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Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:47:48 PM »
Has anyone come up with a good way to store a TJ soft top with the bows for the winter? 

Last year I just leaned it up against my basement wall.  I don't know how many times I tripped over it.
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 03:13:38 PM »
Kids get old, move out, and BOOM there bedroom is storage room......   right now I have 3 in there.    The Hardtop in the summer is the hard one for me.

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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 04:08:15 PM »
Kids get old, move out, and BOOM there bedroom is storage room......   right now I have 3 in there.    The Hardtop in the summer is the hard one for me.

I had all my camping gear stored on my daughter's bed.  Then my sister-in-laws family came and stayed with us so my wife had to clean the kids bedrooms.  I have no idea where my camping stuff is now.
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 04:38:13 PM »
I used to separate the soft top from the bows and frame on the YJ. The frame I hung from hooks attached to the rafters in the garage. I rolled up the top and wrapped it in plastic, placing mothballs inside before securing the ends with duct tape. I'd leave the bundle on the same hooks.
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 05:36:06 PM »
Hang mine from a gas pipe that runs through the attic over garage.
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 05:49:23 PM »
I just keep the soft top on the Jeep  :rotflmao:
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 06:34:14 PM »
I have an unfinished basement, bought some angle iron, screwed a couple pieces to studs and drilled holes, so I just hang the whole top, bows and material on there. Keeps it all off the floor, out of the way, and not taking up much space. I’ll snap a couple pics when I get home
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 06:40:02 PM »
I just leave mine on now all winter. If you store it folded throw moth balls or dryer sheets in the folds to keep the mice out.
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Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 08:39:17 PM »


This is mine. Cleaned the windows, then put them down on a sheet, folded so the cloth is between each window and rolled them up, that’s what is sitting on top of the top. Like I said, small pieces of angle iron to put the little top tabs onto, so it’s easily removed come springtime


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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 10:17:54 PM »
I have a fancy felt lined bag I used to store my YJ soft top parts in for the summer and stored it in my closet and left the metal parts in the barn until the winter.  But that doesn't work with my TJ's top since the front is permanently attached to the windshield header  :swear_mad: 

So for now I have the zip out windows in the fancy bag but the bow/soft top assembly is hanging in my shed, but I'm sure there is going to be rodent damage in the spring...
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 05:23:14 AM »
I dont have a Top and doors to worry about .   That is all !   FjR68

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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 09:04:14 AM »
on the jeep, jeep dosnt move
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 11:57:11 AM »
I keep min.... oh wait...

In all seriousness though I have both a CJ5 and my YJ soft tops stored rolled up/folded in trash bags with dryer sheets and tape over the ends of the trash bags. Stored in the attic.
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Re: Crafty way to store a TJ soft top for the winter
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 12:08:20 PM »
I've been storing Bone's soft top (because he didn't have room in his condo,  but now has a house with a garage.   BTW Mike come get your sh!t...)  above the oil tank in my basement.
It's hanging from the joist with some rope and a few clips.
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