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Volkswagen Rabbit/Cabriolet Convertible Tops, 1979-94, Package Specials

Key Features:

  • Quality: Made to Volkswagen Specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration:One piece top.
  • Original Factory Material: Cabrio vinyl.
  • Original Window: Glass window, you will re-use your original.
  • Original Colors: Beige, Black, Dark Blue, Mazda Tan, Saddle and White.
  • Alternate Materials: Premium Haartz stayfast canvas.
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this includes the detailed manual, new cables and glue.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.




Convertible Tops
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
Best Buy!
A.) PACKAGE SPECIAL 1: Install Pack with 1979-94 Volkswagen Cabriolet, Cabrio Vinyl Convertible Top
(CABPAK)
  • Package Includes:
  • Cabrio Vinyl Convertible Top
  • All 3 Convertible Top Cables (2 side hold down cables, 1 rear cable with sheath as original)
  • 12-Page Convertible Top Instruction Manual
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
About Cabrio Grain Vinyl
Part #: TOPRC-PKG1..


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Choose a color
$279.95
 
Best Buy!
B.) PACKAGE SPECIAL 2A: 1979-94 Volkswagen Cabriolet Install Pack with Cabrio Vinyl Convertible Top
  • Package Includes:
  • Cabrio Vinyl Convertible Top
  • All 3 Convertible Top Cables (2 side hold down cables, 1 rear cable with sheath as original)
  • Original Headliner
  • Padding Set with Foam Pads
  • 12-Page Convertible Top Instruction Manual
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
About Cabrio Grain Vinyl
Part #: TOPRC-PKG2..BIG-Foam


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Choose a color
$569.95
 
Best Buy!
D.) PACKAGE SPECIAL 3A: 1979-94 Volkswagen Cabriolet, Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top.
  • Package Includes:
  • All 3 Convertible Top Cables (2 side hold down cables, 1 rear cable with sheath as original)
  • Headliner (white)
  • Padding Set with Foam Pads
  • 12 Page Convertible Top Instruction Manual.
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
Part #: CABRIOLETPKG-CANVAS/FOAM


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$749.95
 
1979-94 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Top in Cabrio Vinyl. And Installation Manual.
Please note that the side and rear top hold down cables
the headliner, and the pads under the top may be required.
Convertible top package specials are on another page,
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
Part #: TOPRC


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Choose a color
$219.95
 
1979-94 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Top in Haartz Stayfast Canvas.
Please note that the top hold down cables, headliner and the
padding under the top may be required. We list convertible top
packages on anothe page.
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
Part #: TOPRC-SF


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$395.95


Accessories
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
VW Side Tension Cable Springs,Pair.
Attach to the side hold down cables with crimp cups provided with our cables.
Note: we also provide cables with springs already attached.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles, all
VW Rabbit and Cabriolet convertibles 1979-1994
VW Karmann Ghia convertibles, all

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
Part #: 155-953A
-- -- -- $10.95


Installation Supplies
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
1980-1993 Cabriolet/Rabbit Convertible Top Installation DVD

Not sure if you can install your own Cabriolet or Rabbit convertible top? Watch someone else do it and see if you're up for the task. The DVD is not quite as explanatory as the manual but is a good guide.

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: DVD-RAB-CAB-80-93
-- -- -- $30.95
 
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet Convertible Top Install Pack!
These essentials tools will help make your convertible top installation a snap!
Package Includes:
  • Professional grade contact cement
  • Convertible Top Pry Tool
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: INSTALLPK-RABBIT
-- -- -- $22.95
 
Guide to Installing 1979-94 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Tops.
Available, free of charge, exclusively with convertible top purchase.
VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: CABTOPMANUAL.FREE
-- -- -- No Charge!


Latches
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
Latch Mechanism with Hook
For Left or Right Side.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertible 1968-1979
VW Karmann Ghia convertible 1969-1974
VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet 1979-1994

Note: Use mounting screws N142161, listed under hardware

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-8751
-- -- -- $59.95


Wind Deflector
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
I.) 1978-93 Volkswagen Cabriolet, Convertible Top Wind Deflector:

  • The simple goal is to help you enjoy your convertible even more with less wind blast and more fun. Our wind deflectors are designed specifically for your convertible, and are proven to decrease the back draft by up to 75%.
  • Below is the Time, Difficulty and Tools required for the first installation, after that the wind deflector goes in and out of your car in under One Minute.

  • Fast, easy and painless to install.
  • Drive Your Convertible with the top down more.
  • Enjoy Listening to the radio or have a conversation.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 1 year warranty.

Wind Deflector Testimonials
Part #: WD-78-93-VW
-- -- -- $274.95


Cables
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
All Cables Package: Pair of Side Cables (without springs)
and the Rear Attachment Cable (with sheath.)

VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet 79-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-957//155-971A
-- -- -- $68.95
 
Rear Attachment Cable (Without Hard Sheath)
Holds Top Rear Welting to Body
Please read our note at 155-957 (cable with sheath)

VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet 79-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-957A
-- -- -- $30.95
 
Rear Attachment Cable. Holds Rear Welting of Top to Body.
With Hard Sheath.


