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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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Storage Crate for Fiberglass Top

Since I've had no takers on my fiberglass top... I'm thinking about designing and building a crate to securely store it. My thoughts so far would include something that can stand upright, completely enclosed with padded braces to prohibit movement. If I make one, I might as well do more if anyone is interested.

Oh, and if anyone wants to buy the somebitch and save me the trouble, let me know.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Since I've had no takers on my fiberglass top... I'm thinking about designing and building a crate to securely store it. My thoughts so far would include something that can stand upright, completely enclosed with padded braces to prohibit movement. If I make one, I might as well do more if anyone is interested.

Oh, and if anyone wants to buy the somebitch and save me the trouble, let me know.
I'd be interested in a storage crate.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 05:58 PM
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Great. I'll keep you posted. Are you in a rush?
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Old November 1st, 2008, 08:54 PM
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I store my hard top on a platform I made, that I can raise and lower. It's an option for short term storage.

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Old November 1st, 2008, 10:18 PM
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Thanks, was wondering about something like that. Does it sit on the platform fully assembled? If so, any issues with maintaining structural integrity during install?
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 02:50 PM
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You can't take it on and off fully assembled. In fact, it pretty much has to be completely disassembled to put on and off. It is not like one on a jeep.

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Old November 2nd, 2008, 02:58 PM
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What Ron said - You CANNOT put it on and off fully assembled. When I used to store mine, I made a sling for it between the two walls of my garage and just laid it across the ropes. It keeps it shape best if you buy a used 1994 defender to put it on during the summer months.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 06:31 PM
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It keeps it shape best if you buy a used 1994 defender to put it on during the summer months.
nice, i'm going to have to look into that plan
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 09:54 PM
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I'm aware, but was curious if there was more to the platform concept than just a place to lay the top panel...

Was your suggestion a knock on the 94, Jimbo?

If Chris Laws doesn't come up with the parts I need soon, (hear that Chris?) I'll be forced to install it and deprive some lucky guy of ownership of the aforementioned hard top...
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 10:41 PM
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Not a dig, but rather a shameless plug for the 94 that I have for sale, #1729.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Great. I'll keep you posted. Are you in a rush?
Nope. No rush.

But I'd like to see it the one you build for yourself before making any firm commitment.
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