The Chevrolet Impala convertible initial production year was 1958. The Impala replaced the Chevy Belair models of the earlier fifties.
The convertible top for all Impala convertibles is a classic two part top consisting of a rear window section, called a "curtain" and the main top. The two convertible top sections are integrated during the installation process. The convertible top installation process is described in our manual on two part convertible top installation.
Chevrolet Impala Convertible Tops and Parts
Convertible Tops are offered at our site for all Chevrolet Impala years. Also available are other Impala convertible top restoration parts such as the Impala tack strips, pads, top hold down cables, convertible top boots, well liners, etc. There are special packages for complete restoration of Impala convertible tops.
Please select your car at the right to be linked to further information and to the Impala top parts for your car.
We now stock convertible top hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible top. All are made to OEM specifications. Each top hydraulic part 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 convertible 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 a hydraulic convertible top instruction manual.
The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.
Two Part Tops: Can I Install Myself?
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 these cars which all have a two part convertible top. Owners 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 with brush. Please click the link to your convertible top page for more information.
Chevrolet Impala Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976