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Best way to get her top off.

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by PJL, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Mar 8, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    PJL

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    Hey brain trust,

    Looking into getting a cap but I would like to get it on and off easily as I need the bed open at times for work. So does nobody have ingenious ways to do that and store it. I was thinking some sort of pulley system hanging from ceiling at rear of garage. I could back in and hook it up and lift it and leave it hanging as I drive out from under it. Any variations on that idea or any other ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    I'd guess Get her drunk first and then go for it.
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    Sounds like the soft topper is more suited to your needs.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Show her a new 3rd Gen Tacoma
     
  6. Mar 8, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    This is what I'm looking for. I actually found one made for lifting caps and jeep tops from this link. I may just use the design and rig up my own from pulleys and tackles. This gives me the basic layout. Thanks. When I get it figured up I'll post pix and setup.
     
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  7. Mar 8, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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  8. Mar 8, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    I know the Alu-Cab is only around 130lbs - could definitely be removed by yourself.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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    I use a a couple of 4x4's suspended with eye bolts, and motorcycle tie-downs to raise/lower/store my 180 pound RTT. Not as quick as a pulley system, but cheap and effective. I raise it up 2 inches, one corner at a time. Takes me about ten minutes to lift it up 2 ft.

    IMG-1297.jpg
     
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  12. Mar 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    @15+1 has it right. With four straps (good for redundancy) you’re basically only lifting 1/4 the weight, so reefing on the straps a little at a time is easy.
     
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    I like it a lot.
     

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