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kerryva 03-11-2012 01:54 PM

Hardtop Storage Rack/Dolly
 
I'm looking at purchasing a storage rack/dolly for my new 2012 JK Rubicon hardtop and wanted to know what people are using and how they like them (pictures are appreciated). Thanks!

tdbohannon 03-11-2012 04:39 PM

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Build one yourself. Mine cost $26 using plans available online. I'm on my phone and dont have the link but the plans are free. Took me about 20 minutes to assemble as I had home depot cut the lumber to length. You can sort of see it in this picture.


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Matador 03-11-2012 05:03 PM

Here is the link to the plans

http://performancejeepchrysler.com/f...e.php?fileid=1

tdbohannon 03-11-2012 07:58 PM

Yep. That's the one!

Twisky 03-11-2012 11:51 PM

Download that.
Change it to XXXXX.PDF

R4D4R 03-12-2012 08:41 AM

Its hard to tell from the picture in that pdf, but does that dolly have the top resting on the window or just above the window?

37Olivestreetbrews 03-12-2012 09:04 AM

Building mine today via the plans mentioned above.

37Olivestreetbrews 03-12-2012 01:04 PM

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Well using info on this and other links I build my hard top dolly. Thanks everyone for the detailed info! In a few more weeks I hope to take the hard top off for the spring/summer and put the soft top on.

starcreek 03-12-2012 02:08 PM

Any danger of the top warping from being stored on end like that?

VASYLfromUKRAINE 03-12-2012 04:41 PM

hard top storage rack

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VASYLfromUKRAINE 03-12-2012 04:44 PM

UPs

VASYLfromUKRAINE 03-12-2012 05:10 PM

https://mail-attachment.googleuserco...ypFGhB98MbPzrY

DoucheBaggins 03-12-2012 09:02 PM

i just built this per the build sheet posted above. it works perfectly!

35 bucks and about 30 minutes work. She aint pretty but she works as advertised!

kerryva 03-13-2012 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by R4D4R (Post 2130929)
Its hard to tell from the picture in that pdf, but does that dolly have the top resting on the window or just above the window?

Anyone? I'm planning on building next weekend.

37Olivestreetbrews 03-13-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by kerryva

Anyone? I'm planning on building next weekend.

I just built mine per the write up and appears the window hinges will sit on top of the blocks that you build up.

VaderJK12 03-14-2012 01:15 PM

Since I do not have a garage, this seems to be the route I need to take for the time being. Anyone have issues doing this?

deepair3 03-15-2012 05:49 PM

:dance: SWEET! I guess everyone had the same idea! I was trying to figure out where to put the d--- thing, safely! Thanks for the plans! :doh:Hardtop coming off Saturday! I will build the rack tomorrow!

VaderJK12 03-16-2012 03:04 PM

I will build this in like 2 weeks I think. That way when April rolls around, the hard will come off and the soft will go on.

deepair3 03-16-2012 06:02 PM

In the middle of building this and a QUICK QUESTION....The 1X2 that holds the glass in place, do you measure 9.5 inches from the outside of the 2X4s or the inside? $31.60 from ACE

Red Sahara 03-16-2012 06:06 PM

Building one this weekend. Got it all for $27 from Lowes.

JKatfish 03-16-2012 06:37 PM

Just built mine in about 45 min. $7 for the wood all cut at Lowes...great service!! Bought a moving dolly from Harbor Freight for $8 and disassembled it. Pretty nice!! ....and I was thinking about buying one lol.

Jedi6 03-16-2012 08:25 PM

Good Thread
 
Way to go to whomever developed the instruction sheet. This build saved big $$$ and was fun to put together.

What we need next is to enhance this cart with some arms to hold the doors as well. :popcorn:

Ifinallygota21v 03-16-2012 09:43 PM

$20 and 45 minutes. Best thing I've done

rayray720 03-16-2012 09:57 PM

I will be building this on Sunday!!!

Jedi6 03-17-2012 11:52 AM

Suggested change to plans
 
I took the hardtop off again today and put it back on the stand. The stand certainly works as stated, but I noticed that the contact area could be better. So I unscrewed and moved one of the 59" boards 3" closer to the opposite side. This created alot more contact area with the front (bottom of window) as well as allowed the rear of the top to sit better on the buildup blocks.

So, if you are looking to build this rack, consider moving the long boards 3" closer together.

Bulldawgs 03-17-2012 09:28 PM

Thanks for the plans, the cart works perfect.

37Olivestreetbrews 03-18-2012 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jedi6
I took the hardtop off again today and put it back on the stand. The stand certainly works as stated, but I noticed that the contact area could be better. So I unscrewed and moved one of the 59" boards 3" closer to the opposite side. This created alot more contact area with the front (bottom of window) as well as allowed the rear of the top to sit better on the buildup blocks.

So, if you are looking to build this rack, consider moving the long boards 3" closer together.

Could you attach a picture of yours?

radtype 03-18-2012 10:33 PM

Wife made our hard top storage rack using website instructions in a few hours.everything at lowes except carpet scraps

Matador 03-19-2012 09:04 AM

I made two this weekend and they work great. I would recommend adding a center 2X4 to support the window brace and going with 4" caster wheels instead of the 2"

http://images5a.snapfish.com/2323232...B3446349nu0mrj

http://images5a.snapfish.com/2323232...44%3B349nu0mrj

http://images5a.snapfish.com/2323232...6%3A8349nu0mrj

Jedi6 03-19-2012 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by 37Olivestreetbrews (Post 2152805)
Could you attach a picture of yours?


Sure. I will post some pictures when I get home tonight.


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