Chrysler 300 & Newport , 1965-66
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chrysler 300 & Newport Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, main top section and zippered plastic window section; joined upon installation. Molding above rear window with chrome tips included. The rear window is plastic "full view" with
    the window extending down to the base. (We offer an optional added lower fabric strip.)
  • Original Materials: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black and classic white;  Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  • 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.
  • Tacking Strips: The header and rear top bow channels are lined with tacking strips. As the cross-section dimensions in these cars vary we suggest measuring for your requirements. In most cases the plastic strips work. Please measure your channels and order the appropriate tacking strips.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.


Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Chrysler 300, 300L & Newport Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Rear Window.
Select fabric and color from:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl or Haartz Stayfast Canvas.


Note: Rear window is "full view" extending to the base line. You
will have the option, during checkout, of adding a lower fabric strip.
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$325.00
B.) Package Special:
Chrysler 300, 200L & Newport Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Rear Window.
Select fabric and color from:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl or Haartz Stayfast Canvas.


PLUS

Tack strips for header and rear top bows (see above note on tacking strips)
Top Pads
Can trimmer contact cement with brush
Installation manual (see below)


Note: Rear window is "full view" extending to the base line. You
will have the option, during checkout, of adding a lower fabric strip.
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$405.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Main Convertible Maian Top Section
Use with existing rear window section.
For: 1965-66 Chrysler 300 & Newport Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$240.00
D.) Rear Window Section:
Rear Plastic Window Section with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Trim
Use with existing main top.
For: 1965-66 Chrysler 300 & Newport Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$139.95
Chrysler 300 & Newport convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1965 and 1966


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.

   Details...

$30.95
Intermediate Cables, Pair (18 ½" Overall Length)

Fits the 1966 Chrysler 300 & Newport, and the 1966 Plymouth Fury & Sports Fury

 


American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
$29.95
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.
   Details...

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

$39.95
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
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

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

$31.00
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

   Details...

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

 

   Details...

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

 

   Details...

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

 

   Details...

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

 

   Details...

$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
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

"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
1965-66 Newport & 300 Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Each
$139.95
1965-66 Newport & 300 Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder for Either Side, Pair
$269.95
1965-66 Newport & 300 Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
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 Sierra Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps and Snap Installation Tool

Fits 1964-65 Plymouth Belvedere, Satellite & Sports Fury; 1965-66 Dodge Polara & Custom 880, 65-66 Chrysler 300 & Newport

View Color
$270.95
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

Roof Rail Seals for Convertibles, 1 1/4" wide by 97" long

Cut to fit

Fits: 1960-71 Chrysler 300; 1960-70 Chrysler Imperial; 1960-71 Chrysler New Yorker; 1960-71 Chrysler Newport; 1960-69 Dodge Dart; 1962-70 Dodge Polara; 1960-70 Plymouth Fury; 1963-66 Plymouth Valiant;

$59.00


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 GM White

Original Patterns:
We are pleased to offer replacement tops made from original patterns. Our factory has been collecting dealer original tops since the mid thirties. These tops are not "copies of copies."

Fabrics:
Original convertible top fabric in these convertibles was pinpoint grain vinyl. We offer these tops with the zippered rear plastic or glass window. For those who want to use the Haartz Stayfast canvas, we offer this choice too. Fabrics are described at the "Help" link at the top of this page.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
You can read how these classic tops install via the blue link at the bottom of this page. The full, detailed manual is included with our top packages or you may purchase it separately (see "accessories.") Installation requires no sewing; only stapling (or tacking) and contact cement work. If you feel confident using a compressor driven staple gun, please read the material at the blue link to consider self-installation.

Main Top and Rear Curtain:
The two parts of the top (which integrate during installation) are available separately. Please contact our support email address if you wish to purchase only one part of the top.

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. To restore the rear base line tack strips please send a request for information to techsupport@mtmfg.com.

Pads:
Top pads can last through two tops.

Boots:
Top storage boots made with modern leather grained boot vinyls are available and listed under "accessories." To select a boot fabric please jot down your choice and specify it in the checkout message box.

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 (Chrysler 300 & Newport ) fit cars for years: 1965 and 1966.