Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62, 1957-58
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

About Cadillac Eldorado & Series 62 Convertible Tops:
  • Quality: Made to Cadillac specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: This is a classic two part convertible top: there is a main top and a rear window section. The two are integrated upon installation. The original rear window was glass; we offer tops with glass and with plastic windows. Tops come with the above rear window molding and their chrome tips. Extra material required for header bow is included.
                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 Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl (We also offer tops in Haartz Stayfast Canvas)..
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.


Note: See description on installation at our guide book (at 'installation supplies')
 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with plastic rear window.
Two Part Top Manual is included (request in checkout message.)
:

As low as:
$410.00
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top with blank rear section.
Two Part Top Manual is included (if requested in checkout messag box.)
Color:

As low as:
$430.00
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Window
Two Part Top Manual Included (Request in checkout message box)
For: 1957-58 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$630.00
D.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with blank rear section
Two part top manual included (Request in checkout message box.)
For: 1957-58 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62 Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$670.00
E.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
(Design your package, select other colors, etc.)
Please send an email request to support@mtmfg.com
For: 1957-58 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62 Convertible Top
No Charge!
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62 convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1957 and 1958


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.

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$30.95
75" PADS WITH QUARTER SECTIONS. TAN (FOR USE WITH TAN UNDERSIDE TOPS)
$89.95
Top Pad Set, includes Quarter Pads,

 

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$75.00
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 5/8" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 13/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$10.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip, Measures: 1/4" Thick x 3/4" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$9.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 7/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$7.95
Fiberboard Tack Strip: 1/4" Thick x 9/16" Wide x 62" Long

 

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$8.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
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$19.95
Top Pads with Quarters, Stayfast Canvas

 

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$169.95
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
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$11.95
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner, Original Black GM Material
   Details...

$99.95
Tack Strips: Front measures 5/8" X 3/16" cut to length by the foot
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$2.00
Tack Strips: Rear measures 1/2" X 1/4" cut to length by the foot
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$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.
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$56.95
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

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count
$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count
$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
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

Best Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ALL PARTS COME WITH 1-YEAR WARRANTY TO THE ORIGINAL BUYER

  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$649.95
"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
1957-58 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1957-58 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1957-58 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1957-58 Cadillac Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump, Made in the USA
$259.95
Convertible Top Hose Clip, Fits: 1955-1972 GM Convertibles
$8.99
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, 
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool

Doesn't attach as Original - Has exposed snaps

Fits 1958 Chevy Impala; 1958 Pontiac Bonneville & Starchief; 1958 Cadillac Eldorado; 1958 Cadillac Coupe

View Color
$229.95
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


Latches

Latches

1957-60 Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Buick Convertible Top Latch Handles, Pair
$99.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns: These convertible tops are made from original dealer patterns. We offer the top in original Haartz Stayfast canvas. Haartz Stayfast canvas is a three layer fabric with an elegant canvas outer face. The bonding middle layer is butyl rubber which gives the top maximum durability.

Rear Window Options: We now offer the rear window in 2 different options, please put your selection in the checkout message box.

Option 1: Window with horse shoe zipper and exposed trim at the base of the window.
Option 2: Blank window, solid window with horse shoe zipper and double thick material.

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. The installation is, our experience has shown, within the capabilities of the patient and handy first time installer. Stapling or tacking and the use of contact or neoprene cement is required. There is no sewing. A 22 page 8 1/2 x 11 booklet describing classic two part top installation is listed with "Accessories." Only stainless steel staples should be used in any top installation.

Tacking strips: Much of the installation involves tacking or stapling. 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. Rebuilding the rear base line tacking strips requires grafting tack strip sections of suitable dimensions and we would cut and ship per your needs for that purpose.

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 boots fit as originally designed. Boots are listed with "Accessories."

Installation manual: The manual for classic two part tops is summarized at the link below. If you want help making this decision, please read the summary manual via the link below.

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 Eldorado Biarritz & Series 62) fit cars for years: 1957 and 1958.