Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special, 1968-72
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top. The main top section and rear window section are integrated upon installation. Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included. Matching fabric for header bow seal included. The Convertible Top and Window have alignment marks to make installation easier.
  • Original Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, classic white, beige, dark blue and buckskin. Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  • Rear Window Sections: Rear window was originally glass. We offer the same tops with (non-original) plastic rear window.
  • Our Installation Manual: Is described below under “Installation Supplies”
  • Shop with confidence:  6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • 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.
  • Hydraulic Components are in stock.
     

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Plastic Rear Window
Window is "full view". You will have option of adding lower fabric (feature strip) in cart.

Installation Manual (see below) included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$295.00
B.) COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Window
Top is "full view. You will have the option of adding lower fabric (feature strip) in cart.


Package includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows.
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Color:

As low as:
$359.00
C.) COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE
Install Pack with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Glass Window

Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Glass Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top BowTop
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual (read details below at 'installation supplies')
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Select your color and a zippered or non-zippered window below.
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$479.00
D.) COMPLETE RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Install Pack: Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Window
Window is "full view.." You will have the option of adding lower fabric (feature strip) via shopping cart.
  • Package Includes:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tack Strips
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual (see details below at 'installation supplies')
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Color:

As low as:
$569.00
E.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Glass Window.
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Glass Rear Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tack Strips
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$697.00
F.) SPECIAL STAYFAST CANVAS COLORS PACKAGE SPECIAL
Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top wirth Glass Window
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Glass Rear Window Section
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Pads
  • Tack Strips
  • 1968-1972 GM Convertible Top Installation Manual
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
Select your color and a zippered or non-zippered window.
Window:
SPECIAL CANVAS COLOR:

As low as:
$720.00
G.) 1968-1972 GM Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Plastic Rear Window Section Only

Intended to replace only the rear window section on an existing top.
                                        About Replacing the Rear Window Section
In a two part top it is possible to retain the main top and replace just the rear window section. The two sections are released at the base line, the molding over the rear window is removed and the two layers of staples pulled. The first layer releases the main top there, the second layer the window section. The upper edge of the new rear window section is stapled to the rear top bow then, over it, the edge of the main top. Both sections are rejoined at the base line. Full details are contained in our top manual.
 

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
Window:
Trim Color:

As low as:
$129.00
H.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1968-72 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special Convertible Top
No Charge!
Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES
20 Page 8 1/2 x 11 fully illustrated, step by step installation manual
No Charge!
 
1968 GM A-Body Convertible Rear Tacking Rail

Fits: 1968 Buick Skylark & GS, Chevrolet Chevelle, Oldsmobile Cutlass & 442 & Pontiac LeMans or GTO Convertibles

 

$199.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
   Details...

$89.95
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$33.95
Pair of Top Pads.
   Details...

$34.95
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.
   Details...

$56.95
1968-72 GM MID SIZED FRONT HEADER AND REAR TOP BOW(STACK TO FIT) TACK STRIP
   Details...

$29.95
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.
$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.
   Details...

$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

Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump Fits * 62-64 Corvair, Monza * 68-72 Chevy malibu, Chevelle * 68-72 Pontiac lemans, GTO * 68-72 Olds Cutlass, 442, F-85 * 68-72 Gran Sport, Skylark, Special
$269.95
1968-72 Special, Skylark, Gran Sport Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1968-72 Special, Skylark, Gran Sport Convertible, PAIR of  Top Hydraulic Cylinders.
$269.95
1968-72 Special, Skylark, Gran Sport Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
"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).

$24.95
1968-72 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark and Special. convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder Shoulder Bolts, Pair
$34.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
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


Accessories

Accessories

Clutch and Brake Pedal Pads, Pair, 3-3/4" Wide

These clutch and brake pedal pads fit the following cars:

  • 1964-72 Buick Skylark, Special, Gransport
  • 1964-72 Chevrolet Chevelle, Malibu
  • 1964-72 Oldsmobile F85, Cutlass, 442, 98
  • 1964-72 Pontiac GTO, Lemans, Tempest, Grand Prix
  • 1967-69 Pontiac Firebird, Chevrolet Camaro
$24.95
Park Brake Pedal Pad, 2 9/16" wide, Sold Individually

These clutch and brake pedal pads fit the following cars:

  • 1964 Pontiac GTO
  • 1964-1970 Buick Electra, Gran Sport, Le Sabre, Skylark, Special, Wildcat
  • 1971-1972 Buick Skylark
  • 1964-1970 Chevy Chevelle, Impala, Malibu, Nova, Chevy II
  • 1964-1970 Oldsmobile 88, 98, F85, Cutlass
  • 1965-1970 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Firebird, Grand Prix, GTO, LeMans, Tempest
$17.95


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.

Attaches with 4 Snaps & 16 Clips.

Include: Four  snaps are installed. Boot clips not included; see part number BC-138-16

Fits 1968-72 Models of the following cars:

  • Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass, Supreme, 442 & F85
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Pontiac LeMans
  • Pontiac Tempest
View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.

Attaches with 4 Snaps & Plastic Slider.

Includes 4 snaps and plastic slider installed. Boot fits into slider in rear of seat and slides into the chrome channel.

Fits 1968-72 Models of the following cars:

  • Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass, Supreme, 442 & F85
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Pontiac LeMans
  • Pontiac Tempest
View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot Clip, Each. 16 Required

These boot clips are sold individually. 
 
