Buick Electra & Electra 225, 1965-70
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Buick Electra 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 original rear window was glass. We offer original glass window tops as well as ‘full view’ plastic rear window tops.
  • Original Fabrics; Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl: black, dark blue, brown, classic white, beige. Haartz Stayfast Canvas: black
  • Installation Manual: Described at “Installation Supplies” below.
  • 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.
     

    Restorer's Notes:
    Our installation manual is an 18 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
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with "full view" Plastic Window.
Install manual included if requested.

Shopping cart will provide 'feature strip' (lower fabric strip) option.
Color:

As low as:
$301.00
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Glass Rear Window.
Installation manual included if requested (see below for manual information.)
Color:

As low as:
$387.00
C.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL
Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top, with 'Full View' Plastic Window.

Shopping cart will offer 'feature strip' (lower fabric band) option.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG103 or CAG104)
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top Bow
  • Pads (CTTP)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Color:

As low as:
$379.00
D.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top, with Glass Window.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG104 or CAG103)
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top Bow
  • Top Pads (CTTP65)
  • Tack Strips for Rear Top Bow and Header Bow.
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Zipper:
Color:

As low as:
$478.00
E.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, with "Full View" Plastic Window
You will have the option of adding lower fabric trin ('feature strip') via shopping cart.

 
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG104/103)
  • Tack Strips for Header Bow and Rear Top Bow
  • Pads (CTTP65)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement 4oz.
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Color:

As low as:
$610.00
F.) DO IT YOURSELF PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, with Glass Window
  • Plus:
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables (CAG104 or CAG103)
  • Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Top Pads
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • 1965-70 GM Installation Manual
Zipper:
Color:

As low as:
$687.00
G.) Plastic Window Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
This is a 'full view' window. You will have the option of adding
lower trim fabric ('feature strip') in your checkout cart.

You will need a main top section to go with this plastic window section.
Or use to replace window section of existing top.
Shopping cart will provide option for lower fabric band added ('feature strip")
For: 1965-70 Buick Electra & Electra 225 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$149.95
H.) Glass Window Section in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
You will need a main top section to go with this glass window section.
Or use to replace window section of existing top.
Zipper:
Color:

As low as:
$239.95
I.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1965-70 Buick Electra & Electra 225 Convertible Top
No Charge!
Buick Electra & Electra 225 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES:
Step by step directions, well illustrated, manual on top removal & installation.
18 pages, 8 1/2 x 11

 
No Charge!
Convertible Top Pads, Pair

 

   Details...

$39.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   Details...

$19.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material, Fits 1965-1970 GM Cars
   Details...

$89.95
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$25.95
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
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
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

1969 & 1970 Buick Electra - Convertible Top Switch
$105.95
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
1965-70 Buick Electra, Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, for Either Side. Each.
$129.95
1965-70 Buick Electra, Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, PAIR
$259.95
1965-70 Buick Electra, Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1965-70 Buick Electra, Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump.
$259.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95
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


Boots

Boots

1969-70 Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl. Attaches with 6 Snaps &  Velcro strip on the back edge of the rear seat.

This boot fits the 1969-1970 models of the following cars:

 

  • Chevy Impala, Super Sport, and Caprice
  • 1969 to 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88, Oldsmobile 98
  • Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville for 1969-1970
  • Buick LeSabre, Electra, and Wildcat
  • Cadillac Coup De Ville
View Color
$219.95
1969-70 Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl. 4 Snaps & Welting Cord that installs in a metal channel on the rear edge of the back seat.

This boot fits:

the1969-1970 Chevy Impala, Super Sport, and Caprice

the 1969 to 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88, Oldsmobile 98

the Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville for 1969-1970

1969-1970 Cadallac Coup De Ville

the Buick LeSabre, Electra, and Wildcat.

View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl
Includes 26 snaps & welting cord that installs in a metal channel on the edge of the back seat.

Fits 1965-68 Cadillac Coupe De Ville & Eldorado; 1965-68 Chevrolet Impala and Caprice; 1965-68 Oldsmobile Starfire, 88, 98, and Delmont; 1965-68 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat; 1965-68 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix.

View Color
$219.95
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl
Includes 28 snaps & Velcro strip for the back edge of the rear seat.

Fits 1965-68 Cadillac Coupe De Ville & Eldorado; 1965-68 Chevrolet Impala and Caprice; 1965-68 Oldsmobile Starfire, 88, 98, and Delmont; 1965-68 Buick Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat; 1965-68 Pontiac Bonneville, Catalina, Grand Prix.

