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Old 05-22-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
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Center of Balance for KJ 4door top

I'm going to make a hoist in my garage to lift the top off the back of the 4door JKU. The plans I have will have a single lift point but I need to know where the center of balance is so I know where to place that lift point. I plan on doing this mod this weekend but I don't have anyone to help me lift it off and on while I try to figure it out...does anyone already know or can figure out where the center of balance is? As long as it's close, I can adjust from there.

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Old 05-23-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:28 AM   #4
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The plans I saw have a "Y-frame" built from wood that latches on to 3 point of the top. The lift point is a single point because I have a low ceiling. but I don't plan to store it that way...just lift and then set on ground. Or if I do store for a few days, I'll add stabilizing straps to some I bolts in the ceiling...
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
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The top is hard to figure for center. It is probably back close to the front edge of the window. It changes quickly when the rear window swings up.
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