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Old 08-20-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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take the top off.

I want to take My freedom top off. I've had my jeep for three months now and haven't removed it yet! Chicago weather I tell you. Now the weather is nice, and I still can't remove it. Alone..:'(.. what's a jeeper to do.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Invite a friend over. Have a beer and recruit some help. It isn't that hard to do and it makes the vehicle something completely different. It is the way a Jeep is meant to be. Also take the doors off and you will really appreciate the machine. I am in Green Bay 4 hours north of you and have had my top off basically since I bought it. I know its a lot hotter down by you. Get that top off and have some fun. Winter is coming and I know Chicago winters don't allow for a top off full time.

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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Or, invest in a hoist for ur garage! Easy cheasy!
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Or if your garage isn't high enough, try using a tree. I brought one of the assembly's for hoisting up big game, use some motorcycle straps, and the top is off in about 10 mins.
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I do not have a garage so here is what I did. My wife called me a "redneck" for having this abomination in our drive. I eventually put some more horizontal 2x4's on the ground and a cross beam to prevent the uprights from kicking out to the sides.

Although it isn't a perfect hoist, it works.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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I do not have a garage so here is what I did. My wife called me a "redneck" for having this abomination in our drive. I eventually put some more horizontal 2x4's on the ground and a cross beam to prevent the uprights from kicking out to the sides.

Although it isn't a perfect hoist, it works.
You got a jeep swing in the process
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #7
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I do not have a garage so here is what I did. My wife called me a "redneck" for having this abomination in our drive. I eventually put some more horizontal 2x4's on the ground and a cross beam to prevent the uprights from kicking out to the sides.

Although it isn't a perfect hoist, it works.
I love this. I showed my momma, who is sooo not a jeep lover. She laughed too. And they say American ingenuity is lost!
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Thanks guy's for all that great advice, jimbo, that was awesome! Wish I could do that... still waiting for my husband to stop being a hater!!
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I do not have a garage so here is what I did. My wife called me a "redneck" for having this abomination in our drive. I eventually put some more horizontal 2x4's on the ground and a cross beam to prevent the uprights from kicking out to the sides.

Although it isn't a perfect hoist, it works.
Nothing beats Redneck ingenuity
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #10
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Awww! Jimbo. Swagish yeah, redneck no.. wouldn't say that. come do mine..
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #11
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Ain't nothing wrong with Redneck lol

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