$6.95
Boot Clips, Set of 16, Part Number: BC-138-16

This part is needed with convertible top boot  that attaches with four snaps and 16 clips. 

Fits

  •  1968-72 Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special
  • 1968-72 Chevrolet Malbu
  • 1968-72 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Supreme, 442 & F 85
  • 1968-72 Pontiac GTO
  • 1968-72 Pontiac LeMans
  • 1968-72 Pontiac Tempest

 

$99.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$33.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Convertible Top Compartment Side Panel Seals, Pair

This side panel seal fits the following cars:

  • 1968-1972 Buick Grand Sport, Skylark
  • 1968-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1968-1972 Oldsmobile 442, Cutlass
  • 1968-1972 Pontiac GTO, LeMans
  • 1968-1969 Pontiac Tempest
$49.95
Rear Roll-Up Quarter Window Seals, for 2-Door Hard Tops and Convertibles, 16.5" long, Pair

These seals are made with a steel core stiffener.

These seals fit the following cars:

  • 1968-1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1968-1972 Olds Cutlass, 442
  • 1968-1972 Pontiac GTO, LeMans, Tempest
  • 1969-1970 Buick Electra, LeSabre, Wildcat
  • 1969-1970 Cadillac Deville
  • 1969-1972 Chevy Caprice, Impala
  • 1969-1972 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalalina, Grand Prix
$29.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Windshield Top Header Seal.

Fits: All 68-72 Skylark, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, 442, Grand Prix, GTO, Lemans

$269.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals, Pair

Fits: All 1968 Skylark, Wildcat, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, Supreme, 442, GTO, LeMans, 1967 Bonneville PLUS

  • 1966 BUICK LESABRE
  • 1966 BUICK WILDCAT
  • 1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 1966 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • 1966 OLDSMOBILE DYNAMIC
  • 1966 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 1966 PONTIAC CATALINA
  • 1967 BUICK LESABRE
  • 1967 BUICK WILDCAT
  • 1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 1967 OLDSMOBILE DELMONT 88
  • 1967 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • 1967 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 1967 PONTIAC CATALINA
  • 1967 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 1968 BUICK GS 400
  • 1968 BUICK LESABRE
  • 1968 BUICK SKYLARK
  • 1968 BUICK WILDCAT
  • 1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
1968 CHEVROLET IMPALA 1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 1968 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 1968 OLDSMOBILE DELMONT 88 1968 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1968 PONTIAC CATALINA 1968 PONTIAC GTO 1968 PONTIAC LEMANS 1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST
$59.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Part #'s: LM12-A, RR1610, TK46-16

Fits: All 1969-72 Skylark, Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, 442, GTO, and LeMans Convertibles

$349.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals.

Fits: All 1968 Skylark, Chevelle, Cutlass, 442, GTO, and LeMans Convertibles

$349.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Header Seal. 53-3/4" Long. Made With Clips and Molded Ends. Each

Fits: All 68-72 Skylark, Chevelle, Cutlass, 442, GTO LeMans, and Tempest Convertibles

$38.95


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 Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1969-72 GM A Body, Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$249.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns: Our Buick convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. The Gran Sport, Special and Skylark take the same top. We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl fabric and in Haartz Stayfast canvas.

Fabrics: Pinpoint vinyl is the classic original topping. It has tiny hemispheres as the surface texture. Haartz Stayfast canvas is a three layer fabric with an elegant canvas outer face. The bonding central layer is butyl rubber which gives the top maximum durability.

Zippered and Unzippered Rear Windows: Earlier Buick rear windows were zippered. The window could be lowered with the top up. The trade-off was that the top was more difficult to install. The lowering of the window became unpopular too, and the zipper was eventually eliminated as a dealer option. We do offer the option, but recommend the unzippered window for durability and ease of installation.

Installation: This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page.

The full manual for installing these 1968-72 Buick tops is available. It is included with our top reatoration package specials.

Installation should be considered by do-it-yourselfers who are comfortable with renting and using an air driven staple gun and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing involved.

Both Parts Available Separately: If you wish to replace only the window section, or only the main top, the two parts are separately available.

Hold Down Cables: A pair of cables, one on each side, thread through pocketed hems on the main top sides. The ends of the cables hold the top to the frame. New cables are recommended with each new top. (You can read about cables in the installation summary link.)

Tacking strips: Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling (there is no sewing involved.) Tacking into the bow over the windshield (header bow) and into the bow over the rear window (rear top bow) is done into special strips embedded in these frame bows. We offer new tack strips for the front and rear top bows. They should not be required until after at least two tops have been stapled to them. Rebuilding the rear base line tacking strips requires grafting sections of suitable dimension and we would cut and ship per your needs for that purpose.

Top pads: Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Top Boots: You have the option of using a top storage boot. Our boots fit as originally designed. Boots and boot clips are listed with "Accessories."

Installation manual: The manual for classic two part tops is summarized at the link below. Reading this summary will help you decide upon self installation. It involves stapling and gluing. There is no sewing.

We also have the illustrated step-by-step installation manual for these 1968-72 Buicks convertible tops' removal and installation. It should enable the careful handy person to perform his or her own installation. This is the manual that is included with our package specials.

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 (Buick Gran Sport, Skylark & Special) fit cars for years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972.