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Old 06-03-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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hard top storage cart

Ok here is what you will need to make your Hard Top Storage cart. All pipe used will be 1/2" and threaded on both ends.

2- 27" pipe
1- 6" or 6.5" pipe (I used 6")
4- 12" pipe
4- 45* and 90* pipe elbows
2- 2" or 3" pipe
4- casters and U-bolts (if you want it to be portable on wheels, I used two locking and two free casters)
Pipe insulation (a towel or similar will work, If you don't want to damage your hard top I would suggest getting something to cover the pipe.)

This is for the window support you WILL need!
53" wooden dowel or 2x2 board
2 or 3 plastic coated hooks that can screw into the board/dowel

So lay out all of your supplies that you just got from the local hardware store (home depot or lowes has every thing you need, ACE probably would too)

Take your 27" pipe and screw a 90* elbow onto both ends. take a 12" pipe and screw it onto one side. This side the 12" pipe is attached to is going to be the rear of your cart.

Attach a 45* elbow to the 12" pipe you just threaded, make sure the open threads on the elbow are facing up. Attach another 12" pipe to this along with another 45* elbow facing away from the stuff you just built.

Thread the 6" pipe to the open 45* elbow. With the 6" pipe now attached and the 27" pipe laying flat on the ground, the 6" piece should be sitting above but horizontal with the floor.

from this point you build the exact same thing you just built but with a mirrored image.

If your wondering what the little 2" or 3" pieces, they are for the 90* elbows on the end of the 27" pipes. These little babys are what will hold your top on the cart. MOUY IMPORTANTE! I also put end caps on mine just incase, you don't need these but I opted for them.

From This point you should have your complete frame. I welded all my joints after I fitted them to the top making sure the highest point will not touch your glass.

I then attached the U-bolts and caster wheels to the left and right sides (see the pictures for more details on these.) Oh and I welded them as well so they wouldn't move.

There you go! you now have a standing hardtop storage cart! now put your padding on the areas where the top touches and go about your business!

let me know if you have any more questions or need more pictures!

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P.S. the first picture is missing the one 12" pipe and a 6" pipe
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Could you take some more pictures of the front where the window support is?

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And also about how much did it cost you for the supplies?
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very nice. these are great to have.
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And also about how much did it cost you for the supplies?
all together I think it cost me about 25-30 bucks. but that is a guess I lost my first receipt.
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Could you post some more pics of where the 2x2 holds up the window?
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Could you post some more pics of where the 2x2 holds up the window?
here you go I hope this helps!
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Sure does! I'll try to post some pics of mine when I get done with it
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sweet can't wait to see it.
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I built it but when I put my hard top on it, it slightly dented the bottom where it rests on the insulation. You may want to see if it did it to yours
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ya it slightly dented the insulation but it bounced back an hour after is was moved.
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It slightly dented my hardtop, not the insulation.
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I don't see how it could have dented the hardtop... I don't have any issues with mine
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Where did you get your 27" pipes? cause i've looked around for it and I can only find 24" and 30" pipes. :\

I don't mind to go aimlessly wondering around home depot until I get the answer. But hopefully its before they close. :P
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You can go to Lowes and buy a 60" or something around that size and they will cut it into two 27"s for free for you.
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ya, I got a 30 (I believe) and just had them cut and thread it.
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I did not have room in my garage to store my hardtop and full doors. I made a platform between my carport and house to sit the top on. I can store my doors under the top and cover it all with a tarp.
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Gah! Any idea where the pictures for this thread went? I'm about to embark on this, and those would be a life-saver when I screw it up!
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I would like to do this but the pictures would really help.
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This is what I did... cost me about $10 and works like a charm...
Click the link, scroll down and download the instructions.

Performance Jeep Chrysler : Jeep Parts and Accessories PerformanceJeepChrysler.com 888-569-5228

here is an example of what it looks like:
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This is what I did... cost me about $10 and works like a charm...
Click the link, scroll down and download the instructions.

Performance Jeep Chrysler : Jeep Parts and Accessories PerformanceJeepChrysler.com 888-569-5228

here is an example of what it looks like:

I built this same one last year, works like a charm and can roll the top outta the way whenever I need to!
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what do you do to keep the rear hatch glass from flopping opening when you put the top onto the cart?
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This is what I did... cost me about $10 and works like a charm...
Click the link, scroll down and download the instructions.

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here is an example of what it looks like:
Thanks for the pic and the site. Look forward to doing this real soon!
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The skinny bar in the middle is what the glass rests against so I dont use anything to keep it closed.

But you could use one of these,
Glass Retainer
Liftgate Clamps
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that looks like what i need at a lot better price than a store bought/manufactured unit.

any chance you have a pic of the cart w/ the top on the cart?
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There ya go
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Wow, that looks a lot simpler and more effective than the pipe contraption I just built. I can't figure out what the pipe models is supposed to look like, but I've clearly done something wrong.
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Built the wood one today... hell, that was easy. What *wasn't* easy was removing the stupid thing by myself (stubbornness pays off).
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Built the wood one today... hell, that was easy. What *wasn't* easy was removing the stupid thing by myself (stubbornness pays off).
Glad it worked out for you, and by the sound of it you got a workout... Those dang things are heavy!
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Hardermods: It looks great, do you happen to have the measurements that you used? I want to build it, but want to make sure it is correct.

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