Scissor Tops: Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac, 1971-1976
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

                                                                 
 
1971-76 GM "Scissor Tops" Convertible Top Information:
 
All full sized GM convertibles from 1971 to 1976 use the same
top frame and convertible top.

These cars include the Cadillac Eldorado, The Buick Centurion and LeSabre,
Cadillac GrandVille, Brougham and 
Catalina, Oldsmobile Delta 88/98 and Royale
and the Chevrolet Impala, 
Caprice.

 
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and rear window section; they are integrated upon installation. Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included. Fabric covered header bow seal included. The Convertible Top and Window have alignment marks to make installation easier.
  • Original Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, tan, buckskin, dark blue, classic white, beige. Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  • Rear Window Sections: Rear windows are offered in plastic, non-heated glass and heated glass. Glass windows are tinted.
  • Our Installation Manual: Is described below.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested. An outline of the two part installation can be read via the link below. Please note that because of the unique folding mechanism of these top frames special care must be taken in this installation. All steps are described and fully illustrated in our "Scissor Top Manual" shown below.
  • Shop with confidence:  6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
  • Mechanism Parts: We offer motor relay, brackets, latches, drain trough, and everything you need to restore your Scissor Top frame.
  • 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.

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide


 

Tops with Plastic Window

Tops with Plastic Window

Convertible Top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
With Plastic Rear Window

6 year factory warranty
Color
View Color
$381.00
Best Buy!
Scissor Top Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window

Plus:
  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Contact Cement
  • Pry tool for loosening and reinstalling seals
  • Step-by-step scissor top installation manual
  • Fits 1971-76 Buick LeSabre and Centurion; 1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado, 1971-76 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice, 1971-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98 & Royale, 1971-76 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

     

Color:

As low as:
$454.95
Convertible Top in Haartz Stayfast Canvas
With Plastic Rear Window

6 year factory warranty
Color:

As low as:
$679.00
Complete Restoration Package
Convertible Top in Haartz Stayfast Canvas
With Plastic Rear Window

6 year factory warranty

Plus:
  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Contact Cement
  • Pry tool for loosening and reinstalling seals
  • Step-by-step scissor top installation manual
  • Fits 1971-76 Buick LeSabre and Centurion; 1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado, 1971-76 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice, 1971-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98 & Royale, 1971-76 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

Color:

As low as:
$749.00


Tops with Glass Window

Tops with Glass Window

CONVERTIBLE TOP IN HAARTZ PINPOINT VINYL
WITH GLASS REAR WINDOW (SELECT HEATED OR NON HEATED)
6 YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$445.00

COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE
CONVERTIBLE TOP IN HAARTZ PINPOINT VINYL
WITH GLASS REAR WINDOW (SELECT HEATED OR NON HEATED)
6 YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY


Plus:

  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Contact Cement
  • Pry tool for loosening and reinstalling seals
  • Step-by-step scissor top installation manual
  • Fits 1971-76 Buick LeSabre and Centurion; 1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado, 1971-76 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice, 1971-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98 & Royale, 1971-76 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$515.00

CONVERTIBLE TOP IN HAARTZ STAYFAST CANVAS
WITH GLASS REAR WINDOW (SELECT HEATED OR NON HEATED)
6 YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$639.00

COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE
CONVERTIBLE TOP IN HAARTZ STAYFAST CANVAS
WITH GLASS REAR WINDOW (SELECT HEATED OR NON HEATED)
6 YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY


Plus:

  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Contact Cement
  • Pry tool for loosening and reinstalling seals
  • Step-by-step scissor top installation manual
  • Fits 1971-76 Buick LeSabre and Centurion; 1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado, 1971-76 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice, 1971-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98 & Royale, 1971-76 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$679.00
SPECIAL HAARTZ STAYFAST CANVAS COLORS:
COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF PACKAGE

Select window
  • Package includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Window of Your Choice
  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Pry/Push Tool for Seals
  • Can Trimmer Contact Cement with brush.
  • Installation Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
Window:
Special Canvas Color:

As low as:
$729.00


Top Sections

Top Sections

Rear Window Section, Plastic
with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Trim

Use with Existing Main Top
View Color
$199.00
Main Top Section
Use with existing rear window.
Select Pinpoint Vinyl or Stayfast Canvas
Color:

As low as:
$265.00
Rear window section with defroster glass.
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl trim.

