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06-20-2013 11:13 PM
RoadiJeff
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
I just ordered the Harken Hoist. So in about 2 weeks my friend and I will be trying to do it. I'll definitely ask for help if it's needed. Thanks.
If it helps, when the installation instructions talk about the "front" board and the "front" wall, those are the ones at the back of the Jeep. So, the front on the Harken hoist is the rear of the Jeep.
06-20-2013 12:23 AM
st1264 I just ordered the Harken Hoist. So in about 2 weeks my friend and I will be trying to do it. I'll definitely ask for help if it's needed. Thanks.
06-20-2013 12:03 AM
RoadiJeff I installed my Harken by myself. It helps to read through the whole installation instructions before doing any of it. The second time through it makes more sense.

If you get stuck, just post any questions you may have and I'm sure someone will reply promptly.
06-19-2013 11:52 PM
st1264 There's 10 pages of instructions for the Harken Hoist installation... looks a little tedious. Anyone have trouble or is it relatively straightforward?

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/117897.pdf
06-19-2013 08:34 AM
dpostman I installed mine last weekend. I have a 4 door, and I got the 200lb Hoist for a 12ft ceiling. I also put the freedom panels in their bag and lay them on top of the hard top.

Here it is all the way to the floor



Here it is all the way up



And just for the fun of it, here's a pic of my jeep with the premium soft top installed.


dp
06-18-2013 07:38 PM
R1pilot I also have the 200 lb version for my 4-door and have to help it down when lowering. Otherwise, works great.
06-18-2013 12:26 AM
oregon
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
It's $140-152 on Amazon.com for 7803B, right now. I can't find it for $110. I am sure it may have been in the past, but it isn't now, that I can see anyway. $129 @ Q sounds a little better to me, also free shipping with their code...
Bought mine from West Marine a year ago. Not sure how the price + shipping works out now but they don't tend to backorder as often as QuadraTec. Worth it to check them.
HARKEN Hoister Four-Point Lift System at West Marine

I bought the 200 lb version for my 2-door. Works well, feels safe - if anyone knows how to put together blocks and lines it would be Harken with all their sailing experience. It takes some weight to lower - I have to help it down -there's a fair amount of drag from the 8:1 set of blocks. The 145 lb version might work better for my top but I'm happy enough with my setup.
06-17-2013 12:35 PM
st1264
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post
The only one currently on Amazon for around $110 has a 60 lb capacity. I hope you didn't get that one for your expensive hard top.

Also, Quadratec has a price matching policy if it is the SAME model.
Yes. A hardtop isn't cheap to replace. I don't seem to find any bad reviews on the Harken... going to run this by my friend who will help me install it and I'll make a decision. I don't think the powered models are any better than the Harken... just more expensive for the convenience of pushing a button.
06-17-2013 12:07 PM
RoadiJeff
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Originally Posted by Arm67ando View Post
BTW, got my on Amazon for $110, heck of a lot cheaper then Quadratic ...j/s
The only one currently on Amazon for around $110 has a 60 lb capacity. I hope you didn't get that one for your expensive hard top.

Also, Quadratec has a price matching policy if it is the SAME model.
06-17-2013 11:56 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
It's $140-152 on Amazon.com for 7803B, right now. I can't find it for $110. I am sure it may have been in the past, but it isn't now, that I can see anyway. $129 @ Q sounds a little better to me, also free shipping with their code...
There is a difference. I hope he didn't but the one for bicycles??
06-17-2013 11:53 AM
st1264 It's $140-152 on Amazon.com for 7803B, right now. I can't find it for $110. I am sure it may have been in the past, but it isn't now, that I can see anyway. $129 @ Q sounds a little better to me, also free shipping with their code...
06-17-2013 11:50 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by Arm67ando View Post
BTW, got my on Amazon for $110, heck of a lot cheaper then Quadratic ...j/s
$18 cheaper, not really a 'heck of a lot'. Is it the same model as the one on Quadratec? Same capacity?
Quadratec Part No: 12020.1000
Manufacturer Part No: 7803B
06-17-2013 02:02 AM
st1264 I don't see the 145 lb rated or better Harken Hoist for cheap on Amazon... if it is there please post a link. Quadratec's is the #7803

4 Point Storage Systems
Lift evenly from 4 points
#7801
Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 15 lbs (7 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 60 lbs (27 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 3:1

#7802
Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 25 lbs (11 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 90 lbs (41 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 4:1

