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Old 05-09-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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They remove their Hardtop one side at a time!

Looking for cool ideas to remove hardtops solo and also looking for pics of paint jobs on hardtops. Interior door panels repainted are welcome as well. I know it's a pain but pics speak a thousand words or links help too. Thanks
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Who is they? The hulk? If you do not have some type of help I do not know of anyone who can lift a hardtop off by themselves.

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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Looking for cool ideas to remove hardtops solo
I remove mine by myself with ratchet straps from the garage rafters.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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I just back into the garage and use ratchet straps to lift it up into the rafters for the summer. No Hulk needed!
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Who is they? The hulk? If you do not have some type of help I do not know of anyone who can lift a hardtop off by themselves.
I have lifted mine off my Jeep several times by myself before I found a nice homemade hoist on CL. I still carry it from the garage to the back yard and back in the winter time by myself, it's not heavy, just bulky.
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I agree, they aren't very heavy. I used to remove the top from my '77 Blazer by myself and it was much heavier than a TJ top.
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Removal? Easy if you're 6'2". Replacement... not as easy, and even harder with a lift.
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I was looking more for some guidance for building a lift system using pulleys, one inch square tubing etc.
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Looking for cool ideas to remove hardtops solo and also looking for pics of paint jobs on hardtops. Interior door panels repainted are welcome as well. I know it's a pain but pics speak a thousand words or links help too. Thanks
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I was looking more for some guidance for building a lift system using pulleys, one inch square tubing etc.
You were? You only asked for "cool ideas" along with a slew of other things.

Now that we have that out of the way there are about a million threads on how to do this. See below for one.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/hard...st-214389.html
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Well I remove mine one side at a time .





(Sorry, couldn't resist ).

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #11
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Just put 4 eye hooks in the rafters, straps front to back, lift and pull out from under it. As you can see, i park under it as well. Easy peasy.

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Here's one guy's way of doing it by yourself:

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Well I remove mine one side at a time .





(Sorry, couldn't resist ).

Whoooooa! What is that top and where can I get one?
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He custom made it himself.
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He custom made it himself.
Yea, I just realized that after doing a bit of research. That's unfortunate . Amazing work jscherb!
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Yea, I just realized that after doing a bit of research. That's unfortunate . Amazing work jscherb!
Definately something to market to the masses... If the price was right, I'd sell my hard top to buy one. He better put a patent on that before someone else does lol
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I assume there is a patent . here is a link for the top GR8TOPS Half Hardtops for Jeeps
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Painted inside of my hardtop with undercoating. Hated the white.
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I assume there is a patent . here is a link for the top GR8TOPS Half Hardtops for Jeeps
I believe you are correct.
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I assume there is a patent . here is a link for the top GR8TOPS Half Hardtops for Jeeps
I designed and built the one pictured on my black LJ. Then I licensed the design to Gr8Tops, and they now sell a version of it.
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I designed and built the one pictured on my black LJ. Then I licensed the design to Gr8Tops, and they now sell a version of it.
Thats awesome! Kudo's to ya jscherb... Hope you got royalties from the licence
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I designed and built the one pictured on my black LJ. Then I licensed the design to Gr8Tops, and they now sell a version of it.

Nice, I thought you just chopped up a 120k discovery
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Check it out this:

Looks simple, effective, and cheap, I'm planning to do it in my garage soon.

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