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Old 01-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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DIY Hardtop stand

Still needs some minor refinement and if you are interested, I can provide the google sketchup file which has all the measurements.

Cost was zero as I already had all the materials. Foam padding to be added tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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Looks good.

If you want a dust cover a queen size duvet cover works well. If you are going to store it against a wall I would suggest a rope to secure to the wall in case the top gets bumped.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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Pleas do post the instructions bro. I would love to make one.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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Looks great. Nice work. I would be scared to place it on the stand lol. Good to see someone make one of these themselves. The OEM one is incredibly overpriced. With an X-brace and some rubber padding this thing is good to go!
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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Talking DIY Hardtop Stand

Hey Guys

I found A small shopping cart (the newer smaller cart) work as a stand >
Just remove the baskets, file down the cut edges and cover with foam insulation used for insulation hot water pipes. Use bunge cords and a tarp
to hold it in place and to protect in in the summer time. Mine works great and is on wheels.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:21 AM   #7
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Links measurements??
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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easy way to make sketchup file available to everyone

Guys,
I would like to share the sketchup file for everyone, but I haven't found an easy way to accomplish the task. Any recommendations?
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #9
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dropbox is a good way to share files.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Google sketchup 3d drawing available Click here to download
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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Guys,
I would like to share the sketchup file for everyone, but I haven't found an easy way to accomplish the task. Any recommendations?
Hate to state the obvious but why not photograph the drawing and then post it as a picture?
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:50 PM   #12
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Still needs some minor refinement and if you are interested, I can provide the google sketchup file which has all the measurements.

Cost was zero as I already had all the materials. Foam padding to be added tomorrow.
I really appreciate you posting the DIY for the hardtop stand. You provided the design which I used to build a duplicate for myself. I trimmed the vertical posts to allow the roof to rest against the cross bar and I added a horizontal piece under so that should the roof slip around the edges it cannot hit the floor. Thank you.
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