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Old 09-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Soft top winter storage idea

I'm new to the forum, and sure this has probably been done. Anyway, here is how I hung my soft top windows. I found this clip thingy at Lowes...
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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That looks good.

Bet their sales are about to go up...Buy stock?

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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I found them at Lowes, I'm sure Home Depot has something similar...

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Clean idea
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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Go to Walmart and buy a pair of skirt hangers. They are less than $2.50 per pair and have felt backing on the wooden slats so they won't scratch.

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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Soft top storage

Very nice ideas! Think I'll try the skirt hangerversion... Thanks!

Any good ideas for storing the soft top frame and "canvas" ?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #7
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I just attached two simple spring clamps to the studs in the garage wall. 32" apart. Each clamp holds a side window and then I put one end of the rear window into each clamp. It's snug to the wall and outta the way.
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I just attached two simple spring clamps to the studs in the garage wall. 32" apart. Each clamp holds a side window and then I put one end of the rear window into each clamp. It's snug to the wall and outta the way.

How about a pic of that one?

These are all great ideas for the windows! Thanks guys.

What about the actual top?
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How about a pic of that one?

These are all great ideas! Thanks guys.
I'm rearranging the garage but here is a pick. Prob cost about a buck each.

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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Here's how I have the top hanging. I had two bicycle hangers lying around (moved bikes to a new shed). I'm a bit concerned about it being stored folded, when it gets cold. I don't have any heat in my garage.
I'm ordering a hoist for the hardtop and wondering if I could use it for the soft top. Does anyone store their soft top open, on a hoist?
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Bumping this for other storage ideas for the top? Love the window ideas. Also, are you cleaning it up before storing and if so, what are you using?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #12
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I have the Racor lift for my hard top. For the winter, I just store the soft top in the folded position on the platform. I wrapped the windows in some cheap fleece throws from Big Lots then put them back in the box they came in. Ditto for the door frames. The boxes are on the lift platform also.
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Bumping this for other storage ideas for the top? Love the window ideas. Also, are you cleaning it up before storing and if so, what are you using?
I just bought RaggTopp convertible cleaner on a recommendation.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
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I'm diggin the skirt hanger idea. I normally store 'em rolled up jammed between the rest of the top and the garage ceiling. I like hangin 'em straight.

I've got some ladder hangers that the soft top frame/top sits on, as well has the hardtop hoist frame.

I can hang 'em from there, or the safety chains I've got for the hardtop frame.
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Someone once said "necessity is the mother of invention". Lots of good ideas.

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