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Best Hardtop Hoist System?

 
Old 08-18-2011, 11:30 AM
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I bought a hoist from Harbor Freight with a $50 off coupon and had the Unistrut folks in Charlotte help me out with a "T" shaped rack. The local Tru Value guy heated and bent some large 1/2" bolts (into a "J") for me and presto...

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Of course this was not an original idea, but it is up and ready for my 2012 JKU arrival on Wednesday.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:33 AM
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2x4's, pulleys, rope, eyelets and cleats
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by dogsonparade View Post
2x4's, pulleys, rope, eyelets and cleats
x2 if ya gotta have one - i wouldnt spend that kinda $$, i'd just make my own

I take mine on/off myself but i run the two door.

this short dude does the 4door himself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_A0dJZJTaM

i'm 6'2" so i dont use a ladder or stand in the jeep- lol

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by speed2005

can you send me a link to the How to? I found it online but want to see close-ups on hot it attaches
I have the Harken hoist, had to get Harken UK to import one for me from the USA, but they were great, no problem with getting one and no extra cost.

Can lift the top on my own in seconds.

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http://www.hoister.com/pdf/4907Jeep.pdf will give you the instal instructions, which are good.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by pjwing View Post
I put up the Rancor and really lime it for the price.
did a search here and found it!
https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/show...hard-top-hoist

looks like a good solution and can be used for other itmes in the winter months
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mnm327 View Post
Harken, works great and has very high quality pulleys.
looks like a good price too
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12020_1000.htm


http://youtu.be/Q5DNdalyJtQ

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Old 08-18-2011, 07:11 PM
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wha this looks like a neat and clean idea!

http://my.project-jk.com/showphoto.php?photo=1184
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:03 PM
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I have been using the Harken system for a few weeks now. One thing that I haven't worked up the courage to do is leave in the air and park under it. Just scares me. Anyone have any worries about the pulley system failing or the ropes breaking?
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mpkelley20 View Post
I much be the only person to just suck it up and buy the Lange Hoist a Top! I even bought the powered one. Man am I one lazy person but it makes my life so much easier!
Haha I have the powered one too
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mpkelley20 View Post
I much be the only person to just suck it up and buy the Lange Hoist a Top! I even bought the powered one. Man am I one lazy person but it makes my life so much easier!
I bought the crank Lange. For the cost in comparison to what you get, I was pretty disappointed. It really seems like a cheap POS. It does the job though.....I just feel very uneasy using it. I have this feeling my top is just going to come crashing down one of these days.

If I had to do it over, I would probably build something myself.
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