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Old 02-05-2018, 08:21 AM   #1
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Hard top lift

Has anyone made or used a hardtop lift similar to this on a k5?
https://www.topliftpros.com

Seems like a cool (high dollar) idea. I sent them an email to see if a k5 model is doable.
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:01 PM   #2
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Re: Hard top lift

Our tops would probably break in half using that...
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: Hard top lift

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Our tops would probably break in half using that...
Damn - I thought weight and the seam might be an issue...

I have a jku (soft top) - ran across this while looking at jeep parts and thought it would be nice if it would work for the k5.

I appreciate your input - Iíll let you all know how they reply.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #4
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Re: Hard top lift

I think our tailgates would keep you from getting far enough in, since Jeep tail gates open to the side and ours fold down.

I have seen some post where guys have fabricated an extension and platform to a cherry picker for a similar style lift. A one man lift for our blazers would be awesome!
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:03 PM   #5
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I think our tailgates would keep you from getting far enough in, since Jeep tail gates open to the side and ours fold down.

I have seen some post where guys have fabricated an extension and platform to a cherry picker for a similar style lift. A one man lift for our blazers would be awesome!
Didnít even think about the tailgate - that alone will probably make this type of lift impossible.

Man I agree about the 1 man lift. My blazer is far from done but I know Iím not gonna want to be sliding 2xs on my bed rails when it is painted - for the typical hard top lifts I see for our trucks.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:18 PM   #6
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Re: Hard top lift

I think the only way to do it is have a carport or garage with a hoist. I’ve seen a few guys on here go that route. Mine is up on the rafters in my shop but I just lifted it up on some 2x4s and chains. It’s heavy, but I did it my self.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:02 PM   #7
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Re: Hard top lift

My plan is to use a hoist from harbor freight https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton...ane-60732.html and modify it to lift the top.

What do you guys think?
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:06 PM   #8
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Re: Hard top lift

My one man lift has 6' padded extensions for the forks.

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Old 02-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #9
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:48 AM   #10
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Re: Hard top lift

another vote for the Bobcat...(top already off in the backgroud) but handy for all lifting needs!
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Re: Hard top lift

I lost the use of my bobcat for about a month while it was undergoing a rebuild on the axles. After having one since the early 90's I can't imagine my life without one, but I understand not everyone is in the right situation to have one.
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