Mercury Cougar, 1971-73
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Mercury Cougar Convertible Top Key Features:
 
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section, joined upon installation. Molding over rear window and its chrome tips supplied. Matching fabric for header bow seal also supplied.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black and Ford white. Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  •  Window: We offer tops with plastic or glass rear window.
  • 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.
 
Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables(CAFM4)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows (TS-MUSTANG 64-73)
  • Four Piece Top Pad Set
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.can with brush
  • Convertible Top Install Manual. (Inst-must64-73)

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's what it looks like: See feature strip
For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
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$339.95
B.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Glass Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables(CAFM4)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows (TS-MUSTANG 64-73)
  • Four Piece Top Pad Set
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.can with brush
  • Convertible Top Install Manual (see below)
For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
View Color
$519.95
C.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables(CAFM4)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows (TS-MUSTANG 64-73)
  • Four Piece Top Pad Set  (CTTP2025)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.can with brush.
  • Convertible Top Install Manual. (see below)

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: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
View Color
$589.95
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Glass Rear Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables(CAFM4)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows (TS-MUSTANG 64-73)
  • Four Piece Top Pad Set   (CTTP2025)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.can with brush
  • Convertible Top Install Manual. (see below)
For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
View Color
$699.95
E.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Glass Rear Window.

SPECIAL COLORS
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAFM4)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows: (TS-MUSTANG 64-73)
  • Four Piece Top Pad Set(CTTP2025)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.can with brush
  • Convertible Top Install Manual. (see below)
For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
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$789.95
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Rear Glass Window

This is a complete Mustang top: Both sections (the main top and the window section) are included for a discount price.

For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
Color
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$437.95
G.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top with Rear Plastic Window

This is a complete Mustang top: Both sections (the main top and the window section) are included for a discount price.

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: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
View Color
$296.95
H.) 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: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
View Color
$119.95
I.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Glass Window Section Only
For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
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$239.95
J.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top
No Charge!
Mercury Cougar convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1971, 1972 and 1973


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual for 1964-73 Mustang and Cougar Convertible Tops
(Tops are the same.)
Fully illustrated step by step instructions.
No Charge!
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 Hook, Pair

Fits:

  • 1967-73 Ford Mustang
  • 1971-73 Mercury Cougar
$11.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner.
   Details...

$89.95
Pair of Original Mercury Cougar Configuration Top 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
Set of Top Padded Webbing.
   Details...

$114.95
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
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

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

$26.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1971 Mustang/Cougar Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders,Made in the USA, PAIR.
$239.95
1971 Mustang/Cougar Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each. Made in the USA. Please specify Left or Right in Checkout message.
$119.95
1971-73 Mercury Cougar Convertible Top Hose Set.
$99.95
1972-73 Mustang/Cougar Convert Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Made in the USA. PAIR.
$239.95
1972-73 Mustang/Cougar Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each.Made in the USA.  Please specify Left or Right in checkout message.
$119.95
"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
Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
Made in the U.S.A.
$279.95
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 Corinthian Vinyl.

Includes 2 pieces 12" x 21" 1/4" foam installed.

Two foam pieces are laid over the corner of the top frame before the boot goes on.

Fits: 1971-1973 Mustang; 1971-1973 Mercury Cougar

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$229.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$32.95


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


Latches

Latches

1971-73 Ford Mustang/Mercury Cougar, Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side
$149.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1971-73 Ford Mustang/Mercury Cougar, Convertible Rear Tack Bow/Rear Tacking Rail/Trim Stick
  • Brand new, exact replacement 3 piece rear tack bow / trim stick - This is the unit that the back edge of the convertible top staples to and then is bolted to the car - New vinyl tack strip comes installed in the bow.
$249.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, White and Ford Blue

Fabrics:
The original topping fabric was pinpoint vinyl. We offer these tops; we also offer tops made of Haartz Stayfast canvas. You can read full information on topping fabrics at the "Help" link at the top of this page.

Installation:
This is a classic two part top: the main top and the rear window sections are integrated during the installation process.

Installation involves stapling (using stainless steel staples) and gluing. There is no sewing. If you are confident using an air driven staple gun then you are a good candidate for do-it-yourself installation. You can read a summary of our 'two part top' manual via the blue link at the bottom of this page.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the header and rear top frame bows. They receive the staples. We offer replacement strips. (If your lower--below the back window--tacking belts need replacement please inquire.)

Hold down cables:
Cables are threaded through the side hems of the top and hold the top to the framework. They are not visible after installation. New cables are recommended with each new top.

Pads:
Pads are installed under the top. They 'build out' the top along the sides.

Boots:
A boot is optional; it receives and covers the top in the down position. We strongly recommend choosing a boot in a modern boot vinyl. This has some "give" and is much easier to use than a boot made in a topping fabric. Boots are usually chosen to complement the paint or interior colors.

Package Specials:
Our packages are designed to provide everything you will need for a full restoration job..

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 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 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 (Mercury Cougar) fit cars for years: 1971, 1972 and 1973.