Buick Century Phaeton 61C 4 Door, 1940
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts



About These Buick Convertible Tops:
 
  • Quality: Made to Buick specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section (zippered.). Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Original Colors: Black on Tan; Tan on Tan; Neutral on Tan
  • Rear Window Sections: Either plastic or blank (for those with access to glass frameworks)--zippered
  • Shop with confidence: Made by EZ-On with their 6 year manufacturer warranty and 18 month labor allowance.
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.


 Restorer's Notes:
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 broadly applicable.

These tops are available in two ways: with a built in plastic rear window
or with "blank" curtain. The latter allows the installation of
a glass rear window with its frame which are available from various
sources.

Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
staple gun or our heavy duty electric stapling gun. There will also be
contact cement work.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
In black or white.
Installation Manual Included (see below at 'installation supplies')
For: 1940 Buick Century Phaeton 61C 4 Door Convertible Top
View Color
$420.00
B.) Haartz Pinpoint vinyl top with blank (solid fabric) curtain (for use with customer's rear window frame to be embedded.)
In black or white
Installation Manual included (see 'installation supplies' below)
For: 1940 Buick Century Phaeton 61C 4 Door Convertible Top
View Color
$450.00
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
Installation Manual Included (see below at 'installation supplies')
For: 1940 Buick Century Phaeton 61C 4 Door Convertible Top
View Color
$620.00
D.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas top with blank (solid fabric) curtain (for use with customer's rear window frame to be embedded.)
Installation Manual Included (see at 'installation supplies' below)
For: 1940 Buick Century Phaeton 61C 4 Door Convertible Top
View Color
$640.00
E.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1940 Buick Century Phaeton 61C 4 Door Convertible Top
No Charge!


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
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


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.