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    VIDEO : JL JOURNAL - DIY Homemade Hardtop Hoist on a BUDGET

    More than its weight, and it does weigh quite a bit, the biggest reason why most people never remove the hard top on their Jeep JL Wrangler is because of its big bulky size. Even if you could manage to remove it on your own, it'd be crazy awkward to handle and then there’s the question of, where do you put it once it’s off? If you’re lucky enough to live in a home that has a garage and one that’s big enough for you to park your Jeep in, hanging your hard top from the ceiling is gonna be your best bet. Unfortunately, most of the aftermarket hoist systems available today are pretty pricey. So, what do you do when you want to open up your Jeep but don't want to spend a ton of money? Well, for about $25, you can make your own hard top hoist and this episode of the JL JOURNAL will show you how.



    What You Will Need
    (6) Screw Eyes
    2x4 – Wood
    (4) Tie-Down Straps
    Drill
    Drill Bit
    Screw Driver
    Stud Finder
    Saw
    Tape Measure

    I hope you find this video to be helpful and please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Great video!!! And to think you only had to make one return trip! Normally household projects result in countless trips back lol


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    The freedom top sound effect... Funny Shit! Simple way to do it. Nice.

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    It's not a real project if you dont have to drop everything and go back to Lowes in the middle of work.


    I opted for a pair of 2x4s since the 2 door top seemed to lend itself to that setup pretty well.

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    How the hell did you get out of Lowes for under $100.00. That had to be a record.

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    How tall is your ceiling in your garage? 9’ or 10’?


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    I don’t have a hard top but was still fun to watch


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    Did this same setup, works very well and been hanging same place for damn near a year btw- popcorn ceiling, not my idea, previous ownerIMG_0362.JPG


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    Very cool Cindy and Eddie! Thanks for showing how easy this project is. Its now on my to do list.


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    Great video Eddie. I've been wanting to do this in my garage all year and haven't had the time. Only thing is store my top all summer.
    are you able to hoist your top higher with that setup?

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