Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am, 1994-02
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Pontiac Firebird & TransAm Convertible Top Information:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee
  • Original Configuration: This was originally a two part top with main top and rear window section joined upon installation. There is also a one piece version (on another page) with the two sections pre-joined for easier installation.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl in black and bright white, also Haartz Stayfast Canvas in tan.
  • About Fabrics: The Stayfast Canvas is the most durable and elegant of coverings for these convertibles.
  • Rear Window Options: The top is available with glass window (wth or without defroster) and with a plastic rear window.
  • 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.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may consider DIY installation. This comprises use of a stapling gun and contact cement (as outlined in the manual summary in the link below.) There is no sewing involved. To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • Shop with confidence: 3 year manufacturer warranty.

This top comes in two different cable lengths. Please specify your cables (shown in the 'measure cable length' link below) to insure we send the correct length.Side tension cables are installed in a sleeve in the top. The front end connects to the right and left end of the header bow and the rear end exits the top behind the door window and connects to the frame. You should be able to feel for these locations and measure the approximate cable length so you choose correctly.

Important Note: A.S.C. and General Motors made many changes to these top frames during these years.
If you are considering DIY installation you might consider our one piece version on another site page
to eliminate possible bow height and other uncertainties.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Pontiac Firebird & TransAm and Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Original Replacement Two Part Top With Defroster Rear Window.



3 year factory warranty

 

For: 1994-02 Chevrolet Camaro RS, IROC & Z28 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$861.00
B.) Package Special:
Pontiac Firebird & TransAm and Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Top with Defroster Glass Window
Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Original Replacement Two Part Top


Installation Manual included if requested.

3 year factory warranty


PLUS
  • Side Tension Cables 23" or 29"
  • Pair of Top Pads (PADS-CAM 94-02)
  • Front and Rear Tack Strips
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.can with brush
  • Convertible Top Installation Booklet  (see below)
For: 1994-02 Chevrolet Camaro RS, IROC & Z28 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
Cable Length
$945.00
C.) Pontiac Firebird & TransAm and Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Top with Defroster Glass Window.
Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Original Replacement Two Part Top


Installation Manual included if requested.

3 year factory warranty


 

 

For: 1994-02 Chevrolet Camaro RS, IROC & Z28 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$668.00
D.) Package Special:
Pontiac Firebird & TransAm and Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Top with Defroster glass window.
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Original Replacement Two Part Top



3 year factory warranty


PLUS
  • Side Tension Cables 23"or 29"
  • Pair of Top Pads (PADS-CAM 94-02)
  • Front and Rear top bow Tack Strips
  • Contact Cement 4 oz.can with brush
  • Convertible Top Installation Booklet
For: 1994-02 Chevrolet Camaro RS, IROC & Z28 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
Cable Length
$745.00
E.) Rear Window Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Use with existing main top
Window:
Material:

As low as:
$289.00
Chevrolet Camaro RS, IROC & Z28 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1995-2002 Camaro Convertible Top Hose Set
$119.95
1994-2002 Camaro Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Pair.

All convertible top cylinders are not the same. Our top cylinders are made from solid aluminum castings which are stronger than die-cast and our two-piece rod allows us to use a heavier, stronger steel. You won't find a better made convertible top cylinder on the market. All cylinders are made and assembled here in the U.S.A. and come with a 7 year warranty.
$269.95
1994-2002 Camaro/Firebird Convertible Top Motor Pump, 12v.

About this Pump:

The original motor on the 1994-2002 Camaro/Firebird has a manual bypass valve, which is built into the hose next to the pump. This needle valve allows the top to move manually by bypassing the motor pump. Our new replacement motor does not include the manual bypass valve assembly or hoses. However, the bypass valve may be reassembled for the new unit with some fitting adaptation. While our replacement motor is not an exact duplicate of the original, it does provide the same bi-directional hydraulic flow. You'll notice the replacement motor's electrical plug is different than the original as well, but you can cut the ends off both plugs and then splice the original unit's plug onto the replacement unit.

$409.95
"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
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.
$9.95
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
$2.39


Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector

1994-2002 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird Convertible, 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
$459.95


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual
16 pages 8 1/2 x 11 fully illustrated
Available in Top Packages.
No Charge!
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...

$23.95
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 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 8 1/2 x 11 book is 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
1994-2002 CHEVY Pair of Top Hold Down Cables. 23" Length.

