Ford Thunderbird, 2001-05
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Factory style 2 piece Top & Heated Glass window. Made with original style Rubber Extrusions over door glass, Rain-Guards and matching Cloth binding. Pre-Marked alignment lines.
  • Original Factory Material: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas in black, blue and light oak.
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Package Specials are available.
  • Shop with confidence: Robbins tops carry their 5 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance. Kee tops carry a 6 year factory warranty (without labor allowance.)
  • Top Pad and Headliner also available.
  • 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.
  • About Twillfast and Stayfast Canvas: Twillfast is the original fabric. Stayfast is an excellent substitute. These canvas toppings have very similar outer layers which are difficult to tell apart. The Twillfast inner lining is woven giving it a slightly higher wear rating.
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Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas with Heated Glass Window
Made by Robbins           2514CHD


Original type rubber seals above side windows.
Built in rain guards and cloth binding.
Installment alignment markings..

5 year warranty with 18 month labor allowance
 
Color:

As low as:
$673.00
B.) A Packge Special:
Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas with Heated Glass Window
Made by Robbins 2514CHD
  • Plus:
  • Hold Down Cables (CA161)
  • 4oz Can of Contact Cement
  • Pry Tool for seal removal/replacement
  • Two part top manual.


Original type rubber seals above side windows.
Built in rain guards and cloth binding.
Installment alignment markings..

5 year warranty with 18 month labor allowance
Color:

As low as:
$713.00
C.) Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Original Twillfast Canvas with Heated Glass Window
Made by Robbins           2514CHD


Original type rubber seals above side windows.
Built in rain guards and cloth binding.
Installment alignment markings..

5 year warranty with 18 month labor allowance
For: 2001-05 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$759.00
D.) 2001-2005 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible Top with Defroster / Heated Glass Window

Choice of Sailcloth Vinyl or Stayfast Canvas
Made by Kee          CD2032


Original type rubber seals above side windows.
Doubly heat sealed window.
Built in rain guards.
Installment alignment markings..

6 year warranty.
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$429.00
E.) 2001-2005 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Defroster Glass Window
Installment alignment markings.

Choice of Stayfast Canvas Or  Original Material Twillfast RPC Canvas
:

As low as:
$269.00
Ford Thunderbird convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005


Headliners

Headliners

2001-05 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Headliner-Black Foam Backed Dane Cloth
$279.95


Pads

Pads

2001-2005 FORD Thunderbird Convertible (Mattress Cover) Padding between the Top & the Headliner. Made with original cloth material.
$179.95


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 any 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 ot can be measured with the old top on the car (as illustrated.)

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
2000-05 Ford Thunderbird, Hold Down Cables, Pair

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

$55.95
Arrow T50ACD Heavy Duty Electric Stapler

The Arrow Fastener T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" 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", 3/8" and 1/2" 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 rugged carrying case and 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.

   Details...

$59.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
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: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95


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
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


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 Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
Use your original wiring, per included diagram.
$34.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Merlot, Oak, Light Ash, Steel Blue and Medium Light Stone

Original Configuration: Two pieces, main top and rear window section (plastic window with zipper, or glass window with defroster).

Original Material: Sonnendeck Twillfast) Canvas,except Black which was Stayfast Canvas.

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Alternate Material(s): Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl.

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.

Original Color(s): 2000-2002: Black, 2003-2004: Merlot, Oak, Light Ash, 2004-2005: Medium Steele Blue, Medium Light Stone.

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 Thunderbird) fit cars for years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.