Chevrolet Corvette, 1960
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One-piece top, plastic window heat sealed. Canvas window sewn in. Raised embossing arouind window. Molding over rear window and chrome tips included. We include the usually required quarter straps and top pads in our packages.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black and classic white. Stayfast canvas in black and beige.
  • Original Window: Plastic Window. Rear Window Date Stamp Available. 
  • Alternate Materials: Chrysler sailcloth vinyl, 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.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Corvette Convertible Top Package
in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Plastic Window

Package includes molding over rear window and its chrome tips,
top pads and quarter straps.

Note: our two part top manual covers most of the steps
in this (one part) top, and will be included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$315.00
B.) Corvette Convertible Top Package
and Plastic Window in Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl

Package includes molding over rear window and its chrome tips,
top pads and quarter straps.

Sailcloth vinyl is a modern vinyl with canvas texture and many new colors.

Note: our two part top manual covers most of the steps
in this (one part) top, and will be included if requested.

 
For: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$349.95
C.) Corvette Convertible Top Package
in Haartz Stayfast Canvas with Plastic Window

Package includes molding over rear window and its chrome tips,
top pads and quarter straps
 

Note: our two part top manual covers most of the steps
in this (one part) top, and will be included if requested.

 
Color:

As low as:
$449.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$7.95
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
Corvette Convertible Top Pads, Vinyl
   Details...

$59.95
Corvette Top Install Manual. Only Available with Top.
$9.95
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

 

$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

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


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

"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
1956-62 Corvette, Convertible top hydraulic hose set
$289.00
1959-60 Corvette Convertible Top Motor-pump, 12v.
$229.95
1959-60 Corvette, Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, for Either Side, Each
$139.95
1959-60 Corvette, Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
Deck Lid Cylinder, 1956-62 Chevy Corvette
$129.00
Cylinder - 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 & 1962 Chevy Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top Cylinder Yoke - Sold Each
$50.95
 
Twin Solenoid Valve Rebuild Service - 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962 Corvette Rebuild service for the twin solenoid valves in your 1956-62 Corvette with a power top. Send the valves to us and we will clean the parts, rewind both solenoids, replace the seals, springs, clips, and fittings.
$749.95
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


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


Corvette Date Stamp

Corvette Date Stamp

Date Stamp for Rear Window, for 1953-1975 Corvette

Please state Vin number in check-out message.

$99.95




Important Information

Fabrics:
The original dealer soft tops on Corvettes of this period was Haartz pinpoint vinyl. Later Corvettes featured canvas tops and Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl tops.

Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl is a two ply composite made of a PVC sailcloth grain outer layer and a polyester/cotton lining fabric. It is the fabric developed for Sebrings and late model Mustangs several years ago. It is a vinyl whose surface grain emulates canvas. It is a less expensive, though beautiful, fabric than our canvas toppings. We therefore offer many of our originally canvas tops in this vinyl fabric.

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.

Tops are made with the installation straps.

Original Windows:
The original rear windows were plastic. The plastic windows we employ are always of the heaviest gauge plastic available.

Tack Strips:
Staples are used to attach the top at the header bow and rear top bow. These are driven into embedded tacking strips which are attached to the bows.

Top pads:
The top is supported along its sides with special webbing.

Installation:
This top installs with staples (must be stainless steel) and glue (either contact cement or slower setting neoprene cement.) If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation.

We have the 68-75 top install manual which should offer very good guidance for installation of this similar top, along with notes taken during the removal of the old top.

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.