Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus, 1996-06
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chrysler Sebring Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chrysler specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section. Joined upon installation. Extrusions and rain guards above doors built in.
  • One Piece Version: A one piece top (with window section and main top integrated for easier installation) is available. This is listed on another page.
  • Original Materials and Colors: Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl: black, white, camel, sandalwood.  Canvas: black, beige, dark blue, taupe.
  • 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

Best Buy!
A.) Install Pack with Chrysler Sebring Top in Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing the Arrow Electric Stapler and Staples at a discounted price.(SEB)
Package Includes:
  • Chrysler Sebring Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Defroster Glass Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CA144)
  • Header Bow Tack Strip (TS-SEB/SAAB)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Convertible Top Seals Pry/Push Tool
  • Installation Manual for Sebring Tops (see below at 'Installation Supplies')
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
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$469.95
Best Buy!
B.) Install Pack with Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window Section
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples at a discounted price.

Package Includes:
  • Sebring Convertible Top in Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl and Plastic Window(SEB)
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CA144)
  • Header Bow Tack Strip (TS-SEB/SAAB)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Convertible Top Seals Pry/Push Tool
  • Top, Headliner Installation Manual (see below at 'Installation Supplies')
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
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$399.95
Best Buy!
C.)  Install Pack with Twillfast (Sonnendeck) Canvas Convertible Top and Defroster Glass Window
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples at a discounted price.
Package Includes:
  • Twillfast (Sonnendeck) Canvas Convertible Top and Defroster Glass Window (SEB)
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CA144)
  • Header Bow Tack Strip (TS-SEB/SAAB)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Convertible Top Seals Pry/Push Tool
  • Installation Manual (shown below at 'Installation Supplies")
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
Color
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$799.00
D.) Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Main Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
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$239.00
E.) Chrysler Sailcloth Rear Glass Window with Defroster Section Only.
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
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$299.00
F.) Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only.
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
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$129.95
G.) Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Main Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
Color
Sonnendeck Canvas: Black - #2821SG
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$399.95
H.) Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Glass Window with Defroster Section Only.
For: 1996-06 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus Convertible Top
Color
Sonnendeck Canvas: Black - #2821SG
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$269.95
Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006


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
1996-06 Sebring Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Each
$139.95
1996-06 Sebring Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, PAIR
$269.95
1996-06 Sebring Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1996-06 Sebring Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$269.95
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

1996-99 Sebring, Black Headliner Without Foam Back
$229.95
2000-02 Sebring, Black Headliner With Foam Back
$189.95
2000-02 Sebring, Black Headliner Without Foam Back
$189.95
2000-02 Sebring, Navy Headliner With Foam Back
$199.95
2003-06 Sebring, Black Headliner With Foam Back
$189.95
2003-06 Sebring, Black Headliner Without Foam Back
$189.95
2004-05 Sebring, Navy Headliner With Foam Back
$209.95
2005-06 Sebring, Taupe Headliner With Foam Back
$229.95


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual
A 10 page, fully illustrated, step by step guide to top and headliner removal and installation.
Included with top packages.
No Charge!
1996-06 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Top Removal and Installation on DVD.
$39.50
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
Header Bow Tacking Strip, 9FT Front
   Details...

$19.95
Pair of Original Configuration Top Hold Down Cables.

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

$30.95
Pair TopPad Tension Springs.
$9.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Special Sebring Convertible Top Pads.
   Details...

$98.95
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
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

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

$26.95


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


Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal

Rocker panel for left (driver) side.
1996-2000 Sebrings
$52.95
Rocker panel for left (driver) side.
For 4 door Sebrings: 2001-2005
$66.95
Rocker panel for right (passenger) side.
1996-2000 Sebrings
$52.95
Rocker panel for right (passenger) side.
For 4 door Sebrings: 2001-2005
$66.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1996-2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
1996-2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95
1996-2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$239.95
2001-06 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
2001-06 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95
2001-06 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$239.95


Custom Carpet

Custom Carpet

1996-06 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Cutpile Carpet Floor Mats, 4 Piece
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$129.95
1996-06 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Molded Cutpile Carpet
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$299.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, White, Camel, Sandlewood, Beige, Taupe and Seamist Green

Fabrics:
There were two fabrics used in original dealer Sebring tops: Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl and Sonnendeck canvas (also called Twillfast canvas.)

Original Colors:
Original Sailcloth vinyl colors are black, white, camel and sandlewood. Original Twillfast colors are black, camel, beigs and sandlewood.

Two Part Top Design:
This top was originally designed to install in two mating sections: the main top and the rear window section. They integrate during the installation process. You can read about this in our two part top installation manual summary. It is at the blue link below.

If you need only one of the two parts they may be ordered separately. Either section can be installed with the other section retained from the original top. For example you can replace the rear window under the existing main top.

For a complete top replacement please order both the main top and the rear window section, or order one of our complete top restoration packages.

Headliners:
The headliner is the interior roof covering. It is a part that is separate from the convertible top. Headliners are listed under "Accessories."

If your headliner is in good condition it may be retained under the new top.

Hold Down Cables:
Hold down cables should be replaced with each new main top. Cables thread through pockets built into the top's sides. They attach the top to the frame at the front and the rear along the sides.

Top Pads:
Chrysler employed special pads under these tops. Installers often employ plain webbing without the special Sebring reinforcements. Please select Sebring top pads. Your pads may be re-usable under a new top. This can only be determined by examining the pads during the top removal process.

Tack Strip:
The front of the top staples or tacks to the bow over the windshield via an embedded tacking strip. Usually a tacking strip will last through two tops.

There is also a rear baseline tacking strip set. If repair to this strip is necessary please contact us.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
Many of our customers are installing this top themselves. You can make the decision by reading the outline link below. A step by step Sebring top install manual is available for those ordering a package or a main top or rear window section.

Installation involves stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement to attach fabric to frame. Standard tools are required but access to an air driven staple gun makes the work go faster. There is no sewing.

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 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 will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take hydraulic or 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. Most are repairable and it is less expensive to have one rebuilt than to buy a new one. Your motor-pump should be wrapped well to prevent leakage. We will ship back a fully refurbished motor.

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 (Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus) fit cars for years: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.