Cadillac Series 62, 1942-47
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

About These Cadillac Series 62 ConvertibleTops.
  • Quality: Made to Cadillac specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section. The window section can have a zippere plastic window or be a zippered two ply blank section (for those with access to glass rear window frameworks.) Molding for over rear section and chrome tops supplied.
  • About 'Blank Curtains: If you have a glass window assembly for installation then we can offer tops with double thickness fabric "blank curtains" to accept your window.  
  • Original Factory Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black or tan (over black or over tan) and light neutral over tan; Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black or classic white.
  • 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.

Note: Early convertible top frames have wood "bows" to receive the attachment staples. A good 'boabuilding' woodworker or cabinetmaker may be able to restore your wood bows or fabricate replacements. Installation steps are very similar to those of later tops using tacking strips embedded in the bows. So the two part top manual will help direct restoration.

Note: No cars were made during the 1943-45 war years.
  • 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 Top
Select Zippered Plastic Window OR Zippered Blank Curtain

Our two part top manual will be included if requested (in checkout message.)

 
Rear Section:
Color:

As low as:
$445.00
B.) Original Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
Select Zippered Plastic Window OR Zippered Blank Curtain

We will include our two part manual, if requested (in checkout message box)


 
Rear Section:
Color:

As low as:
$690.00
C.) DIY Install Pack
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
Select Plastic Window or Blank Curtain


Package Includes:
  • Convertible Top in Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Convertible Top Pads (main and quarter pads)
  • Convertible Top Seals Pry/Push Tool
  • Can Trimmer Contact Cement with brush.
  • Installation Manual (see below at 'installation supplies')
Rear Section:
Color:

As low as:
$699.00
Cadillac Series 62 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947


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
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

   Details...

$75.00
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

   Details...

$169.95
Pad Set (Including Rear Quarter Pads)
$54.95
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
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
1946-47 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1946-47 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1946-47 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders, Pair

ALL PARTS COME WITH 5 YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

$269.95
Hydraulic Firewall Pump, 6 Volts

Fits:

  • 1946-1954 Cadillac
  • 1953-1954 Buick Skylark
  • 1951-1953 Buick Roadmaster and Super
This part takes approximately 4 weeks to ship
$699.95
Hydraulic Firewall Pump, 12 Volts

Fits:

  • 1946-1954 Cadillac
  • 1953-1954 Buick Skylark
  • 1951-1953 Buick Roadmaster and Super
$699.95
Chrome universal 6 volt toggle switch with wiring. Replaces original switch and wiring to connect directly with 6 Volt Motor Pump with no additional relays required. All wires are tagged for easy installation. Includes crimp connectors to attach wiring to motor and nylon tie straps to hide wiring.
$85.95
DOES NOT REPLACE ORIGINAL RELAYS. This wire adapter is used to connect new 6 Volt Motor pump using original switch and wiring. No applicable for cars that originally had hydraulic windows. Includes instructions.
$45.95
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 Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool

This boot fits Oldsmovile 98 from 1942 to 1948, Cadillac Coup De Ville 1942-1947 and the Buick Roadmaster & Super from 1942-1948.

Color
View Color
$224.95
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




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Tan and Light Neutral

Original Patterns:
These tops are made using original patterns that the factory obtained many years ago. They are not copies of copies.

Fabrics:
The original convertible top was made of canvas. The modern anti-fade Haartz Stayfast canvas is the best topping fabric for this car. Haartz pinpoint vinyl is also an elegant classic fabric. It is less expensive than the Stayfast canvas.

Rear Window:
We offer a plastic rear window section and also a "blank curtain." The blank curtain is for those with access to a frame and glass that will be installed into the rear section (curtain.)

Two Part Tops:
This is a classic two part top. We are offering both sections together, for the typical restorer (either with the plastic rear window curtain or the blank curtain.)

Please inquire if you wish to order the main top only, or the curtain only.

Installation Manual:
The two parts of the top are integrated during the installation. The process is summarized in the blue link below. The full classic top install manual is available; listed as an accessory. The do-it-yourself installer should be comfortable using an air driven staple gun and with aligning and gluing with contact cement. (Note: only stainless steel staple should be used.) There is no sewing.

Pads:
Foam pads, encased in fabric, are installed under the top and "build out" the top. Our pad set comes with the longer and the shorter (rear) pads. Most restorers of classics are opting for the pads wrapped in vinyl.

Custom Order:
These tops require about three weeks before they can be shipped.

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 (Cadillac Series 62) fit cars for years: 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947.