|11-22-2013 12:06 PM|
Pretty funny. Been doing this exact thing on boat covers for years. Never thought of it being a problem on a Jeep top. I guess if you park on a hill of any kind, you don't have the problem.
In doing this with boat covers, we found that the smaller diameter stuff won't hold up to the weight of the rainwater/snow. So go with as big a diameter stuff as you can. It will support far more weight.
|11-22-2013 11:51 AM|
I hadn't seen this post before I built mine. Here's how I went about it. Took about an hour to construct and also came to about $12.
Four 3"-5" Hose clamps
Two 1/2" PVC Ts
Four 1/2" PVC couplers
??" of 1/2" PVC pipe
It rests against the door surrounds as well as being held down by the clamps. I extended the Ts with pipe then put couplers on the ends to give the hose clamp bands a nice little channel to sit in. I glued all but 1 end of the long prop prop piece of pipe, that way 1 end can swivel when its installed.
I like the pipe insulation concept. I'll be adding that to mine so the PVC won't wear through the pipe over time.
|03-31-2011 08:26 PM|
|M_||Awesome idea!!! Added to my list of jeep things to do this weekend!|
|03-31-2011 07:50 PM|
|sonofabeach||Whats causes this? I've never had this problem with my factory soft top on my 04.|
|03-31-2011 09:27 AM|
|Iceman||If I may interject, you can save a little work and time if you can find a PVC fitting called a saddle. It looks like 1/2 a tee designed to glue to the outside of a pipe drill a hole in the pipe, and glue on a smaller pipe. I'll try to post a pic later today. (I work for an irrigation company in sc is why I am familiar with them.)|
|03-31-2011 08:54 AM|
|jcf||Thats very cool & cost effective, good deal rogertc1, you get a gold star for that one|
|03-31-2011 08:49 AM|
|jspeer1130||This is perfect! Saving money and my sanity when I put the trektop back on in a few weeks|
|09-24-2010 01:02 AM|
|89yjfreak||i'm gonna have to try that thanx man|
|09-24-2010 12:39 AM|
|09-24-2010 12:13 AM|
Get a piece of 1/2" PVC X 5Ft and two 1/2" to 2" adapters and two 2" T's. Cut the T's in half with a hack saw so they fit onto your roll bar and then measure the distance between your roll bars and add about 5 inches (Mine was 46"). This is the length to cut the 1/2" pipe. Slip on the insulation. You may need to cut some more off to help fit. Assemble the whole thing so it resembles a capitol I. Bend upward on the 1/2" section and put it into place with the top up. Fits tight. I used no glue.
|09-23-2010 10:45 PM|
|firehawk_1989||looks goood roger, you should give us more details on how you made it though.|
|09-23-2010 10:08 PM|
|09-23-2010 10:00 PM|
Great idea ... no snow here but when it rains and Ive got my generic car cover on it no more puddle
|09-23-2010 09:13 PM|
so is the link to a place to buy or is it a link to make it? it appears to me that it is to buy the thing.
is there another link somewhere?
|09-23-2010 08:50 PM|
|09-23-2010 08:06 PM|
the link is broken but i fixed it....
Top Prop and Tonno Prop - for Jeep CJ, YJ, TJ, LJ, JK - Skid Row Offroad
|09-23-2010 08:05 PM|
good stuff, thanks for sharing. i prefer one of these tho
|09-23-2010 06:45 PM|
|InvertChaos||Looks sick. Broken link tho|
|09-23-2010 06:22 PM|
Soft Toppers Make your own Top Prop before winter
You could buy a Top Prop or make your own for under $12.00, No more puddle above me.
Instructions on how to make your own...I found in a google search.
Pics of mine with 99Cents 3/4 inch pipe insulation (still have tons left). I used 45" of thicker PVC. No Glue needed. Pics..