Original Patterns: Our Buick LeSabre convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. We offer the replacement tops in original pinpoint vinyl fabric and also in Haartz Stayfast canvas.
You can read all about these fabrics via the 'help' link at the top of this page.
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.
We encourage do-it-yourself installation for any handy person who is comfortable renting an air driven staple gun and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing involved.
The full manual has been used by hundreds of first time installers in replacing this family of classical two part tops.
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. They should not be required until after at least two tops have been stapled to them. Please inquire if you need help replacing the rear base-line tacking forms.
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.
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 5 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.
Parts in this category (Buick LeSabre) fit cars for years: 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964.
We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and
hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available.
Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping
seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on
weatherstripping seals kits.
We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top
latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers,