Ford Galaxie, 1965-66
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
Ford Galaxie 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, White and Ford Blue
Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Package Specials: Get a top and installation essentials -- like our Convertible Top Installation Guide, new cables, tack strips, professional grade contact cement and more -- for one low price. We also offer the option of including an Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples, which is ideal for driving 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun during your convertible top installation. We highly recommend it if you're installing your own Ford Galaxie top.
Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.
Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
Original Factory Color(s): Black, White and Ford Blue
Original Fabrics: Our Ford Galaxie tops are made using patterns taken from original dealer tops. The vinyl is Haartz pinpoint vinyl which is identical to the original topping. Haartz Stayfast canvas tops are also available. You can read detailed fabric descriptions via the 'Help' link at the top of this page.
Windows: We can provide Galaxie tops with either a plastic or a glass rear window.
Installation: You can read how this classic two part top installs via the link below. This link is to a summary of our top installation manual. The full manual is listed with accessories, and is included with our top restoration packages.
About half our customers perform their own installation. Confidence with a staple gun or tack hammer and the use of contact cement are required. There is no sewing.
Hold Down Cables: A cable is threaded through the side hem of the top on each side. The cables hold the top to the top frame in the front and in the rear. Cables are not visible after installation. We recommend changing cables with each new top.
Tack Strips: Tacking strips are embedded in the header bow and the rear top bow. They receive the installation staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through at least two tops.
Pads: Pads build out the top from underneath. The padding can last through two tops.
Boots: The boot is an optional storage bag which covers the top when it is lowered. A boot is generally selected in one of the modern leather grained boot vinyl colors.
Please select a boot fabric from the link to the swatches. You can specify it in the checkout message box.
Well Liners: The rear well lining is available configured to original shape. A well liner can last through several tops.
Main Top and Curtain Available Separately: The "curtain" is the trade name for the rear window section. The main top is the rest of the top. (Read the installation link below for further information.) The main top and the curtain are available separately in the event that one is damaged while the other section on your car is in good condition.
If you desire a complete top, and you are not ordering a full restoration package, then you should order the main top and either the glass or the plastic rear window section.
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 (Ford Galaxie) fit cars for years: 1965 and 1966.
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,