Beginning with the Rabbit convertibles
Volkswagen added a hard sheath around the cable wire.
This eliminated frequent problems in damaging fabric
when tightening the cable to the base of the top.
We do also offer this cable without the sheath but urge extreme
care in using it.

VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet 1979-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-957
-- -- -- $62.95
 
Side Tension (Hold Down) Cables for Convertible Top, Pair
These cables must be replaced
when doing a new top. These
are attached to the original springs
if the springs are still good.
We also list the cables with attached new springs.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles, all
VW Rabbits and Cabriolets 1979-1994
VW Karmann Ghia convertibles, all

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
Part #: 155-971A
-- -- -- $13.95
 
Side Tension (Hold Down) Cables with Attached Springs for Convertible Top, Pair

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles, all
VW Karmann Ghia convertibles, all
VW Rabbit Convertibles and Cabriolets 79-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet

   Details...
Part #: 155-971A-SP
-- -- -- $30.95


Rubber Seals
  Description Color Price Buy!
2
Rear Window Seal, Rabbit/Cabriolet

VW Rabbit Convertible and VW Cabriolet 79-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-8451
-- -- -- $56.95


General
  Description Color Price Buy!
 
Rear Corner Caps. Hide Rear Cable End Studs.
White, can be sprayed any color.

VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet 79-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-413A-WH
-- -- -- $30.95
 
Rear Corner Caps. Hide Rear Cable End Studs.
These are Black
We also offer white caps which
can be sprayed any color.

VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet 79-94

VW Rabbit/Cabriolet
Part #: 155-413A
-- -- -- $30.95




Important Information
Installing this top yourself? Read this first: The VW Rabbit and VW Cabriolet convertible top is installed as the last step of the convertible top installation. The opening for the window must not have been pre-cut. When you install your Volkswagen Rabbit or Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible top you want the back to be attached, with its rear attachment cable, so that the Rabbit or Cabriolet top rear window can be installed, per our convertible top install manual, with the fabric taut when you start. This guarantees that the rear section is under proper tension before the convertible top window opening is cut. The opening is easy to mark and cut per our instructions. Some do-it-yourself installers will take their completed top to a glass shop to have the window installed into the frame.

The original Rabbit and VW Cabriolet convertible top fabric is 'Cabrio Vinyl'.Our premium, original replacement top is of the highest quality featuring original 'rain guide' seams, reinforced heat sealed quarter sections, heavy duty welting.

VW Rabbit convertibles made before 1984 originally had a pinpoint vinyl convertible top. However the later year Cabrio Vinyl tops will fit perfectly because they have the identical geometrical layout and the later convertible top fabric is more elegant.

When replacing a VW Cabriolet soft top decisions must be made about replacing the following items:
convertible top inner padding, the headliner, convertible top hold down side cables, and the convertible top rear attachment cable. The little plastic corner caps which cover the ends of the convertible top rear cable can often be reused; but we offer new convertible top corner caps separately.

Our convertible top packages for the Rabbit and Cabriolet include what should be utilized in a new convertible top installation. We feature the smaller packages with just the new convertible top and the cables and larger top packages which also include the convertible top pads, convertible headliner, etc.

The headliner, if not dirty or torn, can be removed and reinstalled under a new VW convertible top.

The special Volkswagen convertible top padding can often be re-used. We have the now traditional foam rubber convertible top pad kits but also, when we can import it, offer the synthetic horsehair version of the Volkswagen Rabbit or Cabriolet pad kits. The synthetic horsehair VW top pads are considered slightly superior.

We do recommend all new convertible top hold down cables with each top. The side cable springs can usually be reused; but new springs for your soft top cables are available.

Please select a rear top attachment cable with the original hard plastic sheath. The rear convertible top hold down cable can be pushed into its channel much more easily with the original hard sheath. Cheap cables can result in damage to the convertible top.

We also offer a canvas version for every Volkswagen Rabbit or Cabriolet top replacement. Canvas convertible top fabric is used on most Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and late model Saab tops. It is not original, but it is the longest lasting (maximum wear rating) of all convertible fabrics.

Our installation manual for this VW convertible top has been used by hundreds of do-it-yourself installers. We do offer the convertible top install DVD. However, we believe that the printed convertible top manual has more detail and explanations and it is geare more for workshop use.

A patient, handy person, who can use either an air driven staple gun, or our heavy duty electric staple gun should be able to do a professional quality installation of the VW Rabbit or VW Cabriolet convertble top.


Restoration Tip
Note 1: Glass window opening is not pre-cut & should not be pre-cut before complete installation of the top.

Note 2: Last step of the installation is cutting the window opening, it can be marked & cut easily once the top is on the car.

Note 3: Most self installers will take their car to the an upholsterer to install the window.

DO IT YOURSELF?

The installation instructions listed on this page should enable a handy, patient person to install his/her own top at significant savings.

The work involves gluing, stapling and some "pop" rivet work. There is no sewing.

The transfer of the window involves "roping in" the glass with its seal and can be farmed out to a "glass shop" if necessary.

Many of our customers have performed this restoration themselves.


 
Volkswagen Rabbit/Cabriolet parts for the following years: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994
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