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 offer an electric version, one with a hand-crank winch, and a rope version. We have a brief video which shows each type and may help you in making your decision. You may view it on our Products page. To give you an idea how the hoist works, here's a video showing the use of the electric hoist.
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:
Ford Thunderbird (2002-2005)
Classic '50s Thunderbirds
BMW Z3 (1996 to 2002)
BMW 3-series (1983 to 2006)
BMW M3 (1987 to 2006)
Mazda Miata MX-5 (1990-2005)
Mercedes Benz (all 80s, 90s, and 00s models)
Porsche (1997-2012 Boxster and 1998-2012 Carrera)
Corvette C3, C4, and C5 (1968-2004, not earlier models)
Toyota MR2 Spyder
Chrysler TC by Maserati
Pricing is $199 for the manual rope hoist, $299 for the hand winch version, and $429 for the electric version. Shipping charges are $39 for the manual hoist, $49 for the winch hoist, and $59 for the electric version. We accept PayPal or a credit card when you make your payment.
You may look over our site using the links at the top of this page. If you want additional information please check out the FAQ (frequently asked questions) page and the Policies page. As always, contact us at [email protected] if you have any other questions. Thanks for your interest!