Flying the Mountains of the NW
Okay I need some help from you folks that have removed your hard tops by way of hoisting. I am welding some steel together for a friend that wants to remove his hard top with a hoist system in his garage. I am building an “H” frame that will attach to the front of the top (front door area) and attach to the rear wing window area with straps. I need to know if anyone with a newer style top (rear wing windows) and has this system could tell us were the center of lift is. In other words were can we place the lifting hook on the “H” beam to keep it in balance while hoisting so not to let the top hang low. We are thinking that the most weight would be about 30” in from the rear of the tops rain gutter due to the rear door frame and class. This is were we are thinking of placing the lift hook. Can someone assist us with this question. If you know in inches from the rain gutter for center of lift to keep the top level while lifting this would help in the trial and era procedure. If this works we will post pictures and costs.