Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am, 1987-1988
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top with rear window sealed in.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40-gauge thick vinyl.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top
with Plastic Rear Window.

Top Manual included (see below) if requested.
For: 1987-1988 Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am Convertible Top
Color:
Pinpoint Vinyl: Black on Black - #1042ST
View Color
$282.00
B.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top
with Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus
  • Top Pads (9" webbing)
  • Pair of hold down cables(CAG132)
  • Tack strips for header bow and rear top bow
  • Trimmer contact cement 4 oz.
  • Installation manual
For: 1987-1988 Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am Convertible Top
Color:
Pinpoint Vinyl: Black on Black - #1042ST
View Color
$342.00
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Plastic Rear Window.

Top Manual included (see below) if requested.
For: 1987-1988 Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am Convertible Top
Color:
Stayfast Canvas: Black on Black - #848SF
View Color
$462.00
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top with Plastic Rear Window.
Plus:
  • Top Pads (9" webbing)
  • Pair of hold down cables(CAG132)
  • Tack strips for header bow and rear top bow
  • Trimmer contact cement 4 oz.
  • Installation manual
For: 1987-1988 Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am Convertible Top
Color:
Stayfast Canvas: Black on Black - #848SF
View Color
$512.00
Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1987 and 1988


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

10 Page  8 1/2 x 11 Convertible Top Installation Manual with Illustrations.
Included in Top Packages
No Charge!
1983-93 CAMARO/FIREBIRD Convertible Top Pads, 2 X 4.5' OF 9" WEBBING
   Details...

$30.00
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
(Tacking strips for most top frames. Some may vary, especially pre-60s cars.)

Dimensions: 5/8" X 3/16"  and 1/2" X 1/4" (in 6 foot lengths.)
   Details...

$19.95
Padded Webbing Set.
$34.95
Pair of Top Hold Down Cables.

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$30.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
The Arrow T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4" and 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation. This stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4" and 3/8" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
   Details...

$56.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

 

$13.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$13.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
   Details...

$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any American Makes

Our O-Ring kit contains the following items:(1) Drive Pin, (1) 1/8" Chrome Ball, (2) 1/4" Chrome Ball, (2) Pump Port O-Ring, (2) Reservoir O-Ring, (1) Reservoir bolt O-Ring, (1) Reservoir plug, (1)Reservoir Plug O-Ring (metal plug only).

$24.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1982-92 Camaro/Firebird Window Sweeper Kit, Fits Coupe and Convertible, Left and Right Inner and Outer Sweeps, 4 piece kit

Replaces OEM Part#'s 10124264/5, 12394510/1.

$219.95
1987-92 Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Door, Convertible Top, Header, Rear Bow, and Trunk Seals
$569.95
Weather Stripping Seals: Top Rail Kit. 4 Piece Set Includes All Top-Rail Seals and (Doesn't Include Header Seal)
$199.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Header Seal With Molded Ends (Replaces OEM# 12510763). Each
$144.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Rear Bow Seal With Molded Ends (Replaces OEM# 12504727)
$109.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): 848SF Black

Fabrics:
The original topping was either black pinpoint vinyl or black stayfast canvas. We offer tops in both fabrics. We are also offering alternative color tops, which are non-original.

Rear Window:
As originally, these tops are made with the plastic window sewn in. This is one of the earlier GM tops to have the rear window integrated with the rest of the top. This makes the installation easier than for classic two piece tops.

Do It Yourself Installation:
The summary of our two piece top installation manual can be read via the link below. In these Camaro tops the rear window section has been combined with the main top, making installation even easier.

If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a likely candidate for DIY installation. There is stapling and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing.

Hold Down Cables:
Hold down cables are threaded (one cable on each side of the top) through hems in the top. They attach the top to the frame front and back, above the side windows. New cables are recommended with each top. Cables are not visible after complete installation.

Tacking Strips:
We offer replacement tacking strips which are embedded in the top frame front and rear bows. They receive the staples that hold the top to these frame cross bows.

Webbing:
The webbing, or "stay pads" build out the top. Often old pads last through two tops and can be kept on the car under a second top.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am) fit cars for years: 1987 and 1988.