Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu, 1968-72
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and rear window section; they are integrated upon installation. Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included. Matching fabric for header bow included. The Convertible Top and Window have alignment marks to make installation easier.
  • Original Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, classic white, beige, dark blue and buckskin. Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  • Rear Window Sections: Rear window was originally glass. We offer the same tops with (non-original) plastic rear window.
  • Our Installation Manual: Is described below under “Installation Supplies”
  • Shop with confidence:  6 year manufacturer 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.
  • Hydraulic Components are in stock.
     

    Restorer's Notes:
    Our installation manual is a 20 page, fully illustrated guide. It is available
    in our restoration packages.
    Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
    staple gun or our heavy duty electric stapling gun. There will also be
    contact cement work

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Plastic Rear Window
Window is "full view". You will have the option of adding lower fabric from your cart.

Installation Manual (see below) included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$295.00
Best Buy!
B.) COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE
Install Pack with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window Section
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows.
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$359.00
Best Buy!
C.) COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE
Install Pack with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Glass Window Section
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Glass Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top BowTop
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual (read details below at 'installation supplies')
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Select your color and a zippered or non-zippered window below.
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$479.00
Best Buy!
D.) COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Window Section
  • Package Includes:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tack Strips
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual (see details below at 'installation supplies')
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$569.00
Best Buy!
E.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL
Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Glass Window Section
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Glass Rear Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tack Strips
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Optional: Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples

    Select your color and a zippered or non-zippered window.

Window:
Color:

As low as:
$697.00
F.) SPECIAL COLORS PACKAGE SPECIAL
Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Glass Window Section
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Glass Rear Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tack Strips
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Select your color and a zippered or non-zippered window.
Window:
SPECIAL CANVAS COLOR:

As low as:
$720.00
G.) 1968-1972 GM Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Rear Window Section Only

Intended to replace only the rear window section on an existing top.
                                        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 top manual.
 

Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Window:
Trim Color:

As low as:
$129.00
H.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1968-72 Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu Convertible Top
No Charge!
Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Best Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ALL PARTS COME WITH 1-YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$649.95
1968-72 Chevelle/malibu Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump (210-1308)
$269.95
1968-72 Chevelle/malibu Convertible PAIR of Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders
$269.95
1968-72 Chevelle/malibu. Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1968-72 Chevelle/malibu Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
"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
1968-72 Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu, Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder Shoulder Bolts, Pair
$34.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump Fits * 62-64 Corvair, Monza * 68-72 Chevy malibu, Chevelle * 68-72 Pontiac lemans, GTO * 68-72 Olds Cutlass, 442, F-85 * 68-72 Gran Sport, Skylark, Special
$269.95
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

INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES:
Fully illustrated, step by step manual for removing old top and installing new top on the 68-72 Chevelle or Malibu.
20 pages 8 1/2 x 11
No Charge!
 
1968 GM A-Body Convertible Rear Tacking Rail

Fits: 1968 Buick Skylark & GS, Chevrolet Chevelle, Oldsmobile Cutlass & 442 & Pontiac LeMans or GTO Convertibles

 

$199.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
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
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, For Use with Plastic or Glass Window Atrex part # WL1022
   Details...

$94.95
Pair of Pads.
$33.00
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$33.95
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
INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES
20 Page 8 1/2 x 11 fully illustrated, step by step installation manual
No Charge!
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
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
   Details...

$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


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
Clutch and Brake Pedal Pads, Pair, 3-3/4" Wide

These clutch and brake pedal pads fit the following cars:

  • 1964-72 Buick Skylark, Special, Gransport
  • 1964-72 Chevrolet Chevelle, Malibu
  • 1964-72 Oldsmobile F85, Cutlass, 442, 98
  • 1964-72 Pontiac GTO, Lemans, Tempest, Grand Prix
  • 1967-69 Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro
$24.95


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.

Attaches with 4 Snaps & 16 Clips.

Include: Four  snaps are installed. Boot clips not included; see part number BC-138-16

Fits 1968-72 Models of the following cars:

  • Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass, Supreme, 442 & F85
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Pontiac LeMans
  • Pontiac Tempest
View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.

Attaches with 4 Snaps & Plastic Slider.

Includes 4 snaps and plastic slider installed. Boot fits into slider in rear of seat and slides into the chrome channel.

Fits 1968-72 Models of the following cars:

  • Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass, Supreme, 442 & F85
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Pontiac LeMans
  • Pontiac Tempest
View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot Clip, Each. 16 Required

These boot clips are sold individually. 
 
$6.95
Boot Clips, Set of 16, Part Number: BC-138-16

This part is needed with convertible top boot  that attaches with four snaps and 16 clips. 

Fits

  •  1968-72 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special
  • 1968-72 Chevrolet Malbu
  • 1968-72 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Supreme, 442 & F 85
  • 1968-72 Pontiac GTO
  • 1968-72 Pontiac LeMans
  • 1968-72 Pontiac Tempest

 

$99.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$33.95


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


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Convertible Top Compartment Side Panel Seals, Pair

This side panel seal fits the following cars:

  • 1968-1972 Buick Grand Sport, Skylark
  • 1968-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1968-1972 Oldsmobile 442, Cutlass
  • 1968-1972 Pontiac GTO, LeMans
  • 1968-1969 Pontiac Tempest
$49.95
Rear Roll-Up Quarter Window Seals, for 2-Door Hard Tops and Convertibles, 16.5" long, Pair

These seals are made with a steel core stiffener.

