedded in the front and rear top bows and receive the tacks or staples that fasten the top. Tack strips usually last through two tops. Replacement strips are available. See "accessories" below.
Pads install under the top, front to rear, along the sides. They "build out" the top. Pads usually last through two tops. They are also available here, at "accessories."
The boot should be flexible enough to accept the top without stress. Modern boot vinyls allow this without a long break in period as required by boots which are made of topping fabrics. We recommend that new boots be ordered in one of these modern boot vinyls. You can select a leather grained boot vinyl by viewing the blue link to boot fabrics. If you order the boot, please specify the color in the checkout message box.
The packages contain all that is usually required for a thorough top restoration job. Packages include the manual which details the Lebaron top install procedures in clearly illustrated step by step form. If you want to compose a package with other fabrics, etc. please email us at the email link at the bottom of this page.
The summary of our convertible top manual (click on link below) will enable you to decide upon or against self-installation. Please feel free to print out and read this manual summary.
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 (Chrysler Lebaron) fit cars for years: 1982 and 1983.
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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