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Old 02-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hard top storage

My soft top should be here any day now, and I need some ideas on storage for the hardtop.
I have one spot I could store it vertical, are the "dolly" type racks sturdy enough, if it needs to be moved around occasionally ?
My garage has a rather low, 9 ft foot finished ceiling, so I would have to be able to hang it almost flush to avoid smacking my head on it, not to mention trying to find the joists.....
.....and I can't store it outside.
So, any ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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I built a wooden dolly at my old house


You can find plans for building the dolly on here or google hardtop dolly plans...

And at my current house I built a hoist
Using the old dolly...


My garage has almost 10' ceiling

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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I built the same dolly as wwch99tj. It works very well and as long as the flooring its sitting on is even is very sturdy holding the top up.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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It's gonna be in the way no matter where you put it. Even with a low ceiling it'll probably be easiest to store against it. You get used to walking around it after you draw blood for the 1st time.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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If you need to get the top on/off by yourself, back it in and use ratchet straps / eye screws in the joist to lift it up and keep it hanging there. You can park the nose under it. You can find the joist by pre-drilling eighth-inch holes to make sure it's on center.
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