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Thread: Harbor Freight 440lb Electric Hoist - Leaving Hardtop up

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    Knows a Thing or Two Jk909's Avatar
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    Anybody try a couple snatch blocks with their winch to lift it? After its up it could be secured with some tie downs

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    Quote Originally Posted by japatton View Post
    Nice!! I forgot to mention that I used heavy duty lag bolts instead of the bolts included with the kit. You had a lot of little issues that I didn't. Strange, I wonder if I got lucky for once!! in going to change out the eye bolts with a shorter set to gain a little more height, I think. Or, cut the included eye bolts and rethread them.
    Thanks! Others had mentioned that the hardware was low quality so I was't surprised when a few of the heads twisted off. I probably should have predrilled the holes. The other issues had to do with truss clearance that could have been avoided with a bit more layout and dry fit. In the end it works well and I feel that the top is safe and secure! Now, if we could get some nice days I would like to use it! Thanks again for the pictures and tips!

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by sipafz View Post
    Fancy? That's not fancy! Fancy would be to combine the Racor lift and electric hoist! Also considering!
    If you figure this out, let me know!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by japatton View Post
    If you figure this out, let me know!!
    I bought a soft top so the infrequency of using the lift does not justify putting anymore into it.

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    Same hear, I still might try to add a winch someday...

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