Ford Galaxie & Sunliner, 1961-62
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Ford Galaxie & Sunliner Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Ford specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section. We include the molding for over the rear window and chrome tips.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black, White and Ford Blue
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • Package Specials: Get a top and installation essentials -- like our Convertible Top Installation Guide, new tack strips, professional grade contact cement and more -- for one discounted price. We also offer the option of including the Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples, which is ideal for driving 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun during your convertible top installation. We highly recommend it if you're installing your own Galaxie top.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

 

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

Best Buy!
A.) Install Pack with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • Front and Rear Tack Strips
  • Pads 75" W/Quarters
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Instruction Manual
Color:

As low as:
$419.00
Best Buy!
B.)  Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • Front and Rear Tack Strips
  • Pads 75" W/Quarters
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Installation Manual

     

Color:

As low as:
$599.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1961-62 Ford Galaxie & Sunliner Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$269.95
D.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1961-62 Ford Galaxie & Sunliner Convertible Top
$139.95
Ford Galaxie & Sunliner convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1961 and 1962


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

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
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$8.95
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.)
   Details...

$19.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

   Details...

$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

   Details...

$169.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner.
   Details...

$99.95
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
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
1957-61 FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY,AND EDSEL DRIVERSIDE HYDRAULIC CYLINDER
$139.95
1957-61 FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY,AND EDSEL PASSENGERS SIDE HYDRAULIC CYLINDER
$139.95
1961-62 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$109.95
1961-62 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$269.95
1962 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, for Either Side, Each.
$139.95
FLAT GROMMET FEET FOR EARLY MOTOR PUMP, 4 PIECES
$7.95
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


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps and Snap Installation Tool

Fits: 1961-1962 Ford Galaxie & Sunliner; 1961-1962 Mercury Monterey & Park Lane

View Color
$199.95
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


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1961-62 Ford Galaxie, Convertible Rear Tack Bow/Tacking Rail/Trim Stick. •Mounts around the well and the top staples to it below the rear window. Fits 1961 and 1962 full size Ford. New vinyl tack strip comes installed in the bow.
$249.95


Seals

Seals

Trunk Seal. 18 feet long. Each

Fits:

  • 1962-71 Ford Fairlane
  • 1962-70 Ford Falcon
  • 1963-72 Ford Galaxie
  • 1963-72 Lincoln Continental
  • 1963-72 Mercury Monterey
  • 1966-68 Mercury Montclair
  • 1967-72 Mercury Marquis
$34.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, White and Ford Blue

Fabrics:
The original topping fabric was pinpoint vinyl. We offer these tops; we also offer tops made of Haartz Stayfast canvas.

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl’s design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black. If you do not see a canvas top listed for your car, please inquire and we will provide a quotation for it.

Installation:
This is a classic two part top: the main top and the rear window sections are integrated during the installation process.

Installation involves stapling (using stainless steel staples) and gluing. There is no sewing. If you are confident using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation. You can read a summary of our 'two part top' manual via the blue link at the bottom of this page.

Rear Window:
As original, the rear window section has a zippered window. The plastic is the highest grade 'Regalite' DOT approved plastic for windows.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the header and rear top frame bows. They receive the staples. We offer replacement strips. (If your lower--below the back window--tacking belts need replacement please inquire.)

Hold down cables:
Cables are threaded through the side hems of the top and hold the top to the framework. They are not visible after installation. New cables are recommended with each new top.

Pads:
Pads are installed under the top. They 'build out' the top along the sides.

Boots:
A boot is optional; it receives and covers the top in the down position. We strongly recommend choosing a boot in a modern boot vinyl. This has some "give" and is much easier to use than a boot made in a topping fabric. Boots are usually chosen to complement the paint or interior colors.

1961-62 boots originally installed with 39 snaps. We provide new snaps. Installation of the boot requires lining new snaps up with the body snap receptacle locations, punching snap hole and banging in the new snap. This is a straightforward job and the "anvil" tool kit is provided, with instructions.

Package Specials:
Our packages are designed to provide everything you will need for a full restoration job.

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.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.
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 (Ford Galaxie & Sunliner) fit cars for years: 1961 and 1962.