Got a week straight of "ok" weather coming - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Colorado 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 03-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
jagerhelix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CoLoRaDo
Posts: 918
Got a week straight of "ok" weather coming

Who's stripping their jeeps down!

__________________
jagerhelix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
I am so tempted to put my soft top on.

__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
topher38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: colorado springs CO
Posts: 4,915
Not I, gettin off work at 1130
At night will still be cold

But I never put my hardtop on to much work
topher38 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
xxximpact05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 583
Almost took the hardtop off the other day. So tempting but I can't do it my self so I took off the doors and put down the windshield instead. Look weird as crap but the wind in my face felt great. Can't wait for simmer to hurry up lol
xxximpact05 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
jagerhelix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CoLoRaDo
Posts: 918
No kidding! I really like winter, but I'm ready for the warmer weather.
Was planning on taking off the hard top tonight and running the bikini. But I can see my American flag blowing around like crazy right now giving me second ideas. That and I have to convince my wife to help lol.
__________________
jagerhelix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
Yeah I want a hardtop lift so bad for the garage. I could probably get my hardtop off by myself but it wouldn't be fun. Haha
__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
xxximpact05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 583
I've heard that ratchet straps work awesome as a hardtop garage hoist just depends on your clearance I guess but I might try it soon. I can carry mine from underneath on my own but getting it off especially with how high off the ground it is is nearly impossible without like 3 dudes (freeking LJ's) Justin I'm sure u know what I mean lol
xxximpact05 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
BrianTG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,401
What's a hardtop?

Although I just shaved my beard and my face isn't used to the cold wind.
BrianTG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
Yeah I know what you mean. These hardtop's are huge. I've seen the ratchet strap lifts but not sure I'd put much trust in one.
__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
Must be cold standing there waiting for the bus huh Brian lmao jkjkjk lol
__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
xxximpact05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 583
Yeah "/ worth a shot. Ill make sure not to give it too much room to fall but ill let u know how that goes with my little harbor freight straps lol.
xxximpact05 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
Yeah post pictures so I can see how you set it up.
__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #13
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Sinister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 4,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
Yeah I want a hardtop lift so bad for the garage. I could probably get my hardtop off by myself but it wouldn't be fun. Haha
Why not rig a BLOCK & TACKLE in the garage? We used them on the farm growing up all the time to lift heavy blower pipes up the silo's.

How to Rig a Block & Tackle | eHow.com
__________________
The Wolf is not concerned with the opinion of sheep.

MY BUILD: :
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/si...ad-235526.html
Sinister6 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
BrianTG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,401
Oh no. It has decided to work. So yay! I still haven't ordered my steering yet. Cold feet! Thinking of getting a correctlync now.
BrianTG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
Yeah the currie is all I'm going to buy. Where would I get the part for that?
__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 10:16 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
BrianTG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,401
Huh?
BrianTG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Justin04Lj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,264
Currie is the only steering I think I'd buy.
__________________
Rock Krawler X-factor Short Arm 3.5, 35 general red letters
Justin04Lj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
CoreyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,910
Seriously almost lifted the hardtop off yesterday with that nice weather.
CoreyZ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
JCro99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Centennial, CO
Posts: 74
60 degrees yesterday.

Blizzard conditions downtown today.

Colorado.
JCro99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
jagerhelix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CoLoRaDo
Posts: 918
Yep... I was very close last night to dropping the top. Very glad I didn't! I guess my weather forecast wasn't that accurate lol. Go figure. Colorado.
__________________
jagerhelix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
joeuncool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin04Lj View Post
Yeah post pictures so I can see how you set it up.
Here is mine. The 4 straps, one on each corner, each go up to the ceiling with large eye bolts screwed into the rafters. 17 minutes off. 15 minutes on. Just me, no help. Yes I timed it but wasn't rushing at all. Because it is so easy, I find myself pulling my hard top off and putting back on whenever I want. I used to want a soft top also but no longer. I back in, pull it off, and as you can see nose into the garage under the top. I think this setup cost me around $45? It wasn't much. Got everything at Lowes. I am thinking about changing how my straps hold the top this season. Nothing major. It will still lift off exactly the same. I got the idea from this girl on youtube. Look up stilettogrrrl on youtube and it should be on the top of the list. I figured if this girl can do this to remove a hard top by herself then it will work for me.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-09-08_22-03-12_986.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	71.9 KB
ID:	218403  
__________________
I drive a JKUR. Everywhere I look I see places I want to drive up, over, or through.
joeuncool is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
carguyco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 374
Can't quite see where you hook the straps..and how....better up close pics? I saw that YouTube video....not much help on this either. Thanks
__________________
2013 JKU Rubicon TRUE BLUE 6 Speed
3.5" AEV SC lift....315/70/17 ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrain Tires....Black Savegre Wheels
carguyco is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #23
Jeeper
 
