Cadillac Eldorado (Car Craft/H & E Conversion), 1979-85
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

 
  • About These Cadillac Convertible Tops:
     
Please verify the Car Craft or H & E label on either the driver door or trunk lid.
These models have will have their latches above the sun visors.

 

  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section; joined upon installation.Molding over rear window with its chrome tips, are supplied. Fabric covered top to windshield seal supplies. We supply tops with plastic or glass rear windows.
  • Original Factory Materials: Haartz Pinpoint Viny in black or classic white, Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.l     
  • 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: Factory warranty of 6 years.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top              ke1064
with Plastic Rear Window
Color:

As low as:
$350.00
B.) Package Special::
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top                 ke1064
with Plastic Rear Window


Plus:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables (CAU1)
  • Tack strips for header bow and rear top bow
  • Top Pads
  • Top Install Manual (instr-riviera--see below at 'installation supplies')
  • Trimmer contact cement can with brush
Color:

As low as:
$415.00
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top     (Ke1064)
with Plastic Rear Window
Colors:

As low as:
$575.00
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top    (Ke1064)
with Plastic Rear Window

Plus:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables (CAU1)
  • Tack strips for header bow and rear top bow
  • Top Pads
  • Top Install Manual (instr-riviera--see below at 'installation supplies')
  • Trimmer contact cement can with brush
Color:

As low as:
$650.00
E.) Glass Window Top
Choose Fabric and Color


To order a top with a glass rear window we
must have your window shipped to the factory
for refurbishing with new fabric to create a
new rear section which will include your
re-purposed glass window. 'Turnaround' time
will average about four weeks plus the transit
time involved in shipping your window.
Please ascertain that your glass measures
8" height/34" maximum width (including
edging fabric) to avoid identification error.
Color:

As low as:
$425.00
Cadillac Eldorado (Car Craft/H & E Conversion) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Covers Buick Riviera , Cadillac Eldorado and Oldsmobile Toronado
INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES

18 page 8 1/2 x 11 fully illustrated step by step remove and install directions.
No Charge!
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
Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$28.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
REGULAR 65" TOP PADS
   Details...

$39.00
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
1979-85 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1979-85 Cadillac Eldorado  H&E Conversion Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$291.95
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

Headliner for 1980-1985 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in Burgundy/Maroon or Sandstone.
Please tell us color selection in your checkout message.


Headliner with yardage for the rear window. Burgundy or Sandstone.Trimmer must transfer metal strips above bows.
$387.95


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 and GM White

Cadillac Designations:
Please note that during some of these years there are three different Cadillac top frames. On this page are the ElDorado H & E tops. The rear window is small: measuring 26" across at the top.

Please make sure that you are ordering for the Hess & Eisenhardt (H & E) top frame if you are shopping on this page. You can find the name plate on the trunk lid or the driver door in most cars.

Rear Window:
You will be reusing your rear glass window, installing it on to the main top which we offer on this page.

Hold Down Cables:
Cables are threaded through the side hems of the top. Cables hold the sides of the top to the frame. They are hidden after installation. New cables are recommended with each new top. Cables are offered under "accessories."

Top Pads:
Long pads, installed under the top, build out the convertible top along the sides. Pads are offered under "accessories."

Headliners:
The headliner is the interior roof fabric covering. It is sold separately from the top and listed under "accessories." We can supply the headliner in the three original colors shown in the scan on this page. Other colors available on special orders: contact support@mtmfg.com.

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.

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 (Cadillac Eldorado (Car Craft/H & E Conversion)) fit cars for years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985.