Chevrolet Impala, 1958
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Impala Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and zippered window section joined upon installation. Original rear window was plastic. Molding above rear window with its chrome tips supplied. Extra matching fabric for header area supplied.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, classic white, tan and beige.
  • Rear Window: Original window was plastic.
  • 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.
  • 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
with Plastic Rear Window

Two part top manual included if requested (see below)

The rear window is 'full view'. You will have the option
of adding a lower fabric bans ('feature strip') via shopping cart.

 

Color:

As low as:
$380.00
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window

Two part top manual included if requested (see below)


The rear window is 'full view'. You will have the option
of adding a lower fabric bans ('feature strip') via shopping cart.

 

Color:

As low as:
$575.00
C.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Rear Plastic Window.
  • Plus:
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Top Pad Set
  • Installation Manual
The rear window is 'full view'. You will have the option
of adding a lower fabric band ('feature strip') via shopping cart.

 

Color:

As low as:
$405.00
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Rear Plastic Window
  • Plus:
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Top Pad Set
  • Installation Manual
The rear window is 'full view'. You will have the option
of adding a lower fabric band ('feature strip') via shopping cart
Color:

As low as:
$595.00
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Main Convertible Top Only
For: 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$235.00
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Window Section Only

The rear window is 'full view'. You will have the option
of adding a lower fabric band ('feature strip') via shopping cart

For: 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$145.00


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
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
(Tacking strips for most top frames. Some may vary, especially pre-60s cars.)

Dimensions: 5/8" X 3/16"  and 1/2" X 1/4" (in 6 foot lengths.)
   Details...

$19.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

   Details...

$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

   Details...

$169.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
   Details...

$99.95
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
Top Pad Set, Includes Quarter Pads.
   Details...

$46.00
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

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

$32.00
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

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
"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
1958 Impala Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1958 Impala Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair.
$269.95
1958 Impala Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1958 Impala Motor Pump Rebuild/repair Service
   Details...

$149.95
1958 Impala. Convertible Top Motor-pump. 12v
$250.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
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


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, 
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool

Doesn't attach as Original - Has exposed snaps

Fits 1958 Chevy Impala; 1958 Pontiac Bonneville & Starchief; 1958 Cadillac Eldorado; 1958 Cadillac Coupe

View Color
$229.95
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


Latches

Latches

1955-60 Chevrolet and Pontiac Convertible Top Latch Handles, Pair
$99.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1958 Chevrolet and Pontiac. Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$169.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Fabrics: The original convertible top fabric was pinpoint vinyl. We also offer the top in Haartz Stayfast canvas. The fabrics are described, in detail, at the "help" link at the top of this page.

Original Patterns: Our 1958 Impala tops are made from original dealer patterns.

Installation: This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the blue link below. The full installation manual is available under 'Accessories' on this page.

if you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are likely to be a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation.

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. They are available separately, or included with our restoration packages.

Top pads: Top padding (underneath the top) "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. Replacement boots are available, under "Accessories." Our Impala boot has non-original snap installation.

Installation: The manual for classic two part tops is summarized at the link below. The full manual (see "accessories") should enable the careful handy person to perform his or her own installation and should be used in conjunction with notes taken during the removal of the old top. Installation involves stapling and glueing. There is no sewing.

Hydraulic System Parts:
We 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 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 will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take hydraulic or Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and have a 1 year warranty when used with either. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

Motor Rebuild Service: We can return your existing motor to near new performance with a complete refurbishment. Ship us your motor (please wrap very thoroughly as leakage can lead to post office seizing package.) We will rebuild your motor and return generally within a week of its receipt. You may ship to us with a money order for $150 which covers refurbishment and shipping back to 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.