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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:47 PM
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Your truck looks great! Isn't that North NJ though? Did you get soaked, or is there some magic waterproof speed?
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:49 PM
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i'm still scratching my head as to why it was glued to the outside of the vertical stays. you should not need any thing to seal it up - just tuck the vertical sides (with the aluminium stiffeners (just 1"x2' Aluminium bar stock really)) into the channels and your done.
mine seals great even in Wa rain.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:03 PM
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wow so the previous owner was a jackass. First the rhinolining then this.

Insane. I dont get how people do this crap. Did your top at least have the stiffiner bars in it? I saw a brand new top put on by professionals and they left it on the outside of the gutterkit. idiots
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:10 PM
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You will learn fast to always bring the top with you or bring a surrey top with you.
Rain gear in the Tuffy- pants and jacket as if I was hiking a 14er. Faster and easier then fighting with a top in the rain.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:20 PM
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Rain gear in the Tuffy- pants and jacket as if I was hiking a 14er. Faster and easier then fighting with a top in the rain.
rains every day all bloody summer in the mountains in Colorado... I just gave up and ran the surry top all summer and kept a rain jacket inside...
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Also, can someone / anyone...take pics of what hardware the web straps loop around on the inside of the gutter kit? i just had 3 square holes. thanks...
Tim, I shot just about all of the pieces to the GK. Let me know if I missed anything you need.

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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Your truck looks great! Isn't that North NJ though? Did you get soaked, or is there some magic waterproof speed?
Yeah, I'm a Hoboken-ite as of this week.

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wow so the previous owner was a jackass. First the rhinolining then this.

Insane. I dont get how people do this crap. Did your top at least have the stiffiner bars in it? I saw a brand new top put on by professionals and they left it on the outside of the gutterkit. idiots
Stiffener bar was in it, which was my main concern. The silicone combined with the stiffener bar and the GK vertical made me think there was a magical bolt or fastener (aside from the silicone) between the two pieces.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:49 PM
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paint on gutter kits sucks. chips off easily. Not a big deal and easy to paint but the galv doesnt help it stay.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Josh! much appreciated...in picture 3 (inside pic of the gutter) it looks like you have riveted brackets over the square holes.
Hmm, i don't have that, i just have the square holes and nothing to loop the straps around.


Thanks for the pics...very helpful!
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Josh! much appreciated...in picture 3 (inside pic of the gutter) it looks like you have riveted brackets over the square holes.
Hmm, i don't have that, i just have the square holes and nothing to loop the straps around.


Thanks for the pics...very helpful!
That's BS. Get your $$ back from that dude Barry. Should have that looping system or it's useless (without black silicone of course).
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:37 PM
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josh it looks like you are missing the W bar that is behind the driver/ pass seat.

nice truck
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Thanks Josh! much appreciated...in picture 3 (inside pic of the gutter) it looks like you have riveted brackets over the square holes.
Hmm, i don't have that, i just have the square holes and nothing to loop the straps around.


Thanks for the pics...very helpful!
If the gutter kit is indeed screwed up he will get him money back for sure. I dont see how it could be.

Tim send me pics please
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 06:07 PM
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I find once it gets hot out you want the surrey on for the shade anyway and it seems to stay on (for me anyway).
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 07:03 PM
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I find once it gets hot out you want the surrey on for the shade anyway and it seems to stay on (for me anyway).

Me too... The surrey rocks. I have not put my top on since 2004.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 07:09 PM
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josh it looks like you are missing the W bar that is behind the driver/ pass seat.

nice truck
Hmmmm, what's a W Bar from this pic? In looking at this, it looks like I have all of these pieces.

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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:19 PM
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That has got to be the funniest shit I have ever see some one do to make the top work the wrong way.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Did the PO fail to tell you he jerry rigged the hell out of the top?
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 11:04 PM
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He sure made that truck purty
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 02:16 AM
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What he actually did was run the badger's top along the outside of the Gk down the vertical part, and then sealed the two together with the silicon. What he should have actually done is run it through the inside of the GK down the side, and then seal up and leaking areas (if any).

This was why I was so confused guys!

------ Follow up post added April 22nd, 2010 03:30 PM ------



Yeah I talked to the PO today about some stuff and he said he usually just exacto-knifed the silicone when he took the top off during the summers and then re-applied for seal permanence in the winter.
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It looks like the PO glued the top to the outside of the vertical plate (the one the paint pealed off) of the GK. On mine, you slip the top behind this vertical plate so you can see the exposed plate from the outside of the truck and the top will not catch the wind when you are driving. Does that make sense?

Sorry, you beat me to the post.
I made that mistake when I first got my Badger top. It sealed up better then my Rovers North top did so I thought it was good to go...until I saw someone else with a Badger top tucked behind the vertical piece. I can't imagine adding all that silicone goop to it though. That's some crazy ingenuity!
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Hmmmm, what's a W Bar from this pic? In looking at this, it looks like I have all of these pieces.

http://www.badgercoachworks.com/inde.../image2901.gif
I think Ron is talking about the W bar of the roll cage, that ties the the roll bar together.
In the picture its called the Bulkhead replacement bar.
I had to go back to look at all your pics to see how it saw it missing, he's got some eye!
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