Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Recommendations for Hard Top Storage - '68 IIa 88

  1. #1

    Default Recommendations for Hard Top Storage - '68 IIa 88

    I just received my soft top seatbelt mounting kit from our hosts and plan to remove my hard top this weekend. Please point me to some good recommendations for summertime hard top storage options.

    I assume the simple answer is find a clean and out of the way spot in the garage then cover it with a tarp. Just want to make sure I'm not missing any key bits of wisdom that will help me make sure I don't wreck my top.

    Thanks

    Wes

  2. #2

    Default

    I have an above ground deck behind my house, and years ago rigged up a winch system under it. I could drive the Landy under the deck, unbolt the top, run two 2X4s through the sides of the roof then winch it up.
    I had a pretty elaborate setup with four ropes running through pulleys to a central ring, then a fifth rope from the ring through another pulley to a winch of the sort used to pull boats onto their trailers. It worked pretty well, but I eventually tired of driving topless and removed the rig from under the deck...

  3. #3

    Default

    Sounds like a cool setup.

    I think I am going to shuffle the garage a bit to allow for a shelf positioned behind the truck. I can then enlist a buddy to help move the top off (and on) without pullies or ropes.

    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by erik88lr View Post
    I have an above ground deck behind my house, and years ago rigged up a winch system under it. I could drive the Landy under the deck, unbolt the top, run two 2X4s through the sides of the roof then winch it up.
    I had a pretty elaborate setup with four ropes running through pulleys to a central ring, then a fifth rope from the ring through another pulley to a winch of the sort used to pull boats onto their trailers. It worked pretty well, but I eventually tired of driving topless and removed the rig from under the deck...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    66

    Default

    You can see my set up in the background of this photo. Super easy hoist I found on Amazon and mounted to the garage ceiling studs. Top removal and storage is now a one person job.
    Name:  IMG_2753.jpg
Views: 42
Size:  68.9 KB

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
Unparalleled product knowledge. Our mission is to support all original Land Rover models no longer supported by your local Land Rover franchise. We offer the entire range of Land Rover Genuine Parts direct from Land Rover UK, as well as publish North America's largest Land Rover publication, Rovers Magazine.
Join us