Buick Park Avenue, 1986-89
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts



Buick Park Avenue Convertible Top Information:
  • Models: Please verify that your convertible is a Hess & Eienstadt (H&E) or a Car Craft Conversion convertible. The designation should appear in a door jamb, hood, or elsewhere.
  • Two Piece Top: The convertible top is in two sections, the main top and the rear window section. These are integrated in the installation. We list tops with aftermarket plastic rear window. If you have your glass window we can provide a top but you would contact us on retrofitting your existing window   via   support@mtmfg.com
  • Warranty: These tops are made by EZ-On and carry their 6 year manufacturer warranty plus 18 month labor allowance.
  • Original Fabric: Original dealer Buick Park Avenue convertible tops were black or classic white Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl. This top can be custom made in a variety of colors as listed.
  • Installation: Our two part top manual will guide DIY installation for the meticulous and handy restorer. To locate a nearby shop enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search window.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Buick Park Avenue (H & E or Car Craft) Convertible Top
Haartz Pinpoint Top with (unzippered) plastic rear window.
Made by EZ-On, 6 year factory warranty
Color:

As low as:
$445.00
B.) Buick Park Avenue (H & E or Car Craft) Convertible Top
Haartz Pinpoint Top with (unzippered) plastic rear window.
Made by EZ-On, 6 year factory warranty
PLUS:
Two part top installation maual (see below)
Pair of hold down cables (CAU1)
Top Pads
Color:

As low as:
$525.00
Buick Park Avenue convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989


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 any 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 ot can be measured with the old top on the car (as illustrated.)

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

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

$31.00
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.
$10.95
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 (Buick Park Avenue) fit cars for years: 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.