Ford Galaxie, 1965-66
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Ford Galaxie Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section integrate upon installation. Molding over rear window and chrome tips supplied. Extra fabric for header bow seal 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 Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, Ford white and Ford blue (a pale blue now discontinued); Haaratz Stayfast Canvas in black.
  • Windows: We offer tops with original glass window and also with plastic window. Plastic windows are "full view" which extend down to the base line. You may add a lower fabric trim section to plastic windows in the checkout process. Glass windows always have the lower fabric.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may consider DIY installation. This comprises use of a stapling gun and contact cement (as outlined in the manual summary in the link below.) There is no sewing involved. To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • 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.) Package Special:
Install Package with Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window

CD2014
Package Includes:The plastic window tops are full view, extending down to the base line.
You will have the opportunity (in check out) to add optional
lower fabric piece.
Color:

As low as:
$399.95
B.) Package Special:
Installation Package with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Plastic Window
CD2014
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Plastic Window
  • Pair Hold Down Cables(CA120)
  • Pair Tack Strips
  • Set of Top Pads (75" with Quarters)
  • 4 Oz. Can of Contact Cement
  • Installation manual
The plastic window tops are full view, extending down to the base line.
You will have the opportunity (in check out) to add optional
lower fabric piece.
Color:

As low as:
$639.00
C.) Ford Galaxie Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl OR Haartz Stayfast Canvas

CD2014
Plastic windows are "full view" extending to the base line.
You may add lower fabric band during checkout.
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$335.00
D.) Package Special:
Ford Galaxie Convertible Top With Glass Rear Window
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
CD2014
  • Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with Glass Rear Window
  • Pair Hold Down Cables(CA120)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header bow and rear top bow
  • Set of Convertible Top Pads 75" With Rear Quarters
  • 4 oz. Can of Contact Cement can with brush
  • Convertible Top Installation Guide
Color:

As low as:
$489.00
E.) Package Special:
Ford Galaxie Convertible Top With Glass Rear Window
In Haartz Stayfast Canvas

CD2014
Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Glass Window
  • Pair Hold Down Cables (CA120)
  • Pair Tack Strips for header and rear top bows
  • Set of Top Pads 75" with quarters
  • 4 oz. Can Contact Cement can with brush
  • Convertible Top Installation Guide
Color:

As low as:
$749.00
MiniPack!
F.) Ford Galaxie Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window
in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
PLUS
Pair hold down cables
Installation manual


The plastic window tops are full view, extending down to the base line.
You will have the opportunity (in check out) to add optional
lower fabric piece.
For: 1965-66 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$359.00
G.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
Main Top Section
Use with existing rear window section.
For: 1965-66 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$255.00
H.) Plastic Window Section
Use with existing main top


Plastic windows are "full view" extending down to the base.
You will have the option of adding a lower fabric strip.

 

 

For: 1965-66 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$139.00
I.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Glass Window Section Only
For: 1965-66 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$239.00
Ford Galaxie 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
Convertible Top Dowel Pins, Pair

Fits the following convertibles:

  • 1964-68 Ford Mustang
  • 1965-68 Ford Fairlane and Galaxie
  • 1965-68 Mercury Monterey
$14.95
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
Standard Black Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,
   Details...

$99.00
Top Pads with Quarters,Black or Tan Stayfast Canvas
   Details...

Color
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$169.95
Pair of side tension hold down cables

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

$30.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
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
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner.
   Details...

$119.00
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.
$10.95
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

1965-66 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1965-66 Ford Galaxie Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
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. 32 Snaps Installed

 

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$239.95
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


Latches

Latches

Convertible Top Latch, Left Side

Fits 1965-1966 Ford Galaxie and 1967-1968 Ford Galaxie 500/500XL.

$189.95
Convertible Top Latch, Right Side

Fits 1965-1966 Ford Galaxie and 1967-1968 Ford Galaxie 500/500XL.

$189.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1965-66 Ford Galaxie, Convertible Rear Tack Bow/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


Seals

Seals

Trunk Seal. 18 feet long. Each

Fits:

  • 1962-71 Ford Fairlane
  • 1962-70 Ford Falcon
  • 1963-72 Ford Galaxie
  • 1963-72 Lincoln Continental
  • 1963-72 Mercury Monterey
  • 1966-68 Mercury Montclair
  • 1967-72 Mercury Marquis
$34.95


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.
$34.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, White and Ford Blue

Original Fabrics:
Our Ford Galaxie tops are made using patterns taken from original dealer tops. The vinyl is Haartz pinpoint vinyl which is identical to the original topping. Haartz Stayfast canvas tops are also available. You can read detailed fabric descriptions via the 'Help' link at the top of this page.

Windows:
We can provide Galaxie tops with either a plastic or a glass rear window.

Installation:
You can read how this classic two part top installs via the link below. This link is to a summary of our top installation manual. The full manual is listed with accessories, and is included with our top restoration packages.

About half our customers perform their own installation. Confidence with a staple gun or tack hammer and the use of contact cement are required. There is no sewing.

Hold Down Cables:
A cable is threaded through the side hem of the top on each side. The cables hold the top to the top frame in the front and in the rear. Cables are not visible after installation. 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:
Pads build out the top from underneath. The padding can last through two tops.

Boots:
The boot is an optional storage bag which covers the top when it is lowered. A boot is generally selected in one of the modern leather grained boot vinyl colors.

Please select a boot fabric from the link to the swatches. You can specify it in the checkout message box.

Well Liners:
The rear well lining is available configured to original shape. A well liner can last through several tops.

Main Top and Curtain Available Separately:
The "curtain" is the trade name for the rear window section. The main top is the rest of the top. (Read the installation link below for further information.) The main top and the curtain are available separately in the event that one is damaged while the other section on your car is in good condition.

If you desire a complete top, and you are not ordering a full restoration package, then you should order the main top and either the glass or the plastic rear window section.

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.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.
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 (Ford Galaxie) fit cars for years: 1965 and 1966.