|04-17-2014 08:12 PM|
|ACal24||Second one built this week!|
|04-15-2014 05:24 PM|
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"
|04-12-2014 09:56 PM|
Wrangler Unlimited storage cart
Hi Matador, could I pay you to make me one? Just not handy...lol
|03-27-2014 08:30 PM|
|03-27-2014 11:55 AM|
can't find the plans on the thread!
Happy to build it - can anyone re-post the plans?
|03-09-2014 11:12 PM|
|03-01-2014 01:43 PM|
|02-27-2014 10:22 PM|
|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|
Mike and Kimberly~
|10-14-2013 01:16 AM|
|aharris41||Got it done and works.|
|09-24-2013 10:33 PM|
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.
|09-24-2013 04:24 AM|
|Landonk||Staple gun worked well for me. The staples sit deep so there isn't much chance of scratches to hardtop.|
|09-23-2013 09:14 AM|
|FXnut||I plan on building one of these over the winter and I think hot glue or sprayable contact cement would work best for holding on foam. I'd be nervous about scratches using staples or tacks.|
|09-23-2013 01:36 AM|
How did you all attach the carpet or felt to the touch points? I was thinking of hot glue, stapler gun or tacks. I bought all the materials today and will be putting it together this week.
Thanks a bunch.
|09-02-2013 02:06 PM|
Is the back glass supposed to hang down a bit
Well, I built my dolly. Everything worked out well. One question about how it sits on the dolly. The back window isn't flush and hangs down about a half inch or so. I notice what when I raise the glass to shut it flush, the top,rotates on the hinges a bit. Do I have it positioned correctly? Is everything ok? I don't want to damage the hinges. Thank you!!
|08-05-2013 02:12 PM|
|07-27-2013 11:57 AM|
|Landonk||Built mine this week. Took about 90 minutes. Hardest part was cutting out the carpet to fit the wood. Wood, screws, (4) 3 inch swivel casters, and carpet remnants cost around $60.00. You will be happy you completed this DIY. Perfect home remedy for carting and storing that Jeep Wrangler hardtop.|
|07-21-2013 08:37 AM|
|RockLobstah||Finally built this dolly...works awesome and the plans are perfect.|
|06-23-2013 09:44 AM|
|madcrabber||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!!|
|06-23-2013 09:06 AM|
I went with this one. Quadratec did a price match from Amazon.
Bestop 42806-01 - Bestop HOSS™ Hardtop Cart for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
I like the fact that it hooks to the top while it's on the Jeep. All you do is sit it down and it's already strapped. Has heavy duty locking casters.
|06-23-2013 08:56 AM|
I was trying to click on this link but it looks like the plans are no longer available. Do you have any idea on dimensions for the hard top rack?
|06-22-2013 12:41 AM|
Still have it available? Mike in Pearland area.
|05-30-2013 09:19 PM|
|DIY07||I will be building one on Sunday.|
|05-30-2013 03:17 PM|
|05-27-2013 10:25 AM|
Okay, so I built mine a couple weeks ago. Measured 9.5 inches from the inside of the 2x4. Picked up a 1" foam sheet from Hobby Lobby and hot glued to all the touch points. Put some felt on top of that. All that's left is to add some felt to the back supports, but I was waiting because I read on another forum that (2) 2x4's (instead of 3) may be better for the JKU 2013. So, all in all, pretty pleased with the results.
HOWEVER, finally had a sunny weekend and first chance to take the top off on the new Jeep... Thought my wife and I would be able to handle without issue, but turns out she's just a tad too short and not quite strong enough to really manipulate the top with me. Instead we almost dropped and ended up with some pretty deep nicks in the paint.
We didn't even attempt to place on the rack. So looks like I have to go the lift route if I want to be able to take the top off with any frequency, meaning the rack will just be in the way. If anyone is interested in the Houston/Katy area, send me a PM. I'd like to get $40 just to recover cost of materials (it was actually more). Going to cross post in the classifieds.
|05-14-2013 02:50 AM|
|05-13-2013 07:55 PM|
Try this -
I built one using these plans - worked great. The photos are a compilation of a few different builds but the general idea is all the same.
I think I spent about $30.00 at Lowes on all these parts (buy bigger 2 inch or so wheels, it's worth a few extra bucks). They move much better on driveway / garage floors. Good luck.
|05-12-2013 01:43 AM|
i dont know if the link is down. but can anyone help with the PDF plans for this. this is a great idea and very cheap and reliable VS the online pre made stuff
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