Dodge Dart, 1965-1966
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Dodge Dart Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Dodge specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section joined upon installation. Rear window is plastic. Molding over rear window and its chrome tips supplied.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl in black and classic white.
  • 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.
Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
Installation Manual included if requested.

Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip

Color:

As low as:
$325.00
B.) A Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Pair Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$349.95
C.) A package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Pair Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$569.95
D.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Window Section Only
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
For: 1965-1966 Dodge Dart Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$139.95
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1965-1966 Dodge Dart Convertible Top
Color
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$239.95
Dodge Dart convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1965 and 1966


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 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.

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$30.95
Convertible Top Pads, Pair

 

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$39.95
Convertible top side tension cables, pair.

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
$34.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
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$19.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner.
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$79.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
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.
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$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

1963-1966 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valient Signet Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1963-66 Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each

Fits 1963-1966 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant
$139.95
1963-66 Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
Made in the U.S.A.
$279.95
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


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps and Snap Installation Tool

Fits 1964-65 Dodge Dart

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$209.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps and Snaps Installation Tool

Fits 1966 Dodge Dart

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$199.95


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

Header Seal, For Convertibles 67.5" Long. Sold individually.

For 1963-66 Dodge Dart; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant Atrex part # HD4500A

$59.95
Roof Rail Seals for Convertibles, 1 1/4" wide by 97" long

Cut to fit

Fits: 1960-71 Chrysler 300; 1960-70 Chrysler Imperial; 1960-71 Chrysler New Yorker; 1960-71 Chrysler Newport; 1960-69 Dodge Dart; 1962-70 Dodge Polara; 1960-70 Plymouth Fury; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant;

$53.95
Roof Rail Seals For Convertibles, 6 Piece Set

For 1963-66 Dodge Dart, 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant

$89.95
Vent Window Seals; For 2-Door Hardtop and Convertible; Pair

Replaces OEM part # 2217404/5

For 1963-66 Dodge Dart; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant; 1964-66 Plymouth Barracuda

$89.95
Window Sweeper Kit for Convertibles; 8-piece kit

Quality 8-piece kit includes replacement inner & outer door seals, and also outer quarter-window seals.

Fits 1963-66 Dodge Dart and 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant.

$129.95
Weatherstripping: Top Rail Seals, 7 Piece Set. Includes header seal HD 4500-A
$129.95


Cables

Cables

Intermediate Cables, Pair, for 1965-1966 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valient
$29.95


Custom Carpet

Custom Carpet

1963-66 Dodge Dart Convertible 4 Speed, Custom Fit Loop Pile Carpet With Tails
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$239.95
1963-66 Dodge Dart Convertible Automiatic, Custom Fit Loop Pile Carpet With Tails
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$239.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Fabrics:
These 1966 Dodge convertibles were originally topped in pinpoint vinyl. Sample swatches can be viewed at the "View Color" links opposite the listed tops.

Classic Two Part Tops:
There is a link at the bottom of this page to a summary of our two part top manual. These Darts are classic two part tops. The full maunual is offered (see under "Accessories.")

Do It Yourself Installation:
Installing a two part top does not require any sewing. Installation requires that you apply staples or tacks through fabric into tack strips which are embedded in the top framework. There is also adhesive work accomplished with either contact cement or neoprene adhesive.

A reading of the summary of our manual will enable making a self-installation choice. About half of our two part top customers perform self-installation. If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the header bow and the rear top bow. They receive the installation staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through at least two tops.

Pads:
The padding can last through two tops.

Hold Down Cables:
Cables (one on each side) hold the top to the framework at the sides. Cables are threaded through special pockets in the sides of the top and are not visible after installation. New cables are recommended with each top.

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.

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 (Dodge Dart) fit cars for years: 1965 and 1966.