Hardtop Hoist - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Nevada Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
gregaf3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 200
Hardtop Hoist

Over the next few days I am going to be building a hardtop hoist for my garage. I already went and got the metal from Lowes to weld up the T bar. Now I just need to get to Harbor Freight and get the winch. I am thinking that I can get this built for less than a $90 with a manual winch and a little bit more if I decide to go with an electric.

Personally I think an electric would be a waste for less than 200 lbs.

gregaf3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
gregaf3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 200
Well I made it to Harbor Freight today and I decided against the manual winch, due to the 40:1 ratio, I would be cranking forever.

The 120vac winch was $119, but they had a 12vdc winch for $39 that already came with a long 10-12 gage wire that would work great for hooking up to the jeeps battery once I put some alligator clips on. Also being the tightwad that I am, I used a 20% off coupon, so I got it out the door for $31!!

Hopefully tomorrow I can find the time to dig the welder out and weld up the frame.



Hopefully between using coupons and the 10% military discount at lowes, I can have an electric hardtop hoist built for under $100
gregaf3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone used this hardtop hoist? 03Ruth TJ General Discussion Forum 3 05-23-2011 02:50 AM
Selfmade Hardtop Hoist! Sunny D JK General Discussion Forum 32 04-25-2011 04:02 PM
Heavy Duty Homemade Hardtop Hoist sastocky Builders Corner 4 04-17-2011 07:13 AM
'07-'11 JK hardtop rack or hardtop hoist ? SylvanSahara Classifieds Archive 0 03-25-2011 09:45 PM
hardtop hoist timmy2004 TJ General Discussion Forum 13 06-04-2007 02:38 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC