Confidence to Explore

How To - Ultimate Garage Hoist for Jeep hard top or anything else you want to lift

Rated up to 880lbs

Anytime I pictured my garage in my future home, it involved a hoist. Specifically, for the hard top of the Jeep, but also for butchering an elk or deer, hanging things on while I spray paint them, etc. This is the culmination of all that dreaming over the years. Watch the video below to see it in action.

Video demo and explanation

HOME DEPOT PARTS LIST

  • 10' strut, qty 5 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Superstrut-10-ft-12-Gauge-Silver-Electro-Galvanized-Slotted-Strut-Channel-ZA12HS10EG/202714274
  • 3 1/2" 2 hole flat straight bracket, qty 14 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/3-1-2-in-2-Hole-Flat-Straight-Bracket-Silver-Galvanized-ZAB206EG-10/202077368
  • 3/8" x 3" hex bolt, qty 14 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-3-8-in-16-tpi-x-3-in-Zinc-Plated-Hex-Bolt-83146/204960791
  • 3/8" nut, qty 14 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-8-in-Zinc-Plated-Coarse-Threaded-Hex-Nut-801756/204647890
  • 5/16" flat washer, qty 28 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/5-16-in-Zinc-Plated-Flat-Washer-804576/204633118
  • 3/16" x 1-1/4" flat washer, qty 15 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-16-in-x-1-1-4-in-Zinc-Plated-Fender-Washer-804786/204632768
  • 1/2" flat washer, qty 4 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-Zinc-Plated-Steel-Flat-Washers-6-Pack-802521/204276454
  • 1/2" nut, qty 2 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-Zinc-Plated-Coarse-Threaded-Hex-Nut-804716/204647892
  • 3/4" pipe insulation, qty 3 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Semi-Slit-3-4-in-ID-x-1-2-in-Wall-x-6-ft-Long-Polyethylene-Foam-Pipe-Insulation-210-Lin-ft-Carton-ORP07812/204760801
  • zip ties
  • #8 x 1" sheet metal screws - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-8-x-1-in-Stainless-Steel-Pan-Head-Phillips-Sheet-Metal-Screw-25-Piece-per-Pack-800192/204275033
  • 2x4x20 lumber, qty 2
  • 3/8" stainless spring link, qty 4 - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-8-in-x-3-1-2-in-Stainless-Steel-Spring-Link-42934/205883115

REI PARTS LIST

  • 120 cm nylon runner, qty 2 - https://www.rei.com/product/899002/black-diamond-18mm-nylon-runner
  • 60 cn nylon runner, qty 4 - https://www.rei.com/product/899002/black-diamond-18mm-nylon-runner
  • 30 cm nylon runner, qty 2 - https://www.rei.com/product/899002/black-diamond-18mm-nylon-runner

MCMASTER PARTS LIST

  • 1/2" eyebolt with shoulder, qty 7 - https://www.mcmaster.com/ part number 3018T17

HARBOR FREIGHT PARTS LIST

  • 880 lb electric hoist, qty 1 - https://www.harborfreight.com/880-lb-electric-hoist-with-remote-control-62854.html

TOOLS LIST

  • Drill
  • Assorted drill bits up to 1/2"
  • Hack saw
  • Hammer
  • Socket wrench and sockets

Scott's Review Down the Road

Love it. It's more expensive than some off the shelf options for hard top hoists, but it's fully automatic and I trust it more than some parachord and pulleys. It's capable of lifting much more than just a hardtop, and if any component wears out, I know how to replace it.

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