2002 2003 2004 2005 Ford Thunderbird Electric & Manual Hardtop Hoists

biddle

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I'm attempting to gather hardtop hoist parts here, if you have any additional recommendations, please reply with your purchase links, part numbers, etc.

1- 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird Manual Top Hoist- Purchase Link

2- 2002-2005 Electric Hoist- https://amzn.to/2vjfwAK
3- Hardtop Stand- https://amzn.to/3cUeg89


There is a discussion here about various methods- https://forums.fordthunderbirdforum.com/threads/need-help-building-a-hoist-for-the-hardtop.3790 and also here.

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Hello all,
I purchased an E-Z TOP Hard Top Hoist for my 2002 T-bird shortly after I bought the bird. It is an electric hoist and works well for one person to remove and re-install the top. I am moving to a place that has an unattached carport with no electricity. Is there a way to convert this electric hoist to a manual one with a wench? Or do I need to be in the market for a new hoist or an electrician? Of course the company is no longer in business...at least under that name.

LynnPenn
 

CBBIRD

2005 Steel Blue Tbird
I'm attempting to gather hardtop hoist parts here, if you have any additional recommendations, please reply with your purchase links, part numbers, etc.

1- 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird Manual Top Hoist- Purchase Link

2- 2002-2005 Electric Hoist- https://amzn.to/2vjfwAK
3- Hardtop Stand- https://amzn.to/3cUeg89


There is a discussion here about various methods- https://forums.fordthunderbirdforum.com/threads/need-help-building-a-hoist-for-the-hardtop.3790 and also here.

Since you have a hard top slip any manual hoist from big box hardware or Harbor Freight will solve your issue. I would also look at a bike or kayak hoist.
 

biddle

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I am a now single, older woman without a garage to install a hoist.
Does anyone have a solution to electronically lift, and replace the hardtop seasonally?
Do you mean like a magic want or a robot? lol There is no other option. You need a garage & hoist or people to lift it manually.
 
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