If you own a convertible and a hardtop to go along with it, you should seriously consider using a hoist or lift to mount and remove the top. Here are a few reasons to choose a hoist over a dolly, cart, or cradle...
1. Mounting and removing the top is now a one-person job.
2. This method avoids the tricky procedure where you and a friend have to lift
the top up and over your car to mount it or set it aside--one slip and you've got serious damage.
3. You can leave the top suspended, to save on garage space.
4. Leaving a hardtop on a dolly exposes it to accidental bumps and scrapes.
We've thoroughly tested these designs, and they are both strong and easy to use. Our design is easier to use compared to other hoists--there is no cumbersome strap to 'unthread' from under the top after it's been lowered, or to 'rethread' in order to raise it--the overall procedure is simpler. This simplicity allows you to mount or remove the top on a whim, and take advantage of nice weather when it presents itself, or to give your car added hardtop protection when needed.
Currently, we're offering the hardtop hoist for a number of different convertibles:
BMW Z3 (1996 to 2002) BMW 1-series, 3-series, and M3 (1985 to 2006) Ford Thunderbird (2002-2005 Anniversary Edition) Mazda Miata MX-5 (1990-2005) Mercedes Benz (most 80s and 90s models) Honda S2000 (factory hardtops) Porsche (most 80s and 90s models) Corvette C3, C4, and C5 (1968-2004) Plymouth Prowler
In the near future we'll be expanding the line to include hoists for other types of tops. If you have a question about your particular car, feel free to contact us using the button to the left.
Pricing is $179 for the manual hoist, and $349 for the electric version. Shipping charges are what it costs us to ship the item, with no inflated handling charges, and is generally $19 for the manual hoist, and $39 for the electric version--see the policies page for more details. As of now, we accept PayPal and credit cards on the paypal website.
You may look over our site using the links to the upper left. If you want additional information please check out the FAQ (frequently asked questions) page and the Policies page. As always, contact us if you have any other questions. Thanks for your interest!