Dodge Coronet & Royal, 1953-54
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Dodge Coronet Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chrysler specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section. Molding above rear window with chrome tips included.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window
  • Original Colors: Black, Tan
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas.
  • 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.
  • Tack strips are available in different sizes and lengths. Please order separately.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Window Section
Original Black or GM White

Installation manual will be sent if requested
For: 1953-54 Dodge Coronet & Royal Convertible Top
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$399.00
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Window Section
Tan, Buckskin, Bright White

Installation manual will be sent if requested
For: 1953-54 Dodge Coronet & Royal Convertible Top
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$419.00
C.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Plastic Rear window
Also included: set of top pads, Trimmer Contact Cement, and our 40 page installation book.
Tack strips are available in different sizes and lengths. Please order separately.
For: 1953-54 Dodge Coronet & Royal Convertible Top
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$399.95
D.) DIY Package special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top and Plastic Window Section.
Also included: set of top pads, Trimmer Contact Cement, and our 40 page installation book.
Tack strips are available in different sizes and lengths. Please order separately.
For: 1953-54 Dodge Coronet & Royal Convertible Top
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$599.00
Dodge Coronet & Royal convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1953 and 1954


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1953-54 Dodge Coronet and Royal Coupe Convertible one Top Hydraulic Cylinder, left or Right side.
$139.95
1953-54 Dodge Coronet and Royal Couple Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair.
$269.95
1953-54 Dodge Coronet and Royal Couple Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1953-1954 Dodge Coronet and Royal Convertible Top Motor Pump, 6 Volt

Includes wire adapter to reverse polarity in the motor, allowing it to run in both directions. 5 year warranty when used with automatic transmission fluid. Made in the USA.

$319.95
1953-54 Dodge Coronet and Royal Couple Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump, 12 Volt

 

$279.95
Chrome universal 6 volt toggle switch with wiring. Replaces original switch and wiring to connect directly with 6 Volt Motor Pump with no additional relays required. All wires are tagged for easy installation. Includes crimp connectors to attach wiring to motor and nylon tie straps to hide wiring.
$85.95
DOES NOT REPLACE ORIGINAL RELAYS. This wire adapter is used to connect new 6 Volt Motor pump using original switch and wiring. No applicable for cars that originally had hydraulic windows. Includes instructions.
$45.95
FLAT GROMMET FEET FOR EARLY MOTOR PUMP, 4 PIECES
$7.95
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


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.

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$30.95
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
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$19.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

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$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

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$169.95
A supply of front tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 5/8" WIDE X 3/16" THICK X 6 Foot
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$11.95
A supply of rear tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 1/4" THICK  X 1/2" WIDE X 6 Foot
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$11.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Tack Strips: Front measures 5/8" X 3/16" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
Tack Strips: Rear measures 1/2" X 1/4" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
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.
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$56.95
Top Padding Set.
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$38.00
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


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, Tan and Light Neutral

The original Dodge Coronet and Dodge Royal convertible top fabric was canvas. Both of these dodge models took the same convertible top. We use Haartz Stayfast canvas, a superior anti-fade treated convertible top fabric. We also offer the Haartz pinpoint vinyl topping. This was original to the later year convertibles.

These tops are made using original top patterns.

The Stayfast canvas has the greatest wear rating. The construction process bonds the preshrunk cotton inner layer to the treated canvas outer layer with a center layer of butyl rubber. This process creates an extremely durable fabric.

Pads: We offer pad sets which install under the convertible top.

Cables: are threaded into the side hems (cable pockets) of the top and fasten the top to the folding frame. They provide variable tension via the spring on each side cable.

Tack Strips: are embedded in the folding top frame at the front and rear top bows. The installer staples the top to the front and rear top bow tacking strips.

Installation: This is a classic two part convertible top. The rear window and its attached trim fabric (together referred to as the "curtain") is stapled or tacked to the rear top bow (via its embedded tacking strip.) Over it is attached the main top which is the entire top from the front to the rear, surrounding the curtain. The two parts are integrated in the installation process. The manual on two part top installation has been used, together with careful notes and sketches made during the removal process, to guide many self installers. Since we cannot provide consulting service, we neither recommend nor discourage self installation. This decision can be made using the install guide. There is stapling required, usually performed with a compressor driven staple gun. There is also contact cementing of fabric to framework. There is no sewing required.

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.

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 (Dodge Coronet & Royal) fit cars for years: 1953 and 1954.