Pontiac Tempest, 1968-72
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and rear window section; they are integrated upon installation. Molding with chrome tips for above rear window included. Matching fabric for header bow 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.
     

    Restorer's Notes:
    Our installation manual is a 20 page, fully illustrated guide. It is available
    in our restoration packages.
    Installation of two part tops requires confidence with using an air driven
    staple gun or our heavy duty electric stapling gun. There will also be
    contact cement work

 

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 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top
No Charge!
I.) 1968-1972 GM Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Glass Rear Window Section Only

You will need a main top section to go with this rear window.

 

For: 1968-72 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top
View Color
$159.95
J.) 1968-1972 GM Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Main Top Section Only

 

 

For: 1968-72 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top
View Color
$229.00
Pontiac Tempest 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!
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
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.

   Details...

$30.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Deep. For Use With Glass Window.
   Details...

$79.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Deep. For Use With Glass Window.
   Details...

$89.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, For Use with Plastic or Glass Window Atrex part # WL1022
   Details...

$94.95
Pair of Pads.
$34.95
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$33.95
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


Accessories

Accessories

1968 Pontiac Tempest - Convertible Top Switch
$119.95
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


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

Best Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ALL PARTS COME WITH 1-YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$649.95
"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 Pontiac GTO, Lemans, Tempest. Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder Shoulder Bolts, Pair
$34.95
1968-72 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1968-72 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Pair
$269.95
1968-72 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1968-72 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$269.95
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


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


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

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: 1969-72 Skylark/GS, Cutlass, Supreme, 442, Grand Prix, GTO, Lemans, Tempest

$59.95
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


Latches

Latches

1968-1972 Buick Skylark and GS, Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu, Oldsmobile Cutlass and 442 and the Pontiac Tempest, LeMans and GTO, Convertible Top Latch, Driver Side
$149.95
1968-1972 Buick Skylark and GS, Chevrolet Chevelle and Malibu, Oldsmobile Cutlass and 442 and the Pontiac Tempest, LeMans and GTO, Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side
$149.95


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 convertible tops for these cars are made from original dealer patterns. They are not "copies of copies." We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl and also Stayfast canvas fabrics.

Fabrics: The original pinpoint vinyl is a classic topping. Its texture consists of tiny spheres or "pinpoints." Stayfast canvas has an elegant canvas outer layer and a butyl rubber central core. You can read more about the fabrics via the "Help" link at the top of this page.

Installation: This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of two parts top via the blue link below. Installation requires stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing required. The full two part top manual, together with careful disassembly will direct the patient do-it-yourselfer through the removal and installation of a new top.

To order a complete top installation package, order either the glass or plastic window package special.

To order the complete top without cables, pads, etc. please order both the main top and the rear window section.

We offer a Tempest installation manual with specific Tempest data. This installation manual is included with our top package specials.

Tech Support:If you purchase one of our tops and require technical support, it will be available at: techsupport@mtmfg.com. We will try to assist with all questions relating to installation.

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.)

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

About Boots: Boots are available in GM Madrid leather grained vinyl. Boots are listed under "Accessories." Please view the boot swatches via the link shown at each boot listed and jot down your color choice. Order as many of your original boot clips as needed.

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.

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 (Pontiac Tempest) fit cars for years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972.