Chevrolet Corvette, 1968-75
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chevrolet specs, 100% fit guarantee. Each top comes with Pads and straps made in Stayfast Canvas.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with reverse heat-sealed plastic window. Raised embossing around window, as original for vinyl. Stayfast tops come with sewn-in window only.
  • Original Window: Heat sealed plastic window. Dealer Stamp Available for Rear Window Available. 
  • Original Colors: Black, Classic White and Tan.
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas and Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl.
  • Shop with confidence: 8 year manufacturer warranty.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

Best Buy!
A.) DIY PACK with  Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Window (CD1093)
  • Plus:
  • Pair of  Side Tension Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Pads and Straps
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Installation Manual
For: 1968-75 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
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$479.95
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Window
For: 1968-75 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
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$429.95
Best Buy!
C.) DIY PACK with ... Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Pads and Straps
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual
For: 1968-75 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
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$339.95
D.) Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
For: 1968-75 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
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$299.95
Best Buy!
E.) DIY PACK with ... Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Pads and Straps
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Installation Manual
For: 1968-75 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$339.95
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
For: 1968-75 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
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$299.95
Chevrolet Corvette convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Top Installation Manual
12 pages 8 1/2 x 11
No Charge!
1968 Corvette Convertible, Pair of Original Configuration Top Hold Down Cables. 12.75 Inches Overall Length

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

$40.95
1969-75 Corvette Convertible, Pair of Original Configuration Top Hold Down Cables.

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

$40.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
Corvette Convertible Top Pads. 9" Main Pads and 2" Rear Webbing.
   Details...

$44.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
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


Corvette Date Stamp

Corvette Date Stamp

Date Stamp for Rear Window, for 1953-1975 Corvette

Please state Vin number in check-out message.

Month
Year
$99.95


Accessories

Accessories

Brake Pedal Pad, for Power Brakes or Automatic Transmissions,4-3/4" wide x 2-3/4" long, each
  • 1958-70 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1959-70 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu
  • 1960-69 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1962-70 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova
  • 1967-70 Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird
  • 1967-70 Chevrolet Caprice
  • 1967-70 Chevrolet Chevelle
$19.95


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




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, GM White and Tan

Fabrics:
The original dealer soft tops on Corvettes of this period was Haartz pinpoint vinyl. Later Corvettes featured canvas tops and Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl tops, the tops are made with the installation straps.

Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl is a two ply composite made of a PVC sailcloth grain outer layer and a polyester/cotton lining fabric. It is the fabric developed for Sebrings and late model Mustangs several years ago. It is a vinyl whose surface grain emulates canvas. It is a less expensive, though beautiful, fabric than our canvas toppings. We therefore offer many of our originally canvas tops in this vinyl fabric.

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.

Original Windows:
The original rear windows were plastic. The plastic windows we employ are always of the heaviest gauge plastic available.

Hold Down Cables:
Special cables install at the sides. Each cable is installed into a pocket along the inside of the top. Cables hold the top to the frame along the side windows. We offer original configuration Corvette hold down cables.

Tack Strips:
Staples are used to attach the top at the header bow and rear top bow. These are driven into embedded tacking strips which are attached to the bows.

Top pads:
The top is supported along its sides with special webbing.

Installation:
This top installs with staples (must be stainless steel) and glue (either contact cement or slower setting neoprene cement.) If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation.

We have the 68-75 top install manual which should offer very good guidance for installation of this similar top, along with notes taken during the removal of the old top.

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 (Chevrolet Corvette) fit cars for years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975.