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Chrysler Lebaron, 1982-83
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chrysler Lebaron Key Features:
  • 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.
Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

Best Buy!
The Luxury Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Package!

Confident using an air-driven staple gun? Comfortable with contact cement? Then we believe you can install your own Lebaron soft top -- and save hundres of dollars on labor costs! This install-it-yourself convertible top package can help.
The package includes:

  • Chrysler Lebaron Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top (both sections) with Glass or Plastic Rear Window
  • Pair of Tack Strips
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Lebaron Pads
  • Glue Kit
  • 1982-86 Lebaron Installation Manual
  • Plastic Rear Window
    Price: $319.95
    Glass Rear Window
    Price: $409.95


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1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Tops
Best Buy!
A.) The Luxury Lebaron Convertible Top Package!
This install it yourself Lebaron soft top package comes with an elegant and durable Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl top -- and everything you need to install it! All you have to do is decide if you'd prefer a glass or plastic rear window. How easy is that?

  • Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top (both sections) with Glass or Plastic Window
  • Pair of Tack Strips
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Lebaron Pads
  • Glue Kit
  • 1982-86 Lebaron Installation Manual
  • About Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl
    Choose Your Window
      Color Price Buy!
    Chrysler Lebaron Top in Sailcloth Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window
    $319.95

    Chrysler Lebaron Top in Sailcloth Vinyl with Glass Rear Window
    $409.95
B.) The Original Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Package! This install-it-yourself package includes an original two-part Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Lebaron top -- and everything you need to install it. All you have to do is decide if you'd prefer a glass or plastic rear window. How easy is that?

The Package Includes:

  • Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top in Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl (both sections) with Glass or Plastic Rear Window
  • Pair of Tack Strips
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Lebaron Pads
  • Glue Kit
  • 1982-86 Lebaron Installation Manual
  • About Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
    Choose Your Window
      Color Price Buy!
    Lebaron Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Plastic Rear Window
    $319.95

    Lebaron Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Glas Rear Window
    $389.95
C.) The Chrysler Lebaron Half-Top! The Chrysler Lebaron top is a two-part top, which means there's a front and a rear section that have to integrated during installation. The great thing about a two-part top is that you can replace only the section that needs replacing, which saves you time and money. Here, we offer the original Chrysler Lebaron Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl convertible top in parts: You choose if you want a main top (front section) or a rear section. If you need the rear section, then you can also pick between a glass or plastic window. These sections are guaranteed to fit the original Lebaron top in Pinpoint Vinyl.

Need both a front and rear section? You can order that here, too, but if you're installing it yourself then we recommend one of our Install-it-Yourself money-saving packages, listed above.

About Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Choose Your Section
  Color Price Buy!
Chrysler Lebaron Main Top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
$169.95

Chrysler Lebaron Rear Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Glass Window
$159.95

Chrysler Lebaron Rear Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Window
-- -- -- $109.95
Custom Made Convertible Tops Are Now Available! To see your options and get a price quote, click here.
 
For: 1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top
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Chrysler Lebaron convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1982 and 1983


Accessories
Description Price Buy!
1982-95 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Relay
$49.95


Hydraulics
Description Price Buy!
Best Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ALL PARTS COME WITH 1-YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$629.95
1982-83 Lebaron Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Each
$139.95
1982-83 Lebaron Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders for Either Side, Pair
$269.95
1982-83 Lebaron Convertible Top Motor-pump, 12v
$229.95
1987-89 Lebaron. Convertible Top Hose Set.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$99.95
Convertible Top Motor Pump Rebuild/Repair Service.

1 year warranty. 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
$7.95
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!
 
New Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 40-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.
   Details...

$79.95
Full Set of Pads (Including Rear Quarters).
$49.95
Installation Manual: How to Install Convertible Tops. 8 1/2 X 11 40 Page Illustrated Step by Step Guide.
$29.95
Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$18.95
The Arrow T50ACD 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" and 3/8" 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 T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
   Details...

$54.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$6.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$9.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$25.95


Boots
Description Color Price Buy!
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 33 Installed Snaps.



View Color
$279.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
-- -- -- $33.95


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
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$29.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

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


Parts Catalog
Description Price Buy!
Parts Printout: A full color website print out of the parts and important information listed on this page for your convertible.
No Charge!


