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Old 06-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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hard top lift with no garage

Could not find a better wat to put it but I want to make a rack that i can lift off my hard top with and leave it on.Like something I can back under and lift it off while we have a few nice days since I have no garage. Looking for ideas and pics

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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I have two ideas that are still in my head or on paper. One is an A frame setup like an engine hoist or swingset, but tall enough for the Jeep to drive under and the top to lift off.

The second idea is a metal arm on a swivel, mounted to the corner of my deck. (the deck comes off the second story of our house. The arm swings out from the deck into the backyard, drive the Jeep under it, lift off the top, drive away.

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The first couple years I used a set of aluminum sawhorses with a 2x10 (3' long) bolted to the top of each. Just had my sons help lift the top up and walk it backwards and set it down on the sawhorses. Probably the easiest to do would be to get a used swingset tall enough to drive under and a top 'hoist' to lift it up and leave it hanging.
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Was thinkin about a frame 8 foot tall large enough for the top and a pully at each corner to a centeral location to a winch crank at one corner
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:46 AM   #5
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I was thinking something shaped like bike work stand on four corners and ratchet straps on each corner. Ratchet up a few inches on each corner and drive out from under it. Kinda time consuming but, again, doesn't require potentially unreliable buddies.... unfortunately these Parker work stands are $150 each. Hence something "shaped" like it. Glad someone else has similar ideas.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:10 AM   #6
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One idea is to set 4 4x4 posts in the ground, one on each corner around the hard top with a beam attached to them that goes across the top of jeep when its backed under. Then use 4 binding straps attached to this beam to raise the top up. The total cost of this setup would be very low. You can make this more portable by not burying the posts, but installing a few more cross members back to front to support the structure.

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