The Sebring was Chrysler's replacement for the discontinued LeBaron. It was introduced in 1996 and continues to be manufactured today. The early Sebring convertible top (1996-2006) was originally a two-piece top, which means the window had to be integrated into the main top during installation. The later Sebring convertible top (2007-2010) is a one-piece top, meaning it comes with the window already integrated into the top--one less step for you during your own Sebring convertible top installation.
We offer convertible tops for all Sebring convertibles, from 1996-2010. For 1996-2006 Sebring convertibles, we offer two styles of Sebring tops: 1.) the original two-piece Sebring top and 2.) an "Easy Install" Sebring soft top: This top is designed to make do-it-yourself installation easy. It comes in one piece, with the window already integrated in. Again, one less step for you during your Sebring top installation.
Chrysler Sebring Tops and Top Accessories:
Along with Chrysler Sebring convertible tops, we offer Sebring convertible top parts such as headliners, convertible top hold down cables, installation manuals, and top pads. If you're installing your own Sebring top, check out our Best Buy
convertible top installation packages, which include everything you need to install your own Sebring top--a top, plus hold down cables, install manuals, header bow tack strip, and a staples/glue kit--at a discounted price.
Chrysler Sebring Convertible Top Fabrics:
Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl:
The original Sebring convertible top fabric was Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl
. This is a vinyl-surfaced convertible top fabric that was designed to imitate the canvas used in Mercedes and other cars. The Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl is an elegant, easy-to-maintain, convertible-top fabric. Featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars, Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl is a two-ply material made up of a PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton inner lining. (In terms of durability, it's very similar to Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl but it has a different surface grain.) Sailcloth's surface grain is designed to look like canvas. It is an exceptionally rich looking, durable vinyl, and it comes in a variety of colors.
Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas:
Looking to upgrade your vinyl Sebring convertible top? We also offer Sebring tops in Sonnendeck Canvas
, also known as Twillfast
. An American-made canvas, Sonnendeck, a true double texture topping. Sonnendeck Canvas is a durable, rich-looking canvas comparable to Haartz Stayfast Canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than the wearing rating for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences. We offer Best Buy
discounted Sebring convertible top packages in both Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl
and Sonnendeck Canvas.
Two Part Tops: Can I Install Myself?
We encourage do-It-yourself installation for careful handy individuals. Installing your own Sebring top can save you hundreds of dollars on labor costs. We offer a profusely illustrated convertible top manual, now in its fourth edition, which will walk through installing a two-part Sebring top easily. This covers, in detail, all the steps for do-it-yourself convertible top installation. You may purchase the manual to review it before purchasing a convertible top package. We would then pro-rate future purchase of the convertible top when it is ordered.
If you can use an air compressor driven staple gun, and are patient and methodical, you are very likely to be able to install any of these convertible tops. The convertible top packages include everything needed in most cases. (Convertible top frame seals must be ordered separately if required.)
Note that there is no sewing involved in installing a two-part convertible top. There is stapling and there is manipulation of the top fabric which in places is applied with contact cement. Our convertible top packages include stainless-steel staples and the very best grade of contact cement and brush. Please click the link to your Chrysler Sebring convertible top page for more information. We suggest you read the two part convertible top manual summary (the link is below) to make an informed decision as to you can install your own convertible top.
Convertible Top Restoration Packages
We offer complete packages consisting of the Sebring convertible top, plus generally required accessories and the top installation manual. These packages are listed, along with individual top sections and accessories on our Chrysler Sebring convertible top pages. Click on the link to your Sebring convertible on the right.
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.
Chrysler Sebring Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010