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Old 07-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Hoist Attachment Points

I finished installing a hoist for my jeep hardtop today. Now I'm trying to figure out a way to quickly attach the hoist cable to the top. I'm wondering if anyone makes hardware that could be mounted permanently on the roof. I'm thinking of something like a anodized bolt with large flat low profile smooth head and a threaded hole in the center, then screw in a removable eye bolt for hoist attachment points. So all you have to do is drill out hole in four places and put the flat head bolts in. I'm sure there is someone out there with ideas.....
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #2
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After doing some research, I think I may have found a solution to anchor points for taking off the jeep top. It looks like the anchor "rings" detach, leaving a clean permanent mounting base. I think they are capable of carrying the weight of the top when lifted off. Not exactly sure how the anchor rings lock into place.....They are made by Tuffy #884

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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Looks like you'd put your thumb inside the ring onto the point of the plunger, index and middle fingers on each side of the "butterfly." Press down to expose the flat head of the plunger, then slide it into the black base. Release, and the butterfly keeps the plunger head from sliding out of either side of the base.

So, the weight of the top would be suspended by the plunger and ring, x4. I think my main aim would be to make sure that each of your four lines pulls straight up, rather than tweaking any of these things at an angle. You may need to build a square frame (one line down from the hoist to the frame, four individual lines from the corners of the frame to each mount).

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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I have a Racor cable hoist that looks like this

I don't use the platform. Rather than use straps that go under the Jeep top, I'm trying to figure out a way to attach the four cables to the top, remove the top bolts and lift. I've used a simular hoist for taking off a truck camper shell and it was always a PITA getting the straps under the shell. Maybe a roof rack with rails would work for attaching the four cables.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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I made a simple " T " frame hoist from some scrap tubing I had in the shop. It only has one lift point, but only has to be used to remove and install from Jeep. The rest of the time it sits on a platform I made so there would be no stress on the top itself. It attaches to the top by large "J" bolts with plastic tubing over them. Two in from, one at the back. A cheap hand winch does the work, and I just sort of guide it up off the Jeep. When I redid the roof of my garage I had a few scissor trusses made to allow the top to recede right up into the roof so that I have plenty of clearance to walk around under it without smacking my noggin'. The platform makes a great place to store my soft top in the off season where nothing can get at it to make a nest. It has worked well for me for over 4 years. Simple and effective.
Not my design, something I saw on a forum somewhere.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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Why drill holes in your top? Totally unnecessary.
Bought a Sport, bolted together a Rubicon. Wasn't planned, just happened. I guess it's a Jeep thing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #7
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I just run two ratchet straps down the middle. I also use a moving blanket, clips to hold the back window down and card board around the edge where the strap goes.
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