Chevrolet Impala, Caprice & Super Sport, 1965-70
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Impala, Caprice & Super Sport 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 original rear window was glass. We offer original glass window tops as well as ‘full view’ plastic rear window tops.
  • Original Fabrics; Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: black, dark blue, brown, classic white, beige. Haartz Stayfast Canvas: black
  • Installation Manual: Described at “Installation Supplies” below.
  • 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.
     

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Full View Plastic Rear Window.

Note: 'Full view' plastic windows extend to the chassis.
You will have the option, in your checkout message, to
select the optional lower fabric strip ('feature strip')


Installation Manual included if requested (see below for manual info)

 
Color:

As low as:
$299.00
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Glass Rear Window.


Installation manual included if requested (see below for manual information.)


 
Color:

As low as:
$380.00
C.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL
Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top,
with 'Full View' Plastic Window.


Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG103 or CAG104)
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top Bow
  • Pads (CTTP)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Note: 'Full view' plastic windows extend to the chassis.
You will have the option, in your checkout message, to
select the optional lower fabric strip ('feature strip')


 
Color:

As low as:
$379.00
D.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top,
with Glass Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG104 or CAG103)
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top Bow
  • Top Pads (CTTP65)
  • Tack Strips for Rear Top Bow and Header Bow.
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Zipper:
Color:

As low as:
$478.00
E.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top,
with "Full View" Plastic Window
You will have the option of adding lower fabric trim ('feature strip') via shopping cart.

 
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG104/103)
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top Bow
  • Pads (CTTP65)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Color:

As low as:
$610.00
F.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, with Glass Window
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG104 or CAG103)
  • Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Zipper:
Color:

As low as:
$687.00
G.) Glass Window Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
You will need a main top section to go with this glass window section.
Or use to replace window section of existing top.
Zipper:
Color:

As low as:
$239.95
H.) Plastic Window Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
This is a 'full view' window. You will have the option of adding
lower trim fabric ('feature strip') in your checkout cart.

You will need a main top section to go with this plastic window section.
Or use to replace window section of existing top.
Shopping cart will provide option for lower fabric band added ('feature strip")
For: 1965-70 Chevrolet Impala, Caprice & Super Sport Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$149.95
I.) Haartz Stayfast Convertible Top
With "Full View" Plastic Window
You will have the option of adding lower fabric trim ('feature strip') via shopping cart.
Installation manual included if requested in checkout message.
Color:

As low as:
$540.00
J.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1965-70 Chevrolet Impala, Caprice & Super Sport Convertible Top
No Charge!
K.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Glass Rear Window
Color:

As low as:
$619.00
Chevrolet Impala, Caprice & Super Sport convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES:
Step by step directions, well illustrated, manual on top removal & installation.
18 pages, 8 1/2 x 11

 
No Charge!
Convertible Top Hold Down Cables

Our hold down cables are original configuration, sold in a pairs, and fit 1965-1970 large body GM cars convertibles.


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

$33.95
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
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. ATREX part #WL1016
   Details...

$89.95
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.
   Details...

$49.95
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
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


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
1965-70 GM Convertible Top Motor Pump
$259.95
1965-70 Impala Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1965-70 Impala Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1965-70 Impala Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1969-70 Chevrolet Impala, Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder Shoulder Bolts, Pair
$34.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
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

1969-70 Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl. Attaches with 6 Snaps &  Velcro strip on the back edge of the rear seat.

This boot fits the 1969-1970 models of the following cars:

 

  • Chevy Impala, Super Sport, and Caprice
  • 1969 to 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88, Oldsmobile 98
  • Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville for 1969-1970
  • Buick LeSabre, Electra, and Wildcat
  • Cadillac Coup De Ville
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$219.95
1969-70 Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl. 4 Snaps & Welting Cord that installs in a metal channel on the rear edge of the back seat.

This boot fits:

the1969-1970 Chevy Impala, Super Sport, and Caprice

the 1969 to 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88, Oldsmobile 98

the Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville for 1969-1970

1969-1970 Cadallac Coup De Ville

the Buick LeSabre, Electra, and Wildcat.

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$219.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl
Includes 26 snaps & welting cord that installs in a metal channel on the edge of the back seat.

Fits 1965-68 Cadillac Coupe De Ville & Eldorado; 1965-68 Chevrolet Impala and Caprice; 1965-68 Oldsmobile Starfire, 88, 98, and Delmont; 1965-68 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat; 1965-68 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix.

View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl
Includes 28 snaps & Velcro strip for the back edge of the rear seat.

Fits 1965-68 Cadillac Coupe De Ville & Eldorado; 1965-68 Chevrolet Impala and Caprice; 1965-68 Oldsmobile Starfire, 88, 98, and Delmont; 1965-68 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat; 1965-68 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix.

