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post #31 of 36 Old 09-12-2013, 01:41 PM
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Question: it looks like the crank is at the end of the hoist unit. Could it be rotated 90* so that crank was to the side of the Jeep rather than the end [where the rear window would be in the way] since the platform is 4'x4' square anyway? It seems it'd be easier to operate from the side rather than the front/back of the JK.



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post #32 of 36 Old 09-12-2013, 01:42 PM
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Sure, all you gotta do is figure out a gear reduction box and multiple connections-

Originally Posted by TMJeep View Post
This looks like the best solution for me.

Can it be used with an electric hoist?
Take a look at the RACOR diagrams and see if you can use another hoist system-along withit

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post #33 of 36 Old 09-12-2013, 01:46 PM
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The orientation of the unit depends on how you install it - which is dependent on the orientation of the ceiling joists in your garage. You can install supplemental braces perpendicular to your ceiling joists and then install it rotated so the gear box is on the side. However I find that it can be controlled from the side even when the box is mounted parallel to your jeep. They give you a long extension pole to use with your drill
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post #34 of 36 Old 09-12-2013, 07:20 PM
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Yeah low ceiling since I have a second floor above but garage is very long. I can lift enough to store and still park in front I figure.

Don't I only have to lift a few say inches to remove top?
I have a low flat roof garage an I was able to use my deer hanger as a lift to take the top off. It only needs to clear by an inch or so. Its trickier but doable. I ran to ratcheting tie down straps front to back on each side and then hooked them onto the deer hanger.

it worked and I didn't have to spend any money.

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Those that leave it hanging. Do you just use ratchet straps? Does it seem to distort the top when you go to put it back on?

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I just use ratchet straps. Doesn't seem to have any effect on the the top.
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