|11-03-2014 07:45 AM|
|11-03-2014 12:29 AM|
|billiebob||We used rope and pulleys to the garage roof. And we just leave it there. One person can lift or lower it.|
|11-02-2014 10:12 PM|
|Guyvader||I made this with a 4 pack of ratchet traps with a 4,000 lbs capacity. Cost about $25. This was the 1st summer i owned the jeep and did this no problems so far. I left the front about 2" hight then the backside and had the back lifted about 4" over the tub. Lift and drive forward, done. I let it stay there until im ready to put it back on when its cold out.|
|11-02-2014 08:41 PM|
I'm tied up through the week but can't wait to get it together and get that top up on it. Right now I'm using a cart I built years ago, the top sits on it horizontally so it takes up a lot of room. It'll be like my garage had an addition built onto it!
|11-02-2014 07:42 AM|
|11-01-2014 11:02 PM|
I know this is an old thread but hopefully someone can help me out.
I have an 01' TJ, went to home depot and bought the wood for the directions posted from jgano23 or Performance Chrysler except I have different sized screws and am using 1 1/2" lag bolts I already had for the castors. I don't think any of that will matter.
Anyway, my local home depot didn't have 1 x 2 for that cross member, best I could do is a 1 x 3 - does it really matter?
|06-27-2013 07:27 PM|
|mitch36||I just finished my cart , made it from the plans above. I have a total of $5.22 in it as I had all the stuff except for some carpet. It turned out very nice and I was quite proud of making it on the cheap. I was really upset when I realized that my LJ top is too long to fit on the cart in my 8 foot tall garage. DAMN, back to the drawing board. Now I'm going to try to fab up some kind of winch to hang it from the ceiling , wish me luck. Mitch.|
|06-19-2013 04:33 PM|
I went to Home Depot, bought all the lumber, had them make all the cuts (which is an event in itself), bought a box of 2 1/2" (instead of 3" screws). The 3" screws would completely penetrate the double 2 X 4 (which is really only 3 1/2" x 1 1/2") and I didn't want the sharp points sticking through.
I also grabbed a box of 1 1/2" (for the window cross bar) and 1" (for the casters; 1/2" didn't make sense.) All the screws were of the deck construction type. Got the lumber, screws and the swivel casters for $50. Screwed the whole thing together in 20 minutes and with the Bestop cover, it works great.
|04-28-2013 08:49 PM|
|Dmaj10||I just built one of these its great|
|04-21-2013 09:03 PM|
|Dmaj10||What did you use to hold the carpet in place?|
|03-11-2012 05:28 PM|
Look on the left side column for jeep hardtop dolly download:
|01-10-2012 07:18 PM|
|01-10-2012 06:25 PM|
I cheated on the dolly I built for mine.
I took 2 furniture dollys and attached then with some 2x4 to be just slim than the width of the hardtop. I put additional 2x4s to account for the angle of the back window so the top is completely plum. I put 1 metal "L" shaped brackets so the top won't 'slide' off.
I paid a little more for prebuilt/carpeted furniture dollys, but not much because I got them pretty cheap. The whole thing was ~$50.
The hard top has been sitting on that since I took it off 5 years ago.
|01-10-2012 04:44 PM|
I went the easy route and used it as a projector screen in the garage.
2 sawhorses and a plank of wood.
|01-10-2012 01:20 PM|
|sorensenbrad||I got it please ignore.|
|01-10-2012 01:08 PM|
|sorensenbrad||wont let me download stuck in loop of confirm order.... I never get a download link.|
|05-07-2011 10:53 PM|
|05-07-2011 08:51 AM|
|Hawaii 5-0||I built the wood one from the plan above. Worked fine. Sold my hardtop and I still have this in my garage gathering dust. Anyone close to Northeast Ohio want one for free?|
|05-07-2011 12:33 AM|
yup mine was like $25 to the penny using a very good grade of 2x4 and a much heavier rated caster than necessary(125lb ea vs a 75lb they had), but i wanted the larger diameter wheels. So all told for the "ugraded" material might have cost me an extra $6 or $7 and i used more screws than the plan showed three in each corner and filled in all 4 holes in each caster. All in the name of making it straighter, more sturdy and durable. I also spend a few extra minutes to sand all the cut edges and round the corners. I think when the top comes off the cart next winter i will either seal with clear(maybe stain) or paint it. I also didn't use any padding(permanent) just put a couple of folded terry cloth towel on the raised blocks.
And yes lots of satisfaction of doing it my self, that and an extra $125+ left in my vs a store bought piece, is a bonus also.
|05-07-2011 12:22 AM|
|05-06-2011 09:39 PM|
|SylvanSahara||also about a wk ago i built the same project and between the local Harbor Freight and Lowes(and less than $25) and a half 40min of time. it works great.|
|05-06-2011 09:37 PM|
this pick is from someone else, from another thread on the same topic
|05-06-2011 09:35 PM|
|SylvanSahara||it looks like the bottom edge of your top and rear window are "on top" of the cart, the front 2x4(the non-blocked up side) is supposed to be "inside" the 2x4 frame rail. that way the top is braced/wedged into the cart and cannot slip off.|
|05-06-2011 09:25 PM|
I completed mine tonight. Super easy! I also put a blanket down on the inside of the top and put the freedom tops in their bag on top of it.
I also added the rail to hang my front doors.
|04-16-2011 08:49 PM|
|Coronatj||I can take pics of the one that I built. But x2 on the back window. I used a tie down to keep it closed but it wasn't ideal.|
|04-15-2011 10:38 PM|
if anyone here has built one using the above plan, has anyone taken pics of the finished product?? If so it would be great to see them.
also what are people doing to keep the rear window closed when putting top onto cart(to keep it from flopping open and hitting the ground)
thanks in advance
|03-24-2010 07:01 PM|
|Poppy360||I built this dolly yesterday. Total cost was $36 and an hour of my time. And that's with a handsaw! Gonna put the top on it next week before heading to Moab for EJS.|
|10-18-2009 12:36 PM|
|bflank||We built a hardtop dolly using a parts list and photos from a post on this forum. Do a search. It was built out of pipe & other parts bought from Home Depot and covered with pipe insulation. Cost less than $100.|
|10-18-2009 12:28 PM|
Jeep Hard Top Storage Dolly Plans
|10-16-2009 07:18 PM|
Hard Top Dolly Plans
I an not sure I would buy one when a Dolly can be constructed easily. Jeep Wrangler hard Top Dollies are very easy and inexpensive to build. They can be made of wood or PCP piping. I personally feel wood is the lease expensive, fastest and easiest way to put a dolly together. There is a FREE download at Performance Jeep Chrysler : Jeep Parts and Accessories - PerformanceJeepChrysler.com 888-569-5228
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