Dodge Custom 880, 1962-65
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Dodge Custom 880 Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Dodge specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window
  • Original Colors: Black and GM White
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this can include the detailed manual, new cables, pads/webbing, tack strips and glue kit.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer 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

A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Pair Tack Strips
  • Set of Convertible Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Instruction Manual on Two Part Convertible Tops
For: 1962-65 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$339.95
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1962-65 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top
Color
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$189.95
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1962-65 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top
Color
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$89.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair Hold Down Cables
  • Pair Tack Strips
  • Set of Convertible Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Instruction Manual on Two Part Convertible Tops
For: 1962-65 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top
Color
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$549.95
Dodge Custom 880 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1950-1961 Ford/Mercury, 1957-1963 Chrysler/Dodge 12 Volt, Hydraulic Motor Pump
$269.95
1962-64 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1962-64 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1962-64 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
Made in the U.S.A.
$279.95
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
(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 Pads.
   Details...

$38.00
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
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

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

$32.00
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


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps and Snap Installation Tool

Fits 1964-65 Plymouth Belvedere, Satellite & Sports Fury; 1965-66 Dodge Polara & Custom 880, 65-66 Chrysler 300 & Newport

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$214.95


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 and GM White

Original Patterns: We are pleased to offer replacement convertible tops made from original patterns. Our factory has collected original tops since the thirties.

Fabrics: The original convertible top fabric on these 1962-64 Dodge Custom 880 convertibles was pinpoint vinyl. You can view scans of the Haartz pinpoint vinyls via the swatch scan in the blue link above.

Selecting Fabric and Color: Please look at the swatch scans and jot down your color choice. You will specify the color in the checkout message box. If you wish a canvas top made, please contact us for a quotation. Canvas tops are elegant and extremely durable. Their cost is nearly twice that of vinyl.

Classic Two Part Tops: You can read how these tops install below. There you will see a link to a summary of our two part top installation booklet. There is sufficient information there to enable a decision on do-it-yourself installation. The full, detailed manual is included with our top packages or you may purchase it separately (see "accessories" below.) Installation requires no sewing; only stapling (or tacking) and contact cement work.

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: The padding can last through two tops.

Hold Down Cables: Cables hold the top to the frame along the sides. They are hidden after installation. (Their use is described in our manual and in the manual summary below.) New cables are recommended with each 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.


Parts in this category (Dodge Custom 880) fit cars for years: 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.