#7803
Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 45 lbs (20 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 6:1

#7806
Max Vertical Lift: 8.5 ft (2.4 m)
Min Lifting Load: 75 lbs (34 kg)
Max Lifting Load: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Mechanical Advantage: 8:1
06-17-2013 01:34 AM
fastNugly
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Originally Posted by Arm67ando View Post
BTW, got my on Amazon for $110, heck of a lot cheaper then Quadratic ...j/s
Link?
06-17-2013 12:33 AM
Arm67ando BTW, got my on Amazon for $110, heck of a lot cheaper then Quadratic ...j/s
06-16-2013 11:49 PM
JKPaul
Harken Hoister from Quadratec-$128

Added the 2 extra straps for piece of mind. Works great, love it!
06-16-2013 10:38 PM
st1264 Harken Hoister 7803B - Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System for Jeep® Hardtops & Recreational Equipment - Quadratec
06-16-2013 01:18 PM
fastNugly Anyone have the part number or link from Quadratecs site for the Harken Hoist we are discussing here?
06-16-2013 12:46 PM
Rubicon_Jim Built my own since I don't have a garage. Works great. Did a test lift and was able to lift over 300lbs with ease. All made for around $100

Attachment 262234
06-16-2013 12:34 PM
st1264 You are right... it says "Lift 10-200 lbs", then "145 lbs working load limit"...
06-16-2013 12:02 PM
Doctorsti
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
Be careful, there are several versions on the Harken 4 point lift. Remember the hardtop is approx 140 lbs. Quadratec is selling the 200 lb lift. Can't see which one is on Amazon...
Quadratec lists the Harken they are selling as 145 working load limit.

I built a DIY lift bar just like the Lange with block and tackle set up and then when it's up I'm going to rest it on a plywood shelf hung by chains from 4 eye hooks installed into 2x6 attached to the ceiling.

I am pretty sure I'm going to abandon my DIY Lange analogue and just get the Harken as it will attach to the same 2x6 I'm putting up for the shelf leaving me one less point of installation (the center mounted block and tackle).

Besides it will also allow me to close the back window which I think I will need top do to properly fit the hard top in my garage. It's going to make it much easier and one less thing to deal with. This way the hoist will only be necessary for the raising and lowering part and I won't have to worry about it hanging on the hoist at all. It will be resting comfortably on the shelf with the freedom panels also up there. In the winter I will throw my soft top up on hard top shelf to keep it up and out of the way.
06-16-2013 11:59 AM
RoadiJeff
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Originally Posted by st1264 View Post
Be careful, there are several versions on the Harken 4 point lift. Remember the hardtop is approx 140 lbs. Quadratec is selling the 200 lb lift. Can't see which one is on Amazon...
I just checked on Amazon. The closest $110 price Harken 4-point lift they have is one for $110.84. It has a 60 lb. capacity.

The next one up is $114, with a 100 lb capacity.

I'm glad I went with the one from Quadratec.
06-16-2013 11:26 AM
st1264
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Originally Posted by days-like-this View Post
Nice...will be doing this install in about 3 weeks. LOVE your billet/tan seats Also curious about the $110 price on Amazon...
Be careful, there are several versions on the Harken 4 point lift. Remember the hardtop is approx 140 lbs. Quadratec is selling the 200 lb lift. Can't see which one is on Amazon...
06-01-2013 06:47 PM
fastNugly
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Originally Posted by REPPO View Post
Mine
Love it!
I am in lack of spacer in my garage....I need to move the bikes to the other side to get this done..LOL
06-01-2013 05:11 PM
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06-01-2013 03:29 PM
jwilson2598 It is part of the instructions. Also, the width between the the straps for the hardtop is 60 inches, which doesn't really line up with 16 or 24 inch on center truss placement most garages will have. With the board, you can space it at the correct width.
06-01-2013 10:04 AM
RoadiJeff
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Originally Posted by profunctional View Post
Why do you guys use the extra 2x4 pieces of wood? Is the stud in the ceiling not enough ?
It's part of the installation instructions. Actually, it's a 2x6.
06-01-2013 07:43 AM
Dusthol I assume its to distribute the weight better across more surface area
06-01-2013 07:41 AM
profunctional Why do you guys use the extra 2x4 pieces of wood? Is the stud in the ceiling not enough ?
06-01-2013 07:12 AM
REPPO Mine
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