DeSoto Custom & Firedome, 1949-52
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts



DeSoto Convertible Tops, Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Chrysler specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and zippered window section
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • Window Section: The picture shows a rear "curtain" with a glass window and its framework.If you have access to such a window then order the top with the "blank curtain" for its insertion. Otherwise order a curtain with a plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black, Tan and Light Neutral (Underside Tan)
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz pinpoint vinyl
  • 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.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
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Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Blank (solid) Window Section
Original black or GM white

Install manual included if requested.
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$469.00
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Blank (solid) Window Section
Tan, buckskin or bright white

Install manual sent if requested.
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$489.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Window Section
Original Black or GM White

Installation manual will be sent if requested
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$449.00
D.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Zippered Plastic Window Section
Tan, Buckskin, Bright White

Installation manual will be sent if requested
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$469.00
E.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Zippered Blank Rear Curtain
Installation manual included if requested.
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$695.00
F.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Rear Window
Installation manual included if requested.
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$665.00
G.) SPECIAL COLORS:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Rear Window

Installation manual included if requested.
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$715.00
H.) SPECIAL COLORS:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Zippered Blank Rear Curtain

Installation manual included if requested.
For: 1949-52 DeSoto Custom & Firedome Convertible Top
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$745.00
DeSoto Custom & Firedome convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952


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
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


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.


Parts in this category (DeSoto Custom & Firedome) fit cars for years: 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952.