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Old 08/20/12, 11:43 AM   #16
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One thing i wish you guys would make is a set of full soft doors! No inserts needed.... That and a soft top that needed no frame if using a 8point cage


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Old 08/22/12, 01:41 PM   #17
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One thing i wish you guys would make is a set of full soft doors! No inserts needed.... That and a soft top that needed no frame if using a 8point cage
Our two piece doors only work with the sport door inserts? I honestly did not expect that. Feeling a bit useless and foolish. (Did I mention we're really Jeep-focused around here? I've owned 4 of them over the years!).
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Old 08/22/12, 10:31 PM   #18
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Now that you have a Bronco there will be no more Jeeps. There just no going back.
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Old 08/23/12, 12:25 AM   #19
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i need a supertop skin only... in white. have mine for 8 years now and the seams have aged, it went from white to dirty white, zipper stitching are gone to shreds.

Did I mention I want a re-skin only option for the Bronco Supertop, I'll take it in black if it is an only (color) option, But I'd be really happy if you got white..
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Old 08/23/12, 06:20 AM   #20
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You know that's right.. lol

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Old 08/24/12, 08:08 PM   #21
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I wish Bestop would have helped a month ago when I inquired about a replacement skin since the mice chewed mine up as it sat waiting for the bronco to get painted. The answer I got then was short and to the point, "Sorry, we do not sell the skins and hardware separate at this time. You will have to purchase the entire kit with installation hardware from one of our vendors". It just seemed like Bestop was not too interested in the Bronco community. I realize it's a small market and all, but come on. Bestop makes them or has them made separately, then combines them into a kit for a final product. Here I have a (IMO) beautiful freshly painted bronco that I spent two years rebuilding, and I am stuck with a soft top full of mouse holes. And I'm sorry, but I refuse to purchase the entire kit just to replace the skin. It infuriates me to see my son showing off his brand new skin on his wrangler with a supertop, and I cannot get one for my bronco.

OK I've vented. I feel better now.

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Old 08/28/12, 02:32 PM   #22
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white please!!!!!
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Old 08/29/12, 10:03 AM   #23
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White/replacement skins/custom stuff:

Not a chance in hell now, and not for foreseeable future.

That's nothing to do with lack of respect for Bronco community -- and everything to do with desperately trying to keep up with vastly increased demand in Wrangler world.

That demand is from three main things:

1. New Jeep sales through the roof (we make all the factory tops as well). July was best month EVER for Jeep. Huge pressure on our manufacturing capacity. We love you guys, but pay more attention to our single biggest customer, to be sure.

2. JKs are getting to the point where people are starting to modify them, and the numbers are huge, compared to Bronco/Scout/Flatfender crowds.

3. Our Trektop NX top for Wranglers is big hit, and we're way behind.

We talk about doing small runs and more custom stuff. But just talk. Hard to even talk about it when we are very far behind.

Bronco's are coolness in sheet metal. Ain't no doubt. But we're a business.
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Old 08/29/12, 10:38 AM   #24
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Would you consider making a soft top for the 78 79 bronco? I want won soo bad and nobody offers them.

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Old 08/29/12, 10:49 AM   #25
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Or how about farming out the work?
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Old 08/29/12, 01:51 PM   #26
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Yea, that's how Levi's got so big! We sell most of our jeans to skinny people with 24" waists so we're not making them for any other sizes!....NOT!!!

THIS IS AMERICA! GOOD GOD MAN, QUIT MAKING EXCUSES AND MAKE SOME PRODUCT!

Seriously, build a plant, add a shift, go where the labor and materials are (as long as it's in the good old USA) do the American thing and meet the challenge and make quality products. Most manufacturers spin off a smaller division to meet the needs of the smaller or custom markets, they charge more but the diversity and ability to meet the need nets them the market share of the sales. I don't mean to be harsh but you're the only vendor on here who has little to sell other than a take it or leave it complete top in one color, what's the point? Henry Ford started out saying "you can have your car any color you want, as long as it's black". That didn't last long, how long would he have been in business once others started offering options and they wouldn't?

I had the same situation as Broncmeister, mice got to my brand new Bestop before I got it on my frame off resto last winter. It was never even out of the box. I would have bought a skin if I could have, now it looks like a Raggedy Ann top with patches.

I'm just sayin'.....

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Old 08/29/12, 02:10 PM   #27
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... I don't mean to be harsh but you're the only vendor on here who has little to sell other than a take it or leave it complete top in one color, what's the point? ..
Well, maybe a little harsh.

Also slightly wrong: we have something like 900 SKUs in over 100 main product categories, from bumpers to replacement mirrors. Truck tonneaus and steps. Plus of course, soft tops.

We just do not strongly cater to this particular market.

PLEASE -- I didn't sign up here to try and sell you our few Bronco products. You know they exist, we don't need to keep telling you.

Bestop's motives for joining this site are a bit more mercenary: I just bought a '76, and wanted to join. This benefits everyone, but mostly just me.

I am the guy at Bestop who buys all the online ads and sponsors online sites.
But mostly this is personal.
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Old 08/29/12, 02:16 PM   #28
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I understand frustrations but i know it's not Geoff's fault. He is just taking a bludgeoning on here. We are glad you are here and have joined the brotherhood. We may fight amongst ourselves but what family doesn't.
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Old 08/29/12, 02:35 PM   #29
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I understand frustrations but i know it's not Geoff's fault. He is just taking a bludgeoning on here. We are glad you are here and have joined the brotherhood. We may fight amongst ourselves but what family doesn't.
Thanks. But I'm absolutely NOT upset about the comments and suggestions.

I get them all the time at all the trade shows and on all the forums.

I just wanted to set expectations for why "Bestop" is here. Because we will be a shitty vendor in the traditional sense, no doubt. We do sell thru a lot of your better vendors, and support them all!

(secret side note: when we're at shows and see some crusty old fart with a twenty-year-old camo truckers hat coming towards us, we all try to hide. It's going to be either "why no white tops for my CJ3B/Bronco/Scout" or it's going to be a long explanation of this cool way they took our regular top and made it really good using a rivet gun and fishing line.)
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Old 08/29/12, 02:36 PM   #30
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Ok, maybe a bit harsh. Sorry bout that! I'm really not meaning to beat up on you, more like encourage, I think that's the intent on everyone who's posted to this thread with a wish or want.

I totally understand the whole cookie cutter thing, I'm just the type who hates to say the word CAN'T. I've made my living out of saying "We can do that" and then figuring out how to do it. I'm sorry if I've made you feel less welcome because I feel strongly about this topic. Long and short: I'm thrilled your here, hope to meet you some day and I think it's great that you picked a vehicle with style and function out of a sea of the same old Jeeps. Now let's see some posts with pictures of you ride!

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