I could see maybe not putting it on the backside as to not put weight on the glass. But, If you built some sort of stand for it to offload the weight off the glass, I'd think it would be ok IMO (In my opinion). As well, you may be able to make some sort of harness so it is hanging in position rather than sitting as over time it may warp if its not set square.
Mine goes on two 2 by 4 by 8 foot boards in the back yard. Completely wash it and put it back on in the fall. Two cycles (years) and no problems.
I believe they make a stand for the top so that it can be wheeled around the garage (or storage space) and if memory serves me correctly, the top is stored in vertical position. But why take up your storage space when you might be able to use a relative's back yard in the corner. Just a thought. Anyway, there is probably a solution out there for you.
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There's a set of instructions on another thread for making your own rolling stand with parts from any hardware store. We used that as a guide and built one for less than $100. Use the forum search. It stores the top vertically with the window down.
One note was that the plans called for strapping the wheels to the pipe with u-bolts. When we did this, the u-bolts wanted to slide around the pipe. So we cut some scrap 1by to fit between the pipe and the wheel plate - that provided the extra friction to keep the wheels from rotating around the pipe.
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Yes, unless you use at least 2x4 boards, to set the top on its inside mounting(tub) runners--
It shouldn't rest on the "skin", that won't support the weight for any period of time, without fatigue-cracks-flakes
You should make a frame the same size as the tub of your jeep, then the top will be supported exactly the same as it is, when installed on your jeep
Originally Posted by repoman100
my surface is even and I will be putting a blanket beneath, will it cause cracks ?
It's not fiberglass, so if it's not supported, just like the jeep tub, it will take a "position set", thru temp changes and time as it sits there minding its own business and don't leave the "T" tops in place !!
You don't want to add to the "hardtop leak syndrome"