The Toyota Paseo Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
The Toyota Paseo convertible was made from 1996 until 1998. The sporty, compact car was originally based on the Toyota Tercel. The Toyota Paseo convertible top originally came in Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl and the usual Toyota Paseo convertible top color was black.
The Toyota Paseo top is a two-part top, which means the rear window (the Paseo convertible top rear window came in glass or plastic) is integrated into the completed Paseo top during installation. If you're a handy person, then we believe you're capable of installing the Toyota Paseo soft top yourself.
We offer the Paseo convertible top alone, but if you're interested in saving money consider one of our Best Buy Toyota Paseo convertible top packages, which include the original Paseo top and everything you need to install it. You may skip this general discussion on the Toyota Paseo convertible top if you are ready to select the top or top accessories by going to the Toyota Paseo page via the link on the right.
Choosing Your Paseo Top Fabric:
We offer the Toyota Paseo soft top in two durable convertible top fabrics. Here's what you need to know about each before making a purchase:
Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl: This was the usual original fabric on Toyota Paseo convertible top. This fabric is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars, Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl is a PVC outer layer (textured to mimic canvas)and a polyester/cotton pre-shrunk inner lining. It is an exceptionally rich looking, durable vinyl, and it comes in a variety of colors.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas: Looking to upgrade from a vinyl top? Consider a Paseo top in Haartz Stayfast Canvas. This American made canvas is similar to the German canvas used in Mercedes, Porsche, and BMW. Haartz Stayfast Canvas is a three-ply composite material made of an acrylic square weave outer fabric, a butyl rubber core, and a cotton inner lining. The butyl rubber core makes the Haartz Stayfast Canvas very durable. On the upside, it's a little richer looking than vinyl. The downside? It's a little harder to keep this convertible top fabric clean compared with the vinyl top fabric.
Can I Install the Toyota Paseo Convertible Top Myself?
The Toyota Paseo convertible top is a classic two-part convertible top.
If you can use an air-driven staple gun or our heavy duty electric gun, and are patient and methodical, you are very likely to be able to install the Toyota Paseo convertible top. Installing your own Toyota Paseo convertible top can save you hundreds of dollars in restoration labor costs!
To help you install your own Toyota Paseo convertible top, we offer a profusely illustrated convertible top manual, now in its fourth edition. This convertible top manual and tutorial covers, in detail, all the steps for do-it-yourself convertible top installation. In particular, the manual applies to cars, like the Toyota Paseo, 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 Toyota Paseo 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 (for air guns) include stainless-steel staples (which fit the most popular air guns) and the very best grade of contact cement with brush. To learn more about installing your own Toyota Paseo convertible top, click the link below which will provide a summary outline of the full convertible top manual.
Paseo Convertible Top Parts and Accessories
We offer a wide range of Paseo convertible top parts and accessories, including Paseo top hold down cables, tacking strips, staples and glue kits as well as convertible top cleaning supplies. Ready to start shopping? Click on a link at the right.
Toyota Paseo Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1996, 1997 and 1998