Chevrolet Cavalier, 1998-2000
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top Key Features:

                                            If your car is a 1998 please check the graphic below.

 
  • Quality: Made to Chevrolet specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top and window section, joined upon installation.Rear sections marked for alignment with base line. Front header seal fabric included.
  • Original Factory Material: Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl in black and bright white. More colors available in Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl.
  • Original Window: Glass window with defroster. We offer tops with plastic windows, glass with defroster, and glass without defroster.
  • 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: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
Choice of Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl or Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl.

 
Color/Fabric:

As low as:
$310.00
B.) Convertible Top in Original Sailcloth or Pinpoint Vinyl
Glass Rear Window: choose defroster or non-defroster
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$399.00
C.) Package Special:
Top in Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl or Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with Plastic Rear Window


Package Includes:
  • Top with Plastic Rear Window
  • Pair of Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tack Strips for Header and Rear Top Bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Color/Fabric:

As low as:
$385.00
D.)
Package Special:
Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl or Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Top|
with Glass Rear Window
(choice of defroster or non-defroster)
  • Package Includes:
  • Top with Glass Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pads
  • Tacking Strips for Headr and Rear Top Bows
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Window:
Color/Fabric:

As low as:
$469.00
E.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1998-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$139.95
F.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Non-defroster Glass Rear Window Section Only
For: 1998-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$239.00
G.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Trim Defroster Glass Rear Window Section Only
For: 1998-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$259.00
Chevrolet Cavalier convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1998, 1999 and 2000


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation Manual: Step by Step Fully Illustrated 20 Page Booklet on Installing 80S and 90S Cavalier and Sunbird/Sunfire Convertible Tops. Free with Purchase of Top or Top Section (Request with order)
No Charge!
1998.5-On Cavalier/Sunfire, Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$30.00
1995 1/2 - 2000 Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Top Installation DVD Watch a 43-year veteran installer replace his Cavalier top step-by-step on this comprehensive install DVD.
$39.95
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
9FT OF REAR TACKING STRIP FOR CAVALIER/SUNBIRD
   Details...

$19.95
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.)
   Details...

$19.95
Padded Webbing Set. 9" Reinforced Nylon Webbing.
$34.95
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
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
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


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


Headliners

Headliners

Headliner Charcoal Cloth Very Similar to Original.
$199.95


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

1982-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire and Sunbird. Trunk Weatherstripping
$151.95
1995-2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible, Door Weatherstripping, Pair
$199.95
1995-2000 Chevy Cavalier & Pontiac Sunfire Weatherstripping Header Seal.
$345.95
1995-2000 Chevy Cavalier & Pontiac Sunfire. Weatherstripping Seals: 6-Piece Roof Rail Kit (Header Seal Not Included)
$299.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1998-02 Chevy Cavalier Convertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$159.95
1998-02 Chevy Cavalier Convertible With Spoiler, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$199.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, GM Bright White and Medium Neutral

Fabrics:
These tops were originally made of Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl. This is a modern topping whose vinyl finish emulates canvas. We offer original fabric tops. They are made using computer directed cutting of sections based on original dealer tops. These are not "copies of copies."

1998 Owners:

The tops on this page begin with the middle of year cars in 1998. In these tops the front to back seams along the sides were eliminated. If your car is a 1998 and you do have the lengthwise seams then you have an early 1998. Please select the 1995-mid 1998 tops from the menu on the home page, in that case.

Installation:
The top has a classic two part design: the main top and the rear window sections are integrated during the installation. The process is described at the link below.

If you are comfortable renting and using an air driven staple gun then you are a candidate for do-it-yourself installation. Our package specials contain the illustrated installation manual. The installation involves stapling and gluing. There is no sewing. We also offer the option of including an Arrow ETFX stapler in our do-it-yourself installation packages. The stapler is ideal for driving 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun during your convertible top installation. We highly recommend it if you're installing your own Cavalier top.

Both Parts of Top Available Separately:
We offer the main top and the rear window section separately. These are for owners who want to keep one original section and replace the other.

If you want to order a complete top without any accessories, please order a complete convertible top. 

Hold Down Cables:

One cable on each side holds the top to the frame. A cable is threaded through the pocket (one on each side) built into the top. Cables are hidden after installation. New cables are recommended with each top.

Tacking Strips:
Tacking strips embedded in the frame bows receive the staples. Tack strips should last through two tops.

Pads:
The top is "padded out" with special reinforced 9" webbing. Pads can last through two tops but should be inspected and replaced if deteriorating.

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Dealer 'technical bulletins' (numbered 63-10-49 and 63-15-15) describe problems with the top frames
and rear seat back rests that can result in premature deterioration of the headliner and the top.
It is recommended that these top frames be raised and lowered quite slowly.

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 Cavalier) fit cars for years: 1998, 1999 and 2000.