Made it home with my new hardtop all in one piece with no scratches or dings. Now that all the dust and grime is off, it really looks awesome. I can't wait to get the jeep interior cleaned up and put the HT on and have garage space back until I build the HT hoist. Unfortunately I messed up my back pretty good getting the thing out of his garage and onto the truck.
All I gotta say is DANG I wish I was as in good of shape as that 76 yr old dude. Holy cow! He does 40 mile hikes through the grand canyon every year, says he helped design the hammer trails and still wheels 'em all the time. His rig was well used and had an awesome setup-military jeep trailer included. Old fart is leathery, crusty and about as cool as they come.
Off to the showers to scrape off all the layers of crud then get a back rub from the wife :-)