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Old 06-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question about installing Harken hoist


I'm installing a Harken Hoist to lift my hardtop off my 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I noticed the instructions call for mounting boards for garages without exposed studs. I'll need to pick up mounting boards, but I noticed that they're supposed to span across at least three studs for added support

My question is: What if my rafters don't span from the front of my garage to the back? I crawled into the attic and the rafters actually go side to side. Not sure how to install mounting boards if that's the case unless I install addition boards that go front to back and then install the mounting boards on top of them.

Anyone else have experience with this and can help me out?

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Just install them Front to Back. In the instructions they have the both backs on one board and both fronts on the other.

In your example, I would have the left ropes on one board and the rights on the other. If you want either end to be narrower then the other, just mount the boards on a slight angle. so the fronts are wider then the backs.

Does that help?
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