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Old 01-17-2011, 04:55 PM
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Hoist for new Hardtop

Just got new Hardtop, now a new problem. I am an "experienced" i.e senior type person who is single and I live by myself. My 3 kids all are grown and live in other cities. I live on a lake in a remote location.

Ok, this Hardtop is going to come off in the spring, so I can enjoy the wind of a convertible and will go back on in the fall when the chill is in the air.

Anyone have any experiences and recommendations for a quality hoist or lift device so I can safely remove / replace the Hardtop by myself. As you know the Hardtop weighs 44 lbs so lifting it is NOT an issue. Major concern is to remove or install without scratching the top or car.

I have seen a few on eBay and I am not impressed. I have a 2.5 car garage, s2000 and GMC Envoy which is my DD, space not an issue

Really want to hear from you and those with experience with these devices.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:29 PM
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Find a partner...... just kidding.

Honda only sells a storage rack on wheels. I've seen hoists used to hold and/or lower an engine into the engine bay. That may work????
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http://www.hoistlifts.com/honda.htm

I would LOVE one of these LMK if you purchase, I think I would go topless more often if I had one
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by SXY_S2K View Post
http://www.hoistlifts.com/honda.htm

I would LOVE one of these LMK if you purchase, I think I would go topless more often if I had one
If you lived near me, it might be worth buying you one just because of that.
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Lol, sounds like an Ahhnld voice over.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:05 PM
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:18 PM
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a good engine hoist and some cloth sheathed ratchet straps would do the trick.

and it can do other stuff too.

yeehaa,
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I feel like you could rig something with a pully, but if you have space why not just make one out of pvc tubing?
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Just buy a soft top "summer" S and keep your hardtop equipped S for winter use
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:24 AM
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I will split one with you. I will use it in the winter months and then deliver to you so you could use it in your hot summer months. AC would work great.

Originally Posted by SXY_S2K View Post
http://www.hoistlifts.com/honda.htm

I would LOVE one of these LMK if you purchase, I think I would go topless more often if I had one
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:25 AM
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Great

Now that is the best suggestion to date.


Originally Posted by MutantCheese View Post
Just buy a soft top "summer" S and keep your hardtop equipped S for winter use
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:59 AM
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I don't have a hoist or a hard top. However, here is a suggestion: check in with the Miata groups and see if anything they use would be suitable for an S2000. For instance, I did a quick google search for "miata hardtop hoist" and came up with this link to Goodwin Racing: http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...t/31-1105.html Can't argue with the price.

GWR has been around a long time and they generally have a good reputation in the Miata world. Perhaps they would be willing to work with you on something for the S.
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