Pontiac Sunfire, 1998-2000
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top Key Features:

Note: Tops on this page are for the middle of 1998 onward. Please see the note below
on determining if your car is on this page.
(no need to check if 1999 or 2000)

 
  • Quality: Made to Pontiac specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top and window section, joined upon installation.
  • 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. Note that the plastic windows have the lower fabric band as all glass window tops.
  • 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.
Is my car a mid-1998? Find out
 
Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

 

 

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.) 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
C.)
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
D.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1998-2000 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$139.95
E.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Non-defroster Glass Rear Window Section Only
For: 1998-2000 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$239.00
F.) Original Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Trim Defroster Glass Rear Window Section Only
For: 1998-2000 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$259.00
G.) Convertible Top in Original Sailcloth or Pinpoint Vinyl
Glass Rear Window: choose defroster or non-defroster
Window:
Color:

As low as:
$399.00
Pontiac Sunfire 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 Main Side Hold Down Cables.

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

$34.95
9FT OF REAR TACKING STRIP FOR CAVALIER/SUNBIRD
   Details...

$19.95
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
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
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
Manual: Step by Step Illustrated 20 Page Booklet on Installing 80S and 90S Cavalier and Sunbird Convertible Tops. Only Available with Purchase of Top.
$19.95
Padded Webbing Set.
$34.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
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
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 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


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and White

Original Fabrics: Beginning in mid 1998, Pontiac eliminated the front to back seams running along the convertible top and switched to Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl as the topping fabric.

If you have a 1998 Sunfire with front to back seams (and pinpoint grained vinyl) then you should select the 1995-mid '98 tops at our home page.

Classic Two Part Tops: This is a classically designed two part top. The rear window section (called the "curtain" in the trade) and the main top are two separate parts which are integrated during installation. You can read how these tops install via the link to our manual summary below.

Main Top and Curtain available separately: Many owners require only the window section or only the main top. We offer the two separately. Both are required for a full restoration. Our package specials include both the main top, the curtain, and the parts usually required for a complete installation.

Hold Down Cables: There are two cables on each side of the top, embedded inside the top's hems (long side cable hem and rear flap hem.) Usually the side cables should be replaced. The rear flap cables often last through two tops. Cables secure the top to the frame.

Installation Manual: The 22 page, 8 1/2 x 11, illustrated two part top manual that we offer (see accessories) will show the careful restorer how these to part tops install. Thousands of owners have performed self installation following these steps. We cannot provide consulting services. Installation involves no sewing: contact cement work and tacking or stapling are used to install the top. The packages that we offer come with the Sunfire supplement to the two part top installation manual.

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 (Pontiac Sunfire) fit cars for years: 1998, 1999 and 2000.