You can definitely do it yourself, especially if you are handy like you say you are. Its not hard, I took my Supertop out of the box never having put on a soft top and two hours hours later had it done. The hardest part was getting the top to stretch enough to fit, and it was 90 degrees outside. You will most likely have to find a heated garage and try to leave it in the sun when its warm if it is. You will probably need somebody else to hold up the other side of the bars, top etc. It makes it a lot easier. You will probably have to drill a couple of holes in the tub for some of the brackets, so get that drill ready.