Ford Coupe Model 78 Two Passenger, 1937-38
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

1937-38 Ford Deluxe Coupe Convertible Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section integrate upon installation. Molding over rear window and chrome tips 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 Fabrics: Haartz Stayfast Canvas in black, tan and light neutral. Haartz Pinpoint vinyl also offered.
  • Windows: We offer tops with plastic window with horseshoe zipper.and also (as pictured) tops with (double thickness) blank rear curtains (also with horseshoe zipper.) Please note that plastic window tops are "full view" and extend down to the base line. Blank curtain tops are for those with their own rear window frames to be installed into the curtain.  Here is a blank curtain picture:
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  • Wood Top Bows: Your frame has a front (header) and a rear top wood bow and other tack wood. We have been making wood bows since 1974. All wood bows are custom made, requiring four weeks (on average) to ship.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested. A handy and meticulous person may consider DIY installation. This comprises use of a stapling gun and contact cement (as outlined in the manual summary in the link below.) There is no sewing involved. Our manual (listed at 'installation supplies' pertains to cars since 1950 with 'tacking strips' and not wood bows. The manual should be of significant use and so we would include if requested. To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
  • Preview our Convertible Top Installation Guide

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Ford Coupe Convertible Haartz Stayfast Canvas Top
With Blank Rear Curtain, Solid Fabric with Horse-shoe zipper.


Fits: 1937-38 Ford Coupe Model 78 Cabriolet, 2-Passenger Model with Roll-up windows

Please inquire for other colors.
Color:

As low as:
$899.00
B.) Ford Coupe Model 78 2 Door Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas
with Horseshoe zippered plastic full view rear window.


Fits: 1937-38 Ford Coupe Model 78 Cabriolet, 2-Passenger Model with Roll-up windows
Inquire about unlisted colors.
For: 1937-38 Ford Coupe Model 78 Two Passenger Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$849.00
Ford Coupe Model 78 Two Passenger convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1937 and 1938


Wood Bows

Wood Bows

Front Bow for 1937-1939 Ford Convertible Coupe 2 Door; Front bow with Notched Ends
$675.00
Pair of Side Wood Top Tacking Forms, 4 Door Convertible Sedan.
$199.00
Rear Top Wood Bow. 4 Door Convertible Sedan
$395.00
Rear Top Wood Bow. Club Cabriolet Only.
$495.00
Wood Front Bow. 2 Door Convertible Coupe
$675.00


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 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 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)
$95.00
Stayfast Canvas Wrapped Top Pads, Pair

 

   Details...

$149.95
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
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


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


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Tan and Light Neutral

There are different 1939 "convertibles." one is the 4 door convertible sedan. The other is the 2 door convertible coupe. There is also a "club cabriolet."

We offer the replacement wood bows for all tops. However, we only have the convertible coupe (2 door) convertible top.

the original top was canvas cloth and our replacement is made of modern Haartz stafast canvas.

the top is made with a solid fabric rear section. This allows the customer to either install a custom rear window section and glass, a plastic window or to leave the rear as solid fabric.

Our top is manufactured from original patterns. it includes the bow pads and the required installation trim.

original top frames had wood 'bows' attached. There is a front ('header') bow over the windshield and a rear top bow over the rear. Our replacement bows are made accurately and sturdily. The rear top bow is laminated with layers of wood bonded with modern marine glue. This is much superior to the old steam bending process. The result is a more stable and enduring unit. The front bow is carved on automatic duplicating machinery. It is carved from a 'blank' made of laminated poplar sections. This is a choice upholstery kiln dried hardwood. The required recesses are milled, drilled, counter bored, etc. any required tee nuts are supplied.

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 (Ford Coupe Model 78 Two Passenger) fit cars for years: 1937 and 1938.