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

$30.00
Pair of Top Hold Down Cables. 29" Length.

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

$30.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$12.95
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...

$59.95
ARROW RIVET TOOL KIT RL100 rivet tool is built to last Durable all-steel construction with a - comfortable hi-vis vinyl grip Spring loaded handle makes for easy loading Includes two interchangeable nose pieces & - 25 ea. 1/8" & 3/16" medium aluminum rivets Includes custom molded case for easy storage and 50 of our two most popular rivets 25 each of 1/8 medium rivet and 25 each of 3/16 medium rivets.
$22.95
Pad Set: Special Pads for 94-02 Camaro.

2 x 4.5 FEET OF 9" WEBBING
$39.95
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.
$14.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$20.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

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

$34.95


Headliners

Headliners

1994-2002 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird Convertible Headliner, Black Dane Cloth,

 

Color
Black Dane Cloth (7769V)
$260.00


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible Top Header / Front of door seal
$529.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible Top Seals, 4 pieces, No Header Seal
$129.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible Trunk to Top Seal
$89.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Door Bottom Seal
$99.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible Top of Door Weatherstrip, Front, CNV, TTOP
$49.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible Top Trunk Weatherstrip
$149.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible, Quarter Panel To Convertible Top Weatherstrip
$99.95
1993-02 Chevrolet Camaro & Pontiac Firebird. Convertible, Rear Door Weatherstrip.
$299.95


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.
$34.95


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


Carpets

Carpets

Cut Pile Carpet Complete Set, 1994-02 Chevrolet Corvette RS, IROC and Z28
COLOR
ACC Cutpile: Black - #801
View Color
$1199.00
Cut Pile Carpet Front, 1994-02 Chevrolet Camaro RS, IROC and Z28
COLOR
ACC Cutpile: Black - #801
View Color
$539.00




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, GM Bright White, Tan and Dark Beige

Original Patterns:
Our 1994-02 Chevrolet Camaro tops are made from original dealer patterns. They are not "copies of copies." We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl and Stayfast canvas fabrics. Both were used on original tops.

Fabrics:
The original pinpoint vinyl is a classic topping. Its texture consists of tiny spheres or "pinpoints." Stayfast canvas has an elegant canvas outer layer and a butyl rubber central core. You can read more about the fabrics via the "Help" link at the top of this page.

Many combinations available:
Besides the choice between pinpoint vinyl and stayfast canvas tops you should decide which window you prefer: plastic, non-defroster glass or defroster glass. The variety of configurations makes the list of tops rather large!

Installation:
This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of two parts top via the link at the bottom of this page. Installation requires stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing required.

How To Measure Cable Length:

Our Installation Manual:
Many first time installers do an excellent job with one of our package specials and our 1994-2002 detailed installation manual. This was written especially for the first time installer and elaborates all removal and installation steps for the top, pads and headliner. It is included with our top packages. It is also available if you order the top or the rear window section separately.

Video-DVD:
We have a nice DVD/Video showing the full removal and installation of these tops. Though not as detailed as the printed manual this can be ordered separately. It should instruct adequately and demonstrate visually all of the removal and installation steps. However, the print manual is more thorough and detailed.

Both Parts Available Separately:
If you wish to replace only the window section, or only the main top, the two parts are separately available.

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.

Headliner:
We offer the headliner for the convertible interior roof. The headliner is listed with "Accessories." If the headliner is in good condition it can be retained under a replacement top.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition. These Camaros utilized unique pads consisting of elastic strapping and padded webbing.

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.

 

1994 OWNERS, PLEASE NOTE
The 1994 Camaro top frames were modified after GM experienced problems during this model year. The tops listed on this page will fit the 1994 provided that the car had been given the recall repair. The middle bow was repaired if the car received the dealer recommended work. The installer of a 1994 top with an uncorrected middle bow must modify the bow to make the replacement tops fit properly. For 1995-2002 this problem was eliminated because all cars were sold with the re-designed top frame.

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.
Warranties outlined here are only applicable for products installed by a professional trim shop or professional upholstery shop. For Convertible Tops, and related products, the manufacturer will void the warranty for any product that is not professionally installed; manufacturer defects are covered by the warranty in such cases. The manufacturer is not responsible for damage due to improper installation.


Parts in this category (Pontiac Firebird & Trans-Am) fit cars for years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.