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    DIY: Hardtop Dolly On Wheels

    Feel Free to Click Below on Hartop Dolly Directions.

    Not a Hoist.


    My friend sent this to me he downloaded it off the net.


    http://www.petespipeshop.com/rides/hardtop.doc



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    Nice DIY!

    Thanks for sharing.
    -Bill

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    does anyone wanna build this for me. cuz i still havent made one for myself. IF YOU HAVE ANY FEED BACK PLS POST IT HERE!

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    No problem!

    What would it be worth to you? Would you like it made out of wood or metal?

    Thanks, Jay
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    I made that rack this year for my hardtop. It is very easy to make and it is surprisingly sturdy once you get it upright. I also added pieces of carpet onto the wood to protect the top from scratches in case it shifted when moving around.

    One tip is to clamp the back window shut before tipping it upright or else the window will fall open and risk breaking.

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    Can this be stickied?

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    Hahaha. I dont think anyone will be taking there Hard Top Off anytime soon.

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    BTT. Soft top Season is coming.

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    I'm going to be building this on the weekend, off with the fiberglass cage.
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    I have a factory hardtop crate frame sitting next to my garage. The guy who bought mine didn't want it

    Free for whomever wants to come get it. It can be broken down. with a couple of screws.

    It's wood with foam blocks for under the side rails. It has wingnuts that bolt through the factory rail holes. I used to have wheels on it when I stored my top in the garage.

    Edit: I didn't look at the link. The frame I have stores the top flat, not on end
    Last edited by HamsterPwr; 03-21-2007 at 10:09 PM.

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    I hope you guys don't mind but I'm going to post a couple of links to other write ups on DIY hard top racks/dolly's to provide some more information/options. I know I'll come back to this thread when I'm ready to build mine

    http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/ph...=hardtop+dolly

    http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/ph...=hardtop+dolly

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    BUMP FOR THE SUMMER TIME. I Finally made mine cost me 12 bux!!!!

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    I just need to pick up casters for mine.
    I made this one : http://www.petespipeshop.com/rides/hardtop.doc.
    Cost me $13 and change in lumber and screws.
    Now I've heard that placing it on its back end like that will cause the sides of the top to bow and the top will leak come fall. Anybody else had that problem?

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    As mentioned before, I made this stand and had the hard top on it for 8 months last year. There was no issues with warping when putting the top back on the jeep for the winter. I am put the top back on again this year.

    Again i suggest clamping or using a bungee cord to keep the back window closed. It pushes open fast when you flip the top vertical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    I hope you guys don't mind but I'm going to post a couple of links to other write ups on DIY hard top racks/dolly's to provide some more information/options. I know I'll come back to this thread when I'm ready to build mine

    http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/ph...=hardtop+dolly

    http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/ph...=hardtop+dolly


    your links dont work unless you are signed up on that site....



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    Quote Originally Posted by DYNNOMMYTE
    your links dont work unless you are signed up on that site....
    Shoot. Thanks for the heads-up. I guess if someone is exploring options they'll sign up. You don't have to be a Rubicon owner to join RoF

    I've made 2 of the ones that were originally posted in that Word doc. I put a little bigger caster on than they called for. They work excellent. The top sits perfectly balanced on them and you can roll 'em around with one hand.

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    BTT. This thing has saved my A$$ when it comes to room in the garage. I can move more hardtop by myself..

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    Looks super easy to make... Good post and will be stickied.
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