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Kevin925 03-19-2010 03:08 PM

How much does a hard top weigh?
 
Anyone know approximately how much a hardtop for a '05 TJ weighs? I need to make sure my hoist will handle the weight.

adkjoe 03-19-2010 03:10 PM

About 140 LBS

Jerry Bransford 03-19-2010 04:05 PM

Just a quick word of caution to keep the hard top under tight control when lifting it up with a hoist. I gave myself a major black eye the weekend prior to starting a new high-visibility job when my hard top suddenly swung hard & its corner popped me in the eye while I was hoisting it up off the Jeep. I walked into the new job Monday morning with a major black eye & and probably half the women in a 90% woman company thought I had been in a fight over the weekend. I'm sure a few higher-ups had doubts about hiring me for a while after that & thinking I had probably gotten drunk & into a fight. :rofl:

jdhallissey 03-19-2010 04:09 PM

Ya know Jerry that is a pretty good story. Now you know not to make your wifey MAD :flipoff::rofl:

s3nt3nc3d 03-19-2010 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 576097)
Just a quick word of caution to keep the hard top under tight control when lifting it up with a hoist. I gave myself a major black eye the weekend prior to starting a new high-visibility job when my hard top suddenly swung hard & its corner popped me in the eye while I was hoisting it up off the Jeep. I walked into the new job Monday morning with a major black eye & and probably half the women in a 90% woman company thought I had been in a fight over the weekend. I'm sure a few higher-ups had doubts about hiring me for a while after that & thinking I had probably gotten drunk & into a fight. :rofl:

lol...around here, we usually are TRYING to convince our peers that we'd been in a fight so we look tougher. Like one night when my dad was playing with our dog (golden retriever) and he popped him right in the face...leaving him with a nifty bruise underneath his eye. My dad refused to let anyone believe that he WASN'T in a fight at the bar the night before. :rofl:

Kevin925 03-20-2010 12:18 PM

Only 140 lbs? That's pretty light. Thanks. And also thanks for the warning about the swinging top. I will definitely hold on to it while I am lifting it.

ryt2112 03-20-2010 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 576097)
Just a quick word of caution to keep the hard top under tight control when lifting it up with a hoist. I gave myself a major black eye the weekend prior to starting a new high-visibility job when my hard top suddenly swung hard & its corner popped me in the eye while I was hoisting it up off the Jeep. I walked into the new job Monday morning with a major black eye & and probably half the women in a 90% woman company thought I had been in a fight over the weekend. I'm sure a few higher-ups had doubts about hiring me for a while after that & thinking I had probably gotten drunk & into a fight. :rofl:

Suuuurrre.... You just stick to that story ;)

I actually have a hoist on it's way to me now. Will be nice to be able to pop the hardtop off by myself. I'll just have to make sure I don't let it pop me in the eye...

burton160w 03-21-2010 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ryt2112 (Post 576711)
I'll just have to make sure I don't let it pop me in the eye...

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That's what she said! :D

wavebacktothetj 03-21-2010 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by burton160w (Post 577244)

:rofl::rofl: NICE! I love that freakin show!


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