Dodge Wayfarer, 1950-52
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
- Quality: Made to Dodge specs, 100% fit guarantee.
- Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
Patterns utilized were obtained via original Wayfarer tops, submitted
subsequently to computerized cutting software for absolutely
original geometry and fit.
Restorer's Notes: These tops are available in two ways: with a built in plastic rear window Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
The most applicable restoration 'instructions' that we know about
are in the 50 page tutorial/manual on two part tops (see below
under "Installation Supplies.") The examples in the manual are from the sixties
but are generally applicable.
or with "blank" curtain. The latter allows the installation of
a glass rear window with its frame. These are available from various
staple gun or our heavy duty electric stapling gun. There will also be
contact cement work.
These tops are available in two ways: with a built in plastic rear window
Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
Our Dodge Wayfarer convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. We offer the replacement tops in the modern Haartz Stayfast canvas (the original topping was canvas) and in Haartz pinpoint vinyl. You can read all about the fabrics at the "Help" link at the top of this page.
This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page. The full manual, used in conjunction with notes taken during the removal of the old top should suffice to guide the do-it-yourself installer. The decision to self install can be made by reading the summary link below.
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. Rebuilding the rear base line tacking strips requires grafting sections of suitable dimension and we would cut and ship per your needs for that purpose.
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.
Please note that these are for the Wayfarer model and do not fit the Coronets.
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 5 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.
Parts in this category (Dodge Wayfarer) fit cars for years: 1950, 1951 and 1952.
We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.
We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.