DIY Hardtop and Door Holders

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Thanks guys for the plans and pictures. I combined what you guys did with a craft project my daughter found to stain pvc pipe. I stained all of the connectors red to match the red accents on the Jeep. I probably wouldn’t have paid for the petroleum dye just to do this, but since I already had it...
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Question: I don't really need to roll the doors anywhere so will skip the furniture dolly. I am then assuming that the doors do not touch the ground on just the PVC build?
 

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Just wanted to show the completed cart in action. Works great! Only problem is, I learned on Sat that my wife is not capable of helping me take the top off. So me be installing a hoist. If I do I’ll have a cart available for someone

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I'd be willing to buy you a hoist for that cart you made.
 

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Here's my printable DIY Instructions for building your own Hard Top Cart based off of @Texas_Yote 's build and an updated Door Holder Cart based off an outdated "Instructables.com" build. Basically $165 Total for both carts! You save money and have your own touch on it! I was about to drop $200+ on a hardtop cart alone until I found Yote's thread https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/hardtop-cart.6581/#post-150265
This one they have on the internet for sale. its nice to. i like how everything closes up doors and all
To update the door holder I’d do 3.5” sections and 7” sections to give your doors a bit more room to fit into. It’s a bit of a squeeze with 2.5” and 6” sections.
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Just finished up the Door Holder Cart build!
Ended up only using 4 Foam Insulators instead of the five I bought. Also used Eight 24” Outdoor Zipties to secure the holder to the furniture dolly.

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You, sir, are a true man among men. I'm a first-time Jeep owner and haven't removed the doors or top out of fear of damaging them. Jeeps are expensive Lego sets, and this is a great project. Thank you for the brilliant ideas.
 
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You, sir, are a true man among men. I'm a first-time Jeep owner and haven't removed the doors or top out of fear of damaging them. Jeeps are expensive Lego sets, and this is a great project. Thank you for the brilliant ideas.
Nah I just merely organized them together :like: make sure to double check my first post as well. The build instructions were originally for JK doors and the JL doors are a a few inches wider. Other than that, they’ve helped a lot and save the extra money for other things ;)
 

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Maybe I missed it but I can't find the destructions for how much and how long for the PVC pipe pieces? Did you get the cart at Harbor Freight? Anyone got pics with the doors actually on the cart :)
 

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Here is my homeade door carts. This way I can wheel one on either side and just lift off the doors onto the cart.

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That’s a pretty cool idea :like:
Thanks but honestly I got the idea from a guy on the JK forums. I just modified it a bit for my liking.
 

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Used door cart for the 1st time today. Yeah the arm rests are wider on the JL so its a tight fit, but that being said its perfectly usable for me; but if you have not build one yet, give each slot another 1-2 inches in width.
 

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Thanks for the DIY, I finally had time to make mine today. Newborns man... they take it out of you.
 

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Finally got around to it... Just as good for 2 doors; less material to buy.

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Thank you. All credit to you, my good man. I’m not creative enough to come up with such ingenuity. With 2 doors, i saved a l’il bit.
 
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