Ford Fairlane & Sunliner, 1957-58
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Ford Fair Lane & Sunliner Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Ford specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black, White and Ford Blue
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this can include the detailed manual, new cables, pads/webbing and glue kit.
  • Tack strips are available in different sizes and lengths. Please order separately.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Plastic Rear Window Section.
  • Plus:
  • Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Pads
For: 1957-58 Ford Fairlane & Sunliner Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$339.95
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1957-58 Ford Fairlane & Sunliner Convertible Top
Color
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$219.95
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1957-58 Ford Fairlane & Sunliner Convertible Top
Color
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$119.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Window Section.
  • Plus:
  • Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Pads
For: 1957-58 Ford Fairlane & Sunliner Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$579.95
Ford Fairlane & Sunliner convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1957 and 1958


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Best Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ALL PARTS COME WITH 1-YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$649.95
"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
1957-58 Fairlane & Sunliner Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each. Please Specify Left or Right (Left is Drivers side)
$139.95
1957-58 Fairlane Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1957-58 Fairlane Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1957-58 Fairlane Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$229.95
1957-61 FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY,AND EDSEL DRIVERSIDE HYDRAULIC CYLINDER
$139.95
1957-61 FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY,AND EDSEL PASSENGERS SIDE HYDRAULIC CYLINDER
$139.95
FLAT GROMMET FEET FOR EARLY MOTOR PUMP, 4 PIECES
$7.95
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


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$8.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
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
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

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$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

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$169.95
A supply of front tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 5/8" WIDE X 3/16" THICK X 6 Foot
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$11.95
A supply of rear tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 1/4" THICK  X 1/2" WIDE X 6 Foot
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$11.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner.
   Details...

$79.95
Tack Strips: Front measures 5/8" X 3/16" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
Tack Strips: Rear measures 1/2" X 1/4" cut to length by the foot
   Details...

$2.00
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

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count
$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count
$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
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


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl
Fits 1957-58 Ford Fair Lane & Sunliner.
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$163.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$32.95


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


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1957-58 Ford Fairlane & Ford Sunliner - 3 Piece Convertible Rear Tack Bow/Tacking Rail/Trim Stick
  • New tack bow fits around the well and the top staples to it below the rear window. New vinyl tack strip comes installed in the bow.
$319.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, White and Ford Blue

Fabrics:
These Fords' original convertible top fabric was pinpoint vinyl. Original colors were, most often: black and Ford white.

Haartz stayfast canvas is chosen by some restorers because of its extraordinary durability. You can read about the fabrics at the Help link at the top of this page.

Classic Two Part Tops:
This is a classic two part top. The main top and the rear window section (with its attached fabric trim) are joined together during the installation. The job is described in our 'two part top restoration guide.' The guide is summarized at the link at the bottom of this page. It is listed as an "accessory."

If you are comfortable using an air driven staple gun and contact cementing and aligning fabric sections then you are a good "do-it-yourself" candidate. The guide, together with careful notes made during the removal process has guided many do-it-yourself restorers.

Top Pads:
Pads run along the framework underneath the top and build out the top itself. New pads are likely to be required but can last through two tops.

Tack Strips:
Tack strips are embedded in the front bow and also the rear top bow (the one over the rear window.) They receive the staples that hold the top to these bows. Tack strips, and pads are included in our package restoration special and are listed, separately, with "accessories."

Boots:
A boot, optionally, holds the lowered top. Boots are usually chosen to match the interior or to complement the interior or paint color. Boots are listed with accessories. Please specify your boot color choice in the checkout message box.

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 1 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.

We also offer a rebuilding service for motor-pumps. Not all are repairable, but it is less expensive to have one rebuilt than to buy a new one. The motor-pump would need to be sent to us for evaluation. Hoses come with all new fittings and are made specifically to fit your car.

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 (Ford Fairlane & Sunliner) fit cars for years: 1957 and 1958.