We specialize in complete convertible top restoration packages for classic two part convertible tops. The Plymoutn Valiant convertible is such a classic convertible. Its top attaches, as designed by Chrysler Plymouth, in two parts. The Valiant soft top rear window section is attached at its upper end to the rear cross bow of the top frame just above the window. The main top of the Valiant convertible soft top attaches over it and covers the rest of the top frame.
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, this soft top manual applies to these cars which all have a two part convertible top. Owners may purchase the manual to review it before purchasing a replacement convertible top package. We would then pro-rate future purchase of the convertible top when the replacement convertible top or the top package is ordered.
If you can use an air compressor driven staple gun (or our heavy duty electric stapler), and are patient and methodical, you are most likely to be able to do a pro quality install of this convertible top. We offer a heavy duty electric staple gun capable of driving staples into the Plymouth Valiant convertible top bow tacking strips. 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 replacement 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.
At our Plymouth Valiant top pages you will find our book on installing classic two part tops.
Our Valiant top packages come with the tack strips for replacing the worn out ones in the top frame. Also included are the Plymouth Valiant under top pads and the convertible top side hold down cables.
A list of products for each Plymouth Valiant convertible can be found at the appropriate link at the right.
We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for those convertible tops that require hydraulic maintenance. 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 top 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 frame 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 convertible top hydraulic system analysis and service installation manual when ordered.
The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.
Plymouth Valiant Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966