Chevrolet Nova and Chevy II, 1962-63
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Chevrolet Nova & Chevy II Convertible Top Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section with plastic window joined upon installation. Original rear window was plastic. Molding above rear window with its chrome tips supplied. Extra matching fabric for header area supplied.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl in black, classic white, beige, tan, buckskin.
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • 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.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.

Can I install this top myself?

Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide
 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl ConvertibleTop with Plastic Window.
Rear window is 'full view' (no bottom trim).
You may add bottom fabric via your shopping cart.
Installation manual included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$295.00
B.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas ConvertibleTop with Plastic Window.
Rear window is 'full view' (no bottom trim).
You may add bottom fabric via your shopping cart.
Installation manual included if requested.
Color:

As low as:
$545.00
Best Buy!
C.) Package Special
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window

Rear window is 'full view' (no bottom trim).
You may add bottom fabric via your shopping cart.
  • Plus:
  • Pair of New Tack Strips for header and rear top bows.
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Top Pad Set
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Chevy II/nova Install Manual
Color:

As low as:
$389.00
D.) Package Special:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, Plastic Window
Rear window is 'full view' (no bottom trim).
You may add bottom fabric via your shopping cart..
  • Plus:
  • Pair Tack Strips
  • Pad Set
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Trimmer Contact Cement
  • Chevy II/nova Installation Manua
Color:

As low as:
$629.00
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Main Top Section
Color:

As low as:
$224.95
F.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
Rear window is 'full view' (no bottom trim).
You may add bottom fabric via your shopping cart.
For: 1962-63 Chevrolet Nova and Chevy II Convertible Top
View Color
$139.00
Chevrolet Nova and Chevy II convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1962 and 1963


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES
Fully illustrated, step by step manual on removing the old and installing the new top.
20 pages 8 1/2 x 11
No Charge!
Convertible Top Pads, Pair

 

   Details...

$39.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strips
   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
Convertible Top Rear Well Liner.
   Details...

$89.95
Pair Convertible Top Hold Down Cables. Original Configuration.

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

$51.95
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.
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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
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


Accessories

Accessories

Clutch and Brake Pedal Pads, 2-5/8" Wide x 3-5/8" Long, Pair
  • 1958-62 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1959-65 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1960-65 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1962-65 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova
  • 1964-65 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1965-64 Chevrolet Malibu
$19.95
Power Brake Pedal Pad for Cars with Manual Transmission

Nice Reproduction, 3-5/8" wide x 2-5/8" long, each

  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1959-67 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1960-67 Chevrolet Corvair
  • 1962-67 Chevrolet Chevy II and Nova
  • 1964-67 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • 1964-67 Chevrolet Malibu
$13.95


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
1962-65 Chevy Nova Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1962-65 Chevy Nova Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1962-65 Chevy Nova Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
$99.95
1962-65 Chevy Nova Convertible Top Motor-pump
$229.95
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, Attaches as Original-In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 24 Snaps Installed

Fits 1962-65 Chevrolet Nova and Chevy II

View Color
$219.95
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


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping Seals: Molded Door Seals, Pair, R/L.

Fits: 1962-67 Chevy II, Nova

$69.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Trunk Seal, 16 Feet Long, Each

Fits: Fits: 62-72 GM Mid-size Convertibles & Sedans

$24.95
Weatherstripping Seals: Vent Window Seals, Pair, R/L.

Fits: 1962-65 Chevy II, Nova

$79.95


Top Frame Parts

Top Frame Parts

1962-63 Chevrolet Nova Convertible Top Rear Tacking Rail (Trimstick)
$169.95




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 original pinpoint vinyl and also Stayfast canvas fabrics.

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. This material should provide you with a good idea of whether you want to 'self-install.'

If you are confident using an air driven staple gun and with aligning and gluing with contact cement then you are a likely candidate for do-it-yourself installation. Installation requires stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing required. The manual, included with our restoration package special, is for these particular convertible tops.

Hold Down Cables:
A pair of cables, one on each side, thread through pocketed hems on the main top sides. The ends of the cables hold the top to the frame. New cables are recommended with each new top. Our cables for this top are the original GM design (with the GM front plate, and are not "universal" type cables.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition. Our pad kit includes the main side pads and also the webbing for the lower quarter sections.

About Boots: Boots are available in GM Madrid 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.

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.

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 Nova and Chevy II) fit cars for years: 1962 and 1963.