Chrysler Lebaron, 1982-83
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chrysler specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section. Joined upon installation. Molding over rear window and chrome tips supplied. Extra front bow fabric supplied. Original rear window was plastic.
  • Original Materials and Colors: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: black, white, brown, buckskin, beige. Haartz Stayfast Canvas: black.
  • 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.

 

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Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top with Plastic Window Package!
  • Package Includes:
  • Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window
  • Pair Tack Strips
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Lebaron Pads
  • Professional Grade Contact Cement
  • 1982-86 Lebaron Installation Manual (see below)
For: 1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top
Color
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$329.95
B.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas with plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Tack Strips
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Color:

As low as:
$629.95
C.) Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Package!
(Non-Original) Glass Rear Window

Package Includes:
  • Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top in original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Glass Window
  • Pair Tack Strips
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Lebaron Pads
  • Professional Grade Contact Cement
  • 1982-86 Lebaron Installation Manual
For: 1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top
Color
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$429.95
D.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top W/plastic Rear Window.
(Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl was original to later years and offers special colors. Please allow at least two weeks for this custom top to be made and shipped.)
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
For: 1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top
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$412.00
E.) Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Rear Section:
This rear window section comes in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and allows partial restoration (replacement of window.)
For: 1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top
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$129.95
F.) Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top made with Haartz pinpoint vinyl with Plastic Rear Window
and Installation Manual
For: 1982-83 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top
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$301.00
Chrysler Lebaron convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1982 and 1983


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Lebaron and Dodge 400, 600 Convertible Top Installation Manual:
12 pages 8 1/2 x 11 fully illustrated, step by step.
AVAILABLE IN TOP PACKAGES
No Charge!
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.
   Details...

$89.95
Full Set of Pads (Including Rear Quarters).
$49.95
Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$18.95
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
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


Accessories

Accessories

1982-95 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible Top Relay
$49.95


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
1982-83 Lebaron Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Each
$139.95
1982-83 Lebaron Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders for Either Side, Pair
$269.95
1982-83 Lebaron Convertible Top Motor-pump, 12v
$229.95
1987-89 Lebaron. Convertible Top Hose Set.
$99.95
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, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 33 Installed Snaps.
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$279.95
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


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, White, Buckskin and Dark Brown

About this top:
The Chrysler Lebaron convertible top is a classic two part convertible top. The main top and the rear window section are integrated during installation. You can read all about how this is done at the link below to a summary of our two part top installation manual.

Fabrics:
These tops are available in either Haartz Pinpoint vinyl(the original topping) or Haartz Stayfast canvas. The latter is the longer wearing (due to its butyl rubber core) and features an elegant canvas outer layer. The vinyl is less expensive and easier to keep clean.

Hold down cables:
Cables are installed in the side pockets of the top and hold the top to the top frame at the sides. More on this is in the install link below. New cables are recommended with each top.

Main top and curtain available separately:
The "curtain" is the rear window with its trim fabric. The main top and the curtain are integrated in the installation process as originally designed. Order both if you want the complete top but do not wish the full restoration the package. Order either the main top or the curtain if you want to do a partial restoration.

Tack strips:
Tack strips are embedded in the front and rear top bows and receive the tacks or staples that fasten the top. Tack strips usually last through two tops. Replacement strips are available. See "accessories" below.

Pads:
Pads install under the top, front to rear, along the sides. They "build out" the top. Pads usually last through two tops. They are also available here, at "accessories."

Boots:
The boot should be flexible enough to accept the top without stress. Modern boot vinyls allow this without a long break in period as required by boots which are made of topping fabrics. We recommend that new boots be ordered in one of these modern boot vinyls. You can select a leather grained boot vinyl by viewing the blue link to boot fabrics. If you order the boot, please specify the color in the checkout message box.

Package Specials:
The packages contain all that is usually required for a thorough top restoration job. Packages include the manual which details the Lebaron top install procedures in clearly illustrated step by step form. If you want to compose a package with other fabrics, etc. please email us at the email link at the bottom of this page.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
The summary of our convertible top manual (click on link below) will enable you to decide upon or against self-installation. Please feel free to print out and read this manual summary.

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 (Chrysler Lebaron) fit cars for years: 1982 and 1983.