If you own any kind of jeep with a removable hard top, you realize the importance and convenience of having a lift installed in your garage. Garage Shapeups installs Jeep hard top lifts and hoists. Here are the top 3 brand we recommend:
Power Jeep Hard Top Lift and Storage
The biggest hassle of owning a Wrangler is switching tops. Running the same top all year is just not an option. Make the change from your winter hardtop to your summer soft top a breeze with the Lange Originals Power Hoist-A-Top. Without the use of a hardtop hoist, it takes multiple people to remove a Jeep hardtop.
However, with the assistance of one of Lange Original’s Hoist-A-Tops you can take the top off your Wrangler JL alone with the push of a button. The balanced steel frame easily lifts and stores factory and aftermarket hardtops. With rubber coated hooks, you do not need to worry about damaging or modifying your hardtop. Lange Original’s rear Smart Hook™ ensures that the rear lift gate glass stays closed and out of the way for storage.
Smittybilt 510001 Hard Top Hoist
The Smittybilt Hardtop Hoist is the most complete hoist system in one box. Fully adjustable to fit Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK 2 & 4 door models with a strong center backbone to perfectly balance your hardtop. The Hardtop Hoist has multiple fastening points to secure accessories and freedom panels onto the backbone with rubber stops and cushioned support rollers to prevent damage and scratches.
The exclusive easy glide wheels enables you to move the top around the garage with ease. The 200 AMP 1/3 HP AC winch is capable of lifting up to 440lbs and has built in limit stops and internal brake for safety.
Manual ep Hard Top Hoist
Many Wrangler owners switch tops seasonally. Hardtops are great for the colder months, but they do not allow you to enjoy top down driving in the spring and summer. Lange Originals is the industry leader in hardtop lifts and storage options.
The Lange Originals Hoist-A-Top Simple offers the reliability of the rest of their Hoist-A-Top line, but at a better price point. What separates the Hoist-A-Top Simple from the rest of Lange's hoists is it does not feature storage for your Wrangler JL's Freedom Panels. However, Freedom Panel storage options are available separately. This easy to use crank operated system lifts and stores your Jeep's hardtop. Simply raise your factory hardtop and drive away.
Don't Forget Door Storage"
Door Hanger & Freedom Top Storage
The Lange Originals Door hanger and Freedom Top storage is an option designed to work with the Hoist-A-Cart. Door storage hangers will fit two doors while the Freedom panels rest securely on the padded extensions arms. A must have accessory for the Hoist-A-Cart.
By Guest Author: Ryan A Shea
Slatwall storage system is a great way to get your garage organized. The system offers a solution for virtually any storage problem through the use of integrated cabinets, specialty storage racks and various width shelves. Choose from a variety of hooks and storage bins that come in a wide range of sizes and colors. It is time to organize your garage and get rid of that annoying clutter.
One of the major benefits of a Slatwall Storage System, next to the eye-catching appearance, is the ease of which you can organize your tools, garden equipment, bicycles, and other storage items. With a continuous mounting slot you can relocate any storage device in an instant. Rearrange your tools and equipment as often as you please. Storage brackets and shelf supports attach to the Slatwall System without the need of any special tools or hardware. Just hang the bracket in any of one of the slats, at any height, or any location.
The number of styles and configurations of slatwall storage hooks is virtually limitless, from small single hooks for wrenches and other tools, to large heavy duty hooks designed specifically to support a bicycle or a wheelbarrow. Other specialty slatwall hooks include ladder storage hooks, or a handle hook for rakes, shovels, and brooms. You can even ad a slatwall hook for mounting a roll of paper towel, a handy addition to any garage. Don't forget about a storage hook for your golf clubs, with your new found organization you will have more time to play.
For storing larger items like paint, boxes, and larger power tools, consider adding some slatwall shelves. Utilizing the same unique slatwall connection, slatwall shelves are quick and easy to install and can be relocated in a flash. Standard slatwall shelf brackets range from 8" to 16" in width to add flexibility to your storage design. Use the 8" wide shelf brackets in tight spaces such as the midpoint of the garage adjacent to your car door, and install 16" wide shelves for large items on the end wall of your garage. If you want an angle mounted shelf for shoes and work boots, just install a slatwall adjustable shelf bracket and set it at the desired angle.
Install a variety of slatwall open baskets for miscellaneous storage. These sturdy containers make a great storage space for sporting goods like footballs, basketballs, baseballs, and gloves. You may even designate an area for fresh produce like onions and potatoes.
A properly installed slatwall system can even support heavy duty cabinets. Slatwall cabinets are great for storing things like motor oil, pesticides, and other small containers. Mount a cabinet off the ground to keep dangerous items out of reach from small children. Full height cabinets are also available. A storage cabinet is a great place for storing books and other items that should be kept free of dust.
Just when you think you won't find a solution for one of your odd shaped items you will come across a slatwall specialty hook that is perfect for the job. Add a hat display hook for your favorite baseball cap, hunting hat, or motorcycle helmet. Use a face-out multi-hook support for rope, twine, or extension cords. Add flush mount hooks, for smaller items stored in tight spaces. Wrap things up with a garment hook by the entrance door, a great place to hang that work jacket.
When finished with your installation, everything will be securely stowed in its own place, and easy to locate for its next use. Your neighbors will be envious when they see how organized you have become with your new, aesthetically pleasing, Slatwall storage solution. A place for everything and everything in its place!
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The author of this page is Nick Dixon, owner of Garage Shapeups and Lifetime Epoxy Floors.