Mercury 69M, 76 & Sportsman, 1946-48
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Mercury  69M. 76 & Sportsman Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section integrate upon installation. Molding over rear window and chrome tips supplied. Extra fabric for header bow seal included.
  • 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.
  • Original Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black. Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.and tan (with black or tan inner lining) and also light neutral with tan lining.
  • Windows: We offer tops with plastic window and with "blank curtain" (which is for those with their own glass window assembly for installation. The zipper, as original, is wrap-around ('horseshoe' type.)
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may consider DIY installation. This comprises use of a stapling gun and contact cement (as outlined in the manual summary in the link below.) There is no sewing involved. To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • Wood Top Bows: The top frame has mounted to it wooden tacking forms (called "bows".) We make these, to order, from original patterns as we have in our wood shop ever since 1974 !
  • Shop with confidence: 3 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.


Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide


Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Ford Convertible Top
with horseshoe zippered plastic rear window
Select fabric & color:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Fabric & Color:

As low as:
B.) Ford Convertible Top
with horseshoe zippered blank rear curtain
Select fabric & color:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Fabric & Color:

As low as:
No need for a frame, this glass is built-in!
Available in two sizes 6" x 21" OR 8" x 25"
Will fold with top without zipping out.
For: 1946-48 Mercury 69M, 76 & Sportsman Convertible Top
Mercury 69M, 76 & Sportsman convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1946, 1947 and 1948

Wood Bows

Wood Bows

Wood Bow above Rear Window.
Reproduction of Southern Yellow Poplar
Wood Front Bow. Reproduction of Original,
made of Southern Yellow Poplar.

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 8 1/2 x 11 book is 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.


Standard Black Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

Top Pads with Quarters,Black or Tan Stayfast Canvas

View Color
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count


Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count


Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count


Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.




"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any American Makes

Our O-Ring kit contains the following items:(1) Drive Pin, (1) 1/8" Chrome Ball, (2) 1/4" Chrome Ball, (2) Pump Port O-Ring, (2) Reservoir O-Ring, (1) Reservoir bolt O-Ring, (1) Reservoir plug, (1)Reservoir Plug O-Ring (metal plug only).

1946-48 Mercury Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
Convertible Top Cylinder, Pair
  • 1946-48 Ford/Mercury
  • 1948-50 Packard
  • 1955-56 Desoto
  • 1955-56 Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth

All convertible top cylinders are not the same. Our top cylinders are made from solid aluminum castings which are stronger than die-cast and our two-piece rod allows us to use a heavier, stronger steel. You won't find a better made convertible top cylinder on the market. All cylinders are made and assembled here in the U.S.A. and come with a 7 year warranty.


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.
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.
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber

Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

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
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
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
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit


  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush

Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Tan and Light Neutral

We are pleased to offer this convertible top made to original patterns. Our factory has been collecting original dealer tops since the thirties.

Manufacture of the Mercury was suspended during the war years, from 1942. However tooling and designs date from that year, so we are listing these tops as 1942-1948. Actual production was from 1946 to 1948.

The original top fabric was canvas. Our Haartz Stayfast canvas is a modern convertible topping. Its butyl rubber center (core) provides very high durability..

Curtains: The curtain is the rear window section of the top. We can provide this top with a blank curtain or with a plastic (rear window) curtain. The blank curtain car is for those with access to a rear window frame and glass that can be mounted to the blank curtain. Our plastic window curtains have a horseshoe zipper.

Haartz pinpoint vinyl is significantly less expensive and for some the fabric of choice.

Please click on one of the blue links, above, to see fabric swatches. Jot down your color choice. You will have an ample checkout message box within which you can specify your color and also to leave any requests you wish to make.

Wood Top Bows: Our bows are accurate reproductions of the originals and many have been installed. The bows provide the tacking or stapling surface for top installation. The bows are actually improvements over the originals because modern adhesives and laminating methods allow us to avoid steam bending (which is inherently unstable) and to provide a more durable product. These wood bows are made using upholstery grade kiln dried poplar lumber.


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 1 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.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.
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.
Warranties outlined here are only applicable for products installed by a professional trim shop or professional upholstery shop. For Convertible Tops, and related products, the manufacturer will void the warranty for any product that is not professionally installed; manufacturer defects are covered by the warranty in such cases. The manufacturer is not responsible for damage due to improper installation.

Parts in this category (Mercury 69M, 76 & Sportsman) fit cars for years: 1946, 1947 and 1948.