Anyone using the Freedom Jack for hardtop removal?

Gee-pah

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I just put my Freedom Jack together. I’m a complete newb when it comes to Jeep mods and basically putting stuff together, and it was so easy that even I could do it. I watched the install videos on their site, the directions were clear and concise. It came together using basic hand tools.

I did get lucky with the shop crane, I picked up an open box, already assembled unit (score!) at Harbor Freight. All in the crane and the freedom Jack cost about $400. Way less than the Top Lift Pro.

Lifting the top off is quick and easy. I was able to do it myself. My garage is really small with a low ceiling so I had to lift the top up, then move it away from the Jeep, once clear, I lowered it down a bit so I could get it in the garage. I had my husband help me with that part. One person can definitely move it around on their own but being the first time testing it out I opted for a little extra help.
I definitely recommend the freedom jack, especially if cost or space issues are a factor.
You can see how tight my garage is ... and the FJ3 make it easy to get the top off, easy to store and all with enough room to park!

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That's great Kimmy.

FWIW to others, Harbor Freight puts their engine cranes on sale regularly--and you don't need the 2 ton more expensive one...the less expensive 1 ton crane will more than do.

Still more, the crane is often discounted more than (and a result of) the cost of becoming a Premium Harbor Freight Member for a year; (renewal optional) which comes with its own perks.
 

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I remember being terrified parking my brand new Jeep hood below the top when I first removed it. I didn’t actually get comfortable until a few weeks of the lift not moving. Then you relax and don’t think of it anymore.
 

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