Cadillac Eldorado, 1953
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Cadillac specs, 100% fit guarantee
  • Factory style: 1 piece convertible top
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic Window
  • Window Options: Plastic window 8 1/2" x 40 1/8" or 7 1/4" x 21 3/8" or Blank rear window section to hang existing rear glass window and frame
  • Original colors: Black and Old GM White
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty
Installation Instructions: This, unlike most classic tops has the rear window section integrated into a one piece top. Our two part top manual covers most of the stapling and gluing requirements and is the best set of top install instructions we know of for this convertible.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) RESTORATION PACKAGE
Top with plastic rear window.
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl

Top with window, Plus:
Set of Top Pads
Two Part Top Manual (see below)
:

As low as:
$419.00
B.) RESTORATION PACKAGE
Top with plastic rear window (7 1/4" x 21 3/8")
Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Top with window, Plus:
Set of Top Pads
Two Part Top Manual (see below)
:
Color:

As low as:
$740.00
C.) RESTORATION PACKAGE
Top with blank rear curtain.
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl

Top with blank rear curtain, Plus:
Set of Top Pads
Two Part Top Manual (see below)
:
Color:

As low as:
$480.00
D.) RESTORATION PACKAGE
Top with blank rear curtain.
Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Top with blank rear curtain, Plus:
Set of Top Pads
Two Part Top Manual (see below)
:
Color:

As low as:
$680.00
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with plastic rear window
(7 1/4" x 21 3/8")
For: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Top
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$325.00
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with plastic window 
(8 1/2" x 40 1/8")
For: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Top
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$325.00
G.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Blank Rear Curtain
For: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Top
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$400.00
H.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Plastic Rear Window  (7 1/4" x 21 3/8")
For: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Top
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$660.00
I.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Plastic Rear Window: 8 1/2" x 40 1/8"
For: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Top
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$660.00
J.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top with Blank Rear Curtain
For: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Top
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$595.00


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.

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$30.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

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$75.00
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
A supply of front tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 5/8" WIDE X 3/16" THICK X 6 Foot
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$11.95
A supply of rear tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 1/4" THICK  X 1/2" WIDE X 6 Foot
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$11.95
Tack Strips: Front measures 5/8" X 3/16" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
Tack Strips: Rear measures 1/2" X 1/4" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
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
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
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

 

$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

Chrome universal 6 volt toggle switch with wiring. Replaces original switch and wiring to connect directly with 6 Volt Motor Pump with no additional relays required. All wires are tagged for easy installation. Includes crimp connectors to attach wiring to motor and nylon tie straps to hide wiring.
$85.95
DOES NOT REPLACE ORIGINAL RELAYS. This wire adapter is used to connect new 6 Volt Motor pump using original switch and wiring. No applicable for cars that originally had hydraulic windows. Includes instructions.
$45.95
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 Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps and & Snap Installation Tool

Fits 1953 Cadillac and 1953 Buick Special

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$250.95


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

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.