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Unread 11-24-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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Alternative to Fastback Top

Hey guys, well the plan was to get the Viking Fastback top as soon as my current softtop started breaking down which was just recently... But I get on there site to find out pricing, only to find out its on a production hold for who knows how long..... Are there any alternative to this top? I really dont want another just like the stock, I loved the idea of folding the windows into the top itself and being able to take that completely off and roll it up in the back

I just want to know if there is anything similar

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Unread 11-24-2007, 09:20 PM   #2
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The windows don't fold up, you unzip then and put them up there. Its also kind of a PIA to completely take off. Other than that (which isn't a problem) its a great top and I won't be going back to the factory style. Be patience and wait as theres no other close to this quality.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 12:49 AM   #3
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I love my Viking top. I had an issue with the glue and netting, but I can remove the entire top in just 10 min, if I move slow. They replaced the top within a week of my phone call. I hope this holds up. Best top ever.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 05:34 AM   #4
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http://www.californiatops.com/tops_sportsoft.html


I don't have any dealings with them, So I can't endorse them.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 07:23 AM   #5
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http://www.californiatops.com/tops_sportsoft.html


I don't have any dealings with them, So I can't endorse them.

Avoid California Tops!!!! Doing a quick search will give you more than enough information about them.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 04:01 PM   #6
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i have the California tops super top... i love the thing... not only does it look cool but i love the versatility of it, but beware the customer service is crap from this company you may not get your top for months and i think ive even heard cases of not receiving one at all. the product is awesome but the customer service sucks i defiantly will not do business again. just something to think about good luck
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Unread 11-25-2007, 04:07 PM   #7
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they're aiming to restart production in january or feb. suck it up and wait, it'll be worth it
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Unread 11-25-2007, 04:20 PM   #8
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they're aiming to restart production in january or feb. suck it up and wait, it'll be worth it
Yup...I heard February.

I have the Viking and I love it. Also, as stated above, the windows (all 3 of them) come off, not fold up, and go into a pouch that you zip closed and store in between the two top layers.
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Unread 11-25-2007, 04:32 PM   #9
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ok well I can deff wait til then, but sometime companies put a rpoduct on hold and it might be years before they start up again, and I know my top isnt going to last that long
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Unread 11-25-2007, 07:22 PM   #10
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i emailed them about it coming in other colors than black and at the time they said definatley not it made me a sad jeeper so if any body know if they are cheer me up
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Unread 11-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #11
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definitely do not go with californiatops! the guy who runs it does some shady stuff.
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