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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:27 AM
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IF Chris at Badger were to retire...

We all know that Chris will eventually retire when his fingers can no longer push fabric through the machine. So what would we all do? Those who don't have Badger Tops I believe want one and if the wait right now is 5-6 months. Imagine if he retired or announced that he were to retire or heaven forbid just stopped making tops. THIS IS TOTALLY HYPOTHETICAL BUT what would you order?
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:00 AM
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O btw can't spell and the edit function doesn't work on the title. ARGH. Personally I voted for a II as I just broke down and put in my order for door tops.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:40 AM
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I can't see the Badger retiring.
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I would buy the company and bring in automation.
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Or, you could bring in the Honey Badger. Looks like he might need a job - and the Honey badger don,t care!
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I would buy the company and bring in automation.
I'd throw in with that!
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:27 AM
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I am not planning on retiring, hell I'm only 56. Sorry I have not been on the board for a while. I am absolutely busy getting the back logged orders and can not answer the phone and emails all the time.
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We all know that Chris will eventually retire when his fingers can no longer push fabric through the machine. So what would we all do? Those who don't have Badger Tops I believe want one and if the wait right now is 5-6 months. Imagine if he retired or announced that he were to retire or heaven forbid just stopped making tops. THIS IS TOTALLY HYPOTHETICAL BUT what would you order?
First met the badgerman at a RN or AB rally many years ago when he announced to Diesel Bob, Sandy Grice, Sand Toler, and I that he liked to hang around with the VA Boys just as the tailgate fell of the back of a IIA he stepped on and fell, but caught himself. Why he didn't break something or ruin a knee will be an all time mystery...

Chris was the original inventor of Shanty Town as we all coined the phrase that lived on at subsequent MARs for several decades.

Shanty town grew into a mix of tarps strung together on poles and or attached to roof racks with anything available with old oriental rugs underfoot, tables, grills, the aluminum plates and dinnerware of the WWII era fold up Italian Kitchen chests, with lots of food cooking (usually grilled meats) with all sorts of different beers flowing. From a distance it looked like a structure inhabited by the lower classes of an Arab Bazaar. Back then we usually had a Carawagon or Dormobile and Chris was never far away to share a story or talk about ideas for tops and interiors.

Later Peter started coming in his 2.5 NA Diesel SWB with Chris and then Chris became too busy, so we would only see Peter at various rallies.

Chris was also the first I ever saw who made a plywood bed composed of pieces that fit together for sleeping in an 88 and when disassembled would store in the small rear area (as I recall).

Can't see him retiring, but all good things eventually come to an end.

Hard to say what to order, short cab canvas for a 110 pickup...
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 12:35 PM
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No disrespect

Chris,
This thread is not meant to disrepect you or start a rumor. I was motivated by the fact that like another member says nothing last for ever and I ponied up for some door tops as I have been wanting them for years and finally did something about it...ordering a set from you so I can enjoy them for as long as possible! There is no better time then the present to get what you want before it may be gone

Thanks everyone for participating so far.

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I am not planning on retiring, hell I'm only 56. Sorry I have not been on the board for a while. I am absolutely busy getting the back logged orders and can not answer the phone and emails all the time.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:29 PM
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If Chris were to retire, I would buy a used badger.
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