Toyota Solara, 1998-03
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Toyota Solara Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section joined upon installation.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black, dark blue and beige.
  • Original Window: Glass window with defroster. There is a Limited Lifetime Glass Window Bond warranty to the original purchaser
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • 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.
  • NEW:1998-03 Toyota Solara, Convertible Top Wind Deflector, decrease wind back draft by 75%!

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Original Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Rear Glass Window with Defroster

Install manual will be included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$549.95
Best Buy!
B.) a Package Special: Original Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Defroster Glass Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • New Hold Down Cables
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Tack Strip
  • Solara Instruction Booklet
Color:

As low as:
$599.95
C.) PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • New Hold Down Cables
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Tack Strip
  • Solara Instruction Booklet
For: 1998-03 Toyota Solara Convertible Top
Color
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$569.95
D.) Original Haartz Stayfast Canvas Rear Glass Window with Defroster Only
(For use with existing main top.)
For: 1998-03 Toyota Solara Convertible Top
Color
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$339.95
E.) PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top
with Glass Rear Window Window with Defroster.


Note: Sailcloth vinyl is original to late Sebrings and Mustangs.
It is a vinyl with a canvas like finish.
  • Plus:
  • New Hold Down Cables
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Tack Strip
  • Solara Instruction Booklet
For: 1998-03 Toyota Solara Convertible Top
Color
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$519.95
F.) PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.

Note: Sailcloth vinyl is original to late model Sebrings and
Mustangs. It is a vinyl with a canvas-like finish.
  • Plus:
  • New Hold Down Cables
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Tack Strip
  • Solara Instruction Booklet
For: 1998-03 Toyota Solara Convertible Top
Color
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$449.95
Toyota Solara convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual
Step by step illustrated guide to 98-03 top and headliner install.
No Charge!
1998-2003 Toyota Solara Convertible, Side Tension Hold Down Cables

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

$42.95
New Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 40-page, extensively illustrated how-to manual walks you through removing and installing a two-part convertible top. The manual applies to almost all American convertibles made before the year 2004, and some foreign cars, too, like Celicas and Saabs. This is a bound 8 1/2 x 11 book; designed as both a tutorial for first-time installers and as a step-by-step manual for these convertible tops. Generally, all that is needed and not contained is the "bow height" which is the setting of the rear top frame bow for your convertible. This is available from any top distributor.

What skills are required ? (1) The ability to drive staples into bow frame tacking strips (2) The ability to orient fabric sections to the frame and apply with contact cement. (3) A systematic and careful personality ! (There is never any sewing required.)

Note: Very early cars (forties) had wood bows and installers will have to adjust processes for stapling to these bows instead of tacking strips in steel bows as described in manual.

   Details...

$30.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
1996-09 TOYOTA SOLARA TACK STRIP 12 FEET OF REAR
   Details...

$19.95
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
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

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

$26.95


Headliners

Headliners

Headliner in Choice of Tan or Black. Specify Color in Checkout Message Box.
$199.00


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


Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector

1999-2003 Solara, Convertible Top Wind Deflector:
  • The simple goal is to help you enjoy your convertible even more with less wind blast and more fun. Our wind deflectors are designed specifically for your convertible, and are proven to decrease the back draft by up to 75%.
  • Below is the Time, Difficulty and Tools required for the first installation, after that the wind deflector goes in and out of your car in under One Minute.

  • Fast, easy and painless to install.
  • Drive Your Convertible with the top down more.
  • Enjoy Listening to the radio or have a conversation.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 1 year warranty.

Wind Deflector Testimonials
$374.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

2000-03 Toyota Solara Covertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
2000-03 Toyota Solara Covertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and Tan

Original Fabrics:The original dealer top fabric was Haartz Stayfast canvas.

About The Material(s):

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black. If you do not see a canvas top listed for your car, please inquire and we will provide a quotation for it.

Alternate Material(s): Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl.

For cost savings Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl�s design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.

Window:
The original window is glass we also offer plastic.

Original Configuration:
As originally designed, our tops are made in two parts which are integrated during the installation. They are the main top and the rear window section. Either may be ordered separately, or the two parts may be ordered together for a full restoration.

Two part tops are not too difficult to install. A summary of the process is given at the link on this page. Installation involves stapling (or tacking) and the use of contact cement (or slower setting cements.) There is no sewing.

Do It Yourself Installation:
Installation is not beyond the capabilities of a patient handy person. We endeavor to answer customers' installation questions at our tech support email address: techsupport@mtmfg.com. Our top packages include a Solara top installation booklet, and may also be ordered by customers ordering a top or one of the two parts of a new top.

Hold Down Cables:
Cables are embedded in the main top's cable pockets and fasten the top, at the front and rear corners above the side window (on the folding top frame. New cables are recommended with each top.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.
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 (Toyota Solara) fit cars for years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.