Buick LeSabre, 1971-76
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Buick LeSabre Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Buick specs, 100% fit guarantee.This is a classic "scissor top."
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black and GM White
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this can include the detailed manual, new cables, pads/webbing, tack strips and glue kit.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 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.)

COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF SCISSOR CONVERTIBLE TOP PACKAGE!
Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Select plastic or glass rear window.


Includes:

  • Convertible top in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
  • Can of trimmer contact cement with brush
  • Pry tool for loosening and reinstalling seals
  • Pair of original configuration hold down cables (with oem type end plates)
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Front and rear tacking strips
  • Installation manual (see below at 'installation supplies')

    Fits 1971-76 Buick LeSabre and Centurion; 1971-76 Cadillac Eldorado, 1971-76 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice, 1971-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98 & Royale, 1971-76 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$415.00
B.) COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF CONVERTIBLE TOP PACKAGE
Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Select glass or plastic window.
  • Package includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Window of Your Choice
  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Convertible Top Pry Tool
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$679.00
C.) SPECIAL HAARTZ STAYFAST CANVAS COLORS:
COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF PACKAGE
Select glass or plastic window
  • Package includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Window of Your Choice
  • Pair of OEM Cables (with GM End Plates)
  • Pair Tacking Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Pry/Push Tool for Seals
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
Window:
Special Canvas Color:

As low as:
$719.00
D.) Main Top Section
Use with existing rear window.
Select Pinpoint Vinyl or Stayfast Canvas
Color:

As low as:
$265.00
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1971-76 Buick LeSabre Convertible Top
View Color
$159.95
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Glass Rear Window Section Without Defroster
For: 1971-76 Buick LeSabre Convertible Top
View Color
$189.95
G.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Glass Rear Window Section with Defroster
For: 1971-76 Buick LeSabre Convertible Top
View Color
$209.95
Buick LeSabre convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1971-75 Buick Convertible Top Relay.

Fits: Centurion, Electra and Lesabre.

$49.95
1971-76 Buick Lesabre and Centurion, Motor Bracket
$34.95
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


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair

Fits 1971 Scissor Tops, which are listed below:

  • 71 Buick Centurion
  • 71 Buick LeSabre
  • 71 Cadillac Eldorado
  • 71 Chevrolet Impala & Caprice
  • 71 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale
  • 71 Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville & Grandville

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

$55.95
 
GM Full-Size Drain Through Retaining Rod, Stainless Steel

AKA Gutter Retaining Rod

Fits all Scissor Tops: 1971-76 BUICK LESABRE AND CENTURION, CADILLAC ELDORADO, CHEVROLET IMPALA AND CAPRICE, OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE, PONTIAC CATALINA AND GRANVILLE

$69.95
Top Pads.
   Details...

$28.00
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


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

Weatherstripping Seal: Windshield Pillar Post Seals.

Fits: 71-73 Centurion, 74-75 LeSabre, 71-72 Impala, 71-75 "98", 71-72 Catalina, 71-75 Grandville, 71-76 Eldorado

$44.95


Latches

Latches

Convertible Top Latch, Left. Fits all 71-76 Scissor Tops

Scissor Tops include 71-76 Buick LeSabre; 71-76 Buick Centurion; 71-76 Cadillac Eldorado; 71-76 Chevrolet Impala/SS, Caprice; 71-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, and Royale Convertible; 71-76 Pontiac Catalina; 71-76 Pontiac Bonneville; 71-76 Pontiac Brougham; 71-76 Pontiac Grandville

$159.95
Convertible Top Latch, Right Side. Fits all 71-76 Scissor Tops

Scissor Tops include 71-76 Buick LeSabre; 71-76 Buick Centurion; 71-76 Cadillac Eldorado; 71-76 Chevrolet Impala/SS, Caprice; 71-76 Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, and Royale Convertible; 71-76 Pontiac Catalina; 71-76 Pontiac Bonneville; 71-76 Pontiac Brougham; 71-76 Pontiac Grandville

$159.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

GM Full Size Top Latch, Left (Driver's Side)

These flawless reproductions of the originals are the result of over a year of research, tool-up and testing. They bolt right in where the original latches were. Original semi-gloss black finish with triple chrome plated hook & hook yoke.

