Simple question leads to mini garage remodel - Racor hoist and Topsy bracket done!

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Fully retracted, what is the distance from the top of the hardtop to the ceiling? Wondering how much room the lift needs at a minimum. My jeep is stock, but ceiling is lower than yours. I guess as long as you can lift it a couple of inches that is enough to pull the jeep out.
I’ll measure, but I remember noticing that it’s about 7 inches.

And yes, as long as you can clear 1 inch (and can lift the back glass up)- you are fine.

I’ll measure for you tonight.
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I have a problem in the other direction. My Ceiling is 16.5 feet from Floor. Is the cable on the lift long enough for about a 7-8 foot drop?

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I don't think the RACOR will drop more than 5', but

Just use longer "J", or RATCHET STRAPS--

No problemo

Good luck

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I wish I had a taller ceiling in my garage. This is a super clean set up.
 

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I’ll measure, but I remember noticing that it’s about 7 inches.

And yes, as long as you can clear 1 inch (and can lift the back glass up)- you are fine.

I’ll measure for you tonight.
My ceiling is definitely under 8 feet high. I'll pull the Jeep in and measure hardtop to ceiling. Sounds like if I have at least 8 inches of clearance, I should be good to go.
 

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My ceiling is definitely under 8 feet high. I'll pull the Jeep in and measure hardtop to ceiling. Sounds like if I have at least 8 inches of clearance, I should be good to go.
Ok, I was a bit off. Looks like my garage is 8 foot 2 inches. The lift can go as high as clearing 15 inches. So if you are within a reasonable height of 8 foot, you should be ok. I’d say 8 would be minimum.

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Wow, you guys have clean garages, where do you put all your garage stuff?

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When I brought the new Jeep home my kids asked an innocent question. "We thought a Jeep was a convertible, how do you take the top down"? Having a hard top I quickly removed the freedom panels and they were less than impressed :)

I tried to take the top off myself and then with my wife's help but it just wasn't going to work. Time for a garage project.
I like the jack-shaft opener. Didn't even know such a thing existed. How did you choose that particular model? Any suggestions on where to go to get a good price? Looks like they're significantly more expensive than standard garage door openers unfortunately.
 

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This thread has been a life saver for me. Found all the parts I needed through the forum to get the installation done. I hired some help to do the install and I’m glad I did. Quality of work is better than I could have done by myself and we got everything installed in just over 1 hour.

Here’s the hoist in the garage. Will get the top off for the first time later today.

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This thread has been a life saver for me. Found all the parts I needed through the forum to get the installation done. I hired some help to do the install and I’m glad I did. Quality of work is better than I could have done by myself and we got everything installed in just over 1 hour.

Here’s the hoist in the garage. Will get the top off for the first time later today.

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And with the top off. One person job and takes no more than 10 mins. Great investment.

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