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Old March 13th, 2006, 11:34 PM
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Soft top - Soft Doors?

Has anybody tried the soft door tops? They replace the sliding window. Has anyone tried these? Any input?

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Old March 14th, 2006, 08:03 AM
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You mean the ones badger makes?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 10:38 AM
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I have the ones from badger and when I actuall put the top on and windows, i only use them, never the sliding ones. They whole window unzips so there is a lot more air that comes in than just the half open sliding window.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Yes, the Badger ones. I still have the original top. Do the Badger soft door tops seal well?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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I have never run them with my full soft top, so i dont have an answer as to how well they seal. The only time i use them is when i have on my drop curtain and bikini top. This leaves a gap between the window and the roll bar (where the shoulder belt attaches) so there is no seal to be had.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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I have never run them with my full soft top, so i dont have an answer as to how well they seal. The only time i use them is when i have on my drop curtain and bikini top. This leaves a gap between the window and the roll bar (where the shoulder belt attaches) so there is no seal to be had.
I'd like to do a similar setup, like a truck cab for the summertime and to protect from rain. Can you give some more details?
Does everything you have zip together? How much is that setup?

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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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As far as everything zipping together, i will just say that the setup i have is not weather proof by any means, mearly weather resistant. The bikini top fastens around the roll bars with snaps. The drop curtain snaps to the bikini top (there are gaps between the snaps that let some rain in). The drop curtain zips to the tonneau cover (forms a seal no leak here). As i said above, the windows are only as long as the door, so between the roll cage and the door tops there is a large gap that lets in rain and wind. It is great if you dont mind getting a little bit wet. I think that the Badger 1/2 cab actually seals around the drop curtain and then seals to the windows better. Can anyone with a half-cab vouch for this?

As far as prices, contact Badger directly. They are expensive, but the quality is great and they last, have had my tops for 7 years with not a rip, tear, or fade.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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I'll chime in here for a second. The door tops are a nice alternative to carrying around your aluminum/ glass door tops. They are much lighter weight wise and you don't run the risk of breaking the glass on the factory ones. I havn't heard any complaints from our customers about them.

We are now offering the 1/2 cab with fabric door seals, instead of using the gutter kit. This cuts the cost of the 1/2 cab kit considerably. Some of our customers in the past had passed on the 1/2 cab kit because of the cost of the gutters and door seals. Hopefully the fabric door seals will change their minds.
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Chris, what will that top cost? I might be interested this summer. I also might be interested in those door tops. Let me know on a price for them too..
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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:02 PM
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I may be interested in the half cab with the fabric seals as well. Any chance of seeing some pictures as well?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 05:45 PM
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The 1/2 cab kit -top/drop curtain/half tonneau with the gutter kit runs $2320.00

The 1/2 cab kit -top/drop curtain/half tonneau with the fabric door seals runs $1490.00

Send your mailing address and I'll send out the sample booklet and pricelist , which has the photos that I wanted to include here.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:19 PM
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Hi Chris,


Can u send the price on the door tops.

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Chris, if you send me the photos I'll post them for you.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 10:07 AM
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Those fabric seals are sweet!
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Chris,

You quoted the price for the whole setup, what is the price of just the half-cab with the fabric seals? That will work with the badge drop curtain and tonneau that i alread own right?

Thanks, it looks great!
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Old March 15th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Andy,

The price for the half cab shell is $750.00 .
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