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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Anybody ever see a top like this for the defender soft top?
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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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email me- info at badgercoachworks dot com

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I sent an email to your yahoo address with some information and photos of our cabin cover.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 12:26 PM
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I had one made exactly like this. It's one of the best things I have for my truck. Since I never use the top anymore, it keeps out all the dust and doesn't sit on top of the paint which helps avoid scratches. Mine was made out of two white sheets and some rope at the bottom so I can cinch it tight.

If Chris has one, I bet the quality is awesome.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:01 PM
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I will have the final design for production finished by Monday.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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I'd love to have one of those. Does Chris make something like that?
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Here's mine, well sorta...you can see part of it.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Thats a very cool idea. It would be great to not have to put the full top on everytime it was going to rain during the summer.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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after reading Chris' emails. I'm really pumped about this project!
I've attached the photos he sent me so all could see what's being considered for production.
my only concern would be fastening it with the strip like my full top does. Seems to me that would be a pain...guess it's better than a wet ass or dusty cab and better still than putting my full top on.
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Why not just put on the top then?

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Why not just put on the top then?

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Yes, that does look like a bit of work to put on, but still very nice. Looks like it's more for long term storage. Mine takes like 5 mins to put on and take off. I'm starting a new business!
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The front strip is the only reason I would want something else that goes over the windshield. Its a huge pain to get on and personally I think defeats the purpose of why I would want this kind of cover. I like what Brian is talking about.
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I'm taking orders now!
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are your bed sheets waterproof? If so im in.
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I'm glad you people like this item. My thoughts in designing this was to appeal and work for the majority of the Defender owners by going between the windshield and the front roll cage. The reason is, what do you do for vehicles with lights and or roof racks. I want to make one style and mindlessly sew them together. If you are going to go over the front cage, you might as well get a full car cover.

It's for the owner that wants to drive to work, but there is a chance of showers. The zippers allow you access into the vehicle to get your gym bag, briefcase, your gun in case you're going postal at work, etc.with out taking the cover off. I try to use fore thought when designing products.

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Chris, any chance of a cinch or bungee fastening method as opposed to using the belt rail?
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are your bed sheets waterproof? If so im in.
I'll sew you one made out of pee pad sheets!
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I bet all you would have to do is a sew fabric loop right by each door opening and each rear corner to allow someone to use a bungee strap to hold it down if they wanted to.
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Yes, I can make that version with grommets as well.

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I think I need one of these.....

I'll be down this weekend to pick it up : )
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Ron, you are a funny man.
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