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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Tops

Please note that a top is very rarely ordered alone
as its replacement almost always involves new seals and hold down cables
and often wood bows.


We therefore urge you to explore the "convertible top packages" page
or
to email us at the support mailbox for custom package quotes
and help with your particular top restoration.

 

 

Volkswagen Beetle Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Volkswagen specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top, with a glass window.
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
  • Original Window: Use with your original window
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this can include the detailed manual, new cables, pads/webbing, tack strips and glue kit.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.


Convertible Tops
Description Color Price Buy!
B.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible top with Pre-installed Plastic Rear Window

This replacement-non original top installs without a headliner
or top pads underneath.
This is the least expensive way to get a new convertible top
on a Beetle or Super Beetle.
This will diminish the value of the convertible when compared
to an original installation, but is a popular temporary or even
permanent "driver" replacement top.

 

VW Beetle
Part #: TOP-PW-VW
Color


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$300.95
A.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Premium Top, Must Re-use Your Glass Window
 
As you will likely require cables and possibly padding, seals, bows etc.
you are urged to go to the various convertible top parts pages and, in
particular to the "convertible top package specials" page.
VW Beetle
Part #: TOP-VT
Color


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$217.95
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top, Must Re-Use Glass Window

As you will likely require cables and possibly padding, seals, bows etc.
you are urged to go to the various convertible top parts pages and, in
particular to the "convertible top package specials" page.
VW Beetle
Part #: TOP-HST-VW
Color


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$413.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Color Price Buy!
A.) Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
Part #: PLASTICWINDOWKIT
-- -- -- $30.95
B.) A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
Part #: RT-Canvas-MTMFG1
-- -- -- $40.95
C.) A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
Part #: RT-Vinyl-MTMFG1
-- -- -- $36.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant. Plus Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit. Plus the Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
VW Beetle
Part #: RT-CANVAS-PKG
-- -- -- $82.95
E.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner & Protectant. Plus Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit. Plus the Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
VW Beetle
Part #: RT-Vinyl-PKG-MTMFG
-- -- -- $82.95
F.) Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
VW Beetle
Part #: CTOP-Brush-MTMFG1
-- -- -- $9.95


Instructions
Description Color Price Buy!
Beetle Convertible Top Install Guide
Fully Covers Original 1960-1972 VW Beetle Convertible Top Removal and Installation


This easy-to-read 46-page top install guide offers step-by-step instructions on the removal and installation of your Beetle convertible top, headliner, pads, rear window, and top seals. It's the equivalent of 10 videos in one compact book! We highly recommend this guide to all do-it-yourselfers.

Note for 73 and later convertibles: This booklet will be incomplete primarily at the front bow which was changed to steel instead of wood in 1973. However we feel that this booklet in conjunction with observations made during removal of the 73 and later convertible top is the best convertible top installation guide available.

VW Beetle
Part #: BF-10
-- -- -- $23.95




Important Information
We carry premium convertible tops made by a specialist in German replacement tops and they have been installed in many prize winning Beetle restorations.

Beetle and Super Beetle top restoration will likely require other parts under the top. These include the headliner, top cables, wood top bows, etc. These top restoration items cannot be evaluated until the old convertible top is stripped off. Therefore, please browse through this site to read important information about top cables, wood top bows, convertible seals, etc.

Be especially aware of the importance of the right parts for the rear window repair or replacement which you will find at "Convertible Rear Window Parts." There is a restoration advice section on that page with very important information about the Beetle convertible rear window.

If you want to try to retain the old headliner and you have faith in the padding between the headliner and the top, then start with the top, the cables and the installation booklet and go from there. We will be happy to consult with Beetle and Super Beetle convertible owners to help determine needs and to configure a convertible top restoration package that is applicable.

You can reach us at support@mtmfg.com.

If you already know that you will need the headliner and the padding, as well as the top and cables, then go to 'Convertible Top Package Specials' and order a complete package.

We keep our inventory in top parts very full so we can quickly ship you any items that you may need.

During checkout you will have a large message box in which you will have plenty of room to specify year, color and fabric choices and to write in any requests.

About top fabrics: Haartz pinpoint vinyl is the choice of a majority of our customers.
It is a classic topping and was original to many classic American and foreign
convertibles. Canvas topping is the most durable and elegant. The butyl rubber
central core of this fabric helps make it both durable and flexible.
The vinyl topping might be more cost effective because of the large premium price for canvas toppings.


Restoration Tip
Can I install a top myself?
This restoration has been performed successfully by many of our customers, including first time installers, by self confident, patient persons. There is no sewing involved. There is alignment and contact cement work, and stapling or tacking to wood forms, and some pop rivet work (rivets can be changed to self tapping sheet metal screws.)

At the end of the job there is a "rope in" window installation which can be done at any automotive glass shop for less than an hour labor charge.

At the least, handy customers begin the job themselves: top removal and cleaning, painting, etc. Check out our "Literature" section for our "how to" booklets.

Wood bows can be installed by any handy owner. Do not use plastic (so called "wood replacement") bows!

Once the frame and wood are ready the upholstery begins. This is covered fairly thoroughly in both of our convertible top guides (see "Literature.") The $16 guide book is more detailed but covers some obsolete procedures, like the cutting of (no longer available) horsehair padding, and the fabrication of the rear window padding. Modern pad kits are made of foam rubber encased in fabric, and come pre-formed.

Besides our original replacement top, we also carry a non-original top which has a built in plastic rear window. Using this top will save much labor and parts cost because it is a "bare-bones" fix. But it does diminish the value of the finished vehicle. This top eliminates the headliner and the padding and does not require the rear glass window either.


 
Classic Volkswagen Beetle parts for the following years: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979
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