Renault AMC Alliance, 1985-87
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Renault AMC Alliance Convertible Top Information:
  • Quality: Made to Renault specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, front main section and plastic window section, joined upon installation. Molding over rear window and its chrome tips supplied.
  • Note: The original (dealer) convertible top had two piece rear quarter sections and had black periphery accent strips on non-black tops. More popular and practical replacement convertible tops have no accent strips and one piece quarter sections. These tops are more durable but some owners prefer the absolutely original design when entering judged shows.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, classic white or tan.; Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black. Other colors are offered.
  • 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.
  • Warranty: The top is warrantied by the manufacturer for 6 years.
  • 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. Google search will display local shops.
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Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Renault AMC Alliance Convertible Top
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window

Unaccented with Unitized Rear Quarters
Color:

As low as:
$425.00
B.) PACKAGE SPECIAL
Renault AMC Alliance Convertible Top
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window

Unaccented with Unitized Rear Quarters
PLUS

Pair of hold down cables
Can trimmer contact cement with brush
Top pads
Tack strips for header and rear top bows
Two Part Top Manual (see below)
Color:

As low as:
$496.00
Renault AMC Alliance convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1985, 1986 and 1987


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.

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$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.
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$22.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
Top Padding Set.
   Details...

$32.00
Universal Foreign, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair

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

$22.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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$8.95
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


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 Dark Tan

Fabrics:
These tops were originally either pinpoint or crush (leatherette) grain vinyl. We offer the pinpoint vinyl tops in a variety of colors and the crush grain in black or white.

There is no physical difference between the two topping vinyls: they differ only in the texture of the vinyl surface.

Installation:
This is a classic two part top: the main top and the rear window section (called the "curtain") are integrated during the installation process. The blue link below is to a summary of how these tops are installed.

If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation. There is staple and glue work; there is no sewing. (Only use stainless steel staples.)

Original Patterns:
These tops are made from sections cut with computer directed machinery and patterns taken from original tops. They are not "copies of copies." Your top will be made to order. Please allow approximately two weeks for order completion.

Hold Down Cables:
Cables installed into the side pockets of the top attach the top to the frame at the front and upper rear corners. New cables are listed under "accessories."

Tack Strips:
Tack strips are embedded in the header (front) and rear top bow (bow over rear window) to receive the staples. We offer replacement tacking strips.

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 (Renault AMC Alliance) fit cars for years: 1985, 1986 and 1987.