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post #1 of 9 Old 10-28-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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My search mojo sucks.... I know I have seen threads on Hard Top storage dollies and such. Any help would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 9 Old 10-28-2010, 11:57 AM
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Quadratech.com has several options to show off. A few of the fellers here have made their own impressive contraptions much like those. Are you looking for simple storage after removal? Or are you more inclined to have a system for a one-man operation to remove and store it?

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Really just looking for something to store it on in the garage. I know I've seen some homemade racks with wheels, bbut I can't find em. Also, is there a specific way NOT to store it? Like flat, on its side, etc.

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Really just looking for something to store it on in the garage. I know I've seen some homemade racks with wheels, bbut I can't find em. Also, is there a specific way NOT to store it? Like flat, on its side, etc.
just so long as your not storing it to where the side is bowing you should be ok... tho im sure there are plenty of guys here who would let you "store" your hardtop on their jeeps

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I bet! The weather here in Az is perfect right now, so the tops gotta go in storage. So it shouldn't be an issue to set it on some 2x6's flat on the floor?

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I built cart's to store the hardtops on mine & my wife's JK's. In a nut shell, the carts are along the lines of the HOSS cart that's out there so the top's stand upright. All I did was frame out a base with 2x4's based on the dimension of the the rear of the hardtop. Laid out some 1/8" pressboard over that. Whore'd the casters off a furniture dolly. Anchored a 2x4 on one side to prop the top up (what would the the top side above the wiper when on the vehicle) and a 1x4 on the other side to act as a lip to keep the top from sliding off. Other than that I laid out some work out mat's on I had laying around for some added protection when the tops are on the carts. Overall they've worked out pretty well for us, especially considering we have to keep our tops in our public storage unit in the warm months.

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Mine is just setting on the floor in the corner of the garage with a moving blanket over it.

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Well if space ain't an issue and you just wanna store it, I wouldn't even bother trying to set it up on its tail and risk knocking it over. I have little space, but even less money, so the few times I have been able to take it off, we just set it on the garage floor. I happen to have some rubber floor mats already laid out so I don't worry about moisture or damaging the lip where the mounting holes are. We just walk around it. Had I known 11 years ago that I'd now have a Jeep with a removable hardtop that needed storage, I wouldn't have bought this house. Is it weird to want to configure a home around a vehicle?

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Well if space ain't an issue and you just wanna store it, I wouldn't even bother trying to set it up on its tail and risk knocking it over. I have little space, but even less money, so the few times I have been able to take it off, we just set it on the garage floor. I happen to have some rubber floor mats already laid out so I don't worry about moisture or damaging the lip where the mounting holes are. We just walk around it. Had I known 11 years ago that I'd now have a Jeep with a removable hardtop that needed storage, I wouldn't have bought this house. Is it weird to want to configure a home around a vehicle?

Since i have room, and I am extremely cheap.....This is where I am leaning.

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