Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts
The Chevrolet Camaro convertible first production year was 1967. After production of convertibles was temporarily suspended, Chevrolet Camaro convertibles were re-introduced in 1987 and made through 2002.
We have Camaro convertible tops (soft top) for all of these years as well as other parts required for Camaro convertible top installation. These include Camaro convertible top headliners, top hold down cables, top frame tacking strips, webbing, pads, installation manuals and other Camaro convertible top parts.
We also offer the option of including an Arrow ETFX 50 Electric Stapler with Staples with your Camaro convertible top purchase. This electric stapler is ideal for driving 1/4", 1/2", 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun. We highly recommend it if you're installing your own Camaro convertible top and do not want to use an air compressor driven gun. Buy it with a Camaro convertible top package and you'll save 20 percent off the original retail price. Our money-savingBest Buy Camaro convertible top packages include a Camaro convertible top and everything you need to install it.
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Buying a Camaro Convertible Top
Depending on the year of your Chevy Camaro convertible, you'll have different decisions to consider when purchasing a replacement convertible top. Here's a guide:
1967-1969 Camaro Convertible Tops: If you're in the market for a Camaro convertible top for cars produced between 1967 and 1969, you'll need to decide if you'd like a top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl or Stayfast Canvas. (See "Choosing Your Camaro Convertible Top Fabric" below.) You'll also pick a top with trim or without bottom trim along the lower edge of the top rear window. Click here to see the difference. Ready to start shopping? Click here.
IROC-Z & Z 28 Tops: The IROC-Z convertible top is a one-piece top per the original top design. This means that Camaro IROC-Z convertible top has an integrated rear window, making the IROC-Z soft top a little easier to install on your own. If you're patient and methodical, we believe you can install your own Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z convertible top (as well as all two piece convertible tops) and save hundreds of dollars on labor costs. Our IROC-Z installation manual -- our own published top install manual -- will hold your hand through the entire process. (It's free with an IROC-Z convertible top purchase.)
Choosing Your Camaro Convertible Top FabricMost Camaro convertible tops come in either Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl or Haartz Stayfast Canvas. Here's what you need to know about each before you make a 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 Chevrolet Camaro convertible top was made of 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 Camaro top, it can easily last 10 years.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas: If you're looking to upgrade your vinyl Camaro 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.
Camaro Hydraulics: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.
Do-it-yourselfers: Read a summary of convertible top installation.
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts available for years 1967, 1968, 1969, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
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