Original Factory Color(s): Black, Tan and Light Neutral
Fabrics: The original convertible top on these cars was canvas. Modern Haartz Stayfast canvas is treated against color fade and has a central core of butyl rubber.
Original Patterns: These tops are based on original tops collected when these cars were new.
Rear Windows: If you have access to a classical rear window frame and glass then you should choose the blank rear curtain. Your window can then be added to it. Alternatively, we can supply the top made with a plastic rear window.
Top Boots: We have original boot patterns for the 1949 Cadillac which installs as original. This is usually ordered in an original GM vinyl, called madrid vinyl. It is generally chosen in a color to match or offset the interior fabric color.
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.
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,