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Old June 17th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Fucking merica' I want that shit and I want it NOW, for cheap...
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Old June 17th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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As I've said before, if Chris hired a well organized person to come in once a week, to organize a "schedule", set realistic delivery times, and communicate with all the clients as to any changes in the schedule, all the clients would be happy and his phone call and email load would drop by 95% allowing him to relax and make tops.

It would be really simple.

But whatever. He has more work than he could ever deal with. Having people upset and bitching is not going to ever hurt his business.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 12:38 PM
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If he found a minion who could do the work as well as he does, he'd be delighted. But he's btdt and it doesn't honestly work out
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Old June 17th, 2015, 12:48 PM
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If he found a minion who could do the work as well as he does, he'd be delighted. But he's btdt and it doesn't honestly work out
Not to do the production work. Just to organize the business side of it, which he obviously is no good at doing and probably does not like it. Probably only needs a few hours a week to organize things. I'm sure he is wasting a huge amount of time dealing with it himself.
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This thread has become boring as shit.

We can all give Chris advice on how to run his business not knowing a damn thing about what it takes to run his business. We can also speculate how he must be rich because his work is endless. I'm willing to bet Chris is making a very modest living on this business.

Why don't we skip talking in circles and start posting pics of Badger products so people see what they wait for.

I've attached a pic of my gutter kit top and surrey.
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This thread has become boring as shit.

We can all give Chris advice on how to run his business not knowing a damn thing about what it takes to run his business. We can also speculate how he must be rich because his work is endless. I'm willing to bet Chris is making a very modest living on this business.

Why don't we skip talking in circles and start posting pics of Badger products so people see what they wait for.

I've attached a pic of my gutter kit top and surrey.

Got Bondo?
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Old June 17th, 2015, 02:20 PM
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This thread has become boring as shit.

We can all give Chris advice on how to run his business not knowing a damn thing about what it takes to run his business. We can also speculate how he must be rich because his work is endless. I'm willing to bet Chris is making a very modest living on this business.

Why don't we skip talking in circles and start posting pics of Badger products so people see what they wait for.

I've attached a pic of my gutter kit top and surrey.
The PO purchased this Badger III FDS top in 12/05/06 for $1975 and it still looks good as new today. In 2012 I shipped it back to Chris who installed an additional snap strap (known mod to the earlier FDS versions) to keep the vertical seal tight to the door window frame and performed once over on the entire top adding a few stiches here or there. Only $75 on my end (thinking $35 of that was shipping) and the turnaround for the mod/repair was only 2 weeks longer than the 1 month estimate. Great experience overall. I would send my top back to Chris again.
What is the reason to choose the gutter kit over the Fabric Door Seal version? Besides looking ugly (sorry) I don't see the benefit the gutter kit provides (and yes I've ridden in and seen both).
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Gutter kit is for us 1%ers while the FDS is for all the po' folks.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 02:41 PM
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Gutter kit is for us 1%ers while the FDS is for all the po' folks.
Hey now! No reason for a gutter kit out here in the southwest. No rain, no snow, no rust, no leaks.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 02:48 PM
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Hey now! No reason for a gutter kit out here in the southwest. No rain, no snow, no rust, no leaks.
Then no need for a top.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 03:56 PM
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Yes you must be missing something. As in the quote I have in writing for $4,620 including hardware and shipping.
Lets talk apples to apples .. I assume the quote wasn't just for a top... perhaps hardware ??? like the header bar and gutter kit door seals etc.


just trying to understand a $4620 price... did you piss him off so he increased his price??
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:47 PM
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Waiting for Chris is like waiting for the winning lotto ticket (although Chris will eventually come through, that ticket probably won't)

Once you get that top (or ticket) it will change your life forever!

It's a pain having to wait, but like everyone says, there is nothing close to one of his tops.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:56 PM
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Lets talk apples to apples .. I assume the quote wasn't just for a top... perhaps hardware ??? like the header bar and gutter kit door seals etc.





just trying to understand a $4620 price... did you piss him off so he increased his price??

Chris himself answered this question detailing all the additional stuff from the top. I got this same combo if I recall. Everything and the kitchen sink package I believe it was called.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:58 PM
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Gutter kit is for us 1%ers while the FDS is for all the po' folks.
Have you even removed the window tops or are they still rusted to your jalopy?
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So I can only assume you are taking the RR to Mt Blanca you wimp? Then I will go ahead and attach the strap before we take off. My guess is Warren will ride with you if you can handle the train wreck second hand?

If you want to come up a day or two early and hang out you are welcome to.................Remember it never ever hails on Mt Blanca!

It has been raining so much up here and sooo cool that my top is still on; a record for me!


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Blanca, gorgeous trail!! Camping at the lake??
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So I can only assume you are taking the RR to Mt Blanca you wimp? Then I will go ahead and attach the strap before we take off. My guess is Warren will ride with you if you can handle the train wreck second hand?

If you want to come up a day or two early and hang out you are welcome to.................Remember it never ever hails on Mt Blanca!

It has been raining so much up here and sooo cool that my top is still on; a record for me!
Dude, I'm taking the Classic so I don't have to leave a tent behind for the bears to use as a rain shelter. Anyway, I've got better lockers than Timmy has in his Classic, so I don't expect to get strapped. Hopefully my expectations meet reality.

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Blanca, gorgeous trail!! Camping at the lake??
That's the plan. Hoping there will be space for us up there. We've been pretty lucky on previous trips, but have a larger group this time.

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Then no need for a top.
Except for the dust. We've got plenty of that.
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I've attached a pic of my gutter kit top and surrey.
You're killing me with the race car netting.

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Keeps the dog from flying out. I could have gone the no window route like you did but I didn't dig the rape van vibe.
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Keeps the dog from flying out. I could have gone the no window route like you did but I didn't dig the rape van vibe.
Is your paint original Barry? If so it looks perfect. Also are you running a lift?
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