Buick 66C Century, 46C Special & Skylark, 1954-56
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts




Buick 66C Century, 46C Special & Skylark Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Buick specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section joined on installation. Window section is either zippered plastic window or zippered blank section (for those with access to glass/window frame.) Molding over rear window with chrome tips supplied. Extra fabric for top to windshield seal is supplied.
  • 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.
  • Original Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black (over black or tan), tan (over black or tan) and light neutral over tan, and also Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black and classic white.
  • Window Options:We offer this top with a plastic rear window or with a "blank" curtain. If you can re-use your original window and frame, order the blank curtain .
  • Original Colors: Black and Tan
  • Tack strips are available in different sizes and lengths, please order separately.
  • Shop with confidence: Made by EZ-On with 6 year manufacturer warranty and 18 month labor allowance.
  • 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 Convertible Top
with "Horseshoe" Zippered Plastic Rear Window or Blank Curtain
Color:
Rear Section:

As low as:
$626.00
B.) RESTORATION PACKAGE:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top
with "horseshoe" zippered Plastic Window or Blank Curtain 


Package Includes:
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window or Blank 
  • Set of black top pads (CTTP75WQ)
  • Tacking strips for header and rear top bows.
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Install manual (see below)
Color:
Rear Section:

As low as:
$695.00
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Horseshoe Zippered Plastic Wimdow or Blank Curtain 
Color:
Rear Section:

As low as:
$992.00
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
with Horseshoe Zippered Plastic Wimdow
 
Plus:
  • Tack Strips for header and rear top bows.
  • Top Pads(CTTP)
  • Trimmer Contact Cement can with brush.
  • Installation Manual (see below)
Color:
Rear Section:

As low as:
$1020.00
Buick 66C Century, 46C Special & Skylark convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1954, 1955 and 1956


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 any 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 8 1/2 x 11 book is 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 ot can be measured with the old top on the car (as illustrated.)

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)
$179.00
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide. Expect 2 x 31" sections.
   Details...

$9.49
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long, Expect 2 x 31" sections.
   Details...

$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long, expect 2 x 31" sections.
   Details...

$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide. Long, Expect 2 x 31" sections.
   Details...

$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long, expect 2 x 31" sections.

 

   Details...

$10.49
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.)
Note: These usually apply. In certain convertible top frames (especially pre-sixties) the cross sections of the header and rear top bows vary. You can measure the top bow channel cross sections and let us know if yours vary from the usual plastic ones. In that case include your tack strip selection in checkout message.
   Details...

$23.95
Standard Black Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,
   Details...

$109.00
Top Pads with Quarters,Black or Tan Stayfast Canvas
   Details...

Color
View Color
$279.00
A supply of front tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 5/8" WIDE X 3/16" THICK X 6 Foot
   Details...

$11.95
A supply of rear tacking strip which can be cut to size. this measures 1/4" THICK  X 1/2" WIDE X 6 Foot
   Details...

$11.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$12.95
Tack Strips: Front measures 5/8" X 3/16" cut to length by the foot
   Details...

$2.00
Tack Strips: Rear measures 1/2" X 1/4" cut to length by the foot
   Details...

$2.00
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...

$59.95
ARROW RIVET TOOL KIT RL100 rivet tool is built to last Durable all-steel construction with a - comfortable hi-vis vinyl grip Spring loaded handle makes for easy loading Includes two interchangeable nose pieces & - 25 ea. 1/8" & 3/16" medium aluminum rivets Includes custom molded case for easy storage and 50 of our two most popular rivets 25 each of 1/8 medium rivet and 25 each of 3/16 medium rivets.
$22.95
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.
$14.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$20.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$34.95


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

1954-56 Oldsmobile Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
Convertible Hydraulic hose set, For GM makes 1950-1961

Half straight fittings and half 90 degree.
$139.95
Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump, 12 Volt, Vertical Mount Fits: 1954-56 Cadillac 1953-56 Olds 1955-56 Buick(210-1677)
$339.95
"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
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
FLAT GROMMET FEET FOR EARLY MOTOR PUMP, 4 PIECES
$14.95
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
1954-56 GM Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair (TC-7)
Fits:
  • 1954-56 Buick Century, Roadmaster,Skylark, Special, Super
  • 1954-56 Cadillac
  • 1954-56 Olds Starfire, 88, 98
All convertible top cylinders are not the same. Our top cylinders are made from solid aluminum castings which are stronger than die-cast and our two-piece rod allows us to use a heavier, stronger steel. You won't find a better made convertible top cylinder on the market. All cylinders are made and assembled here in the U.S.A. and come with a 7 year warranty.
$289.95
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.
$9.95
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
$2.39


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool.

Fits 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire and 1954-1956 Buick Special and Century

View Color
$319.00
Convertible Top Boot Bag
$49.95


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


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
$34.95


Carpets

Carpets

Loop Pile Carpet, 1954-56 Buick 66C Century, 46C Special and Skylark
COLOR
View Color
$399.00


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns:
Our convertible tops for these cars are made from original dealer patterns. They are not "copies of copies." We offer the replacement tops in classical pinpoint vinyl and also original replacement Stayfast canvas fabrics.

Fabrics:
Canvas was the original dealer fabric. Later convertibles originally took pinpoint vinyl tops. Stayfast canvas has an elegant canvas outer layer and a butyl rubber central core. You can read more about the fabrics via the "Help" link at the top of this page. Pinpoint vinyl is a classic topping. Its texture consists of tiny spheres or "pinpoints."

Installation:
This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of two parts top via the blue link below. Installation requires stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing required. The full two part top manual, together with careful disassembly will direct the patient do-it-yourselfer through the removal and installation of a new top.

Tech Support:
If you purchase one of our tops and require technical support, it will be available at: techsupport@mtmfg.com. We will try to assist with all questions relating to installation.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Tack Strips:
Tack strips are varathane strips that receive the staples or tacks that hold the top to the front and rear frame bows. Tack strips attached to the bows should last through two tops. Replacement strips are available separately, or packaged within our specials.

About Boots:
Boots are available in GM leather grained vinyl. Boots are listed under "Accessories." Please view the boot swatches via the link shown at each boot listed and jot down your color choice. Order as many of your original boot clips as needed.

Tools:
Staples and contact cement are available. Please select 'Accessories and Tools' which is in the top line of the menu at the home page.

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.

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.
Warranties outlined here are only applicable for products installed by a professional trim shop or professional upholstery shop. For Convertible Tops, and related products, the manufacturer will void the warranty for any product that is not professionally installed; manufacturer defects are covered by the warranty in such cases. The manufacturer is not responsible for damage due to improper installation.


Parts in this category (Buick 66C Century, 46C Special & Skylark) fit cars for years: 1954, 1955 and 1956.