Fits 1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Chevrolet Impala or Caprice, Buick LeSabre, Centurion, Pontiac Catalina or GrandVille, Oldsmobile 88 Convertible Top Latch, Driver Side

$169.95
GM Full Size Top Latch, Right (Passenger's Side)

These flawless reproductions of the originals are the result of over a year of research, tool-up and testing. They bolt right in where the original latches were. Original semi-gloss black finish with triple chrome plated hook & hook yoke.

1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Chevrolet Impala or Caprice, Buick LeSabre, Centurion, Pontiac Catalina or GrandVille, Oldsmobile 88 Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side

$149.95
 
GM Full Size Top Latch, Right (Passenger's Side)

These flawless reproductions of the originals are the result of over a year of research, tool-up and testing. They bolt right in where the original latches were. Original semi-gloss black finish with triple chrome plated hook & hook yoke.

1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado, Chevrolet Impala or Caprice, Buick LeSabre, Centurion, Pontiac Catalina or GrandVille, Oldsmobile 88 Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side

$169.95
GM Full-Size Brackets, Four-Piece Set

Full Size GM convertible mechanisms are hard enough to work on. But with bent or worn side pivot brackets, they are impossible! These new brackets are precision duplicates of the original parts which keep the #2 top bow in the proper position while the top is in motion. Sold in pairs (L & R sides) complete with all screws, nuts and installation tips. Made in the USA.

For all Scissor Tops: 1971, 1972, 1973 1974, 1975, 1976, BUICK LESABRE AND CENTURION, CADILLAC ELDORADO, CHEVROLET IMPALA AND CAPRICE, OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE, PONTIAC CATALINA AND GRANVILLE

$99.95
Window Brackets, 4-piece set includes Backing Plates

These brackets are attached to the glass rear window (usually with pop rivets), and connect to the rear window control links.

Fits All Scissor Tops: 1971, 1972, 1973 1974, 1975, 1976, BUICK LESABRE AND CENTURION, CADILLAC ELDORADO, CHEVROLET IMPALA AND CAPRICE, OLDS DELTA, 88, ROYALE, PONTIAC CATALINA AND GRANVILLE

$49.95
Scissor Top Electric Top Motor Fits all 1971-1976 Cadillace Eldorado; Buick LeSabre; Buick Centurion; Chevrolet Impala and Caprice; Oldsmobile Delta 88, 98, & Royale; Pontiac Catalina, Brougham, Bonneville, Grandville
and 1965-69 Chevrolet Corvair
$199.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

The original Buick Lesabre convertible top fabric was pinpoint vinyl. This classic was one of a series of gm convertibles during 1971-76 which are referred to as "scissor tops." for self installers we do have the scissor top installation manual.

These cars are called "scissor tops" because of the design of the top frame. Although this is a classic two part top whose installation is described in our two part manual (see link below), it has some special features. Therefore installers are urged to have the scissor top manual when installing. This is available within our complete restoration packages.

The original top, as well as our new tops, have a zipper sewn into the main top over the rear window. A matching zipper is part of the "curtain" (rear window section) at its top where the two top parts join.

Canvas and vinyl tops: vinyl (pinpoint grain) was original, and is somewhat easier to clean than canvas. Haartz stayfast canvas has a butyl rubber core which makes it very long lasting. In addition, the canvas outer layer is elegant. Haartz stayfast canvas is chosen by some restorers.

Hold down cables: cables thread through the hems on the inside of the top. They provide attachment and tension between the top and the folding frame. There are two types of hold down cables now on the market. The "universal" cables are popular because they are cheap. They have a plain attachment lug in place of the original gm plate. A restoration can be done with the universal cables. But the original gm plate grips the frame better and seats more flush to the frame. We recommend the original cables for all except budget installations.

Do it yourselfers: this is a classic two part top. The rear window section is joined under the main top with staples at the rear top bow. We cannot provide consultation on installation: you may purchase the guide to installing two part tops, below, to study the installation steps and make a decision, in advance of self-installation. We package the original shop manual on scissor top installation with our top restoration packages: this is a very detailed 35 page top installation manual written specifically for installing these scissor tops.

About boots: All boots attach as original, if you click on "view color" next to the boot, you can view the original material/colors available.

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 LeSabre) fit cars for years: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976.