The Chrysler Newport convertible was manufactured between 1959 and 1970. The Chrysler Newport convertible tops were originally three layer tops of higher durability than typical two layer vinyl over cloth toppings. The modern Eurotopping vinyl is equivalent to the original Newport convertible top fabric.
Other Fabrics: The Haartz Pinpoint two layer topping is a fine substitute convertible top fabric. Although it is slightly less durable than Eurotopping it has identical surface appearance and comes in the same colors. Its price advantage makes it a favorite of self-installers of Chrysler Newport convertible tops.
Can I Install Myself?
We offer a profusely illustrated convertible top manual, now in its fourth edition, which will explain how Chrysler Newport convertible tops install. This covers, in detail, all the steps for do-it-yourself installation for the Chrysler Newport convertible top. This information should enable the Chrysler Newport convertible owner to decide whether to do his or her installation. 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 the Chrysler Newport 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 the Chrysler Newport 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.
If you click on the link to your Chrysler Newport convertible at the right then you will be taken to pricing information for all our Chrysler Newport replacement convertible tops. You will also find a very thorough summary of how these classic tops are installed.
Other Top Parts:
We offer replacement top bow tacking strips, convertible top hold down cables, convertible top pads and the installation manual. For some years we also offer the Chrysler Newport convertible top boot. Please go to the page for your Chrysler Newport convertible for full pricing and ordering information.
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.
Chrysler Newport Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years
1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969 and 1970