We can supply Chrysler Imperial convertible tops (soft tops) from 1957 through 1968 convertibles. The replacement Imperial convertible tops are available in original pinpoint vinyl fabric and also in Haartz Stayfast canvas.
Other Convertible Top Parts:
In addition to the convertible top replacement we have the convertible top boots, top pads, rear well liners, convertible top hold down cables, top frame tacking strips and our installation manual on do-it-yourself restoration of classic two part convertible tops, such as these Imperial tops.
Glass and Plastic Rear Windows:
Chrysler Imperial convertible tops were all classic two part tops. This means that the top was designed in two sections, the rear window being installed under the main convertible top. Our manual summary is viewable on our site (just click on your Imperial Convertible top via the link at the right) along with complete descriptions and pricing of all Imperial soft tops.
Most convertible top restorations warrant the use of new hold down cables, tack strips and convertible top pads. We offer package specials which include all parts necessary for a full convertible top restoration.
We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible tops. All are made to OEM specifications. Each 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 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 an installation manual when ordered.
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.
Chrysler Imperial Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968