Morning everyone! Looking for suggestions on Hard top storage in a garage...I don't have the room to store it above the jeep so it will have to be on the ground. I have seen the stand on quadratec but would rather not spend the money if I don't have to. Obviously if that is going to be the best way to store it then I'll go for it. Let me know what you think...
You can easily make a cart yourself. Do a search on here for hard top cart or DIY hard top storage and you will find a few threads with some guidelines. Much cheaper than buying one already made. Good luck!
Agreed with WillysGal! I picked up 2 dollies from Harbor Freight and used some 1x3s I had laying around to attach them together. Stood a 1x up on the backside to make the top standup straight. Then just wheel it to the back of the garage and cover it up. Good luck!
So from what I can see you screw hooks into the studs and use a 2x4 and pool noodles?
I bought 2 2x4's with the plan of screwing them together for more rigidity but ended up not doing that since 1 2x4 doesn't bow considering how close the top is to the L brackets.
I chose not to use mine as a shelf simply due to the weight limit of the L brackets which I believe mine were rated at 75lbs a piece. Even though I used 2.5" screws into studs I'm still cautious of the weight limit.
Just remember to put something between the wall and the top. I used an old queen-sized mattress cover and it fit and hugged the top perfectly.
I stored my color match JKU Top like this from June through October last year. Absolutely no issues. To be honest it doesn't look to flex at all. The only thing I worried about was it scratching. It didn't scratch at all but this year I am going to get a mattress cover to protect it a little more. The only issue at all with this method is that it requires 3 sets of hands to get it up there.