joeuncool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by carguyco View Post
Can't quite see where you hook the straps..and how....better up close pics? I saw that YouTube video....not much help on this either. Thanks
If you are talking about hooking the straps to the top then that is quite the story that makes me a dork. Here is what I did. I run another tie down as a "sling" under the front portion of the top and hook the straps coming from the ceiling to each end. Here is where I was dumb. I did the same thing with a strap as a "sling" on the rear of the top. When I go to pull out, the spare tire hits the rear sling. Doh!!! I was able to lift the top high enough to pull the sling strap up over the tire.

Now, this is how I am going to change it this year. I am going to take the sling straps and instead of running them left to right, I am going to run them from front to back. I tried this last year but it pulled my straps hanging from the ceiling at a pretty good angle which made pulling them to raise it very difficult. I have to change the ceiling mounting points so they come down straight again. Maybe I will video it when I "re-engineer" it.

In that youtube video I couldn't tell where she attached it to the top either. On the front it looks like she hooked it on those front holes. While the top isn't that heavy, I didn't trust this solution in the long run. I figured the the holes would eventually break. On the rear it looks like she somehow got the hooks to hold on a lip of the top but everywhere I looked I didn't trust the hooks either to stay, or not do damage to the top. I like the idea of some kind of sling solution to support it better.

As soon as we get decent weather, that top is coming off. Oooh, I see tomorrow is predicted to be 65. I would say it is a 50/50 chance I am re-engineering my system tonight...

Yes, I love the top off that much.
__________________
I drive a JKUR. Everywhere I look I see places I want to drive up, over, or through.
joeuncool is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
carguyco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 374
Got a week straight of "ok" weather coming

Let us know. The 65 degree day has yet to materialize.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
2013 JKU Rubicon TRUE BLUE 6 Speed
3.5" AEV SC lift....315/70/17 ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrain Tires....Black Savegre Wheels
carguyco is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2013, 01:58 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
CoreyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,910
I use the Racor lift... got it for like $100. Has storage on top too that I put the freedom tops on.
CoreyZ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #26
Jeeper
 
CoreyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,910
I dunno if anyone else felt this way.... but I got serious wood when I saw "70" in the forecast for this week!

Top... coming off on tuesday/wed!!!!!
CoreyZ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
jagerhelix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CoLoRaDo
Posts: 918
Yep! hard top is off
__________________
jagerhelix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
jeepchix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 305
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeuncool View Post
Here is mine. The 4 straps, one on each corner, each go up to the ceiling with large eye bolts screwed into the rafters. 17 minutes off. 15 minutes on. Just me, no help. Yes I timed it but wasn't rushing at all. Because it is so easy, I find myself pulling my hard top off and putting back on whenever I want. I used to want a soft top also but no longer. I back in, pull it off, and as you can see nose into the garage under the top. I think this setup cost me around $45? It wasn't much. Got everything at Lowes. I am thinking about changing how my straps hold the top this season. Nothing major. It will still lift off exactly the same. I got the idea from this girl on youtube. Look up stilettogrrrl on youtube and it should be on the top of the list. I figured if this girl can do this to remove a hard top by herself then it will work for me.
Well well well someone can splurge hahaha I ask my bro-inlaw to lift mine off but I bet you mine is much heavier!
jeepchix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2013, 10:38 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
JoabsJks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jagerhelix View Post
Yep! hard top is off
Soft top is off, as of this morning and wont come back on until it snows again. Cold or Not.
JoabsJks is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2013, 11:09 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
CoreyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,910
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoabsJks View Post
Soft top is off, as of this morning and wont come back on until it snows again. Cold or Not.
You jinxed us... Lol

CoreyZ 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




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 AM.



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