View Color
$219.95
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


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

1958-1970 GM Body Trunk Seal, 18 Feet Long

 

$23.95
Molded Door Seals. For 2-door hardtop and convertible. Replaces OEM #8781162/3. Pair Right and Left

 

  • 1969-70 BUICK ELECTRA,LESABRE,WILDCAT
  • 1969-70CADILLAC DEVILLE, CHEVY CAPRICE
  • 1969-70 CHEVY CAPRICE,IMPALA
  • 1969-70 OLDSMOBILE 98,DELTA 88
  • 1969-70 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE,CATALINA
$61.95
Windshield Pillar Post Seals for Convertibles. Two pieces, 25" long. Pair

Fits:

  • 1965-66 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 1969-70 BUICK ELECTRA,LESABRE,WILDCAT
  • 1969-70 CADILLAC DEVILLE,CHEVY IMPALA,OLDS 98,88
  • 1969-70 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE,CATALINA
$59.95
Door Seals, Left & Right.

Fits: 1965-66 Electra, Lesabre, Caprice, "98"

$69.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal Kit, 6 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, Does NOT Include HD371 Header Seal.

Fits: 66-70 Electra, 66-70 Deville, 66-70 Fleetwood, 65-70 "98"

$249.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Roof-Rail Seal, 7 Piece, All Right and Left Side Top Rail Seals, and Windshield Top Header Seal (HD731).

Fits: 65 Electra, 65 Calais, 65 Deville

$249.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail and Header, Doors and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals (Includes Parts HD731, LM20, RR1813, TK46-18).

Fits: '66 Electra, '66 DeVille, '66 Eldorado, '66 Oldsmobile "98"

$319.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals.

Fits: All 1965 Electra 225, Deville, Eldorado, Oldsmobile "98" Convertibles

$309.95
Weatherstripping Seals Kit: Convertible Top Roof Rail & Header, Doors, and Trunk Weatherstripping Seals. Includes Parts HD731, LM18-I, RR1811, TK46-18).

Fits:'69-70 Electra, '69-'70 DeVille & Eldorado, 69-70 Oldsmobile "98"

$339.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Top Bow to Header Seal. 56-1/2" Long. Each

Fits: All 65-70 Electra, Lesabre, Wildcat, Calais, DeVille, Caprice, Impala, Bonneville, Oldsmoblie "88" & "98", Bonneville, Catalina, and 1967 Grand Prix Conve

$44.95


Latches

Latches

Driver Side Convertible Top Latch for 66-70 Buick LeSabre,Electra,Electra 225, Wildcat,Cadillac Eldorado,DeVille,Chevrolet Impala, Impala SS, Oldsmobile 88,Delmont 88,Delta 88,Dynamic 88, Starfire,98 and Pontiac Catalina
$109.95
Passenger Side Convertible Top Latch for 66-70 Buick LeSabre,Electra,Electra 225 & Wildcat, Cadillac Eldorado,DeVille,Chevrolet Impala,Impala SS,Oldsmobile 88,Delmont 88,Delta 88,Dynamic 88, Starfire, 98 and Pontiac Catalina
$109.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns: Our Buick Electra tops are made from original dealer patterns. We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl fabric and in Haartz Stayfast canvas.

There is detailed information on fabrics in the "help" link near the top of this page.

Original Factory Window: The original window did NOT have exposed trim (view picture above) at the base of the window. We are glad to offer it with trim at the base if you prefer. Put your preference in the checkout message box.

Installation: This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of this top via the link at the bottom of this page.

The manual for installing these 1965-70 GM tops is available. It is included with our restoration package specials. We can, on the basis of customer feedback, encourage do-it-yourself installation by those comfortable with using an air driven staple gun and with aligning fabric sections and gluing with contact cement. There is no sewing involved in the installation of this top.

Our package specials include the accessories needed for full restoration including the stainless steel staples.

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.)

Tacking strips: Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling (there is no sewing involved.) Tacking into the bow over the windshield (header bow) and into the bow over the rear window (rear top bow) is done into special strips embedded in these frame bows. We offer new tack strips for the front and rear top bows.

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

Top Boots: You have the option of using a top storage boot. Our boot fits, as original, either with velcro or directly.

Installation manual: The manual for classic two part tops is summarized at the link below. We have the illustrated step-by-step installation manual for these 1965-70 GM convertibles. It is available free with an order of a top and is included with the top packages.

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 (Buick Electra & Electra 225) fit cars for years: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970.