When I designed our home, I took a cue from my husband's brothers who had built their homes a few years earlier and included a stairwell inside their attached garage leading down into the basement of the houses. The only negative to this setup was the floor space that we lost inside the back corner of our garage.
Last April I turned a 7'x7' area of that wasted space into a convenient storage area for my JL hardtop. My husband is 6'2" and can easily walk down the stairs without having to duck his head as he passes the shelf.
After my sons move my hardtop for me today, I'm going to to cover the shelf with a piece of carpeting to prevent scratching anything I store on the shelf.
Soft Top cleaned and stored for winter, just need to cover it all with a piece of plastic to keep the dust off.
This platform is just a simple 7'x7' design, made of 2"x4s" with plywood sheeting over it...nothing fancy, but it does the trick. I hope this info can help someone with designing their own hardtop storage solution.
Inspiring. I plan to do this but maybe add something like the adding the hinge hook hoist you can install on hinges of the hard top in place of the 2x4 ... this adds about $25 to the total cost though so may defeat the purpose. My bigger question ... how does the system work for putting the top back on? addendum video? =) I might be nervous to press the release on the tie down straps. Thanks for the journal vids!
Awesome! I've been looking at those and wondered if it would make something like this easier. Thanks for posting up :thumb: