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Old 06-09-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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How much does a hard top and doors weigh?

After ordering my Jeep 2 and a half months ago, it should finally be ready next week. I'd like to get some hooks or ladder holders to hang the doors in my carport, and I was wondering how much they weigh. Also, I'd like to rig a hoist for my hard top and, again, would like to know how much it weighs. Thanks and I'll eventually post pics!
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Hard top is 90 lbs on a 4dr.
Front doors are probably 60
rears 40
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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I have a 4dr w/ hardtop any suggestions how to get the top off short of paying someone to help me. No garage and no deck to back under.
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I have a 4dr w/ hardtop any suggestions how to get the top off short of paying someone to help me. No garage and no deck to back under.
Ask your neighbor that seems to always want to borrow your weed wacker.

Sorry nothing here. Do you have a tree in the yard? Where are you going to store it? I was able to get underneath it and take it off once before but almost dropped it.

Fortunately I have a garage hoist now. Good luck.
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I got my top (2dr) off one time with no help. It REALLY hurt .
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Well unfortunatly all my neighbors are retired. Not planning on storing it, but if I go to the Topless for Tata's event I need it off. Why oh why didn't I get the duel top package lol.
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I have a 4dr w/ hardtop any suggestions how to get the top off short of paying someone to help me. No garage and no deck to back under.
Well just how big a fellar are you? (Roy D. Mercer )...

I've removed/replaced my 2dr HT several times by myself and my wife's 4dr HT a couple times, it's a balancing act, not very heavy, just a bit awkward but once you find that sweet spot (I know where it's at now) it's not really heavy and the 4dr HT only weights a few pounds more and is actually easier because of it being longer. Of course if you're a smaller guy and nothing wrong with that, just saying it may be tougher to accomplish. The tough part is the pass/side w/tailgate in the way, just build or purchase a hoist-a-lift if you don't want to try and lift it yourself.
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I have a 4dr w/ hardtop any suggestions how to get the top off short of paying someone to help me. No garage and no deck to back under.
I just grab my son and have him give me a hand with it (and a couple of his friends if they are near). Always sat mine on the ground but will soon have a garage!
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Well just how big a fellar are you? (Roy D. Mercer )...

I've removed/replaced my 2dr HT several times by myself and my wife's 4dr HT a couple times, it's a balancing act, not very heavy, just a bit awkward but once you find that sweet spot (I know where it's at now) it's not really heavy and the 4dr HT only weights a few pounds more and is actually easier because of it being longer. Of course if you're a smaller guy and nothing wrong with that, just saying it may be tougher to accomplish. The tough part is the pass/side w/tailgate in the way, just build or purchase a hoist-a-lift if you don't want to try and lift it yourself.
My wife and I do it-she uses gloves because she says it hurts her hands. If you open the rear window then close the tailgate it won't be in the way and it balances it a little better.
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My wife and I do it-she uses gloves because she says it hurts her hands. If you open the rear window then close the tailgate it won't be in the way and it balances it a little better.
Yeah tried all that, both ways, I open the window and balance/lift it off slowly, for me it was easier (by myself) with the tailgate open of course , but if anyone's around I get them to balance to save the paint.
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I just grab my son and have him give me a hand with it (and a couple of his friends if they are near). Always sat mine on the ground but will soon have a garage!
Wish I could do that girls aren't much help since they're only 2 Wipe is pretty scrawny so she's not much help but maybe she can balance it at least I hope she can.
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I have a 4dr w/ hardtop any suggestions how to get the top off short of paying someone to help me. No garage and no deck to back under.
Get some old pillows and tilt/ slide it off the back of the jeep onto the pillows.
*this works best if you take off the rear window*
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Wish I could do that girls aren't much help since they're only 2 Wipe is pretty scrawny so she's not much help but maybe she can balance it at least I hope she can.
What is a scrawny wipe?

Is that when you wipe, the paper rips, and you get a handful of brownie batter?
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So the 4 door 3pc hard top with glass is only 90lbs?

Or only the back piece without glass?
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:23 PM   #17
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Get some old pillows and tilt/ slide it off the back of the jeep onto the pillows.
*this works best if you take off the rear window*
didn't think about taking glass off and sliding in I have an old sleeping bag I could put on the driveway I'll give that a shot thanks.

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No garage sucks.
Well have a garage but house is split level so garage has a real low ceiling. My wifes CRV barely fits in there. If stock JK did fit I doubt I'd have room to lift the hard top at all. I tried backing under the deck today, but stupid posts are to close together couldn't fit.

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What is a scrawny wipe?

Is that when you wipe, the paper rips, and you get a handful of brownie batter?
MMMM browniess.... lol Fingers were going to fast should have been scrawny wife, and she has a bad back too.
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Bolt a couple of 2x6's to the deck maybe? And then drive under?

I use a forklift at my office/warehouse. Get a couple of hands to lift it up four or five inches, slide the forks in from the side, lift and place on pallet. Place pallet on steel shelf for the summer. It's cheating.

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