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post #1 of 8 Old 08-21-2015, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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2015 jk 2dr hardtop removal

Hi guys. I finally bought a brand new 2015 JK Wrangler with a hard top. I am looking for a simple way to take off the hard top by myself. I am an older gentleman and need something that is not too strenuous like lifting the top off by myself. Awesome site!
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-21-2015, 09:16 AM
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Welcome to the jeep club.

Look at one of these options from quadratec. Also, if you use the search feature on this forum, I believe some people have built do-it-yourself hoists.

http://www.quadratec.com/category/Je...op+Hoists/228/
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Will do Hank.
Thanks for the tip!
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-21-2015, 11:34 AM
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If you have a couple rafters to screw a few eye-bolts into, then you have a good starting point for a very cheap one-man hoist and storage solution. Four eye-bolts, a couple lengths of ( min 150lb working load) rope, and a decent ratchet-strap, and you're ready to go. You need to be able to back in to the "staging area" lol in order to leave it suspended and drive out. Really easy install and only takes about 10-15 minutes to completely remove or re-install.

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Thanks for the idea. Will investigate further :0
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-21-2015, 09:14 PM
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I did this back in 08 I think. This was a thread about door hangers but my hardtop can be seen in the background. Like Stube said cheap easy. Remove all hardtop bolts. Pull up on one strap at time. Eye bolts screwed into ceiling joist. PM me if you
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-22-2015, 11:30 AM
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Ratchet straps , iBolts, padded hooks and some rope is what I used for mine
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-22-2015, 11:57 AM
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I had that Quadratec setup for the hardtop on my four-door Jeep.

I used two 2" x 8"s and measured where I wanted my hooks, and then bolted them to the studs in the ceiling of my old garage. Then I screwed the eye bolts into those, so it was a removable setup, and so I could position the eye bolts anywhere I wanted to on the 2" x 8"s (instead of being limited to exactly where the roof studs were located).

The I setup the rest of the kit with the ropes and latches, etc, and created a tie-off on the wall. It worked perfectly. I hung a piece of string from the ceiling, so I could back it in exactly where I wanted to with one stab, and then zip off the bolts, take the freedom top panels off, and hook-up the ropes to hoist off the top.

I used to just take the whole damn top off the four-door Jeep myself, but after nearly dropping it, and from wrenching my back, I figured out that this was the smarter way to go.

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