Buick Electra & Electra 225, 1961-64
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Buick Electra 225 Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and zippered rear window section; they are integrated upon installation. Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included. Matching fabric for header bow seal included.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Rear Window Sections: Rear window was originally zippered plastic.
  • Shop with confidence:  6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • 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.
     

    Restorer's Notes:
    Our installation manual is a 20 page, fully illustrated guide. It is available
    in our restoration packages.
    Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
    staple gun or our heavy duty electric stapling gun. There will also be
    contact cement work
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
  • IMPORTANT: If you buy a top with glass window, you must UN-ZIPPER the rear glass window and lay it in the well before lowering the top.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with zippered Plastic rear window.

Installation manual included if requested.

The window is 'full view' (no bottom trim). You will have the option of adding
the lower trim fabric piece via your shopping cart.
Color:

As low as:
$299.00
B.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Window


The window is 'full view' (no bottom trim). You will have the option of adding
the lower trim fabric piece via your shopping cart.


Package Includes:
  • Hold Down Cables(CAG96)
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows.
  • Top Pads(CTTP)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement can with brush.
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Color:

As low as:
$365.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top
with Zippered Glass Window
Installation manual included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$385.00
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Glass Window


Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Glass Window (TO153/HT153)
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see under 'installation supplies' below)
Color:

As low as:
$445.00
E.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with zippered Plastic rear window.

 Installation Manual included if requested.

Rear window is "full view" (no bottom trim fabric.) You will have the
option of adding this via our shopping cart.
Color:

As low as:
$565.00
F.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window


The window is 'full view' (no bottom trim). You will have the option of adding
the lower trim fabric piece via your shopping cart.
  • Top Plus the following:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see under 'installation supplies' below)
Color:

As low as:
$629.00
G.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Glass Window
Installation manual inclded if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$670.00
H.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
Glass Rear Window
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see under 'installation supplies' below)
Color:

As low as:
$709.00
I.)  Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section

This is a main top section only.

 

For: 1961-64 Buick Electra & Electra 225 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$219.95
J.) Rear Window Section
Plastic window with trim fabric.

Window is "full view." You will have the option of
adding lower fabric trim ('feature strip) in your checkout cart.

For: 1961-64 Buick Electra & Electra 225 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$139.00
Buick Electra & Electra 225 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Fully illustrated, step by step convertible top install manual.
20 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
INCLUDED IN TOP PACKAGES
No Charge!
Pair of Top Hold Down Cables, with Original Plate Design.

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

$32.00
Convertible Top Pads, Pair

 

   Details...

$39.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
   Details...

$79.95
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

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
1961-62 Buick Electra Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$269.95
1961-64 Buick Electra Convertible PAIR of Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders.
$269.95
1961-64 Buick Electra Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1961-64 Buick Electra Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each.
$139.95
1962-64 Oldsmobile F-85, 98, 88 Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump Fits * 1962-65 Oldsmobile F-85, 98 * 63-64 Bucik Lasabre, Invicta, Wildcat, Electra * 63-64 Chevy Impala
$269.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
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 Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 26 Installed Snaps

This boot fits the following cars:

  • 1961-64 Buick Electra
  • 1961-64 Cadillac Eldorado & Series 62
  • 1961-64 Buick LeSabre
  • 1961-64 Buick Invicta & Wildcat
  • 1961-64 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix & Parisienne
  • 1961-64 Pontiac Catalina
  • 1961-64 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 1961-64 Pontiac Parisienne
  • 1961-64 Oldsmobile 88, 98 & Starfire
  • 1961-64 Chevy Impala
View Color
$259.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$33.95


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

1958-1970 GM Body Trunk Seal, 18 Feet Long

 

$23.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Includes Header Seal (LP45).

Fits: 61-64 Electra, Eldorado

$259.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Windshield Top Header Seal.

Fits: All 61-64 Wildcat, Impala, , LeSabre, Starfire, Bonneville, Catalina and 61-62 Electra Convertibles

$249.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Door and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals (Includes LM 21, RR 1810, TK46-18). Fits 61-62 Electra. 61-62 Coupe DeVille, Oldsmobile "88", "98"
$329.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Door and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Fits 63-64 Electra, 63-64 DeVille, Oldsmobile "88", "98"
$309.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1961-64 Full Size GM Cars (B & C Body). Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$169.95
1962-63 GM A Body Cars. Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rails (Trimsticks)
$169.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns: Our convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. We offer the replacement tops in original stayfast canvas (some cars) or original pinpoint vinyl fabric (most original tops.)

Installation: This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page. The full manual, together with notes taken during the removal of the old top will guide the handy installer through a complete restoration.

Confidence using an air driven staple gun and the use of contact cement to align fabric and frame sections is required. There is no sewing.

Both Parts Available Separately: If you wish to replace only the window section, or only the main top, the two parts are separately available. Order both the main top and the rear window section for a full replacement top. Or order one of our full restoration packages.

Hold Down Cables: A pair of cables, one on each side, thread through pocketed hems on the main top sides. The ends of the cables hold the top to the frame. New cables are recommended with each new top. (You can read about cables in the installation summary link.) Cables offered here feature the original factory configuration plates.

Tacking strips: Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling (there is no sewing involved.) Tacking into the bow over the windshield (header bow) and into the bow over the rear window (rear top bow) is done into special strips embedded in these frame bows. We offer new tack strips for the front and rear top bows. They should not be required until after at least two tops have been stapled to them. Rebuilding the rear base line tacking strips requires grafting sections of suitable dimension and we would cut and ship per your needs for that purpose.

Top pads: Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Top Boots: You have the option of using a top storage boot. Our boot fits, as original.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 (Buick Electra & Electra 225) fit cars for years: 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964.