Very ironic, I almost got the drainage fittings today at Lowes....Glad I found the others though, I knew that would throw me for a loop. Also, at lowes make sure you get the 10 ft sections. I found out that the 5 foot sections will cost you amost 2x the price, just get the 10ft sections cut in half for free and it will fit in the back of a SWBRedRubicon04 said:Because I am a Plumber by trade I have to say it, it might save someone some aggravation, there is a diffeerence between drainage fittings and the ones shown, if you get drainage fittings your project will be all screwed up!!! The take off's are alot different
Very cool write up, going to make one soon!!
I built this wooden one this weekend and it works great. Small profile and very sturdy. It took about 1 hour to build and cost $35staples said:I followed thsi thread as a plan and it works great. Mine sits in my car port against the wall and it gets pretty windy here during the summer and have never had a problem
http://www.rubiconownersforum.com/phpbb ... =dolly+top
Thanks from me as well. Put mine together on Saturday and with the wife's help removed and stored my hardtop yesterday. The cradle worked great, I just had to find a spot in the garage that'd handle the height of a LJ hardtop standing on its end. :laugh: Once it's in the cradle, an LJ hardtop stands only ~4" shy of an 8' ceiling.Chuckweed said:Just wanted to post a quick thanks for putting these plans together and getting them out there for us. I put mine together this morning and it works great!
It's actually more stable than I thought it'd be looking at the plans. More weight rests on the middle run of piping than from the point or brow of the top on the base. Once you push the whole thing up against the wall for storage, it's not going anywhere. This also prevents any chance of the weight being born by the back glass.calltrex said:I like the stand because its cheap. But kind of dumb to have the heavy half in the air. You know center of gravity...
Also if the heavy half was on the bottom it would be way easier to put on the stand.