Mercury Monterey, 1963
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Mercury Monterey Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two-piece top, top section and window section; jined upon installation. Molding over rear window and its chrome tips supplied.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, Ford white and Ford blue.
  • Windows: Plastic "full view" window.
  • 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 factory 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

Best Buy!
A.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Add this part to your cart and youll be asked if youd like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Heres what it looks like: See feature strip
For: 1963 Mercury Monterey Convertible Top
Color
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$389.95
Best Buy!
B.) Install Pack with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window with Electric Stapler Add this part to your cart and youll be asked if youd like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Heres what it looks like: See feature strip
For: 1963 Mercury Monterey Convertible Top
Color
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$429.95
Best Buy!
C.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top And Plastic Rear Window Section
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer contact cament, can with brush
  • Installation Manual (see below)

Add this part to your cart and youll be asked if youd like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Heres what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$619.95
Best Buy!
D.) Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top And Plastic Rear Window Section with Electric StaplerAdd this part to your cart and youll be asked if youd like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Heres what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$659.00
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1963 Mercury Monterey Convertible Top
Color
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$225.00
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
Add this part to your cart and youll be asked if youd like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Heres what it looks like: See feature strip
For: 1963 Mercury Monterey Convertible Top
Color
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$139.95


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
1963 Ford Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1963 Ford Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, PAIR.
$269.95
1963 Ford Convertible Top Motor Pump Hose Set
$99.95
1963 Ford Convertible Top Motor-pump. 12v
$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

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.

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$30.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

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$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

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$169.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, 2 Grommets Installed.
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$89.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Set of Special Top Pads For 1963 Galaxie
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$44.95
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.
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$56.95
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


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl

Fits 1963 Ford Galaxie, Sunliner; 1963 Mercury Monterey

$219.95
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

Weatherstripping Seal: Header Seal, Made With All Notches and Holes

For 1963-64 Ford Falcon; 1963-64 Ford Thunderbird; 1963-64 Ford Galaxie and Sunliner

$59.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal, 9 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, Two Small Rear Drip Seals and Includes Header Seals (#HD303).

Fits: 63-64 Galaxie

$339.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals.

Fits: All 1963-64 Galaxie 500 Convertibles

$449.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1963-64 Ford Galaxie, Convertible Rear Tack Bow / Tacking Rail/Trim Stick.
  • Mounts around the well and the top staples into it below the rear window. Fits Ford and Mercury full size models 1963 & 1964. New vinyl tack strip comes installed in the bow.
$249.95


Important Information

Original Fabrics:
Our Ford Galaxie and Mercury Monterey tops are made using patterns taken from original dealer tops. The vinyl is Haartz pinpoint vinyl which is identical to the original topping. Haartz Stayfast canvas tops are also available. You can read detailed fabric descriptions via the 'Help' link at the top of this page.

Windows:
We offer Galaxie/Monterey tops with the zippered plastic rear window section.

Installation:
You can read how this classic two part top installs via the link below. This link is to a summary of our top installation manual. The full manual is listed with accessories, and is included with our top restoration packages.

About half our customers perform their own installation. Confidence with a staple gun or tack hammer and the use of contact cement are required. There is no sewing.

Hold Down Cables:
A cable is threaded through the side hem of the top on each side. The cables hold the top to the top frame in the front and in the rear. Cables are not visible after installation. We recommend changing cables with each new top.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the header bow and the rear top bow. They receive the installation staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through at least two tops.

Pads:
Pads build out the top from underneath. The padding can last through two tops.

Boots:
The boot is an optional storage bag which covers the top when it is lowered. A boot is generally selected in one of the modern leather grained boot vinyl colors.

Please select a boot fabric from the link to the swatches. You can specify it in the checkout message box.

Well Liners:
The rear well lining is available configured to original shape. A well liner can last through several tops.

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.