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So...is 7" spacing for the doors adequate or would this still be a pretty tight fit?



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So...is 7" spacing for the doors adequate or would this still be a pretty tight fit?
I went with the original measurements for 2 doors and they fit fine... just less material to use. You can try with the original, and if you find the spacing a bit wide, go with the 7'... I tried shorter & didn't like the fit... I want the doors to kinda lean on each other so the cart doesn't tip.
 

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Finished this today. 6.5" spacing between posts and 18" tall, doors from my Rubicon fit perfectly. About $75 total including the dolly from Harbor Freight. Maybe two hours build time and totally worth it.

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thanks for the plan I am almost done but I had a question.. the 1*2 board on hardtop holder cart, does it sit 6" from outer front or 6" from inner front ? Can someone please tell me.
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I was premature in my building of these... My wife is unable to easily help me get the top off... Now i need to engineer something else in the garage.
 
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thanks for the plan I am almost done but I had a question.. the 1*2 board on hardtop holder cart, does it sit 6" from outer front or 6" from inner front ? Can someone please tell me.
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The red is 6”:like: Also helps to put painters tape on the glass to help hold it in place as you set it down.
 

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The red is 6”:like: Also helps to put painters tape on the glass to help hold it in place as you set it down.
Thanks @Lurvis33 :) here is my final build.
I bought one 2*4*16' board and cut it to all required sizes which saved me some $'s

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It’s so the top sits vertically with a slight slant. There’s the middle piece to help support the wiper blade on the windshield.
The picture is from Yote’s thread.

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Thanks so much for this design & PDF. Would it still work if I used, 2x6's for the 2 verticle 29" pieces instead of 2x4? or does it some how get in the way?
 

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This HT cart thing is awesome, but I store my HT in my inlaws’ basement, which necessitates going around the back of their house through the grass and down a hill. Has anyone done this with some beefier tires to let it go off-road? Or has anyone tried modifying it to hold the top in place when wheeling it around? I’m thinking of poking around Harbor Fright for some ideas, maybe just a couple eye bolts and a ratchet strap to hold the top to the cart, plus adapting a wagon handle to pull it? And some beefier tires? I’ll post up whatever I come up with.
 

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Finished this today. 6.5" spacing between posts and 18" tall, doors from my Rubicon fit perfectly. About $75 total including the dolly from Harbor Freight. Maybe two hours build time and totally worth it.

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Very nice
 

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My son and I build one of these today based off the plans. Just made it a bit wider between uprights (about 6.5 inches). Now we need a nice day to fully test it out. It's a rainy weekend in Georgia.

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OK I see its that foam for the pipes in the plumbing deportment like at home depot. cant o it come off since its not tape together ?
 
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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...
So how did you dye the plastic? And thats a lot of electrical tape isn't it ?
 

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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.
Is that the black foam in the plumbing department like at Depot that has the slit down it ?
 

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