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grunt11b40x

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looking for some ideas of how fellow k5ers have removed there top for the summer(besides a case of brew and 4 friends lol ), I have a full top(75 k5 6 inch lift) and no garage. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
 

bigyellowjimmy

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When I removed my top (full top, double wall, 1st gen) it was me, my wife and a neighbor. I think two or three guys can handle it.
 

tecton

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three?

i use two guys here
build something you can back up and slide it onto, or can tie to it and lift it off
 

bigyellowjimmy

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[ QUOTE ]
three?

i use two guys here
build something you can back up and slide it onto, or can tie to it and lift it off


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Sure, two guys for a half top with no rear hatch. Mine is a full, double sided top with the rear hatch. (1st gens dont have the rear window glass in the gate).
 

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I removed my 75 full top with just two guys. Granted, i'm a big guy, but my brother and i just lifted it off and set it on the ground.
 

shane74

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Back when I couldn't put mine in the garage, my wife and I used to lift mine off. If you lift it right, it's not that hard. A bit heavy, but not real hard either. It looks like you'll be needing to bribe frinds with beer for awhile! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifI now have a setup that let's me suspend my top from the ceiling joists in the garage. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
 

dallassnowman

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This is what I do now..
It just slids right onto the Nissan!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

MaxCrack

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I removed mine buy myself. Unbolted it, pulled it back a few inches and pushed it off the side. It took some of the trimming with it. A few trees and rocks helped with the rest of the trimming. Believe it or not, my brother and I were able to get it back on with just the two of us. (Barely)
 

i_4x4

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/forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifStart w/ 1/2" wrench or socket w/ ratchet. Turn left to loosen bolts, continue turning until bolt is removed. Repeat until all bolts that secure top are removed.

Sorry I couldn't resist. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

84gmcjimmy

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I removed mine buy myself. Unbolted it, pulled it back a few inches and pushed it off the side. It took some of the trimming with it. A few trees and rocks helped with the rest of the trimming.

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It only took two "fat-not-in-your-twenties-anymore" guys to remove mine , and put it back on the next day /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 
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