post #1 of Old 04-10-2010, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hang your TJ Soft Top on the Garage wall - "Cheap Fix"!

hey folks - was cleaning out the garage for a friend of mine when it occured to me that hanging the soft top on the wall could be easily accomplished with a simple bracket constructed out of perforated angle screwed into the studs in the right configuration.

Once mounted - we just picked the right location for the factory shoulder bolts to go in and wow! Simple!

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post #2 of Old 04-10-2010, 06:41 PM
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Very cool.
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post #3 of Old 04-10-2010, 08:31 PM
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Clever! I just use some giant, plastic coated hooks threaded into 2 studs and set the top into it (Hangs upside down compared to your setup). Works good for me because I do it by self most of the time - it looks like your system would need another person to help.

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why would you wanna do this?
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post #5 of Old 04-10-2010, 08:32 PM
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Great thinking!
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post #6 of Old 04-10-2010, 08:35 PM
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Thats pretty clever. I was looking at my garage wall today trying to figure out a place to hang it up out of the way. You can never have too many options.

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why would you wanna do this?
probably so the soft top doesnt sit on the garage floor during the few months the hard top is on and get completely destroyed..

to the OP. sweet idea i like..
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i like your thinking. i was thinking about cutting 2 slots in my sheetrock ceiling (in the garage). then i could take my hard top, turn it upside down anmd with the rear glass open then and put in up almost flush with the ceiling. (the side windows would go up through the ceiling into the eve or attic of the garage. i will besure to take pics if i do it this summer.
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post #9 of Old 04-11-2010, 12:27 PM
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Great Idea!! Simple, effective and low cost !!

Just a thought, what if you cut out some material? That way you dont need 2 people, you can leave the screws in, and its just a lift and out.

OR cut the top holes open and bolt the bottom ones in.

I did a quick paint job of the idea, hopefully you can see what I mean.
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probably so the soft top doesnt sit on the garage floor during the few months the hard top is on and get completely destroyed..

to the OP. sweet idea i like..
haha i pack mine up and stick it in a tote
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post #11 of Old 04-12-2010, 08:34 AM
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I have it sitting on L-shape brackets in the basement. Works fine for me.

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Like the above, I have to of the big L shaped brackets for the home center and it hangs upside down from the pictures. The brackets in the picture pretty much require two peope. One to hold and one to insert the screws.

Besides, it's time to take the soft top down, not hang it up.
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I like the removal of material you did there prd_cdn, very nicley done!
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post #14 of Old 04-12-2010, 09:17 AM
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It's time to take the tops off! I was just thinking of this last night. Was thinkng of L brackets. But your idea is good too. I like the idea of the slots so you can just 1 person can hand it.

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