Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special, 1964-65
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Buick Gran Sport & Skylark Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and zippered rear window section; they are integrated upon installation. Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included. Matching fabric for header bow included. The original rear window was “full views” plastic.
  • Original Fabrics; Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: black, tan, buckskin, burgundy, classic white. Haartz Stayfast Canvas: black
  • Rear Window Sections: Rear window was originally zippered plastic. We also offer the same top witn non-original glass window.
  • Shop with confidence:  6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • 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.
     

    Restorer's Notes:
    Our installation manual is a 20 page, fully illustrated guide. It is available
    in our restoration packages.
    Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
    staple gun or our heavy duty electric stapling gun. There will also be
    contact cement work
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
  • IMPORTANT: If you buy a top with glass window, you must UN-ZIPPER the rear glass window and lay it in the well before lowering the top.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Original Pinpoint Vinyl, Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Rear Window

We will include our installation manual if requested (see belor at 'installation supplies.')


Rear window is 'full view' (no lower fabric band.).
You will have the option of adding the band
via your shopping cart.
Color:

As low as:
$299.00
B.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz pinpoint vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Window Section
Package Includes:
  • Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Window Section
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Tack strips for rear top bow and header bow.
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
Rear window is 'full view' (no lower fabric band.).
You will have the option of adding the band
via your shopping cart.
Color:

As low as:
$369.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top
with Zippered Glass Window

We will include our installation manual
(see below at 'installation supplies') if it is requested.

Note: The glass window is not original. Safe utilization requires that the zipper be
opened and the glass lowered before the top is lowered.
Color:

As low as:
$355.00
D.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Zippered Glass Rear Window.


Package Includes:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Tack strips for rear top bow and header bow.
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Note: The glass window is not original. Proper use requires that you unzip
the window and lower it before the top is lowered.
Color:

As low as:
$405.00
E.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Zippered Glass Window

We will include installation manual (see below at
"installation supplies" if it is requested.


Note: Glass window is not original. Proper use will require opening zipper
and lowering window before lowering the top.
Color:

As low as:
$665.00
F.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Glass Rear Window.


Non-original hard glass: You must unzip,  lay down in well area before lowering top.
  • Package Includes:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Tack strips for rear top bow and header bow.
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Color:

As low as:
$745.00
 
G.) Convertible Top Main Section Only
Use with existing, or separately purchased rear window section.
For: 1964-65 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$199.95
H.)  Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
Use this witn main top section for complete top.

The window is "full view." You will have the option
of adding lower fabric trim via your shopping cart.
For: 1964-65 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special Convertible Top
$139.95
 
I.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1964-65 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special Convertible Top
No Charge!
Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1964 and 1965


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual
INCLUDED IN TOP PACKAGES
18 pages 8 1/2 x 11
Covers all 1964-65 "A Body" GM Convertibles

(Manual Chevelle 64-65)
No Charge!
Convertible Top Pads, Pair

 

   Details...

$39.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
   Details...

$89.95
 
Dvd-video: the Removal of the Old Convertible Top and the Installation of the New Top.
$39.95
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$51.95
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
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


Accessories

Accessories

Clutch and Brake Pedal Pads, Pair, 3-3/4" Wide

These clutch and brake pedal pads fit the following cars:

  • 1964-72 Buick Skylark, Special, Gransport
  • 1964-72 Chevrolet Chevelle, Malibu
  • 1964-72 Oldsmobile F85, Cutlass, 442, 98
  • 1964-72 Pontiac GTO, Lemans, Tempest, Grand Prix
  • 1967-69 Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro
$24.95
Park Brake Pedal Pad, 2 9/16" wide, Sold Individually

These clutch and brake pedal pads fit the following cars:

  • 1964 Pontiac GTO
  • 1964-1970 Buick Electra, Gran Sport, Le Sabre, Skylark, Special, Wildcat
  • 1971-1972 Buick Skylark
  • 1964-1970 Chevy Chevelle, Impala, Malibu, Nova, Chevy II
  • 1964-1970 Oldsmobile 88, 98, F85, Cutlass
  • 1965-1970 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Firebird, Grand Prix, GTO, LeMans, Tempest
$17.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

GM Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair

Fits:

  • 1964-1967 Buick Gransport, Skylark, and Special
  • 1964-1967 Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu
  • 1964-1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 442, and F85
  • 1964-1967 Pontiac GTO, LeMans, and Tempest
$219.95
GM Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Left or Right Side, Sold Individually

Fits:

  • 1964-1967 Buick Gransport, Skylark, and Special
  • 1964-1967 Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu
  • 1964-1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 442, and F85
  • 1964-1967 Pontiac GTO, LeMans, and Tempest

$109.95
1964-65 Buick Skylark, Special, Gransport Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set, Front and Rear
$99.95
1964-65 Buick Skylark, Special, Gransport Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump. Made in the USA
$259.95
1964-67 Buick Gran Sport, Special, Skylark. Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder Shoulder Bolts, Pair
$34.95
"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
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
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 Madrid Vinyl.

4 Snaps Installed. Clips Sold Separately

Fits 1964-65 Chevy Chevelle; 1964-65 Buicks (all); 1964-65 Oldsmobile 442, Cutlass & F-85; 1964-65 Pontiac Tempest, LeMans & GTO

Color
View Color
$225.95
Boot Clip, Sold individually.
Fits boots on all 1964-1965 GM convertibles. 16 are required.
$7.49
Boot Clips, Set of 16

Fits boots on all 1964-1965 GM convertibles. Boots require 16 clips. 

$99.95
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


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 5 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Windshield Top Header Seal.

Fits: 64-65 Skylark, Special, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, LeMans,

$239.00
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals, Pair

Fits: 1964-65 Skylark, Special, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, F-85, GTO, LeMans, Tempest

$59.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Part #'s: LM12-C, RR1611, TK46-16

Fits: All 1964-65 Skylark, Special, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, 442, GTO and Lemans Convertibles

$279.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Header Seal. 55" Long. Made With Clips. Each

Fits: All 64-67 Skylark/GS, Cutlass, GTO, LeMans and 64-65 Special, Chevelle Convertibles

$24.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Trunk Seal, 16 Feet Long, Each

Fits: Fits: 62-72 GM Mid-size Convertibles & Sedans

$24.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns:
Our convertible tops for these cars are made from original dealer patterns. They are not "copies of copies." We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl and also Stayfast canvas fabrics.

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.

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 blue link at the bottom of this page. Installation requires stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing required.

An illustrated, step by step installation manual
for these 64-65 GM convertible tops is included with our top packages.
This is an 8 1/2 x 11, well illustrated guide
to these particular tops.
If you order a package special, it will be included.

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 steel folding frame. New cables are recommended with each new top.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops. Pads should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the front and rear top frame bows. They receive the staples that hold the top to these bows. Tack strips should last for about two tops.

Boots:
Boots are available in GM Madrid leather grained vinyl. Boots are listed under "Accessories." Please view the boot swatches via the link shown at each listed boot, and jot down your color choice. Order as many of your original boot clips as needed.

Hydraulic System Parts:
We 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 either. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

Motor Rebuild Service: We can return your existing motor to near new performance with a complete refurbishment. Ship us your motor (please wrap very thoroughly as leakage can lead to post office seizing package.) We will rebuild your motor and return generally within a week of its receipt. You may ship to us with a money order for $150 which covers refurbishment and shipping back to you.

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 (Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special) fit cars for years: 1964 and 1965.