||04-28-2013 09:57 PM
Going Naked on the Cheap, Get that hard top off!
Had a few people ask me how I get my hard top off and store it. Here are photos of my storage system for going naked. I might have paid $85 for everything. I even got the wood pieces to attach it to the ceiling out of the scrap bin at Lowes for $.25 each.
I used lag screws to attach the pieces of wood to the trusses in the ceiling. As you can see, I use 4 tie downs hanging from the ceiling then 2 more as slings front to back on the right and left hand side. Pull down on the ceiling tie downs to lift. You only need to lift it 2, maybe 3 inches to get it off. Not as far as you might think. Then to park, I just pull the jeep straight in with the hood under the hard top.
To hang the doors I am just using ladder hangers from Lowes. The mirrors are off the doors because I use re-location brackets to put them back on the jeep. Added benefit of the doors being easier to hang.
I can get the top on or off in 17 minutes with no help. I figure with the doors I can go naked or reverse it all in 30 minutes.