Dodge Challenger, 1970-71
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Dodge Challenger Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Dodge specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section joined upon installation. Molding above rear window and its chrome tips supplied. Original window was plastic.
  • Original Factory Material: Crush Grain Vinyl in black and white. More colors available in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl; Stayfast canvas options also available..
  • 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.
  • 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.) Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Window
Choose Crush Grain or Pinpoint Vinyl

Two Part Top Manual included if requested (see below)

Rear window is "full view." You will have the option (in your cart) to add a lower fabric 'feature' strip.

Install manual included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$349.00
B.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Rear Window
Order this package and you'll have the option of adding the electric stapler to your cart at a discounted price. 
Rear window is "full view." You will have the option (in your cart) to add a lower fabric 'feature' strip.
Install manual included if requested.
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement (Stapler and stainless staples can be ordered separately)
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Color:

As low as:
$369.00
Best Buy!
C.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Glass Rear Window
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing our electric stapler at a discounted price. 
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Glass Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
  • Optional: Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples
Color:

As low as:
$439.00
D.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Crush Grain Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Rear Window
Rear window is "full view." You will have the option of adding lower fabric (feature strip) via your cart.
  • Package Includes:
  • Original Crush Grain Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement (Stapler and stainless staples can be ordered separately.)
  • Install Manual (see below)
For: 1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$409.00
E.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Crush Grain Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Glass Rear Window
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing our electric stapler at a discounted price.
  • Package Includes:
  • Crush Grain Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Glass Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Convertible Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
  • Optional: Arrow T50ACD Electric Stapler with Staples
For: 1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$459.00
Best Buy!
F.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window

Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing our electric stapler at a discounted price. 
Color:

As low as:
$599.00
Best Buy!
G.) A Package Special: Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Zippered Glass Rear Window
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing our electric stapler at a discounted price. 
Color:

As low as:
$699.00
H.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$249.00
I.) Haartz Pinpoint or Crush Grain Vinyl Glass Window with Zipper Section Only
For: 1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$229.95
J.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top
$139.00
Dodge Challenger convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1970 and 1971


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
Convertible Top Pads
   Details...

$40.00
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner 
   Details...

$99.95
Pair of Convertible Top Hold Down Cables. Original Configuration.

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

$38.95
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

 

$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
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1970-71 Dodge Challenger Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
New- Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump with a 1-year warranty.This high-quality motor is and fits these vehicles and years Only* 62-69 Dodge Dart* 63-65 Ford Falcon* 63-66 Plymouth Signet* 63-66 Plymouth Valiant* 63-69 Mercury Comet* 64-66 Chrysler Imperial* 64-67 Plymouth Belvedere* 64-68 Dodge Custom 880* 64-68 Plymouth Satellite* 64-70 Dodge Polara* 64-70 Plymouth Fury* 64-72 Mercury Monterey* 64-93 Ford Mustang* 65-68 Chrysler New Yorker* 65-68 Dodge Monaco* 65-68 Dodge Coronet* 65-71 Chrysler 300* 65-71 Chrysler Newport* 66-71 Ford Fairlane* 67-68 Dodge R/T* 67-68 Plymouth GTX* 67-71 Plymouth barracuda* 68-69 Mercury Montego* 70 Ford Torino* 70-72 Dodge Challenger* 87-95 Chrylser Lebaron
$199.95
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


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1970-71 Dodge Challenger and Plymouth Barracuda. Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$169.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns:
These 1970-71 Dodge Challenger convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns.

Fabrics:
Original dealer tops were in pinpoint vinyl. You can view fabric scans opposite the tops listings.

Windows:
The window may be glass or plastic. Both are offered.

Installation:
This is a classic two part top. If you are comfortable with using an air driven staple gun and with aligning and gluing with contact cement then the installation should be within your capabilities. You can make an informed decision about self installation by reading the manual summary via the link at the bottom of this page.

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.

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.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

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 (Dodge Challenger) fit cars for years: 1970 and 1971.