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    DIY hardtop hoist?

    Anybody have any suggestions for a DIY hoist for my garage? Would like to be able to have some sort of pulley system or something. Thanks guys


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    I looked at the ones that are for sale, but honestly, $20 at Home Depot for some straps and eye bolts has more than done the trick for me. It takes me about 15 - 20 mins or so to get it off all by myself.


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    I found a 2500# atv winch at harbor freight 50 bucks that i use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmajer4211 View Post
    Anybody have any suggestions for a DIY hoist for my garage? Would like to be able to have some sort of pulley system or something. Thanks guys


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    I installed a Racor Vertical Storage Lift. Works great and I'm very happy with it:

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    I built an electric one. You can check it out here if the link works. Electric Hardtop Hoist

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    I used some uni strut and bicycle hanger hooks and a HF electric winch pulled all the way up to the trusses and added some ratchet straps for good measure.

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    An idea, 3 trips to home depot and 6 hours and who knows how many beers. But I succeeded , it turned out surprisingly good. Eye hooks, bike hooks, good rope and a cheap boat trailer crank. About 40 bucks. All said and done I used ratchet straps once I was happy and to give it a secure hold for the summer. The trick was getting the length of the rope perfect on the 4 corners. I was able to go up and down several time very smoothly.
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    I did the same as Mikeyboc and it works fine for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmajer4211 View Post
    Anybody have any suggestions for a DIY hoist for my garage? Would like to be able to have some sort of pulley system or something. Thanks guys


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyboc View Post
    I looked at the ones that are for sale, but honestly, $20 at Home Depot for some straps and eye bolts has more than done the trick for me. It takes me about 15 - 20 mins or so to get it off all by myself.


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    Yup. I added a few small editions to make mine a bit more stable. but basically $20-$25 in and its been working just fine.

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    4x - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...6926/204273852

    And

    1x - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-1-i...0829/206802316



    I used a total of 6 eye bolts, a 2x6 cut to the width of the hardtop and stapled some outdoor carpet to the ends as padding for the 2x6... I can raise and lower solo with ease. just takes a little back and forth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmajer4211 View Post
    Anybody have any suggestions for a DIY hoist for my garage? Would like to be able to have some sort of pulley system or something. Thanks guys


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    As mentioned earlier, $10 for eyebolts and 4 ratchet straps. Image1502488148.414402.jpg


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