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|06-20-2019 08:02 AM|
Jeep Hardtop Hoist
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|04-05-2014 08:03 AM|
The hard-top hoists range from simple to complex. Here's my stab at one - eye-bolts and straps.
|03-22-2014 10:15 AM|
Here's my take - straps and eye-bolts into rafters. A Jeep-produced video (linked somewhere on this forum) mentioned the weight of the hardtop was around 140 lbs.
|11-13-2013 04:45 PM|
|10-23-2013 02:23 PM|
I did this with my titan's camper shell. The pictures and final product are towards the end.
|09-05-2013 09:13 PM|
A real cheap version is to use just a rope hoist like this one $6 and 2 ratchet straps (these are $17 for 4, but you can split it with a friend...so $9). Then a rope cleat ($4) to tie off the rope when it is up and finally an eye lag bolt (or 2 if you want to spread the weight, but I just use one for a TJ top).
Total Cost: $20
(most people seem to have extra ratchet straps laying around...so you could really end up costing you only like $10.)
Take one ratchet strap and run it front to back and tighten it just to be snug. The run the other from the middle of the side window over to the middle of the other side window...just lift the top a little and place the hooks under the edge.
Hang your hoist using the eye lag bolt(s), mount your rope cleat on the wall. Lower the hoist hook and hook it under the ratchet straps where they intersect on the top so that both straps are in the hook. Hoist away.
Besides being cheap... you can hang it close to the back wall as with the straps, you can close the rear window...something you can't do with metal hooks.
|08-10-2012 03:10 PM|
Originally Posted by Jhkinin
|07-27-2012 06:30 PM|
Originally Posted by JaredL View Post
|07-26-2012 03:48 PM|
|JaredL||Do I need the t bar? I have no idea where to get something like that made up.. Has anyone tried just using a rope "x" or anything? I don't want to store the hard top hanging. I just want to be able to get it back on in the fall.|
|03-25-2012 08:10 PM|
A big "Thank You" to the author of this thread.
I bought a hand crank winch (1,000 lb rating), 4 new tie downs, 10' unistrut (for T-bar), foam padding, and some miscellaneous hardware. A total of $60 and few hours labor and its done. Currently its hanging free but I plan on adding some lag bolts, chain and 2 x 4's so I can take the weight off the winch/t-bar.
|03-06-2012 10:32 AM|
|outlawsix||What is the distance from the rear of the hoist frame to where it balances out at on ya'll lift systems for TJ's?|
|11-22-2011 10:06 AM|
Originally Posted by radsavage2000tj View Post
Again, I have done this many times and it has never been a problem. The top isn't as heavy as a boat. That winch was built for bigger loads.
|11-18-2011 08:52 PM|
|radsavage2000tj||The boat winch I have has a ratio of 4.1:1. The handle should not slip out of your hand, you have a pretty good amount of torque with that ratio. Correct me if I am wrong.|
|11-15-2011 10:09 PM|
Originally Posted by Smokey007 View Post
|11-15-2011 06:31 PM|
|TJWilley||It's fiberglass. It isn't going to warp, but it would not survive a fall very well. If you entend to leave it hanging, be sure your hooks are not going to slip off.|
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