Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Car Craft/H & E Conversion), 1980-82
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

About These Cadillac Convertible Tops:

These convertibles were made for GM by Car Craft or H & E. Please check for name plate on driver door or trunk lid to verify.

This top is offered with a plastic rear window. Tops are classic two piece tops: main top and rear window section are unified on installation. Excellent install instructions are in the two part manual (see below at 'installation supplies')

These tops are offered with 6 year factory 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.

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) FULL RESTORATION PACKAGE
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl and Plastic Rear Window


Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl with Plastic Rear Window (KE1097)
  • Pair of Convertible Top Pads
  • Pair of Tacking Strips
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Top Installatin Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
For: 1980-82 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Car Craft/H & E Conversion) Convertible Top
Color
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$415.00
B.) FULL RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Rear Window

Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Window (KE1097)
  • Pair of Convertible Top Pads
  • Pair of hold down cables
  • Pair of Tacking Strips
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Top Install Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
Color:

As low as:
$655.00
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section
About Replacing the Rear Window Section
In a two part top it is possible to retain the main top and replace just the rear window section. The two sections are released at the base line, the molding over the rear window is removed and the two layers of staples pulled. The first layer releases the main top there, the second layer the window section. The upper edge of the new rear window section is stapled to the rear top bow then, over it, the edge of the main top. Both sections are rejoined at the base line. Full details are contained in our two part top manual.
For: 1980-82 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Car Craft/H & E Conversion) Convertible Top
Color
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$159.95
Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Car Craft/H & E Conversion) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1980, 1981 and 1982


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 a 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.

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

$19.95
Pair of Top Pads.
   Details...

$28.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Universal Domestic, Side Tension Hold Down Cables, Pair (with springs)

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

$32.00
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
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
1980-81 Cadillac Coupe Deville Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$319.95
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


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

The original Cadillac Coupe Deville convertible top was Haartz pinpoint vinyl. This is available in black, white and also other colors. Examine the swatch link above to look at available fabric colors.

Many restorers are selecting the top of the line Haartz stayfast canvas fabric. This is the most durable of toppings. It has a canvas outer layer, a preshrunk cotton inner layer and the two layers are bonded with a butyl rubber center core. Stayfast canvas swatches are also scanned (see link above.)

The dealer original convertilbe were made using Hess and Eisenhardt frames. The Hess & Eisenhardt nameplate should be found on door or trunk lid. Please verify that this is the top frame manufacturer.

The glass rear window is not available, so we can offer the main top but you must have the rear glass to restore this top completely.

the headliner is available as a separate item. It does not come with the top.

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 (Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Car Craft/H & E Conversion)) fit cars for years: 1980, 1981 and 1982.