Tips to take off a Jeep hardtop by myself?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by mf101, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. mf101

    mf101 Guest

    Is it possible? The dealer has it right now detailing it and I want to take the top off before I head out, but I'm not sure I can do it by myself.


    How heavy is the fuckin thing or is it just awkward?


    Tips!??!
     
  2. transistor

    transistor Well-Known Member

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    i dont know, but my friend hangs those stretchy ropes with hooks on them from his garage ceiling so he can do it himself :dunno:
     
  3. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    my 96 bronco's hard top is a pain in the ass to remove, and it's heavy, but i only can't remove it by myself bc it's so big.

    you should be able to do that shiz on your own. just lift it from within the truck and put some blocks down by the tailgate as steps to the floor.
     
  4. SaintGRW

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    that's what i was going to suggest.
     
  5. mf101

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    NOt sure my garage is tall enough :dunno:


    I figured if I kind of get in it and raise the back window, I should be able to hoist it over my head and lay on some sawhorses or something :x:
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    It's not terribly heavy, but it's cumbersome as hell- I'd reccommend having someone help you get it off. :p
     
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    150 lbs in an awkward upside down tray format. so no.
     
  9. nucl3ar

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    It's fairly heavy and once you pick it up it will be tipsy. Sure it can be done, but I guarantee you slam a corner into the ground at least a few times.
     
  10. bushfan

    bushfan Is there anything better than a little bush?

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    Get someone to help you, you don't want to drop it. It's too ackward to lift by yourself

    and then go spend more money by buying a soft-top
     
  11. mf101

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    Yeah soft-top is the plan but it's fucking beautiful out today but everyone I know is at work right now :(


    fuck 150lbs?!?! Never would have guessed :wtc:
     
  12. 1supraman

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    Most all garages are big enough to do this. I had 33' swampers on my 86 CJ, and it fit fine.

    SUGGESTION: Get 4 large utility hooks, screw them into the rafters at the appropriate spacing, and get 4 ratchet tie town straps. 2 that hook into the back corners, and 2 to support inside the front door seal. Raise is off the jeep...drive out! Then it is just as easy to drive back into/under the top, and lower each corner a little at a time, and set 'er down.

    Otherwise---two people to carry for sure, b/c you will drop it sooner or later. Don't set it directly on the ground(outside)---ants like to find their way inside the core and really piss you off.

    Good luck...I miss my CJ!
     
  13. mf101

    mf101 Guest

    Fucking cool... :bigthumb:
     
  14. mf101

    mf101 Guest

    :rofl: I'm having a chick who is about 5'4" helping me tonight... this should be fun :bigthumb:

    IBpicsofhercrushedbyhardtop
     
  15. nucl3ar

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    :cool:
     
  16. mf101

    mf101 Guest

    Ok, I suck at life... I don't have a #40 hex driver or drill bit so I can't take those screws out... also how the fuck do I remove the door nuts, they are some fucked up size that's not anywhere in my socket collection... and they have white paint on them so grips are tearing the paint to shit :wtc:


    Any tips?? Besides /yourself :sadwavey:
     
  17. mf101

    mf101 Guest

    Is there such a thing as rubberized sockets or wrench so I don't hack these bolts all to shit?

    They are white and on the outside of the vehicle, I want them to stay looking nice :hs:
     
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    NaturalLight16oz Only The Best For Me!! OT Supporter

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    post pics of girl while you figure something else out
     
  19. mf101

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    She's still at work... thank god, I feel like a jackass :hs:
     
  20. Normie

    Normie The TBW weight loss plan worked for me! OT Supporter

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    Buy a 12 pack of beer, Have chick stand in front of Jeep with 2 beers in her hands, the rest will work itself out.... Like moth to flame!
     
  21. mf101

    mf101 Guest

    hottie pics for someone who can help a brotha out :x:
     
  22. Jerboy

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    Are these bolts round or sided on outside?

    There's smooth jawed slip-joint pliers made for turning things with minimal gouging. This thing with a business card sandwiched at either jaws should do the job.

    But if it's round on outside, you will have to use some jagged jawed pliers.

    or... just go buy the right tools. Most socket set don't have larger Torx® The sockets are at most $9 a piece.
     
  23. mf101

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    it's these things

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  25. mf101

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    I don't think the doors have ever been taken off :hs:
     

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