Just wanted to post an update. First, I should never have said that Jack was dumb, and I feel bad about that. After meeting him...He sounds the way he does because he is just a really old guy (nothing against that btw). He is also a really nice guy. I was going to wait to post this until I got the weather stripping on the top and could take really good pictures, but I'd rather make sure that I provide follow-up to my emails to make sure I'm negatively affecting anyone's desire to order.
So....First....It did (in my mind) take way longer than it should have (5 months) to get my top, but I did get it. The shippers were having issues because of the weather on the east coast so I drove directly to Pittsburgh (horrible drive in a saturn sky) 3 hours there and 3 hours back to get my top. Jack helped my wife an I put it on. It doesn't have the weather stripping on because I don't have a garage and can't get the temps up to 70 degrees for them to adhere. The weatherstripping should be on by Thursday though. Couple of things before I post pics.....
Jack is a super nice OLD dude who loves talking about cars which is awesome. I say the part about old because you don't know he is old on the phone, which is why I originally thought he was dense (obviously that is not the case). The other thing I wanted to point out...They have an issue explaining things. Yes they SELL the most hardtops in the world (which would make you believe it was a 20 man operation or something) but they only have like 4 people! If I would have known that I wouldn't have been so hard on them, but due to them saying they were the largest hardtop seller in the world you mistakenly think they are a pretty big operation (which they aren't). I suggested to Jack (who did acknowledge) that maybe they should change the 8 week date for completion since they probably won't make that anyway, and it would help alleviate some of the angst they get. Long story short, for having four people they put out a really good product in a relatively short people of time (I say that now knowing the actual size of the company).
I also really like the quality of my top, and think they did a good job! I'll have better pics later (these are cell phone pics) but wanted to show the look of the carbon fibre to people also...keep in mind my car never looks this bad but the damn turnpike was throwing salt everywhere....:
Once the weather stripping is on and I can clean the car I'll start another thread with better pictures of the car. But here is my car with the hardtop on. I love it btw: