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Old 05-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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One man hard top removal

I used a ratcheting tie down strap method I learned on a Jeep forum. Not bad for less than $20. Eugene looks good topless. I need a motorcycle mirror and a bigger torx bit so I can take the doors off.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Can you post a link to the thread where you learned this. Curious of the steps taken.
Based on your pictures I think I can guess, but am nervous to try it without more info.
How long are the ratchet straps? And just 2 straps?

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I went the same route, $23 total.


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and autozone sells a nice torx set for about $15, has all the sizes you'll need.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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Just make sure you purchase the kind that ratchet both ways. Cheaper straps ratchet to tighten but completely release when you free them. You won't like the outcome when you go to lower the top!!!

Maybe test the release function with something less valuable than your top.

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