Can one normal size guy remove a hard top by himself? All my boys are busy today but I have to get my hard top off. I've never done it before, just bought the jeep over the winter and I guess I'm wondering how much it weighs, can one guy maneuver it?
I would recommend rigging some sort of lifting system to assist removal of your hardtop, it is a very expensive piece to replace if you break it! waiting until you have help is highly recommended !
You can do it, but it's a real pain. More bulky/awkward than heavy.
I got a hoist-a-top and couldn't be happier. I got the one with the electric winch, but you can get a manual one (uses a come-along) quite a bit cheaper. They have a website but I just bought the thing through JC Whitney.
Originally Posted by Imped
Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
well the way I did it the other day was to put my trashcan behind my Jeep, lifted from the middle from inside the Jeep and moved it back and rested the right side on the can. Then got out and got under the middle lifted it straight over my head and moved it off. Kneeling down with it over my head was the toughest part, go slow. But if you don't think you can do it by yourself I'd wait for some help, its pretty heavy and awkward.
I have taken my hard top off by myself but I can't get it back on by myself.
Haha, me too. What I have done is open the tailgate, and get under the top, and stand up while balancing the top on my head and holding it in a military press stance. Then I carefully step down onto the ground.
It's prolly best to have help. It would be an expensive drop.