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Chevrolet Cavalier, Mid 1998-2001
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Cavalier Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chevrolet specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top and window section
  • Original Factory Material: Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl
  • Original Window: Glass window with defroster
  • Original Colors: Black, GM Bright White, Medium Parchment
  • Installation Equipment: Top plus new cables, pads, staples/glue kit, tack strips, and install manual. Optional: Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples
  • Package Specials: Get a top and installation essentials--like our detailed install manual, new cables, tack strips, and more--for one low price. We also offer the option of including the Arrow ETFX50 electric stapler, which is 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 Cavalier convertible top installation. We highly recommend it if you're installing your own convertible top.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.
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Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
Best Buy!
A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window and Stapler

  • Package Includes:
  • Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tacking Strip Kit
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
  • Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
In Stock! Black tops ship within two business days!
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$359.95
B.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tacking Strip Kit
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
In Stock! Black tops ship within two business days!
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$309.95
Best Buy!

C.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Defroster Glass Rear Window and Electric Stapler

  • Package Includes:
  • Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Defroster Glass Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tacking Strip Kit
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
  • Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$499.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Non-defroster Glass Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tacking Strip Kit
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$419.95
BEST SELLER!
E.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Defroster Glass Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tacking Strip Kit
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$449.95
Best Buy!
F.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Non-defroster Glass Rear Window and Electric Stapler 

  • Package Includes:
  • Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Non-defroster Glass Rear Window 
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tacking Strip Kit
  • Staples and Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
  • Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$469.95
G.) Complete Convertible Top! Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl with Defroster Glass Rear Window

Both convertible top sections are included in this complete top at a discount price!

For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$389.95
H.) Complete Convertible Top! Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window

Both convertible top sections are included in this complete top at a discount price!

For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$259.95
I.) Complete Convertible Top! Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl with Non-Defroster Glass Rear Window

Both convertible top sections are included in this complete top at a discount price!

For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$349.95
J.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Main Top Only
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
In Stock! Black tops ship within two business days!


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$169.95
K.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Plastic Window Section Only
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$99.95
L.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Non-defroster Glass Rear Window Section Only
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$199.95
M.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Trim Defroster Glass Rear Window Section Only
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top


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$235.95
Custom Made Convertible Tops Are Now Available! To see your options and get a price quote, click here.
 
For: Mid 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
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Chevrolet Cavalier convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001


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!
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


Headliners
Description Price Buy!
Headliner Charcoal Cloth Very Similar to Original.
$198.00


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
1998.5-On Cavalier/Sunfire, Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$34.95
1995 1/2 - 2000 Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Top Installation DVD Watch a 43-year veteran installer replace his Cavalier top step-by-step on this comprehensive install DVD.
$29.95
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
9FT OF REAR TACKING STRIP FOR CAVALIER/SUNBIRD
   Details...

$19.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strip
   Details...

In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$19.95
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
Padded Webbing Set. 9" Reinforced Nylon 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
1995-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible, Door Weatherstripping, Pair
$199.95
1995-2000 Chevy Cavalier & Pontiac Sunfire Weatherstripping Header Seal.
$345.95
1995-2000 Chevy Cavalier & Pontiac Sunfire. Weatherstripping Seals: 6-Piece Roof Rail Kit (Header Seal Not Included)
$299.95
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 Fit Car Covers
Description Price Buy!
1998-02 Chevy Cavalier Convertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$129.95
1998-02 Chevy Cavalier Convertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$159.95
1998-02 Chevy Cavalier Convertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$189.95




Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black, GM Bright White and Medium Neutral

Fabrics:
These tops were originally made of Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl. This is a modern topping whose vinyl finish emulates canvas. We offer original fabric tops. They are made using computer directed cutting of sections based on original dealer tops. These are not "copies of copies."

1998 Owners:

The tops on this page begin with the middle of year cars in 1998. In these tops the front to back seams along the sides were eliminated. If your car is a 1998 and you do have the lengthwise seams then you have an early 1998. Please select the 1995-mid 1998 tops from the menu on the home page, in that case.

Installation:
The top has a classic two part design: the main top and the rear window sections are integrated during the installation. The process is described at the link below.

If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a candidate for do-it-yourself installation. Our package specials contain the illustrated installation manual. The installation involves stapling and gluing. There is no sewing. We also offer the option of including an Arrow ETFX stapler in our do-it-yourself installation packages. The stapler 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 Cavalier top.

Both Parts of Top Available Separately:
We offer the main top and the rear window section separately. These are for owners who want to keep one original section and replace the other.

If you want to order a complete top without any accessories, please order a complete convertible top. 

Hold Down Cables:

One cable on each side holds the top to the frame. A cable is threaded through the pocket (one on each side) built into the top. Cables are hidden after installation. New cables are recommended with each top.

Tacking Strips:
Tacking strips embedded in the frame bows receive the staples. Tack strips should last through two tops.

Pads:
The top is "padded out" with special reinforced 9" webbing. Pads can last through two tops but should be inspected and replaced if deteriorating.

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Dealer 'technical bulletins' (numbered 63-10-49 and 63-15-15) describe problems with the top frames
and rear seat back rests that can result in premature deterioration of the headliner and the top.
It is recommended that these top frames be raised and lowered quite slowly.



Parts in this category (Chevrolet Cavalier) fit cars for years: 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

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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