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Unread 03-05-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hard Top Hoist Design?

I purchased a used hard top for my 86 CJ and am looking for some help with a hoist design. I have looked at several systems on e-bay but they seem to be WAY overpriced for the hardware that is included. Would anybody be willing to offer some suggestions and / or pics?

treski@sio.midco.net

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Unread 03-05-2005, 11:14 AM   #2
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I use a boat winch, a pulley over a tree limb, and some rope with four hooks. I don't really like the four hooks part ( I hook two in the corners where the doors would be, and two at the back corners of the top) and it was meant to be temporary until I fabbed up something better, but it works and I've never gotten around to making something better. I'm sure with a little thought and some tubing you could rig up a frame like the ones they sell.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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We just built our own, I'm trying to get the picture on here but it's not working.
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Where are you looking to store it? When I lived up in Maryland (Navy) I mounted a boat crank winch to a board on the side of the garage, ran the cable straight up through a pulley, then over to center of the space and then down. Back the Jeep into the garage, hook up the four split out hooks and crank her up to the ceiling,then pull the Jeep out and go for a ride
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Unread 07-21-2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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I just used 2 ratcheting straps and eye hooks, it took a little more time but it worked well and was cheap.
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Unread 07-22-2009, 10:25 AM   #6
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I made mine many years ago and use a chain hoist and tree in the front yard to pull mine off.


Then I made this storage cart so I can move it to the back yard for storage now.

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Unread 07-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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Here's a few

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f140/diy-hardtop-hoist-system-352125/

http://virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?t=28260

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=5559

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my-hardtop-storage-info-143727/
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Unread 07-22-2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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You mean squatting down in the bed and trying to balance it on your back wasn't fun enough the first few times?

Lifting it off is the easy part, it's storing it. Mine just sits next to the house and gives the cat a safe place to hide at night and warm place to lay on in the day. If I had a garage I would rig up a hoist that would double for storage.
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Unread 07-22-2009, 12:27 PM   #9
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You mean squatting down in the bed and trying to balance it on your back wasn't fun enough the first few times?

Lifting it off is the easy part, it's storing it. Mine just sits next to the house and gives the cat a safe place to hide at night and warm place to lay on in the day. If I had a garage I would rig up a hoist that would double for storage.
Hahaha. I had to tarp mine, the cats obviously thought it was their new outhouse and kept peeing in it. What a wonderful smell.
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Unread 07-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #10
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where do you plan to store it?

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