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post #1 of 8 Old 03-23-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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HARD TOP LIFT for $130

Bought one of these:


About $130 from Amazon.com
type in: Racor PHL-1R Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack

ADDED HEAVY DUTY TIE DOWN STRAPS (2) and some towels to protect the bolts from scratching the top.


COMPANY INSTALLATION VIDEO

Looks great installed:






I've been pleased with it. I've taken the top off several times already. It was easier than making something like it on my own and I think just as cheap. It looks better than what I could make too! I store the Soft Top on it the rest of the time.



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post #2 of 8 Old 03-24-2010, 06:45 AM
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I got one too, it should be coming in soon. I am going to do the straps a little different though, I was going to get some padded hooks to use instead of doing the straps through the hard top like you.
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Looks good. I used a 60 dollar winch from Harbor Freight, some uni-strut, some al angle with holes for the ceiling, chain, then made a wood platform that hangs on the chain to store the top.

I probably spent that much overall including hardware and whatnot.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-25-2010, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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thanks, i thought about using little electric winch from Habor Freight and welding up some angle iron to lift it all but decided it'll cost about the same and be easier (and more finished looking) by going this route...

Also for padded or non-padded hooks I would be careful when backing the Jeep out away from the top or back under the top. I usually bump the top a little because it take a bit of work to line it up. I like that even a little bump the top stays put with the metal rack. With hooks they may shift more with a bump, but it may work and should be quicker to hook it up rather than feeding the straps through.



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yea i posted about this somewhere, anyway, costco has it for $100
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Just ordered this hoist off Amazon. Great write-up, thanks!

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Do you have a picture of the top hanging? I was wondering what kind of clearance you got from the top of the hard top to the ceiling.
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Got mine installed and used it to pull the top off over Labor Day weekend. I ran my straps a bit different though. I sure wish the ceiling in my garage was as high as IndianaJeep's!


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