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$219.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$33.95


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, 2-5/8" Wide x 3-5/8" Long, Pair
  • 1958-62 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1959-65 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1960-65 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1962-65 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova
  • 1964-65 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1965-64 Chevrolet Malibu
$19.95
Power Brake Pedal Pad for Cars with Manual Transmission

Nice Reproduction, 3-5/8" wide x 2-5/8" long, each

  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1959-67 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1960-67 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1962-67 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova
  • 1964-67 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1964-67 Chevrolet Malibu
$13.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1967-68 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina Convertible. 1968 Impala Weatherstripping 10 piece kit. Door, Convertible Top Rail and Trunk Seals
$295.00
Molded Door Seals. For 2-door hardtop and convertible. Replaces OEM #8781162/3. Pair Right and Left

 

  • 1969-70 BUICK ELECTRA,LESABRE,WILDCAT
  • 1969-70CADILLAC DEVILLE, CHEVY CAPRICE
  • 1969-70 CHEVY CAPRICE,IMPALA
  • 1969-70 OLDSMOBILE 98,DELTA 88
  • 1969-70 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE,CATALINA
$61.95
Rear Roll-Up Quarter Window Seals for 2-Door Hardtops and Convertibles. Pair

Fits: 1967-68 GM "C" BODY including

  • 1967-1968 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat
  • 1967-1968 Cadillac Deville
  • 1967-1968 Chevrolet Caprice, Impala
  • 1967-1968 Oldsmobile 98, 88
  • 1967-1968 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Gran Prix
$29.95
Vent window and rear division channel seals,4-piece set. Right and Left

Fits: 1965-1968 GM B-body and C-body 2-door and 4-door hardtops and convertibles including:

  • 1965-1968 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat
  • 1965-1968 Cadillac
  • 1965-1968 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1965-1968 Oldsmobile 98, 99, Starfire, Jetstar
  • 1965-1968 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Gran Prix, Starchief
  • 1966-1968 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat
  • 1966-1968 Chevrolet Caprice
$139.95
Windshield Pillar Post Seals for Convertibles. Two pieces, 25" long. Pair

Fits:

  • 1965-66 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 1969-70 BUICK ELECTRA,LESABRE,WILDCAT
  • 1969-70 CADILLAC DEVILLE,CHEVY IMPALA,OLDS 98,88
  • 1969-70 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE,CATALINA
$59.95
Door Seals, Left & Right.

Fits: 1965-66 Electra, Lesabre, Caprice, "98"

$69.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Header Seal 54" Long.Use With Roof-Rail Seal RR 1813

Fits: 65-66(Early) Impala

$21.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 6 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, Does NOT include Header Seal.

Fits: All 1966-70 LeSabre, 66-69 Wildcat, 67-70 Caprice, 66-70 Impala, 66-70 "88", 67-70 Bonneville, Catalina

$239.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Windshield Top Header Seal.

Fits: All 1965 LeSabre, Wildcat, Impala, "88", Bonneville, Catalina

$279.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals, Pair

Fits: 1965 Lesabre, Impala, Catalina, "88", and "98" Convertibles.

$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 and Header Seal, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Part #'s: LM18-I, RR1811-B, TK46-18, and HD731.

Fits: All 1969-70 Lesabre, Wildcat, Caprice, Impala, Oldsmobile "88", Bonneville,

$355.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals.

Fits: All 1966 Lesabre, Wildcat, Caprice, Impala, Oldsmobile "88", Bonneville, Catalina and Gran Prix Convertibl

$309.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Part #'s: LM20, RR1813, TK46-18.

Fits: All 1965 Lesabre, Wildcat, Impala, Oldsmobile "88", Bonneville, Catalina and Gran Prix Convertibles

$334.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Top Bow to Header Seal. 56-1/2" Long. Each

Fits: All 65-70 Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat, Calais, DeVille, Caprice, Impala, Bonneville, Oldsmoblie "88" & "98", Bonneville, Catalina, and 1967 Grand Prix Conve

$44.95


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

Driver Side Convertible Top Latch for 66-70 Buick LeSabre,Electra,Electra 225, Wildcat,Cadillac Eldorado,DeVille,Chevrolet Impala, Impala SS, Oldsmobile 88,Delmont 88,Delta 88,Dynamic 88, Starfire,98 and Pontiac Catalina
$109.95
Passenger Side Convertible Top Latch for 66-70 Buick LeSabre,Electra,Electra 225 & Wildcat, Cadillac Eldorado,DeVille,Chevrolet Impala,Impala SS,Oldsmobile 88,Delmont 88,Delta 88,Dynamic 88, Starfire, 98 and Pontiac Catalina
$109.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1967-68 GM B Body Cars (Except Cadillac). Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rails (Trimsticks)
$209.95


Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal

Rocker panel for left (driver) side.

Chevrolet Impala 1967-69

$51.95
Rocker panel for right (passenger) side.

Chevrolet Impala 1967-69

$51.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1961-62, 1965-72 Chevrolet Impala (Including SS) Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$179.95
1961-62, 1965-72 Chevrolet Impala (Including SS) Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$239.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns: Our convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. The convertibles listed on this page are "B" body GM cars and take the same top.

Fabrics:

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl’s design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black. If you do not see a canvas top listed for your car, please inquire and we will provide a quotation for it.

Original Factory Colors: Dark Blue, White, Dark Walnut Brown, Beige, Black.

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. The full manual for installing these particular tops is available. It is an 18 page illustrated, step by step manual intended for the first time installer.

Both Parts Available Separately: If you wish to replace only the window section, or only the main top, the two parts are separately available.

Rear Windows: The 65-66 tops with glass windows originally had zippered rear windows. The 67 and later tops eliminated the zipper. We recommend the non-zippered top because it is easier to install and easier to use. However please specify whether you want the zippered or unzippered window (glass) in your checkout message box and we will supply the window of your choice.

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. They should not be required until after at least two tops have been stapled to them. Rebuilding the rear base line tacking strips requires grafting sections of suitable dimension and we would cut and ship per your needs for that purpose.

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 16 boot clips need replacement you must order new clips (see "Accessories.")

Installation manual: The manual for classic two part tops is summarized at the link below. The manual for this convertible top, with details and measurements for its installation is available with the top or a top package.

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 (Chevrolet Impala, Caprice & Super Sport) fit cars for years: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970.