Chevrolet Corvette C5, 1998-04
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee
  • Original Factory Material: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) canvas and Sailcloth Vinyl.
  • Alternative Materials: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Haartz Stayfast Canvas. Note: Twillfast has the woven ("dobby") uderside weave. Stayfast and Twillfast are very difficult to distinguish.
  • Original Window: Glass window with defroster.
  • Original Colors: Black and bright white.
  • 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: Robbins tops carry 5 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance. Kee tops carry six year factory warranty against material and workmanship defects.

     

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Chevrolet Corvette convertible top.
Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl  
(this is a vinyl with canvas imitation grain original to late Mustangs)
OR Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
With Defroster Glass Window
Select Robbins
(2058)  or Kee (1182) top.

Note: Sailcloth vinyl is an original late Mustang vinyl with a canvas like grain.
Manufacturer:
Color:

As low as:
$449.00
B.) Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas or Twillfast Canvas
with Defroster Glass Window     

Select Robbins  (2058)   or  Kee (1182)
Manufacturer:
Fabric and Color:

As low as:
$539.00
C.) PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas OR Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top     
Kee 1182
with Defroster rear Glass Window

Package Includes convertible top, plus:
 
  • Pair Side Hold Down Cables
  • 4oz Can of Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual
  • Top Pads
Color:

As low as:
$549.00
D.) Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top
with Heater/Defroster Glass Window    
(Robbins  2058 )
This Corvette Top Installation Manual Included if requested.

Reproduction of dealer top with tinted defroster glass window.
Has above the doors rubber seals and original repro  plastic
reinforcements and elastic straps.
Convertible top fits left and right hand drive models.
Color:

As low as:
$648.00
E.) PACKAGE SPECIAL
Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Convertible Top    
(Kee 1182)
with Defroster rear Glass Window

Package Includes convertible top plus:
  • Pair Side Hold Down Cables
  • 4oz Can of Contact Cement
  • Top Pads
  • Installation Manual
For: 1998-04 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Convertible Top
Color
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$655.00
Chevrolet Corvette C5 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual: Step by Step Instructions for Removing Old Top and Headliner and Installing Replacements.
Included in top packages.
No Charge!
1998-2004 Corvette. Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$46.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
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
Corvette Pads (Webbing), Pair
$39.95
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


Headliners

Headliners

1998-1999 Corvette Headliner with Deck Lid. Black Cloth.
$199.95
2000-04 Corvette Headliner with Deck Lid, Black Cloth
$189.95


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
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


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

 
Trunk Seal for Hardtop and Convertible, Sold individually

This part replaces OEM # 10255033.

$37.95
Window Sweeper Kit; fits 1998-2004 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Convertible

Four-piece kit includes inner- and outer-window sweepers. Replaces OEM numbers 10313423/24 (outers) and 10406622/23 (inners). Set. Right and Left.

$164.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Molded Door Seals. Fits coupe, hardtop and convertible. Replaces OEM # 10302723/4. Pair

Fits: 1998-2004 Corvettes

$249.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1998-04 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover With 2 Mirror Pockets. Deluxe/Block-It 380 Series
$199.95
1998-04 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover With 2 Mirror Pockets. Mulitbond/Block-It 200 Series
$159.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, GM Bright White, Light Oak, Driftwood and Tan

Fabrics:
The original Corvette convertible top fabrics were Sonnendeck (also called Twillfast) Canvas and Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl. The original Sonnendeck color was black. White tops were in the Sailcloth vinyl. There is no white topping canvas.

Importance of Three Layer Tops:
The original defroster rear window has considerable weight. Cheaper fabrics (made in two layers) are prone to premature sagging. We therefore strongly suggest the selection of one of the tops or packages that are designated as "three layer." Please note that heavy density fabrics which are not true three layer fabrics confer no such advantage. All canvas toppings are three layer.

Headliners:
The dealer replacement headliner is available in black cloth. The deck portion is included with the headliner.

Hold Down Cables:
Hold down cables are threaded into the top's side (cable pockets) hems. They attach the top at the front corners and toward the rear of the frame. Cables are not visible after the top is installed. If you are replacing a top that is less than three years old, or one in which the top was not frequently raised and lowered, you should be able to remove the original cables from the existing top and re-use them.

Do-It-Yourself Installation:
These tops lend themselves to owner replacement due to their modular design. The handy person who can use an air driven staple gun may, with our installation manual, consider installing his or her own top. Our step by step manual is available for purchasers of our replacement top. There is no sewing involved in the restoration.

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 (Chevrolet Corvette C5) fit cars for years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.