Cadillac Eldorado & Eldorado Biarritz  (ASC Conversion), 1983-85
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (ASC Conversion) Key Features:
 
These convertibles were made for GM by ASC (American Sunroof Co..). Please check for name plate on driver door or trunk lid to verify. This ASC model has Black, Red or Blue Latches on sides of top frame above side windows.

The complete replacement top is offered with a plastic rear window. Rear window replacement sections are offered with plastic, plain glass or defroster glass.

Tops are classic two piece tops: main top and rear window section are unified on installation. Molding for above rear window with chrome tips supplied as is header bow seal.

Excellent install instructions are in the two part manual (see below at 'installation supplies')

These tops are offered with 6 year factory 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.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top
Choice of Window

Note: The plastic rear window is 'full view.'
It extends all the way down to the chassis.
You may add a fabric strip along the bottom
as an option in the checkout message. This
applies only to the plastic window. All glass
windows have lower fabric.

 
Rear Window:
Color:

As low as:
$355.00
B.) FULL RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
Choice of Window
  • Plus:
  • Hold Down Cables (CA131)
  • Tack Strips
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Installation Manual
Note: The plastic rear window is 'full view.'
It extends all the way down to the chassis.
You may add a fabric strip along the bottom
as an option in the checkout message. This
applies only to the plastic window. All glass
windows have lower fabric.
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$399.00
C.) FULL RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Glass Window of Your Choice
  • Plus:
  • Hold Down Cables (CA131)
  • Tack Strips
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4 oz.
  • Installation Manual
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$715.00
D.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Rear Glass with Defroster Window Section

 

For: 1983-85 Cadillac Eldorado & Eldorado Biarritz  (ASC Conversion) Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$379.95
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Rear Window Section Only

About Replacing the Rear Window Section
In a two part top it is possible to retain the main top and replace just the rear window section. The two sections are released at the base line, the molding over the rear window is removed and the two layers of staples pulled. The first layer releases the main top there, the second layer the window section. The upper edge of the new rear window section is stapled to the rear top bow then, over it, the edge of the main top. Both sections are rejoined at the base line. Full details are contained in our two part top manual.
 
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$139.95
Cadillac Eldorado & Eldorado Biarritz  (ASC Conversion) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1983, 1984 and 1985


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 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
83-85 CADILLAC; ASC Conversion side tension cables (32.5 OAL)

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
$29.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
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
REGULAR 65" TOP PADS
   Details...

$39.00
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
1983-86 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1983-86 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1982-86 Cadillac and Buick Riviera ASC Conversion Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$119.95
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

1982-86 Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Toronado, 1983-85 Cadillac Eldorado/Biaritz Convertible Headliner
Please tell us color selection in your checkout message.
Available in Burgundy or Sandstone. Yardage for Rear Window Included with Headliner.

Fits:

  • 1982-1986 Bucik Riviera
  • 1982-1986 Oldsmobile Toronado
  • 1983-1985 Cadillac Eldorado/Biarritz ASC
Color
$362.95


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 Models:
The tops on this page are for American Sunroof Conversion (ASC) Eldorado Biarritz convertibles. If yours is a Hess & Eisenhardt conversion please go to the page which features those tops.

Fabrics:
The original topping fabric was pinpoint vinyl. We offer these tops; we also offer tops made of Haartz Stayfast canvas. You can read full information on topping fabrics at the "Help" link at the top of this page.

Installation:
This is a classic two part top: the main top and the rear window sections are integrated during the installation process.

Installation involves stapling and gluing. There is no sewing. If you are confident using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation. You can read a summary of our 'two part top' manual via the blue link at the bottom of this page.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the header and rear top frame bows. They receive the staples. We offer replacement strips. (If your lower--below the back window--tacking belts need replacement please inquire.)

Hold down cables:
Cables are threaded through the side hems of the top and hold the top to the framework. They are not visible after installation. New cables are recommended with each new top.

Pads:
Pads are installed under the top. They 'build out' the top along the sides.

Headliner:
The headliner is the interior roof covering. It is sold (see "accessories") separately from the top. A headliner in good condition can be reinstalled under a new top. We offer an original replacement headliner which includes the extra yardage for around the back window. Please specify your color choice in the checkout message box.

Installation Note:
Installation of the top and the headliner
involve transferring existing metal strips, above the bows
that are now on the car. Any extra yardage required
to facilitate headliner installation around the rear window
will be included with the headliner.

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 & Eldorado Biarritz  (ASC Conversion)) fit cars for years: 1983, 1984 and 1985.