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Old 03-31-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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Weight of a stock hard top on a '00?

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It's starting to get warm and I am thinking of taking off the hard top on my recently purchased '00 TJ. Unfortunately I don't have a soft top, yet so I'll need to put the hard top on and off a few times. Does anyone know how much that thing weighs? Trying to find out if my wife can help me with it or if I'll need to build some kind of hoist in the garage (not sure what the landlord will think of that, though )

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Old 03-31-2007, 12:24 PM   #2
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From what the manual states it should be done by two persons for swb and four persons for lwb.

Actually all bs aside, me thinks your going to find it very cumbersome to take it off and put it on again, agian and again.
You may be better off waiting till you have at least a safari top for it, so as to make it easier on yourself. jmho


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Old 03-31-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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It's pretty heavy. My boyfriend and I can do it ourselves. But your wife is not going to be very happy making her do that again and again. Definately wait for the soft top.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for your thoughts - and yes, I realize that it is cumbersome and I won't do it often until I get a soft top, but it's just too nice out

My wife couldn't lift it, but I was able to build a make shift hoist and the roof is now hanging in the garage - should be fine unless squirrels decide to have a party on it...

In case anybody is interested, I'd estimate the weight around 80 pounds.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:26 PM   #5
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I didn't think they're too bad. I helped my brother last summer take his off.

I used a couple of straps to get the top of my bronco off the last several years. Since this is my first time around with my own jeep, I haven't decided to use a hoist or just have my son and I do the work. The Jeep top is quite different from my bronco but it's lighter.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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100-125lbs perhaps...
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:49 PM   #7
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it will be a huge pain in the butt to take it off often. thats why i just bought a soft top.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:31 PM   #8
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100-125lbs perhaps...
I waited to post, cause I didn't know the weight......but Frank stated this range, too. Although I felt like it weighed more while I was "helping" him get his top off.
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i'd say mine feels like is ~150ish which is not much BUT you dont have any where to grab it so its way harder to take off and on..
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i can take the top off by myself with no problem, it's getting it back on where the hastle comes in.
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I didn't have a manual, I crawled in the back and lifted the top on my back and just walked off (no wonder I have problems now...)

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