Originally Posted by GOLENJEEPTJ
If you have a garage you just need 4 eye hooks to anchor on the ceiling and 4 tie downs 1 for each corner of hardtop.I've had this setup for 7 years and it's cheap and works great.You can remove it by yourself easily this way and then just drive out.
If you have a garage, X2, but only 3 tie-downs are really needed. Just loop the front one from side to side to carry the minimal weight of the front of the roof.
Parts required: 4 eye bolts, 3 ratchet straps, ceiling.
Here's some pics of what I did. Not the greatest, but it gives a good idea. 4 eye bolts in the ceiling, about 1-2" wider than the roof. The rear corners are looped underneath so that the weight of the roof and the bottom edges of the roof are actually sitting on the strap and not the hook. The hook is put through the bolt-down holes from the top and spun so that they won't go anywhere (it'll be self explanatory if/when you do it). The front just loops one strap from side to side using eye bolts in the ceiling.
In the pics, you see a bunch of strap at the middle rear. That's just extra strap. My rear window stayed closed with ravity, but as extra precaution, I ended up tying those straps around the rear window to ensure that it didn't open.
As a result, this turned the on or off process into a one man, 5 minute "chore" with a well lined up parking job. That includes unscrewing or screwing and tightening the roof bolts to the tub.
PM me if you have any questions.