Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego, 1968-71
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

About These Mercury Convertible Tops
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: This is a classic two part convertible top: there is a main top and a rear window section. The two are integrated upon installation. The original rear window was glass; we offer tops with glass and with plastic windows. Tops come with the above rear window molding and their chrome tips. Extra material required for header bow is included.
                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.        
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, Ford white and Ford blue. Haartz Stayfast canvas in black.
  • Windows: Pictured is a top with a glass rear window. Plastic windows are "full view" with no lower fabric strip unless you optionally add.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.


 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Plastic Window.


Note: Plastic window is 'full view'. You will have the option
of adding a lower fabric strip via your checkout cart.


Plus:
  • Top Pad Set (75 w/quarters)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Pair Hold Down Side Cables (ca141)
  • Installation Manual (Two Part Top Manual, see below)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.can with brush.
For: 1968-71 Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$415.00
B.) Package Special:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Glass Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pad Set (75 w/Quarters)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows.
  • Pair Hold Down Side Cables
  • Installation Manual (Two Part Top Manual, see below)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz. can with brush.
For: 1968-71 Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$515.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top With Plastic Rear Window
For: 1968-71 Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego Convertible Top
View Color
$345.00
D.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top With Glass Rear Window
For: 1968-71 Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego Convertible Top
View Color
$445.00
E.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top With Plastic Rear Window
For: 1968-71 Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego Convertible Top
View Color
$590.00
F.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1968-71 Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego Convertible Top
No Charge!
Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971


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 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
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.)
   Details...

$19.95
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$30.95
Top Pads. 75" Side Pads and Quarter Pads.
   Details...

$59.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

   Details...

$169.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner for 1968-69 Fairlane, Torino, Comet, Cyclone and Montego.
   Details...

$79.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner for 1970-71 Fairlane, Torino and Montego.
   Details...

$79.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
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

1968-71 Mercury Comet/Cyclone Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1968-71 Mercury Comet/Cyclone Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1968-71 Mercury Comet/Cyclone Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1968-71 Mercury Comet/Cyclone Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$229.95
Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
Made in the U.S.A.
$279.95
"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
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 Sierra Vinyl
4 Snaps and Plastic Slider Installed.

Fits 1968-69 Ford Fair Lane & Torino; 1968-1969 Mercury Comet, Cyclone & Montego

View Color
$179.95
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


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1968-71 Mercury Comet, Convertible Rear Tack Bow/Rear Tacking Rail/Trim Stick
  • New tack bow fits around the well and the top staples to it below the rear window. 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 convertible top fabric was pinpoint vinyl. We also offer the top in a more durable Haartz Stayfast canvas.

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl’s design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black. If you do not see a canvas top listed for your car, please inquire and we will provide a quotation for it.

Window: We offer tops with either plastic or glass rear window. Plastic is original.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
This is a classic two part convertible top. You can read how these tops install via the blue link at the bottom of this page. The full manual is a 22 page 8 1/2 x 11 illustrated guide to installing classic two part convertible tops.

If you are comfortable using an air driven staple gun and with using contact cement then you are a good DIY candidate. Approximately half of our customers for two part tops perform their own installation. The tops attach with hold down cables, staples and contact cement. There is no sewing.

Hold Down Cables:
A cable is threaded through the side hem of the top on each side. The cables are fastened to the top frame in the front and in the rear. We recommend changing cables with each new top.

Tack Strips:
Tacking strips are embedded in the header bow and the rear top bow. They receive the installation staples or tacks. Tack strips should last through at least two tops.

Pads:
The padding can last through a second top.

Boots:
If you desire a top storage boot we can supply in original Ford colors. The Sierra Ford boot vinyls are scanned at the boot fabric link. Please specify your boot color choice in the checkout message box. Please supply color and number.

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 (Mercury Comet, Cyclone, & Montego) fit cars for years: 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971.