The Buick Centurion convertible top in a classic two-part top--and if you're even just a little handy, you can most likely install it yourself. The original Centurion top came in black or GM white and was made of Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl. The original Centurion soft top came with a plastic window, though today, we offer Centurion tops with plastic and glass windows. We offer the original Centurion convertible top, as well as other Centurion convertible tops in a variety of styles and fabrics. Our Best Buy
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Choosing a Centurion Convertible Top Fabric:
We offer the Buick Centurion convertible top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Haartz Stayfast Canvas. Here's what you need to know about each before making a 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 Buick Centurion 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.
More Centurion Convertible Top Parts
Along with Buick Centurion convertible tops, we carry tack strips, well liners, boots, hold down cables, headliners, do-it-yourself top installation manuals and other parts. Ready to start shopping? Click on the link at the right.
Can I Install the Buick Centurion top myself?
Yes! The 1971-1976 Buick Centurion convertible top is a "Scissor Top." "Scissor tops" have enjoyed good do-it-yourself results among our customers. However, the process of installing a Buick Centurion scissor top, because of the top frame's design, requires more work than the typical "two-part top" (which the scissor top is.) This extra work often involves the trial positioning and repositioning of the top especially at its rear. We therefore urge the do-it-yourselfer to get the scissor top installation manual which is a profusely illustrated how-to booklet on this particular top's replacement.
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. To start shopping, click a link at the right.
Buick Centurion Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976