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Unread 07-30-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Another Garage Hardtop Hoist

The ceiling height and cramped quarters leaves much to be desired so I had to change things up from others that built theirs before. Thanks to all who posted theirs, giving me ideas to make mine work.
Originally I did not have the center pully point and one side pulled at about a 12% faster rate.
When not in use the cables interlock and 1" box steel tube cross bracing gets wire tied up.



In use.




With sport bar and seats pulled for roll in bed liner install.


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Unread 07-30-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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Nice job man!
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Unread 07-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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You know, I bought one of those worm-drive hand winches from Harbor Freight, and I've never used it for anything because you can't let the cable out (unless you just slowly unwind it).

I always thought is was useless, but you've found a good use for it. Good job!
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
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Looks good!

Being such a light application this may not matter but..those cable clamps you have put on there,the general rule of thumb is"Never saddle a dead horse",which is a simple way for us Riggers to remember and teach that a cable clamp belongs with the saddle part on the live side of the cable..not the dead end side,that's the way they are designed to be used.
And no i wasn't looking for something wrong..lol..it's just a habit for me since as an ironworker rigging is one of our specialty.

I like how you designed it for more headroom..great job!
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments.

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"Never saddle a dead horse" = The U bolt should be covering the dead end and the maliable "saddle" goes on the load end. Right?

For safety sake and future reference I will change my clamps to reflect the correct way.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the compliments.

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"Never saddle a dead horse" = The U bolt should be covering the dead end and the maliable "saddle" goes on the load end. Right?....correct

For safety sake and future reference I will change my clamps to reflect the correct way.
cool,again i wasn't "Nit Picking"..lol..just a habit since i use those cable clamps daily for rigging and safety lines on the iron.
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Great job! It's much better than my current setup.

Do you have a price tag on that setup?
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Price tag, kind of hard to say as I had most of the materials laying around in the shop. I had bought the winch about 3 years ago figuring I'd use it some day, steel tube was extra shop stock, the locking carabiner was too worn for field use but still functional, and I ran to pick up some small parts from a home improvement store. I borrowed a friends Hand Swager for the permanent cable sleeves at the carabiner and one lower end. The other 3 lower connection points have the trio adjustable clamps.
Less than $100 for sure.
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Nice Job. By the way the Iron Worker is right,but remember you only need two things to be an Iron Worker. Size 13 hard toes and a size 3 hat.
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Nice Job. By the way the Iron Worker is right,but remember you only need two things to be an Iron Worker. Size 13 hard toes and a size 3 hat.
and you forgot the part about needing to have"Women Reppellent" to ward them off because they drool over the size 13 shoes and other parts that match that size....
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