Toyota Paseo, 1995-98
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Toyota Paseo Convertible Top Information:
  • Quality: Made to Toyota specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Classic two part top construction (main top section and window section joined upon installation.)
  • Original Factory Material: Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl and Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  • About Fabrics:  Sailcloth vinyl is original also to Sebrings and some Mustangs. It is a two layer top with a canvas like grain. Haartz Stayfast Canvas is a three layer top with a butyl rubber core adding to durability.
  • Original Window: Defroster glass. Plastic window tops also available..
  • Installation. Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may consider DIY installation using our installation manual (offered free with top or within Package Specials) There is no sewing involved. To locate a professional installer please enter "convertible car top installers near me" in your browser search bar. Google will list nearby shops.
  • Warranty: A 6 year factory warranty on this top.

 

 

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Toyota Paseo Convertible Top
With defroster glass wIindow (tinted)
Select Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas
6 year factory warranty
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$450.00
B.) Toyota Paseo Convertible Top
With plastic wIindow
Select Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas
6 year factory warranty
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$390.00
C.) Package Special:
Toyota Paseo Convertible Top
With defroster glass wIindow (tinted)
Select Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas
6 year factory warranty
PLUS
Pair hold down cables
Can trimmer contact cement with brush
Pair of top bow tack strips
Two Part Top Installation Manual
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$488.00
D.) Package Special:
Toyota Paseo Convertible Top
With plastic wIindow
Select Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas
6 year factory warranty
PLUS
Pair hold down cables
Can trimmer contact cement with brush
Pair of top bow tack strips
Two Part Top Installation Manual
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$430.00
Toyota Paseo convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998


Top Sections

Top Sections

Toyota Paseo Convertible Top Main Section
Use with existing rear window section
Select Sailcloth Vinyl OR Stayfast Canvas
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$360.00
Toyota Paseo Convertible Top Window Section
with Plastic Window
Use with existing main top
Sailcloth Vinyl Trim OR Stayfast Canvas Trim
Color:

As low as:
$135.00
Toyota Paseo Convertible Top Window Section
with Defroster Glass Window
Use with existing main top
Select Trim fabric and color
Color
View Color
$400.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

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 any 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 ot can be measured with the old top on the car (as illustrated.)

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
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.)
Note: These usually apply. In certain convertible top frames (especially pre-sixties) the cross sections of the header and rear top bows vary. You can measure the top bow channel cross sections and let us know if yours vary from the usual plastic ones. In that case include your tack strip selection in checkout message.
   Details...

$22.95
Pair of Paseo Top Hold Down Cables.

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

$37.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
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.
$10.95
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


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 Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
Use your original wiring, per included diagram.
$34.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1997-98 Toyota Paseo Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$199.00
1997-98 Toyota Paseo Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$239.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black

Original top fabric:
The original Toyota Paseo convertible top fabric was Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl. Original tops were almost always black.

Original Fabric and Color:Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl, Black

Chrysler Sailcloth is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars. It is structurally (wear quality) equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. It is sometimes chosen for replacing convertible tops that originally featured pinpoint vinyl.

Alternate Fabric:Haartz Stayfast Canvas

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.

Two part tops:
This top installs, as originally designed, in two parts: the rear window section attaches to the rear top bow, and the main top, which is the rest of the convertible top (from the windshield to the rear top bow) is attached over the rear window section.

For those whose rear window is intact as well as still firmly attached to its trim fabric, we offer the main top as a separate unit. Similarly, you may order just the rear window section.

The rear window may be either plastic or glass. Our glass rear windows have defroster included.

Hold down cables:
We offer the top hold down cables. These cables are threaded into the side hems of the top and hold the top to the frame along the sides, at front and rear. New cables are recommended with each top unless the top has not often been raised and lowered.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
We have an instruction manual that shows how to install such a classical two part top. The manual is intended for use with careful notes made during removal of the old top. You can read a summary of the full manual via the link on this page. The summary should provide sufficient orientation to allow a decision about self installation. This involves stapling (or tacking) and the orientation of fabric and frame components to be mated with contact cement. There is no sewing.

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 Paseo) fit cars for years: 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.