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Cadillac Allante Forum Discussion, Allante Hardtop hoist. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Title says it all. I'm out of garage space for a hardtop holder and want to consider a hoist system ...
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    Tony S45 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Allante Hardtop hoist.

    Title says it all.

    I'm out of garage space for a hardtop holder and want to consider a hoist system that will get the top up safely above the car.

    Can any of you folks recommend a system? Other than the usual concerns about scratching the car, any thoughts and/or advise?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Allante Hardtop hoist.

    Have you tried e-bay?

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    Tony S45 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Allante Hardtop hoist.

    gewans:

    Yes I'm watching a few items. The hoists on Ebay appear to only have hooks on each side plus one for the rear. I'm not to confident in that arrangement and would prefer a system with a bar under the top. However, I've no experience with hoisting tops and would like to hear from some who have had hoists, good or bad.

    Tony S45

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    Re: Allante Hardtop hoist.

    I tried to make a hoist arraignment and found that the back of the top is the heavy end of the top. I hooked onto the top at the furthest points back of the side windows and it was still back heavy. It became apparent to me that it is a very awkward piece to handle and gave up. Even if you can lift it off the car it tends to want to spin and is very unstable. Maybe someone that has a hoist will post with more info. but I came to the conclusion that it just wasn't worth the chance of dropping it. Good luck!

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    Tony S45 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Allante Hardtop hoist.

    gewans:

    Thanks for the input.

    A auto friend has a car with a hardtop and he dug into one of his leather seats one day while attempting to place the top down onto the car. I'm hearing more bad stories than good!

    Tony S45

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