Chevrolet Nova Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
We offer convertible tops and convertible top parts for the Nova convertible. GM first introduced the compact Chevy II in 1962 to compete with the Ford Falcon. The Chevy II came in three series, including the Chevy Nova 400 convertible, which was the sportiest of all Chevy II cars. Our Chevrolet Nova convertible top also fits the Chevy II.
Our Chevy Nova convertible top is made from original dealer patterns. Our Chevy Nova convertible tops are not "copies of copies." Our Chevrolet Nova convertible top is a top-quality convertible top and guaranteed to fit.
For the best deals on a Chevy Nova convertible top, check out our Chevrolet Nova convertible top packages, which include installation essentials like tack strips, hold down cables, and glue kits, all for one price. Ready to start shopping? Click on a link at the right.
Choosing Your Chevy Nova Convertible Top
We offer the Chevrolet Nova convertible top in two fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
and Haartz Stayfast Canvas
. Here's what you need to know about each material before you make your purchase:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a two-ply composite with a PVC outer layer and a cotton inner lining. Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a popular convertible top fabric. The original Chevrolet Nova convertible top was made of Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl. In fact, this fabric is original to most American cars made before 1993. Pinpoint refers to the little dots on the vinyl surface. If you take care of a Haartz pinpoint vinyl convertible top, it can easily last 10 years.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas: If you're looking to upgrade your vinyl top, consider a convertible top made of Haartz Stayfast Canvas. This fabric is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, as well as some Mustang and Lebaron models. Haartz Stayfast Canvas is a three-ply composite material made of an acrylic square weave outer fabric, a butyl rubber core, and a cotton lining. The butyl rubber core promises to make Haartz Stayfast Canvas last a very long time. This canvas is a little richer looking than the vinyl. It's also a little harder to clean. Stayfast Canvas has both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl tops.
Can I install the Chevy Nova convertible top myself?
Yes! The Chevrolet Nova requires a classic two-part convertible top, meaning there's a main top section and a rear window section, the "curtain." The two convertible-top sections are integrated during the installation process.
If you can use an air-driven staple gun and are patient and methodical, you are very likely to be able to install the Chevrolet Nova convertible top. Installing your own Chevy Nova convertible top can save you hundreds of dollars in restoration labor costs!
To help you install your own Chevrolet Nova convertible top, we offer a profusely illustrated convertible top manual, now in its fourth edition. This covers, in detail, all the steps for do-it-yourself convertible top installation. In particular, the manual applies to cars, like the Chevy Nova, with a two-part convertible top. 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.)
In most cases, our convertible top packages include everything you need to install your own Chevrolet Nova convertible top. (Convertible top frame seals must be ordered separately if required.)
There is no sewing involved in installing a two-part convertible top, but you will have to be comfortable with a staple gun, manipulating convertible-top fabric, and applying contact cement. Our convertible-top packages include stainless-steel staples and the very best grade of contact cement with brush. To start shopping, click a link at the right. To learn more about installing your own Chevy Nova convertible top, click the link below.
Chevrolet Nova Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965