Plymouth Valiant & Signet, 1963-64
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Plymouth Valiant & Signet Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Plymouth specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section. Joined upon installation. Molding over rear window and chrome tips supplied. Original rear window was plastic.
  • Original Materials and Colors: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: black, white. Haartz Stayfast Canvas: black.
  • 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.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

 

Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

Best Buy!
A.) A Package Special: Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Rear Window.
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$399.00
B.) Complete Plymouth Valiant & Signet Convertible Top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Zippered Plastic Window

This complete original top includes both a main top section and a plastic rear curtain. Top comes with our 40-page, two-part top Convertible Top Installation Guide if requested.

Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$379.00
C.) A Package Special: Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Rear Window.
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
Color:

As low as:
$589.00
D.) Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1963-64 Plymouth Valiant & Signet Convertible Top
Color
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$249.00
E.) Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
Add this part to your cart and you will be asked if you would like to add a feature strip (a.k.a. bottom trim) to your top. Here is what it looks like: See feature strip
For: 1963-64 Plymouth Valiant & Signet Convertible Top
View Color
$130.00
Plymouth Valiant & Signet convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1963 and 1964


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.

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$30.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
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$19.95
Pair of Replacement Top Pads.
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$39.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
The Arrow T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4" and 3/8" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation. This stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4" and 3/8" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

The Arrow T50ACD stapler has a spiral driven mechanism for consistent powerful driving power. Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.
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$56.95
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
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$34.95
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
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
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$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

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

$26.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1963-66 Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1963-64 Plymouth Valiant, Signet Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
New- Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump with a 1-year warranty.This high-quality motor is and fits these vehicles and years Only* 62-69 Dodge Dart* 63-65 Ford Falcon* 63-66 Plymouth Signet* 63-66 Plymouth Valiant* 63-69 Mercury Comet* 64-66 Chrysler Imperial* 64-67 Plymouth Belvedere* 64-68 Dodge Custom 880* 64-68 Plymouth Satellite* 64-70 Dodge Polara* 64-70 Plymouth Fury* 64-72 Mercury Monterey* 64-93 Ford Mustang* 65-68 Chrysler New Yorker* 65-68 Dodge Monaco* 65-68 Dodge Coronet* 65-71 Chrysler 300* 65-71 Chrysler Newport* 66-71 Ford Fairlane* 67-68 Dodge R/T* 67-68 Plymouth GTX* 67-71 Plymouth barracuda* 68-69 Mercury Montego* 70 Ford Torino* 70-72 Dodge Challenger* 87-95 Chrylser Lebaron
$199.95
1963-1966 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valient Signet Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1963-66 Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each

Fits 1963-1966 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant
$269.95
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.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Boots

Boots

 
Convertible Top Boot Attaches as Original - In Original Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool

Fits 1963-64 Valiant & Signet 200; 1965-66 Valiant & Signet 200

 

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$219.00
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$33.95


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


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Header Seal, For Convertibles 67.5" Long. Sold individually.

For 1963-66 Dodge Dart; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant Atrex part # HD4500A

$59.95
Roof Rail Seals for Convertibles, 1 1/4" wide by 97" long

Cut to fit

Fits: 1960-71 Chrysler 300; 1960-70 Chrysler Imperial; 1960-71 Chrysler New Yorker; 1960-71 Chrysler Newport; 1960-69 Dodge Dart; 1962-70 Dodge Polara; 1960-70 Plymouth Fury; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant;

$53.95
Roof Rail Seals For Convertibles, 6 Piece Set

For 1963-66 Dodge Dart, 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant

$89.95
Vent Window Seals; For 2-Door Hardtop and Convertible; Pair

Replaces OEM part # 2217404/5

For 1963-66 Dodge Dart; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant; 1964-66 Plymouth Barracuda

$89.95
Window Sweeper Kit for Convertibles; 8-piece kit

Quality 8-piece kit includes replacement inner & outer door seals, and also outer quarter-window seals.

Fits 1963-66 Dodge Dart and 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant.

$129.95


Custom Carpet

Custom Carpet

1963-66 Plymouth Valiant Convertible Automatic. Loop Pile Carpet Floor Mats, 4 Piece
$129.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

DO IT YOURSELF INSTALLATION:
This classic will reward owner installation of the new top !

Our 50 page two part top installation manual and tutorial
covers, in detail and well illustrated, all of the steps
in the installation of this classic two part convertible top.

Required skills are: patience, handling an air driven staple gun
or our heavy duty electric stapler, and the careful positioning
of top fabric to frame components and attaching with contact cement.
(We will credit prior purchase of the manual toward subsequent
purchase of a top installation package special.)

The package specials include all parts normally needed for a complete installation.
An electric stapler can be ordered separately. The stainless steel staples
included in our staples and glue kit will fit most standard air staplers.
(We would subsitute the electric gun staples if that is ordered.)

Read a summary of our two part
top manual via the link
at the bottom of this page.
While brief, it is a good introduction
and will acquaint you with this
very doable job.

Two Part Top:
This is a classic two part convertible top. The main top and the rear window section are integrated during installation. You can read all about how this is done at the link (at the bottom of this page) to a summary of our installation manual.

The full manual is a 50 page tutorial and step by step installation manual fully photographed with detailed instructions.

If you feel comfortable using an air driven staple gun and with aligning and gluing with contact cement then do-it-yourself installation should be within your capabilities. If you would rather not use an air gun then you can purchase our heavy duty electric stapler and would include the appropriate staples in our package.

Fabrics:
These tops are available in either Haartz Pinpoint vinyl or Haartz Stayfast canvas. The latter is the longer wearing and features an elegant canvas outer layer. The vinyl, less expensive, is easier to keep clean. The pinpoint vinyl is the original fabric.

Hold down cables:
These are installed in the side pockets of the top and hold the top to the top frame at the sides.

Tack strips:
Tack strips are embedded in the front and rear top bows and receive the tacks or staples that fasten the top. Tack strips usually last through two tops. Replacement strips are available. See "accessories" for replacement tacking strips.

Pads:
Pads install under the top, along the sides from the front to the rear. They "build out" the top. Pads usually last through two tops. They are also available here, at "accessories."

Package Specials:
The package contains all that is usually required for a thorough top restoration job.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
Classic two part tops are frequently installed by our customers, even first time installers. We suggest that you make this decision by reading our installation summary by clicking on the link below. There is no sewing required. Tops are installed with staples or tacks and with contact cement.

If you are comfortable using a compressor driven staple gun (or an electric stapler) and with using contact cement to apply fabric sections to the frame then you are a candidate for do-it-yourself installation. There is no sewing involved in the installation of this convertible top.

Hydraulics:

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.

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.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.
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 (Plymouth Valiant & Signet) fit cars for years: 1963 and 1964.