Hard Top Lift

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Looks pretty nice, however it looks like it would take up a lot of room in your garage. I think I would prefer the hooks and pulley system that is bolted into the joists of your garage, and when it is lifted it will stay somewhat out of your way. I have seen one of these work in a garage and it was rather easy to use and convenient to store the top out of the way.
However:
Still not too bad for convenience!
 

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Very nice @vzqhsg
What’s the storage plan in the garage? Ceiling mounted hoist? Or just leave it on the dolly?

If just the dolly may I suggest a tie down strap over the hard top to keep it fastened down to mitigate against any potential accidents.
 

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Nice job. Only thing I would do is add a little more padding to the other areas, just in case, but really nice. Sadly, no garage for now nor anywhere I could store it, besides not having a hardtop to begin with..
 

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I think I saw on the website that it is for the 4 door only. Anyone have any leads on it being usable for a 2 door?
 

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There are Jeep Top Hoist Kits on Amazon, that are mounted to your Garage Ceiling…
For anyone interested in a fun project, there are lots of DIY options for lifts, hoists and storage dollies on the interwebs. These solutions are fun because you can adapt the design to your specific environment/space and really make it your own - just like @vzqhsg has
 

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My Super Duty's fiberglass topper gets suspended from the garage ceiling and the truck backs under it for normal parking. Admire your ingenuity, your grasp on geometry and your Unistrut choice.!
 

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For some reason my stud finder does not find the studs on the ceiling. I was going to hang bikes from the ceiling but I couldn't find the studs.
Anyone else have that issue? I have 2 different stud finders and neither one worked. The garage attic has plywood on the floor so its no help going up there.
 

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Nicely done. Wonder how many adjustments it took to get the insertion depth right. I already have ceiling pulley systems at the main house, holding old longboards, so one of those will just get modified for me. I like this rack style (the commercial offering is a bit pricey), but like many I just don't have a convenient place to store a tool like this at the house or the shop.
 

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Nicely done. Wonder how many adjustments it took to get the insertion depth right. I already have ceiling pulley systems at the main house, holding old longboards, so one of those will just get modified for me. I like this rack style (the commercial offering is a bit pricey), but like many I just don't have a convenient place to store a tool like this at the house or the shop.
There is a commercial one of these?