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08-03-2014 08:21 PM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by Jedi6 View Post
Here are the photos. I am must more pleased with how it sits with the supports moved 3" closer together. The front actually sits on the support now instead of just barely touching it.
Yeah, this is a necro-bump of a really old thread, but no reason to start a new one when the old one is really good.

The proposal to move one side closer together is really good, you get a lot more contact area... but also the top is a lot more prone to slide off the dolly when you are rolling it over a rough surface (my driveway is tiled). I just took some leftover 2x4 pieces and bolted them vertically to the long side of the dolly (the one opposite the 6" blocks). Now everything is nice and secure, the top fits it a troff and it will take a really bumpy ride to knock it off.

Finally, I initially screwed up and used two fixed and two rotating dolly wheels. Dumb, dumb idea, makes it difficult to maneuver the dolly in tight spaces. Go with 4 rotating wheels.
07-24-2014 07:55 AM
Hankey Okay thanks. I will probably leave the spacing from the side of the trolley to the 1x6 the same as what the spacing to the 1x2 would have been. I can play with it if it needs adjusting.
07-23-2014 07:48 PM
Milkman Yep the 1x2 just holds the window closed. Your fine making it wider.
07-23-2014 02:37 PM
Hankey I'd like to build mine out of pressure treated and was wondering what the 1x2 does? Would it matter if I used 1x6? I'm guessing it holds the window in place, but I wanted to make sure using the wider board didn't cause any added stress anywhere. - I can't get a 1x2 in PT and don't want to rip one if it's not necessary.
07-15-2014 07:11 AM
CrossOps
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Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
My daughter and I built ours for Father's Day. This is a fun project with your kids.



That's awesome!
06-16-2014 12:33 PM
Milkman My daughter and I built ours for Father's Day. This is a fun project with your kids.



06-16-2014 12:06 PM
Jkjosh14 Here's a tutorial video if you can't get the pdf to download Jeep Hard Top Caddy: Jeep Hard Top Caddy - YouTube
06-04-2014 02:59 PM
hillshmill
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Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
Here's a CAD drawing if anyone's interested. I'm building mine tonight and ordered some wider casters since my garage floor is rough.
Well this is sweet - thanks! Planning on getting my cart built either this weekend or next. Gotta get my summer top on!
06-04-2014 10:23 AM
Milkman Here's a CAD drawing if anyone's interested. I'm building mine tonight and ordered some wider casters since my garage floor is rough.
06-03-2014 11:07 PM
gilbertj77080 are there any drawings to this storage unit?
ok the link worked now, slow puter i guess
05-20-2014 12:45 PM
THE BIG SITT Has anyone used this for a TJ hardtop?

Also, what type of wood is recommended for this?
05-17-2014 08:08 PM
Em52
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Originally Posted by DennisC View Post
I used the dolly for the first time yesterday. Once aboard, the top was stable and it rolled easily. I did find that the dolly is a couple inches wider than necessary so I had to adjust the top position for good support on the pedestals. I'll make a couple changes next time the dolly is empty: 1. Add a locating strip or bars on the flat long edge to align the bottom edge of the HT on the dolly as it lands so the hinge covers will land square on the pedestals the first time. 2. Shorten the 30" frame pieces to cut down the excess width.
Yea, I used mine for the first time yesterday also. I too found it to be an 1-1/2" to wide, 28-1/2" would've worked better for me, I'll be modifying it when it's "empty".

Thanks for posting your findings, confirms what I was thinking of doing also...
05-17-2014 11:20 AM
DennisC I used the dolly for the first time yesterday. Once aboard, the top was stable and it rolled easily. I did find that the dolly is a couple inches wider than necessary so I had to adjust the top position for good support on the pedestals. I'll make a couple changes next time the dolly is empty:
1. Add a locating strip or bars on the flat long edge to align the bottom edge of the HT on the dolly as it lands so the hinge covers will land square on the pedestals the first time.
2. Shorten the 30" frame pieces to cut down the excess width.
05-15-2014 09:15 AM
3rdJeep Ta Dah!
05-12-2014 04:46 PM
rysmithjr
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Originally Posted by pizzolj View Post
bump! both links don't work anymore, does anyone have any instructions as to how to build one of these?
The pdf in post 139 works for me.
05-12-2014 09:27 AM
3rdJeep Built mine this weekend. Used foam anti-fatigue mats from H. F. Slapped it together in about an hour. Not pretty but functional. Will post pics when the top comes off.
05-12-2014 09:16 AM
pizzolj bump! both links don't work anymore, does anyone have any instructions as to how to build one of these?
04-17-2014 08:12 PM
ACal24 Second one built this week!
04-15-2014 05:24 PM
ACal24 Just build one of two dollies! This one is for my father. He's got an '02 TJ. Specs are all the same. I actually ended up using indoor/outdoor carpet in lieu of foam and screwed the ratchets to the outside so the short hook could be used to hang it up when the hard top is on the Jeep.

Overall pretty easy! Takes a little time but well worth it.

p.s. I used a staple gun for the carpet and rolled/folded a bunch for support on the "pillars"

-ACal
04-12-2014 09:56 PM
Trixie
Wrangler Unlimited storage cart

Hi Matador, could I pay you to make me one? Just not handy...lol
03-27-2014 08:30 PM
deepair3
Plans

03-27-2014 11:55 AM
ron88
can't find the plans on the thread!

Happy to build it - can anyone re-post the plans?
03-09-2014 11:12 PM
Shofed58
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Originally Posted by RockLobstah View Post

Where are your tolerances? Just kidding! Nice work with the 3-D.
Haha the tolerance is probably fairly high. There is really nothing to it. And thank you, just helping out those who have problems putting that image in their head when they just look at a picture with a hard top on it.
03-01-2014 01:43 PM
RockLobstah
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Originally Posted by Shofed58 View Post
Made a quick sketch of the dolly, hope this helps anyone having problems.
Where are your tolerances? Just kidding! Nice work with the 3-D.
02-27-2014 10:22 PM
MedicalJeep
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Originally Posted by Shofed58 View Post
Made a quick sketch of the dolly, hope this helps anyone having problems.
Brilliant.
02-27-2014 10:00 PM
Shofed58 Made a quick sketch of the dolly, hope this helps anyone having problems.
10-15-2013 09:06 AM
spysir Built mine this summer. Worked out really well.
10-15-2013 08:56 AM
MikeAngelo1
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Originally Posted by madcrabber View Post
Mike, good meeting you and thanks for taking that dolly off of my hands! Hope it works out for you. Now I just need to figure out how to install a lift!!
It was nice meeting your family, as well. Had to tell my wife how polite your kids were. I hope the lift comes along. BTW, the cart is working out GREAT for us. Glad we could help each other out. That's why I like these forums!!

Mike and Kimberly~
10-14-2013 01:16 AM
aharris41 Got it done and works.
09-24-2013 10:33 PM
aharris41 I tried the glue gun, but the 2x4 are long and the glue dried before I could get it all on. I grabbed some tacky spray from my wife's art kit and worked perfectly. I am using a soft felt material (u-haul furniture cover).

Thanks for the replies.
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