|10-15-2013 10:06 AM|
|spysir||Built mine this summer. Worked out really well.|
|10-15-2013 09:56 AM|
Mike and Kimberly~
|10-14-2013 02:16 AM|
|aharris41||Got it done and works.|
|09-24-2013 11:33 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 05:24 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 10:14 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 02:36 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 03:06 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 03:12 PM|
|07-27-2013 12:57 PM|
|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 09:37 AM|
|RockLobstah||Finally built this dolly...works awesome and the plans are perfect.|
|06-23-2013 10:44 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 10:06 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 09:56 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 01:41 AM|
Still have it available? Mike in Pearland area.
|05-30-2013 10:19 PM|
|DIY07||I will be building one on Sunday.|
|05-30-2013 04:17 PM|
|05-27-2013 11:25 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 03:50 AM|
|05-13-2013 08:55 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 02:43 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
|05-04-2013 07:31 PM|
|Z-TJ||I wish I had somewhere I could build this. I need one of theses bad!|
|05-04-2013 06:39 PM|
Btw, thanks to the excellent contributions. Got the bigger casters and the additional 30" 2x4 for center support. You guys saved me a bundle!!
|05-04-2013 04:45 PM|
Me and my son built ours today !! Took about half an hour and $30 after all the supplies were put together. Just have to add some carpet or towels to the contact points... Then sadly realized we were missing the bow brackets for the soft top that attach it to the roll bar on our Jeep. So off to the dealership on Monday. Doh !!!! Thanks again for the awesome thread.
|04-27-2013 03:19 PM|
i took me about 2 months to find, and i had to drive 2 hours to go get it, BUT I GOT IT !
looking for a top on CL...it's all JKU, JKU, JKU
|04-27-2013 02:20 PM|
|RockLobstah||Great thread! Now if only I could find a 2013 Premium Sunrider top so I can take the hard top off. Finding a top for a 2-dr is a royal pain!|
|04-27-2013 11:50 AM|
|Lane24||Awesome thread !!! Thanks. I was just going to start a thread to see if anyone had any homemade ideas on how to store their hardtops under a covered deck. This cart will be great for saving up space and keeping it upright for the summer.|
|04-25-2013 10:04 AM|
|04-25-2013 12:46 AM|
|04-24-2013 09:31 PM|
i see in these pics that the top seems to be leaning to one side...not quite straight up and down...any reason why?
Do you think it can be modified to be more upright..just about straight up and down? i have a perefect little corner between the back of my garage and my Bilco doors...i have about 30" and i think the top will roll right in if its pretty much straight up and down..i measure the top as 27" from top to bottom...or side to side when its on its back on the dolly...
i figure i could throw some ratchet straps around the whole thing to keep it from tipping...
anyone ? anyone?...Buhler?
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