The Mazda RX-7 convertible was manufactured between 1988 and 1992. It's now something of a classic and its RX-7 restoration is quite popular. Our Mazda RX-7 convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns; they are not "copies of copies." Our RX-7 convertible tops are guaranteed to fit.
For the most savings, consider one of our Mazda RX-7 convertible top SuperPacks packages, which include an RX-7 top and everything you need to install and care for it! Ready to shop for your RX-7 convertible top? Click on a link at the right.
The Mazda RX-7 Convertible Top
The RX-7 convertible top design is unusual. Like most two-part tops, the RX-7 top features a front and rear section. But instead of integrating the two sections as is necessary with most convertible tops, the RX-7 works more like a Targa top: A bar stretches across the top of the car. You attach the front section to its own frame and you attach the rear section to the top bar.
This type of installation makes the RX-7 convertible top one of the easiest convertible tops to install. Most Mazda RX-7 convertible top restorers are able to transfer the window section from the old convertible top to the new top. Our RX-7 tops are marked for window cut-outs.
Our RX-7 tops come with rain guards, and you have the option of purchasing a top with or without drain hoses, which prevent water from seeping into the trunk. You can recycle those from your old RX-7 convertible top, but we generally recommend if you are purchasing a new top, buy one with new hoses attached. The extra $10 that it will cost you will save you the hassle of re-attaching your old hoses, which can be a chore.
Our Mazda RX-7 convertible top installation manual will walk you through Mazda RX-7 do-it-yourself installation.
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Re-using Your Rear Window
The rear window of the RX-7 is suspended in a steel framework. The framework is transferred from the old top to the new and the window is fitted to the framework. If you are going to do your own installation and cannot "rope in" the window then this is a job that any automotive glass shop can perform in about a half hour of labor.
Choosing Your Convertible Top Fabric
We offer the Mazda RX-7 in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and also in elegant Haartz Stayfast Canvas. Here's what you need to know about each material before you make your purchase:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a two-ply composite with a PVC outer layer and a cotton inner lining. Pinpoint refers to the little dots on the vinyl surface. The original Mazda RX-7 convertible top was very similar to Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl. Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a popular convertible top fabric. In fact, this fabric is original to most American cars made before 1993. If you take care of a Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl RX-7 top, it can easily last 10 years.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas:
If you're looking to upgrade your vinyl RX-7 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 for the RX-7 Convertible Top Along with RX-7 convertible soft tops, we offer original replacement RX-7 headliners, fasteners, and separate drain hoses for installation or repair. You'll also find RAGGTOP vinyl, canvas, and window cleaner, which we recommend -- and package -- for RX-7 convertible tops.
Mazda RX7 Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992