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post #1 of 8 Old 05-31-2011, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Now that its getting warn finally I want to take off the hard top and keep the soft top on. I am looking for a good hardtop lift that I can hang in my garage for the summer or something that I could assemble to save me money. I have found one but it was about 400 and I was wanting to do alot better on price. Any sugestions? Thanks
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-31-2011, 10:39 PM
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I just made a capital t shape out of a couple 2x4 with hooks. The top part of the t goes to the top of the rear doors with hooks hooked inside the top, and the bottom of the t goes between the rear glass and top hooked inside the top. An eye hook where the top will balance, and a winch or something to pull it up. I'll take pics in the morning.
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I screwed 4 eyebolts into my ceiling joists in my garage. When I back into the garage, 2 bolts line up with the front of the hardtop and two with the rear. With the back glass up I run a tie down straps (non-ratcheting type) from the rear eye bolts, through the gap between the glass and the top, under the top, and hook them to the front eye bolts. Then I un-bolt the top and pull my straps tight. The top will lift right off and hang securely out of the way. I lift mine high enough that I can pull straight into the garage with enough clearance between the top and my hood. Iím taking the top off this evening so Iíll take some pics and post them.

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Thats what I was thinking of doing but wasnt sure how stable that would be. I would love to see some pics. Thanks.

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Thats what I was thinking of doing but wasnt sure how stable that would be. I would love to see some pics. Thanks.

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Here you go ...... buy mine (I sold my hardtop a couple of weeks ago)








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whats the price?
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I just want what the parts cost me ..... $100 bucks or so. I think the shipping would be steep, heavy chains & L angle ain't cheap. You could probably build on for less. If you need any more pics, let me know.

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Thats what I was thinking of doing but wasnt sure how stable that would be. I would love to see some pics. Thanks.

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Decided to just do a writeup...
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https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53076

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