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.
Description Price Buy!
Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
Use your original wiring, per included diagram.
$34.95


Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black, White, Buckskin and Dark Brown

About this top:
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.

Fabrics:
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:
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:
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."

Boots:
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.

Package Specials:
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.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
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.

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.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
We will be happy to quote you on a "true double texture vinyl" top. This is a pinpoint with a butyl rubber core, like our stayfast. Generally these tops are about 30 percent higher in price than the regular pinpoint version.
  • Sonnenland® (View) is a German-made 3-ply topping made up of an acrylic twill-weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a polyester "dobby backing." The dobby backing is a knit-like weave original to many high-end foreign cars. Customers who value originality over cost often pay top dollar for Sonnenland, just to have that authentic "dobby backing," seen only when you look up at the roof of your convertible top from inside your car. Sonnenland canvas is a top-of-the-line material original to various Audi, BMW, and Jaguar convertibles, among others. Sonnenland Canvas can vary in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance, but all Sonnenland Canvas promises elegance and long-lasting durability.
  • Twillfast® (View), also called Sonnendeck Canvas, is an American-made canvas - a cost-effective substitute for Sonnenland. Twillfast is usually a 3-ply topping (though some versions are 5-ply) with Polyester and/or Polyester/cotton backings. This material, original to certain Camaro, BMW, Mustang, and VW Beetle convertibles, among others, varies in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance. Twillfast Canvas is identical to Sonnenland Canvas - elegant and durable - only it's less expensive. This is a top-notch convertible top material, one we often recommend to savvy customers who like a good buy and a quality product.
  • Stayfast Canvas (View) is an elegant, durable canvas original to cars like the Mazda Miata and the Nissan 370Z. Stayfast is commonly used in replacement convertible tops. Stayfast canvas has an acrylic square weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a cotton backing. As with other canvases, the rubber core gives the fabric long-lasting durability. Stayfast canvas is a sleek, beautiful canvas, usually less expensive than Twillfast, but it does not have the dobby backing offered in Sonnenland and Twillfast (Sonnendeck). Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl.
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl (View) is the most popular fabric. This vinyl design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.
  • Chrysler Sailcloth (View) is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars. It is structurally (wear quality) equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. It is sometimes chosen for replacing convertible tops that originally featured pinpoint vinyl.
  • Cabrio Grain (View) is also structurally equivalent to the pinpoint. It has a pigskin outer grain vinyl as original to Volkswagen Cabriolets from 1984 onward and to Mazda Miatas and Mercury Capris.
  • A5S German Canvas (Robbins) The 100% Acrylic Twill Weave Surface Cloth receives a special flame singing treatment to remove the fabric knap; and is laminated to Black 100% Polyester Dobby backing.

    This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. 59 inches (150 cm) wide, made in Germany.
  • British Bison (also called Colonial Grain) (View) is the American made crush grain vinyl that imitates the much more expensive British Everflex vinyl original to many British convertibles. Color selection is limited. These are often referred to as 'crush grain' or 'leather grain' vinyls. They are structurally equivalent (wear rating) to the pinpoint, cabrio, and sailcloth vinyls.
  • British Everflex Vinyl (View) We are now pleased to offer British Everflex Vinyl for classic English tops. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. Colonial has the same texture but is less durable.
  • HV Denim (also called Twill Weave Vinyl) (View) is heavy duty sport material composed of a distinctive twill grain PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton blend inside lining fabric.
  • Trilogy Acoustic Vinyl (View) A heavyweight vinyl that is often used on SUVs like Jeep, because the two-ply composite has the capacity to reduce noise by about 20 percent compared to standard vinyls like Sailcloth. The vinyl material is durable, promises long-lasting wear-and-tear, and resembles the sleek twill cloth commonly found on luxury convertible cars.
  • Haartz Twillfast RPC (View) This American-made canvas has a twill weave pattern and resembles German-made Sonnenland canvas. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. It is stronger and more durable than Stayfast Canvas and offers more sound protection. Haartz rates Twillfast RPC as a mid-level acoustic product, compared to the low-level sound reduction offered on other top materials like Stayfast


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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