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My Garage Rig For Topper Removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Polaris, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    Just wanted to share this with you all. I got the idea here - and this is how it looks in my garage.
    www.polariswebdesign.com/truckstuff.htm
     
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    Very cool. Wish I could get mine into the garage (door's too short)
     
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    Garages are for pool tables, beer lights, dart boards, and old arcade games, though I did add a few old bench seats for those the spectators /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Good to know I haven't wasted perfectly good space! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    purdy much the way I did mine in my parents garage except I used some old chain I had laying around instead of the straps. Its all good. I think a light duty hoist and some straps would be the coolest way to do it though... /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    J
     
  6. JoeAngelicchio

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    Looks good. I bet it doesn't take long to get the top off. I've had to do a different setup. Have all the parts, just have to install it. Because my garage has a 13' + ceiling, I'm going to be using a boat winch (crank type). You can see it at my webshots under Truck. It'll be the 1st design. Addy is at the bottom.
     
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    I used four pulleys for mine and stuck it in the barn, 20x40 with lots of crap in it. Joe, The garage is looking sweet! I still have your plans if you still want my lazy a$$ to get the heatloss done. Sorry, work has been slamming me and isn't getting any better. I WILL DO IT /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  8. JoeAngelicchio

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    Hey no problem Dave. I've been busy myself too. I'm thinking, hopefully before this winter. The local service guy said to try to locate a used oil furance since I'm on oil and can use the same tank.
    So no hurry. Enjoy the summer. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
    Joe
     
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    OK, cool. I don't like to burn people. Just make promises that can be tough for me to keep. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Got my top off today!! Pretty much copied your idea except had to rig the top supports different since I'm in a storage shed and couldn't do anything permanent. It really sucked doing it too. It was like 150 degrees inside the aluminum oven. I'll post some pics on my webshots later today for any interested. Now I get to go wrestle with the soft top!!
     
  11. Polaris

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    Oooh I soft top. I want one! The day I was taking my top off it was incredibly hot - sweat just a rollin' off me, but the payoff was worth it. I am happy to go anywhere, just to drive my truck /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    joe with your setup how do you ballence the top or do you just hoist till its high enuf a keep it balenced by hand?
     
  13. JoeAngelicchio

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    The big eye-bolt will be in the centre of the beam the hoist cable connects to. And the end cables will be equal length. There will be enough room on the bottom beams to adjust the cap if it's not quite balanced. Then crank it right up.
     
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    HAHAHAH

    Not laughing at you just thinking how funny it would be for you to pull in forward instead of backwards when you take the top off...

    LOL

    sorry..

    looks liek it works!!!
     

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