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

 Convertible Top Key Features:
  • 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 with the two sections pre-joined for easier installation.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl in black and bright white..
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas in black, beige, tan, dark blue and others.. .
  • 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.
    Shop with confidence: 6 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.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

Best Buy!
A.) a Package Special: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Rear Window of Your Choice
 
  • Side Tension Cables 23" or 29"
  • Please specify length in check out message
  • Pair of Top Pads (PADS-CAM 94-02)
  • Front and Rear Tack Strips
  • Pop Rivet Gun with 30 Assorted Rivets
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Camaro Convertible Top Instruction Booklet
Window:
Color:
Cable Length:

As low as:
$339.95
Best Buy!
B.) A Package Special: Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Window of Your Choice.
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing our electric stapler. 
  • Plus:
  • Luxury Two-Piece Camaro Convertible Top in Haartz Stayfast Canvas, with Window of Your Choice
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Pair of Top Pads
  • Camaro Convertible Top Instruction Booklet
  • Optional:Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples
Window:
Color:
Cable Length:

As low as:
$529.95
C.) Camaro & Firebird Convertible Top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Select window and color.

Installation Manual included if requested.

Original two piece top.

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$399.00
D.) Camaro & Firebird Convertible Top With Glass Rear Window
Made in Original Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Select glass with or without defroster

Installation Manual included if requested.

Original two piece top.

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$665.00
E.)  Convertible Main Top Section Only

 

Color:

As low as:
$159.95
F.) Rear Window Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Window:
Material:

As low as:
$129.00
G.)  Rear Window Section in Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$159.95
Chevrolet Camaro Factory Style, Two Piece Convertible Tops convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002


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
   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
1994-2002 CHEVY Pair of Top Hold Down Cables. 23" Length.

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

$33.95
Pair of Top Hold Down Cables. 29" Length.

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

$33.95
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
Video Dvd: How to Install the 1994-04 Camaro/Firebird Convertible Top.
$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.
$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

"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
1994-2002 Camaro Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Pair. MADE IN THE USA
$269.95
1995-2002 Camaro Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Each MADE IN THE USA
$139.95
1995-2002 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.

$291.95
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


Headliners

Headliners

Headliner, Black Dane Cloth, Fits 1994-2002 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird Convertible
Color
Black Dane Cloth (7769V)
$205.95


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 of Door Weatherstrip, Rear, 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


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




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.

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.

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.


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