Rambler Classic 770 & Ambassador 990, 1964-65
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Rambler Classic & Ambassador Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
    Original Configuration: This is a classic two part top: the main top and rear window sections are made separately and joined upon installation. The original window was plastic. The molding over the rear window and its chrome tips supplied.
    Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black or classic white
    Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
    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: The top made by EZ-On has a 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.
    Installation: Shop installation is preferred but doable for the meticulous/handy person. The link
    below outlines the process for this two part top.

    Selecting an installer:  The best way to find a good installer is to interview a couple:.
    Go to 'google' and search under 'automobile seat covers tops upholstery..'    
    This should generate a nice list of shops and also emphasize the
    ones in your area.

    Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

 


Can I install this top myself?

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Rambler Ambassador 990 & Classic 770 Convertible Top
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas
With Zippered Plastic Window


Made by EZ-On (EZON505)

 
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$440.00
B.) Package Special:
Rambler Ambassador 990 & Classic 770 Convertible Top
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas
With Zippered Plastic Window


PLUS
  • Pair of hold down cables.
  • 4 oz can of trimmer contact cement with brush
  • top pads
  • pair of tacking strips for header and rear top bows.
  • Installation manual (see below)


Made by EZ-On (EZON505)
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$505.00
Rambler Classic 770 & Ambassador 990 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1964 and 1965


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
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
(Tacking strips for most top frames. Some may vary, especially pre-60s cars.)

Dimensions: 5/8" X 3/16" and 1/2" X 1/4" (in 6 foot lengths.)
Note: These usually apply. In certain convertible top frames (especially pre-sixties) the cross sections of the header and rear top bows vary. You can measure the top bow channel cross sections and let us know if yours vary from the usual plastic ones. In that case include your tack strip selection in checkout message.
   Details...

$22.95
Convertible Top Pads.
   Details...

$38.00
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.
   Details...

$56.95
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

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

$31.00
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

$8.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
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


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1964-68 Rambler Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$269.95
Convertible Top Cylinder Pair

Fits 1964-1969 Rambler

$276.95
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


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


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
Use your original wiring, per included diagram.
$34.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Fabrics: Original 1965 Rambler Ambassador and Classic convertibles featured pinpoint vinyl tops. We offer replacement tops, made to original patterns, in modern Haartz pinpoint vinyl. We also offer these Rambler convertible tops in Haartz Stayfas canvas. You can read all about fabrics via the "Help" section at the top of this page.

Classic Two Part Tops: This convertible top was designed to install as all classic convertible tops in two sections: the main top and the rear window sections integrate during the installation process.

Do-It-Yourself: You may read a summary of our popular installation manual via the link below. Installatin involves stapling (or tacking) and contact cement work. There is no sewing. Many first time installers of classic two part tops do an excellent job.

Tack Strips: Staples or tacks that hold the fabric to the frame are driven into tack strips embedded in the frame steel bows. We can supple replacement tacking strips.

Pads: Pads are installed under the top to "build out" the convertible top. We can supply a set of replacement pads.

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 (Rambler Classic 770 & Ambassador 990) fit cars for years: 1964 and 1965.