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Old 10-09-2019, 08:20 AM
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On one hand this sure would make it easy. I wonder if you could hook them to a strap hanging from the ceiling?

On the other hand, it's something else that sticks out and can get caught on a tree, rock, etc.

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I like that solution, but man. $130 for four handles?

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I like that solution, but man. $130 for four handles?

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as ridiculous as drilling through the top to put eye hooks for straps.
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My thoughts are this, drilling holes for something I would use twice a year (off for summer back on for winter) seem like something unnecessary no matter what the cost. The top is just not that hard for two people to handle as is.
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My thoughts are this, drilling holes for something I would use twice a year (off for summer back on for winter) seem like something unnecessary no matter what the cost. The top is just not that hard for two people to handle as is.
I personally have a use, even just those two times a year...

I live in a townhouse. So, my hard to soft process involves investing it upright, carrying it through my yard, through the common area and to my Jeep.

Whioe it's not difficult, persay, handled would make carrying and shifting / changing positions a lot easier.

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Could just buy 4 generic handles and some O-rings from Amazon For <$30
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Great idea and solution for the non hardcore crawler...those wouldn't stick out father than the fenders so ....
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This is not quite a new idea. About a decade ago I saw someone had home-made handles on a TJ hard top. I remember thinking it was a cool idea that makes it so much easier.
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On one hand this sure would make it easy. I wonder if you could hook them to a strap hanging from the ceiling?
On the other hand, it's something else that sticks out and can get caught on a tree, rock, etc.
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I'd be worried that long-term storage would cause it warp if you strap it by those handles. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of support on the inside but just a couple of washers (?).
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I'd be worried that long-term storage would cause it warp if you strap it by those handles. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of support on the inside but just a couple of washers (?).

I think If I ever did this project, I'd put some kind of metal plate on the inside to reinforce the hardtop.


I also wouldn't try using the handles for hanging or strapping anything. Just lifting and moving.
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The idea of handles is an excellent solution. We live in a loft downtown, no garage per se (large parking structure with no storage) and my wife is 5'1". This is something we could do on problem. I agree, washers on each side seem iffy. I'd prefer to see a 1/2-3/4" metal bar/strap on the other side to disperse tension over a slightly larger surface.

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