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    Hardtop Hoist

    Finally got my hardtop hoist finished. I can remove and store the hardtop out of harms way all by myself.
    I used:
    One of the hoists that were on sale at Lidl.
    An old Halfords roof rack.
    Length of Thule foam.
    Length of roof timber.
    8 twisted straps to attach to the roof joists.

    Hardtop lift frame 1.jpg Hardtop lift frame 2.jpg Hardtop lifting.jpg Hardtop lifted 1.jpg Hardtop lifted 2.jpg
    I'm pleased with the result. Safe and secure until needed. Hardtop is high enough (6' 6'') that I can walk under it. But only takes 10 mins to remove or attach hardtop now.
    Another job done.
    1976 MK2 Signal Red TV8 MOD

    #2
    Looks great, and photos really helpful. A job on my long list, so thanks!
    Dave.
    sigpic1974 Magenta Stag owned since 1990 & 1971 Stag currently being rebuilt.

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      #3
      Neat! I wish I could do the same but such a hoist in my garage would just pull the roof onto the hardtop!

      Well done too to a Forum "newbie" on uploading really sharp photos in a good size and embedded correctly in the text!!

      Drew
      If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

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        #4
        Originally posted by dasadrew View Post
        Neat! I wish I could do the same but such a hoist in my garage would just pull the roof onto the hardtop!

        Well done too to a Forum "newbie" on uploading really sharp photos in a good size and embedded correctly in the text!!

        Drew
        Beginner's luck?
        I only do what the voices in my wife’s head tell me to do!

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          #5
          Originally posted by dasadrew View Post
          Neat! I wish I could do the same but such a hoist in my garage would just pull the roof onto the hardtop!

          Well done too to a Forum "newbie" on uploading really sharp photos in a good size and embedded correctly in the text!!

          Drew
          Thanks Drew. My builder gave me really strong roof. Think I could hang the Stag off it. lol
          Enjoyed your rebuild photos, so I had something to emulate.

          Jeff. I think you're right too. Using preview is a real help

          Thanks Dave. My job list has only just started.

          Jim.
          Last edited by Jim; 13th March 2015, 10:01.
          1976 MK2 Signal Red TV8 MOD

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            #6
            Hi Jim,

            I bought a hoist 20 years ago but never used it as now don't have or want a hard top.

            Never used preview so perhaps I should, bit of hit and miss with me. Nice job BTW.

            Jeff.
            I only do what the voices in my wife’s head tell me to do!

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              #7
              Looks like the same hoist as I used several years ago, makes hardtop removal and fitting very easy.

              Neil
              Neil
              TV8, efi, fast road cams and home built manifolds. 246bhp 220lbft torque

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                #8
                Hi Jeff,

                Preview does take a couple of minutes longer but well worth it when you have photos.

                Jim.
                1976 MK2 Signal Red TV8 MOD

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                  #9
                  Hi Neil,

                  It's a Parkside hoist.

                  Yes it's now a 5 minute job and I can do it by myself.

                  Jim.
                  1976 MK2 Signal Red TV8 MOD

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                    #10
                    Thanks for sharing - I've had a hoist and roof rack for too long but not got around, feeling inspired now to crack on ! As I've got an electric door opener that sort of gets in the way but think I can now see a workaround with an initial lifting location plus a separate storing location.

                    You look like you've found the ideal balancing point - what's the distance between the bars and the position of the lifting eye please ?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Paul Goldsmith View Post
                      You look like you've found the ideal balancing point - what's the distance between the bars and the position of the lifting eye please ?
                      These pics may give you an answer - note I've done mine using just one roof bar that seems perfectly adequate, and that bit easier to connect/disconnect.

                      Well done Jim

                      Cheers

                      Julian

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                      Roof lift.jpg
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                        #12
                        That's a fair old roof construction Julian, what's on the top/outside?

                        Sorry to digress.

                        Jeff.
                        I only do what the voices in my wife’s head tell me to do!

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                          #13
                          And I mean the garage roof!
                          I only do what the voices in my wife’s head tell me to do!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                            That's a fair old roof construction Julian, what's on the top/outside?

                            Sorry to digress.

                            Jeff.
                            I don't think I've got a lot left up top any more but this is what is on top of the garage.

                            Cheers

                            Julian

                            IMG_0740 comp.jpg

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                              Beginner's luck?
                              Naa. I'm tipping on Jim having a City & Guilds in picture posting.
                              If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

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