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Pawel66

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Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« on: October 18, 2020, 09:10:05 »
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Re: Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 16:54:51 »
I have to say I'd want to know more about the support for the rear of the hardtop. A Single point would worry me though that's the obvious approach if they use the same sort of claw bracket as the fronts
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Re: Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 17:12:43 »
You would worry that it tilts to the side? Could be...
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Re: Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 23:38:09 »
I have used one of these with my R129 Hardtop for the last 3 years. Really easy to use and no chance of 'slippage'. Highly recommended.

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Re: Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 11:12:35 »
Thank you.

Having read some of the stories about the SLS type (gutter clamps) hoists - I lost some of my confidence and now I found this one, that looks more solid...
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Re: Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 03:10:00 »
I would like to see more details. May be some photos from different angles.
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Re: Hard Top Hoist - I Have Not Seen One Like It Before
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 02:37:18 »
I made one today out of a gutter clamp ladder rack for a van. Works like a charm.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 21:47:18 by Shvegel »