Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC), 1983-87
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC) Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Pontiac specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section joined upon installation. Molding over rear window and its chrome tips supplied. Matching fabric supplied for header area.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, buckskin, dark blue and classic white.
  • Original Window: Plastic.
  • 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 Top with Plastic Window Only
Plastic window comes has bottom trim.
Installation manual included if requested
For: 1983-87 Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC) Convertible Top
Color
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$285.00
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window Section
Installation Manual included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$529.95
Best Buy!
C.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
(Rear window has bottom trim.)
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • All Four Hold Down Cables
  • Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement.
  • Pads
  • Cavalier/Sunbird Installation Manual
For: 1983-87 Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC) Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$349.95
Best Buy!
D.) A Package Special: Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
  • All Four Hold Down Cables
  • Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement.
  • Top Pads
  • Cavalier/Sunbird  Installation Manual
Color:

As low as:
$589.95
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Main Section Only

This is a Chevy Cavalier/Pontiac Sunbird convertible top main section. It's to be used with a rear window section.

For: 1983-87 Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC) Convertible Top
Color
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$159.95
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Window Only
Plastic window comes with bottom trim.

This plastic rear window section is to be used with a main top.

 

For: 1983-87 Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC) Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$119.95
Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual: Step by Step Fully Illustrated 20 Page Booklet on Installing 80S and 90S Cavalier and Sunbird/Sunfire Convertible Tops. Free with Purchase of Top or Top Section (Request with order)
No Charge!
1983-87 Cavalier/Sunbird, Pair of Side Tension Hold Down Cables.

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

$34.95
1984-98 Cavalier/Sunbird, Pair of Rear Flap Hold Down Cables

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

$34.95
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
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, 4 Grommets Installed, Fits 84-86
   Details...

$79.95
Manual: Step by Step Illustrated 20 Page Booklet on Installing 80S and 90S Cavalier and Sunbird Convertible Tops. Only Available with Purchase of Top.
$19.95
Pair of Cavalier 9" Webbing Pads
$34.95
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

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count
$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count
$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
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
1983-87 Cavalier Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, for Left or Right, Each.
$139.95
1983-87 Cavalier Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair.
$269.95
1983-87 Sunbird Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1983-87 Sunbird Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$229.95
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


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

1982-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire and Sunbird. Trunk Weatherstripping
$151.95
1982-87 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunbird. Door Weatherstripping, Pair
$489.95
1982-94 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunbird. Convertible Top Weatherstripping, Kit
$409.95


Custom Carpet

Custom Carpet

1984-93 Sunbird Convertible. Cutpile Carpet
View Color
$219.95
1984-94 Sunbird Convertible. Cutpile Carpet Floormats, 4 Piece
View Color
$129.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, GM White, Brown, Saddle and Dark Blue

Fabrics:
The original Chevrolet Cavalier convertible top fabric was Haartz Pinpoint vinyl. This is a classic fabric that was used on most American convertible tops from the fifties through the nineties.

Haartz Stayfast canvas is chosen by some restorers. It is the most durable of toppings. Please consult the 'Help' link above and select 'Convertible Top Fabrics' to read detailed information about these and other toppings. Contact us if you want a custom top in any other fabric.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
These convertible tops are classic two part tops. That means that the rear window section and the main top are two separate sections. They are integrated by the stapling that is done in the installation process. You can read the summary of our two part top installation manual via the blue link below.

This summary will allow you to decide whether to perform your own installation. We have a 20 page illustrated, step by step installation manual for 80s and 90s Cavaliers. This should allow the patient, handy, person to install his/her own top. The installation involves stapling and use of contact cement. There is no sewing.

Package Special:
Our package special is designed for the do-it-yourself complete top restoration. If you wish to order some, but not all, of the items in the package, please email us at support@mtmfg.com for a revised package quotation.

Hold Down Cables:
These fasten the top along the sides to the top frame. Cables thread through special pockets built into the inner edges of the main top.

Top Pads:
Pads, under the top, can last through two or more tops. They can be examined upon removal of the old top and retained if undamaged.

Well Liner:
The rear well liner is shaped to fit your car's well area. A pre-made well liner saves much measuring and cutting time. However an undamaged rear well liner may be left in place. Rear well liners, may last through several tops.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips embedded into the front bow and the rear top bow, as well as smaller strips in the corners of the intermediate bows, receive the staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through two or even three tops.

There is a rear base line tacking bow set too. This assembly should last through several tops. Please inquire if you need help replacing your rear base tack bow set.

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 (Pontiac Sunbird & 2000 (ASC)) fit cars for years: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987.