 
Color Trim
View Color
$312.00
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Glass Rear Window Section Without Defroster
:

As low as:
$259.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Instruction Booklet: Step by Step Illustrated Guide for 71-76 GM full sized Cars
 35 Pages, Profusely Illustrated.
To help you install your own scissor convertible top, we offer a convertible top manual. Every step is illustrated and fully described. The manual applies to the full-size GM convertibles (which are known as "scissor" tops.) The manual has been used by many owners in do-it-yourself top restoration work. The frame does make it somewhat more difficult to install this top than the typical two-part convertible top. You can purchase the scissor top manual in advance of a top package purchase. We would apply its cost to future purchase of a scissor top package. 
$29.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner 1971-1976 GM Cars

Includes:

  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Oldsmobile
  • Buick
  • Pontiac
ATREX PART # WL1018
   Details...

$99.00
Drain Trough. Fits all 1971-76 Scissor Tops include 71-76 Buick LeSabre; 71-76 Buick Centurion; 71-76 Cadillac Eldorado; 71-76 Chevrolet Impala/SS, Caprice; 71-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, and Royale Convertible; 71-76 Pontiac Catalina; 71-76 Pontiac Bonneville; 71-76 Pontiac Brougham; 71-76 Pontiac Grandville
$86.00
 
GM Full-Size Drain Through Retaining Rod, Stainless Steel

AKA Gutter Retaining Rod

Fits all Scissor Tops: 1971-76 BUICK LESABRE AND CENTURION, CADILLAC ELDORADO, CHEVROLET IMPALA AND CAPRICE, OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE, PONTIAC CATALINA AND GRANVILLE

$69.95
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...

$22.95
Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair

Fits 1971 Scissor Tops, which are listed below:

  • 71 Buick Centurion
  • 71 Buick LeSabre
  • 71 Cadillac Eldorado
  • 71 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice
  • 71 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale
  • 71 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

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

$45.00
Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair

Fits 1972-76 Scissor Tops, which are listed below:

  • 72-76 Buick Centurion
  • 72-76 Buick LeSabre
  • 72-76 Cadillac Eldorado
  • 72-76 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice
  • 72-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale
  • 72-76 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

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

$45.00
Universal Hold Down Cables. Pair. with "Universal" End Lugs.

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

$34.00
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
Top Pads.

Fits all Scissor Tops 1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Buick LeSabre and Centurion, Chevrolet Caprice and Impala, Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale, Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

   Details...

$44.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$8.95
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.
$10.95
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


Boots

Boots

1971 Only. Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Attached with 6 Snaps & Velcro (included).

Fits 1971 models only of the following cars:

 

  • Chevy Impala
  • Buick LeSabre
  • Buick Centurion
  • Chevy Caprice
  • Cadillac Eldorado
  • Pontiac Catalina
  • Pontiac Grandville
  • Pontiac Bonneville
  • Oldsmobile 88, 98, Delta 88, Royale
View Color
$209.00
1972-1976 Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 6 Snaps & Velcro Installed.

Fits 1972-1976 models of the following cars:

  • Buick LeSabre
  • Buick Centurion
  • Cadillac Eldorado
  • Chevy Impala
  • Chevy Caprice
  • Pontiac Catalina
  • Pontiac Grandville
  • Pontiac Bonneville
  • Oldsmobile 88, 98, Delta 88, Royale
View Color
$209.00
Convertible Top Boot Bag

Fits all Scissor Tops 1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Buick LeSabre and Centurion, Chevrolet Caprice and Impala, Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale, Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

 

$39.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1971-76 GM SCISSOR TYPE, TRUNK SEAL
$14.94
Molded Weatherstripping Door Seals, Pair, Left and Right

Fits 1971-76 Scissor Top Convertible with Rear Quarter Window

$74.95
Rear Roll-Up Quarter Window Seals, Pair. Made With Steel Core

For 2-door hardtops and convertibles. 18" long.

Fits 1971-73 Buick Lesabre; 1971-73 Cadillac Eldorado; 1971-73 Chevrolet Caprice; 1971-73 Chevrolet Impala; 1971-73 Oldsmobile Delta 88; 1971-72 Pontiac Catalina; 1971-73 Buick Centurion

 

$37.95
Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 5 Piece, Right/Left Side Top Rail Seals, Windshield Top Header Seal.

