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Old January 13th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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Tom, just sent you measurements! Can't wait! Hope the stir and honey went over well!
Got them, I will try and get it out this week.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:44 PM
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This is one of those "how did I ever live without this" products. REALLY happy with this Tom. Very well made, HUGE window you basically lose no visibility and what a difference. Highly recommend if you are on the fence on purchasing one. Many thanks again.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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This is one of those "how did I ever live without this" products. REALLY happy with this Tom. Very well made, HUGE window you basically lose no visibility and what a difference. Highly recommend if you are on the fence on purchasing one. Many thanks again.

Thanks Josh!


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I have 2 available, will reduce price a little if delivered Via RURR (original price included shipping cost). People going to ROMP might want one of these!
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:19 AM
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Will they work with a Bimini on a 97?
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Old February 7th, 2014, 06:33 AM
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Will they work with a Bimini on a 97?
There are a few different bimini/bikini styles.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 06:53 AM
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Old February 7th, 2014, 06:58 AM
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Pics? Strapless? Absolutely no issues with the straps ones. Minor issue with the snap ones, but it will still stay in place.

There are a bunch of pics and a few discussions in here that should answer any questions.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=42257
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Old February 7th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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1 left. Next batch will be in a few months.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 07:33 AM
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1 left. Next batch will be in a few months.
Just in time for summer so the kitten breath sucking a mint AC will have a chance of cooling the cab?
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Old February 7th, 2014, 07:41 AM
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Wanted to echo some positive feedback on these drop curtains. I regularly drive my ST during the winter here in the Northeast and the drop curtain truly makes a difference. Prior to the drop curtain, I would drive everywhere in the winter with one hand in the wheel and one on the dash with my fingers jammed in the heater vents. I would alternate between hands while continually having to lean forward. I didn't even know there was a level of heat below the max because I just ran it at max since day 1.

With the drop curtain, I find that I actually turn my heat OFF as I'm driving around.

But here's the true test: I went away for a weekend in Vermont a couple weeks ago with a chick I was dating at the time. We drive 5 hours up in freezing weather and she NEVER complained once about the cold. Sure, I had some shop rags jammed into the passenger side door gaps but you get the idea.

Turns out I broke it off with that chick, but I still got my drop curtain, so you know, the curtains are reliable, loyal and last longer than than your average relationship.

I've seen some concerns over how the drop curtain affixes to the middle roll bar vis a vis a Badger soft top. The badger attaches itself to that middle roll bar by wrapping itself around the bar using a Velcro secured sleeve. The drop curtain need access to the snaps that are moulded onto that roll bar and this hidden by the badger Velcro sleeve. So, in order to attach the drop curtain to the roll cage you need to undo the Velcro sleeve that secures the badger top to the roll bar.

So, the question becomes: If my badger top is no longer secured to the middle roll bar will it be flapping around at higher speeds? The answer is NO. Undo the Velcro sleeve on the badger, let is hang there, fasten the drop curtain to the now exposed button snaps on the roll bar. You will not see increased "flapping" with the badger undone. You may see increased "fapping" because you are now warm and excited. Badgers are just too secure around other points of your car for this undoing of the middle Velcro sleeve to have any noticeable effect. The other option is having the badger Velcro sleeve remain and buying a new down jacket.

Oh yeah, and the window is huge. Buy it - it works.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:20 AM
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I've seen some concerns over how the drop curtain affixes to the middle roll bar vis a vis a Badger soft top. The badger attaches itself to that middle roll bar by wrapping itself around the bar using a Velcro secured sleeve. The drop curtain need access to the snaps that are moulded onto that roll bar and this hidden by the badger Velcro sleeve. So, in order to attach the drop curtain to the roll cage you need to undo the Velcro sleeve that secures the badger top to the roll bar.

So, the question becomes: If my badger top is no longer secured to the middle roll bar will it be flapping around at higher speeds? The answer is NO. Undo the Velcro sleeve on the badger, let is hang there, fasten the drop curtain to the now exposed button snaps on the roll bar. You will not see increased "flapping" with the badger undone. You may see increased "fapping" because you are now warm and excited. Badgers are just too secure around other points of your car for this undoing of the middle Velcro sleeve to have any noticeable effect. The other option is having the badger Velcro sleeve remain and buying a new down jacket.

Oh yeah, and the window is huge. Buy it - it works.

To address this issue if somebody was concerned. You can take a grommet punch and punch out 5 holes in the badger cover to give you access to the snaps. I have done this.


1. Leave the Badger in place, feel the snaps in the B Pilar, mark them with a sharpie with a dot.
2. Remove the cover from truck
3. Punch the holes with a grommet punch
4. Heat the grommet punch with a torch and sear the holes to clean up the hole
5. Re-install badger
6. Velcro badger around b pillar
7. Snap the curtain in




This process takes about 45 minutes.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:46 AM
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We drive 5 hours up in freezing weather and she NEVER complained once about the cold.
Can I get her number?

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To address this issue if somebody was concerned. You can take a grommet punch and punch out 5 holes in the badger cover to give you access to the snaps. I have done this.


1. Leave the Badger in place, feel the snaps in the B Pilar, mark them with a sharpie with a dot.
2. Remove the cover from truck
3. Punch the holes with a grommet punch
4. Heat the grommet punch with a torch and sear the holes to clean up the hole
5. Re-install badger
6. Velcro badger around b pillar
7. Snap the curtain in




This process takes about 45 minutes.
Honestly all I do (it takes 2 minutes and no holes) is take the drop curtain, snap it into every snap or every other snap on the B pillar, and then stuff one side of that Badger Coachworks velcro wrap through those remaining spaces, and velcro them on the other side. The top doesn't flap, and the drop curtain functions exactly the same.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Can I get her number?
she froze solid ...
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:53 AM
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To address this issue if somebody was concerned. You can take a grommet punch and punch out 5 holes in the badger cover to give you access to the snaps. I have done this.


1. Leave the Badger in place, feel the snaps in the B Pilar, mark them with a sharpie with a dot.
2. Remove the cover from truck
3. Punch the holes with a grommet punch
4. Heat the grommet punch with a torch and sear the holes to clean up the hole
5. Re-install badger
6. Velcro badger around b pillar
7. Snap the curtain in

This process takes about 45 minutes.

Tom and I did this on my top and it worked out great.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 10:40 AM
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Last two were paid. I will be making more. I will try and get some done in about a week.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:01 PM
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I tried the alternating snaps like Josh suggested with my tickford and it works fine too.

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Honestly all I do (it takes 2 minutes and no holes) is take the drop curtain, snap it into every snap or every other snap on the B pillar, and then stuff one side of that Badger Coachworks velcro wrap through those remaining spaces, and velcro them on the other side. The top doesn't flap, and the drop curtain functions exactly the same.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 06:28 AM
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Thank you! Great seller, great product, great communication. Another great Defender Source transaction!

------ Follow up post added February 20th, 2014 07:30 AM ------

I'd be interested in any side curtains you can make too. I'm running a Bimini with straps but still have some big gaps behind my doors..
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I'd be interested in any side curtains you can make too. I'm running a Bimini with straps but still have some big gaps behind my doors..
I tried getting Badger to make those years ago - he said there was no demand for them. Not sure how that was determined - I figured there were many others like you with just a bikini and/or surrey with those large gaps.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=27099
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:46 PM
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Just throwing in two cents of praise on this. I bought one a few months ago and I'm toasty warm riding around in the frigid Northeast.

You can't go wrong picking this piece up.
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