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05-26-2009 07:53 AM
erickpl Do you have any kind of front panel?
05-20-2009 10:55 PM
603TJ no- the bolt goes through the deck then into the existing holes in the roof/body. When I take the roof off, I'll remove those bolts, take out the decklid, then take off the roof. Once I get the roof off, I'm going to see how it looks with the decklid still on there...
05-20-2009 09:59 PM
leesmythe
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Originally Posted by 603tj View Post
i made the deck cover from 3/4 inch plywood. I think it was 58" across- it site on the lip of my hardtop and is bolted through the hardtop mounting holes. I found a pre-cut peace of outdoor carpet at homedepot and caulked it to the top. I used a 2" and a 4" u-bracket to hang the high lift underneath diagonally. It fits perfectly. The front 2" bracket never moves or is adjusted. When i need the jack, i take off the larger u-bracket and just slide the jack out of the front smaller one. It works very well. On the top side of the cover, i mounted heavy-duty eyelit bolts, one at each corner. I use those to bungy crap to the top of the deck lid...shovel, saw etc... The whole project was under $50. It's a pain in the ass to get the thing in and out of the jeep, but that's kind of the point i guess- adds to the security.

so does the deck come off with the hardtop or stay in place?
Fromur description it sounds like ur saying that it is bolted to the hardtop...and not not the jeep>>??
05-20-2009 09:32 PM
603TJ
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
603TJ, any more info on that deck cover?
I made the deck cover from 3/4 inch plywood. I think it was 58" across- it site on the lip of my hardtop and is bolted through the hardtop mounting holes. I found a pre-cut peace of outdoor carpet at HomeDepot and caulked it to the top. I used a 2" and a 4" U-Bracket to hang the High Lift underneath diagonally. It fits perfectly. The front 2" bracket never moves or is adjusted. When I need the jack, I take off the larger U-bracket and just slide the jack out of the front smaller one. It works very well. On the top side of the cover, I mounted heavy-duty eyelit bolts, one at each corner. I use those to bungy crap to the top of the deck lid...shovel, saw etc... The whole project was under $50. It's a pain in the ass to get the thing in and out of the Jeep, but that's kind of the point I guess- adds to the security.
05-20-2009 06:52 PM
njkeagle
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Originally Posted by Contra View Post
hope you don't off road, if you do and hit a rock, the jack it toast, seen it happen to a guy in another forum

just though i would warn ya...
other than that it looks good
I was just thinking the same think.
05-20-2009 06:52 PM
jgano23 look for "connectible pipe clamps"
05-20-2009 06:49 PM
jgano23 McMaster-Carr
05-20-2009 06:31 PM
Contra
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Mine is mounted to roll bar with clamps from McMaster Carr.

Keeps it dry/clean (except when top off).





So stable, I can actually stand on it and it will NOT move.
do you have a link to their site?
05-20-2009 06:16 PM
Bigstonz Those are Knaack #28 hand tool chests bolted down at rear seat hardware sites. I got 2 used from a place in Az. Despite what the website says they were not near new, but turned out fine after paint and grip tape. Call and negotiate a cheaper shipping rate. CESTools.com.
You can sit on them for short distances. The grip tape is too abrasive though, I should have used some kind of smooth foam/rubber adhesive backed stuff.
05-20-2009 03:51 PM
KBR97 where did you get the metal boxes?? they look like huge ammo cans.
05-20-2009 03:06 PM
Bigstonz
rear seatbelt floor hilift mount

Found the pic
05-19-2009 09:27 PM
98TJWrangler
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Mine is mounted to roll bar with clamps from McMaster Carr.

Keeps it dry/clean (except when top off).





So stable, I can actually stand on it and it will NOT move.
Nice! I was thinking of mounting mine to my roll balls also.
05-19-2009 07:34 AM
erickpl 603TJ, any more info on that deck cover?
05-18-2009 11:09 PM
603TJ

I hung mine under a custom back deck-cover. It keeps it hidden, along with any other crap that I don't want stolen...
05-18-2009 10:36 PM
Bigstonz The central rear seat belt floor bolt works fine...I had a pic somewhere
05-18-2009 04:03 PM
BLACKTOOTHGRIN
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Mine is mounted to roll bar with clamps from McMaster Carr.

Keeps it dry/clean (except when top off).





So stable, I can actually stand on it and it will NOT move.
That's where I was wanting to mount one as well.
Is there enough clearance for it to be mounted in that position if you have a hard top?
05-18-2009 02:18 PM
n8smitty Mine is mounted to the rear roll bar also.
05-18-2009 11:39 AM
erickpl I've used mine to help change a flat in a gully at Wheelin' in the Country. No other jack would work. So I have used mine as well, just not too often. Being accessible is key. Being clean enough to use ranks right up there!
05-18-2009 10:54 AM
wavebacktothetj thats great I have mine mounted o my hood with a tough stuff mount I just wrote a post in general discussion about the 1st time I used my jack, it was worth it worked great check it out
05-18-2009 10:03 AM
erickpl Mine is mounted to roll bar with clamps from McMaster Carr.

Keeps it dry/clean (except when top off).





So stable, I can actually stand on it and it will NOT move.
05-14-2009 01:23 PM
KBR97 it will probably get put on the hood or mounted somewhere in the back of jeep eventually. But for $30 it's ok on the bumper for now.
I wanted to mount it on the top of the bumper (the original plan) but the jack touches the fenders. Too close.
05-14-2009 06:42 AM
603TJ Watch out for Jack-jackers!
05-14-2009 06:37 AM
MOz Unless you want to limit your off road experience, you might want to reconsider putting that jack higher up. Mud bogs and tight trails are going to abuse it for sure.

just my .02
05-14-2009 12:30 AM
Sb5551 ^ x2
05-13-2009 11:27 PM
Contra hope you don't off road, if you do and hit a rock, the jack it toast, seen it happen to a guy in another forum

just though i would warn ya...
other than that it looks good
05-13-2009 10:19 PM
4Jeepn I have mine mounted in the garage. Been there for 5 years.. works great. Only concern I have with the above is crap getting into lever, lock thingy being down like that on the bumper.
05-13-2009 10:13 PM
n8smitty looks good.
05-13-2009 09:35 PM
4point Sweet! I had that same mount on mine.
05-13-2009 09:09 PM
blacksport Nice! Hopefully once I get a new bumper I will do the same....
05-13-2009 08:29 PM
KBR97
Mounted the HiLift... Check it out.

My bumper mounts came in yesterday, so i got to work pulling off the bumper and drilling 8 new holes. Heres the outcome....

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