Fits: All 71-73 Centurion, 71-76 Riviera, 73-76 Caprice, 71-75 LeSabre, 71-76 Eldorado, 71-75 "88", 71-72 Catalina, 73-75 Grandville, 73-75 Cadillac, 71-72 Impala

$224.95
Weatherstripping Header Seal

Fits: 71-73 Buick Centurion, 71-75 Chevy Caprice,71-75 Pontiac Grandville,Catalina 71-72 Chevy Impala, 71-76 Cadillac Eldorado,

$48.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals.

Fits: 71-73 Centurion, 74-75 LeSabre, 71-72 Impala, 71-75 "98", 71-72 Catalina, 71-75 Grandville, 71-76 Eldorado

$44.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Part #'s: LM12-H, RR1814, TK46E-18,

Fits: All 1971-75 Lesabre, Oldsmobile "88", Bonneville, Catalina, 71-76 Eldorado, 71-73 Centurion, 71-75 Grandville

$329.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1971-76 All GM B & C Body Cars, Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rails (Trimstick)
$329.95
1971-76 GM SCISSOR TOP 2ND BOW BALL JOINTS
2nd bow ball joints attach to the ends of the 2nd bow.
These allow the second bow to pivot and lets
the folding frame go back properly. Attaching hardware included.
$99.95
1971-76 GM SCISSOR TOP 3RD BOW PLASTIC GUIDE
This plastic guide attaches to the underside of the third bow on the convertible top frame. The scissor arms glide across this bow allowing the smooth operation of the folding top.
$59.95
1971-76 GM SCISSOR TOP ACTUATOR BOLT, EACH
This bolt goes onto the arm of the actuator on the left and right side of the top frame. The bushing is 90 degree and stops the bolt from backing out. Sold each.
$14.95
1971-76 GM SCISSOR TOP FRAME BUSHING SET
Set of 16 bushings for the convertible top frame.
Made of bronze and steel.
$59.95
1971-76 GM SCISSOR TOP REAR CONTROL LINK BOLT KIT
This square shanked bolt and bushing set mounts at the adjusting rod at the rear of the convertible top frame.
$19.95
1971-76 SCISSOR TOP Rear Glass Window Control Support Arms with Springs
Controls window movement while top folds down into the well. Needed with glass rear window only. Includes bushings.
$109.95
Window Brackets, 4-piece set includes Backing Plates

These brackets are attached to the glass rear window (usually with pop rivets), and connect to the rear window control links.

Fits All Scissor Tops: 1971, 1972, 1973 1974, 1975, 1976, BUICK LESABRE AND CENTURION, CADILLAC ELDORADO, CHEVROLET IMPALA AND CAPRICE, OLDS DELTA, 88, ROYALE, PONTIAC CATALINA AND GRANVILLE

$49.95
1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado Header Bow Guide Pins, Pair
$19.95
1971-76 Scissor Top frame Main Pivot Bolt. This kit is for one side, order 2 kits if you need to repair both side of the convertible top frame.
$34.95
1971-76 Scissor Top Convertible Top Relay

Fits: 1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Buick Centurion and Lesabre, Chevrolet Caprice & Impala; Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale; Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville, & Grandville

Note: The relay is located near the convertible top motor/pump behind the rear seat back.

$49.95
Actuator Cable, Left, Blue

Fits all Scissor tops: 1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale; Pontiac Catalina; Brougham, Bonneville, Grandville; Buick Lesabre, Centurion, Chevy Impala, Caprice,

$48.95
Actuator Cable, Right, Black

Fits all Scissor tops: 1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale; Pontiac Catalina; Brougham, Bonneville, Grandville; Buick Lesabre, Centurion, Chevy Impala, Caprice,

$48.95
Scissor Top Electric Top Motor Fits all 1971-1976 Cadillace Eldorado; Buick LeSabre; Buick Centurion; Chevrolet Impala and Caprice; Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale; Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville, Grandville
and 1965-69 Chevrolet Corvair
$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


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Activating Switch
Original

Chevrolet Impala, Caprice 1971-1974

$59.95
Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
$34.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$215.95
1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$287.95


Important Information

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 (Scissor Tops: Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac) fit cars for years: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976.