Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Tops
The Plymouth Barracuda is a classic two-part convertible top--and if you're a even a little handily you can most likely install it yourself. the original Barracuda top came in Black and GM White and was made of Crush Grain Vinyl. The original Barracuda soft top came with a plastic window, though today, we offer Barracuda tops with plastic and glass windows. We offer the original Barracuda top, as well as other Barracuda convertible tops in a variety of fabrics. Our Best Buy
Plymouth Barracuda packages offer the most bang for the buck. Ready to buy a Plymouth Barracuda top? Click on a link at the right.
Choosing a Barracuda Convertible Top Fabric:
We offer the Plymouth Barracuda convertible top in original Crush Grain Vinyl as well as Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Haartz Stayfast Canvas. Here's what you need to know about each before making a purchase:
Crush Grain Vinyl:
Crush grain vinyl was used on the original Barracuda top. Crush grain is a 36-ounce vinyl made up of several layers of rubber and vinyl. The last layer is treated for resistance to abrasion, weather, and UV. Crush Grain Vinyl is imprinted with a "grain" pattern.
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a good alternative to Crush Grain because it's just as durable and comes in more colors. It's a popular convertible top fabric for the Barracuda. Haartz Pinpoint is a two-ply, 36-ounce composite with a PVC outer layer and a cotton inner lining. Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a popular convertible top fabric. Pinpoint refers to the little dots on the vinyl surface. If you take care of a Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Barracuda convertible top, it can easily last 10 years.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas:
If you're looking to upgrade your vinyl Barracuda 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 Barracuda Convertible Top Parts
Along with Plymouth Barracuda 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 Plymouth Barracuda top myself?
Yes! The Plymouth Barracuda requires a classic two-part convertible top, meaning there's a main top section and a rear window section, called the "curtain." The two convertible-top sections are integrated during the installation process.
For your convenience, we sell the two parts to this top together and separately. Looking for a great deal? Check out our Best Buy Plymouth Barracuda convertible top packages, which include a top, cables, tack strips, top pads, staples and glue kit, and our own two part top manual. We also offer the option of purchasing the Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples at a discounted price with our packages.
If you can use an air-driven staple gun and are patient and methodical, you are very likely to be able to install the Plymouth Barracuda convertible top. Installing your own Barracuda soft top can save you hundreds of dollars in restoration labor costs!
To help you install your own Barracuda 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 Plymouth Barracuda, 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 Plymouth Barracuda soft 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. To start shopping, click a link at the right. To learn more about installing your own Plymouth Barracuda convertible tops, click the link below.
Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971