These seals fit the following cars:

  • 1968-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1968-1972 Olds Cutlass, 442
  • 1968-1972 Pontiac GTO, LeMans, Tempest
  • 1969-1970 Buick Electra, LeSabre, Wildcat
  • 1969-1970 Cadillac Deville
  • 1969-1972 Chevy Caprice, Impala
  • 1969-1972 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalalina, Grand Prix
$29.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Windshield Top Header Seal.

Fits: All 68-72 Skylark, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, 442, Grand Prix, GTO, Lemans

$269.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals, Pair

Fits: 1969-72 Chevelle, Malibu

$59.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals, Pair

Fits: All 1968 Skylark, Wildcat, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, Supreme, 442, GTO, LeMans, 1967 Bonneville PLUS

  • 1966 BUICK LESABRE
  • 1966 BUICK WILDCAT
  • 1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 1966 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • 1966 OLDSMOBILE DYNAMIC
  • 1966 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 1966 PONTIAC CATALINA
  • 1967 BUICK LESABRE
  • 1967 BUICK WILDCAT
  • 1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 1967 OLDSMOBILE DELMONT 88
  • 1967 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • 1967 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 1967 PONTIAC CATALINA
  • 1967 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 1968 BUICK GS 400
  • 1968 BUICK LESABRE
  • 1968 BUICK SKYLARK
  • 1968 BUICK WILDCAT
  • 1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
1968 CHEVROLET IMPALA 1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 1968 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 1968 OLDSMOBILE DELMONT 88 1968 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1968 PONTIAC CATALINA 1968 PONTIAC GTO 1968 PONTIAC LEMANS 1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST
$59.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Part #'s: LM12-A, RR1610, TK46-16

Fits: All 1969-72 Skylark, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, 442, GTO, and LeMans Convertibles

$349.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals.

Fits: All 1968 Skylark, Chevelle, Cutlass, 442, GTO, and LeMans Convertibles

$349.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Header Seal. 53-3/4" Long. Made With Clips and Molded Ends. Each

Fits: All 68-72 Skylark, Chevelle, Cutlass, 442, GTO LeMans, and Tempest Convertibles

$38.95


Latches

Latches

1968-1972 Buick Skylark and GS, Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu, Oldsmobile Cutlass and 442 and the Pontiac Tempest, LeMans and GTO, Convertible Top Latch, Driver Side
$149.95
1968-1972 Buick Skylark and GS, Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu, Oldsmobile Cutlass and 442 and the Pontiac Tempest, LeMans and GTO, Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side
$149.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1969-72 GM A Body, Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$249.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1968-72 Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
1968-72 Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95
1968-72 Chevrolet Chevelle & Malibu Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$239.95


Custom Carpet

Custom Carpet

1968-72 2 Door Chevrolet Malibu Convertible With Console Carpet. Custom Fit Loop Pile Carpet
View Color
$249.95
1968-72 2 Door, 4 Speed Chevrolet Malibu Convertible With Console Carpet. Custom Fit Loop Pile Carpet
View Color
$249.95
1968-72 2 Door, 4 Speed Chevrolet Malibu Convertible Without Console Carpet. Custom Fit Loop Pile Carpet
View Color
$249.95
 
1968-72 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible, 3" Loop Pile Carpet Door Panel Inserts
View Color
$49.95
 
1968-72 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible, 5" Loop Pile Carpet Door Panel Inserts
View Color
$49.95
 
1968-72 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible, 8" Loop Pile Carpet Door Panel Inserts
View Color
$49.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns: Our Chevrolet Malibu and Chevelle convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. These two Chevrolets take the same top. We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl fabric.

Installation: This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page. If you are confident renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation. The full illustrated, step by step, manual for installing these 1968-72 Chevrolet tops is available. It is included in our package specials.

The Two Top Sections Available Separately: If you wish to replace only the window section, or only the main top, the two parts are separately available. For a complete top without any of the restoration parts in our packages please order both the main top and the rear window section.

Hold Down Cables: A pair of cables, one on each side, thread through pocketed hems on the main top sides. The ends of the cables hold the top to the frame. New cables are recommended with each new top. (You can read about cables in the installation summary link.)

Tacking strips: Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling (there is no sewing involved.) Tacking into the bow over the windshield (header bow) and into the bow over the rear window (rear top bow) is done into special strips embedded in these frame bows. We offer new tack strips for the front and rear top bows.

Top pads: Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Top Boots: You have the option of using a top storage boot. Our boot fits, as original. If any of the boot clips need replacement you must order new clips (see "Accessories.")

We have listed the most popular tops and package configurations.
If you wish us to customize a top, or a package
please contact us at
support@mtmfg.com
Thank you.
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 Chevelle & Malibu) fit cars for years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972.