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bobrio 04-04-2011 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by markdaniel213 (Post 96389)
...also...does anyone have a hardtop Wrangler here in NYC? how do you handle it? i want to get one for various reasons (mainly vehicle security) - but have NO idea how it'd work living in Manhattan (in the "standard" apartment here). how do you get it off & where do you store it? back in Texas, I'd simply install a simple hoist in my garage...but that's somewhat impossible here.

thoughts? ideas? anything is much appreciated!

Rent a storage unit for the summer months and throw it in there.

I am sure you can find one out in Jersey or Queens or BK thats cheaper then Manhattan.

bobrio 04-04-2011 05:48 AM

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Soon to be 2011 rubicon...buying one next month

Well I didn't buy a 2011 RUBI, I ended up with a 09 X due to a deal that I could not pass up. Haven't been able to take any real good pictures, all I got is the one I took when I picked it up.

markdaniel213 04-06-2011 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by bobrio (Post 96776)
Rent a storage unit for the summer months and throw it in there.

I am sure you can find one out in Jersey or Queens or BK thats cheaper then Manhattan.

Thanks for the feedback! I have indeed thought about renting a storage unit...but haven't really done much research on it...yet :)

One thing I'd have to find is one that wouldn't mind me setting up a hoist inside...so if you have any ideas/thoughts around that, I'd love to hear them.

Also - one reason for desiring a hardtop living here in NYC is for security. I've seen SO many soft tops (both on Jeeps and other convertible cars) that have been slashed and trashed. Any thoughts and/or ideas about having a soft top Jeep & street parking here in NYC (I live in Manhattan)?

Thank you again! :)

markdaniel213 04-06-2011 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by forthetimebeing (Post 78901)
2006 Wrangler Unlimited 2 door.
I live in NY, NY but keep the jeep upstate for the time being.

Just curious - where do you live in NYC? Have you street-parked your Wrangler here in the city (either overnight or for any extended period of time)? Doe you have a soft top or a hard top? If you have a soft top AND have street-parked it, curious if you've had any issue with anyone messing with it (due to ease of access)?

Thanks much!

markdaniel213 04-06-2011 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by bobrio (Post 96778)
Well I didn't buy a 2011 RUBI, I ended up with a 09 X due to a deal that I could not pass up. Haven't been able to take any real good pictures, all I got is the one I took when I picked it up.

She's a beaut! Great find :) DEFINITELY a good foundation to build an AWESOME Jeep on!

Just curious - would you mind me asking what the details are on this deal you couldn't pass up?

Thanks!

bobrio 04-08-2011 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by markdaniel213 (Post 97225)
She's a beaut! Great find :) DEFINITELY a good foundation to build an AWESOME Jeep on!

Just curious - would you mind me asking what the details are on this deal you couldn't pass up?

Thanks!


My step dad is a GM at a dealer ship in woodside, this came in with 17xxx Miles and i was pretty much able to pick it up from him for cost + detailing. Bought it for a little over 19 and got new car financing.

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Originally Posted by markdaniel213 (Post 97225)
Thanks for the feedback! I have indeed thought about renting a storage unit...but haven't really done much research on it...yet

One thing I'd have to find is one that wouldn't mind me setting up a hoist inside...so if you have any ideas/thoughts around that, I'd love to hear them.

Also - one reason for desiring a hardtop living here in NYC is for security. I've seen SO many soft tops (both on Jeeps and other convertible cars) that have been slashed and trashed. Any thoughts and/or ideas about having a soft top Jeep & street parking here in NYC (I live in Manhattan)?

Thank you again!

From the rental places I've been in, there is really no place to mount a hoist since all the units are open on top. But I have seen some unique hardtop racks built for hardtop storage. I would imagine that it would be better to store it vertically since it will take up less square footage and the smaller the unit the cheaper. Good luck with the searching

markdaniel213 04-08-2011 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bobrio (Post 97611)
From the rental places I've been in, there is really no place to mount a hoist since all the units are open on top. But I have seen some unique hardtop racks built for hardtop storage. I would imagine that it would be better to store it vertically since it will take up less square footage and the smaller the unit the cheaper. Good luck with the searching

That definitely does make sense. I'll have to see what I can come up with.

Any thoughts on having a soft top in the city? Have you (or anyone you known) had any issues with it? The main reason I'd get a hardtop is for security...and because I've heard stories of Jeepers in the city having their soft tops slashed.

Any thoughts around this would be much appreciated! :)

Loamy 04-09-2011 05:51 AM

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I garage park. If you get a garage with an assigned spot you can usually store doors / roof panels leaning against the wall with now complaints. It's pricey but it makes life a lot easier.

Also regarding the hardtop, I have a bestop 2 piece where you can remove the panel over the driver and passenger. It breaks down into a smaller package because of that if you have to store it. I actually fit it in a 6x3 1/2 foot storage bin in the basement of my other apartment building.

And softops? I wouldn't consider having a real door or locking it. Anything that can be stolen out of my jeep can be replaced cheaper than a window panel. I run soft doors in the summer without locks. If they're going to be lazy and cut my windows instead of undoing a zipper, let them be lazier and just use the door handle. All my sound equipment/amps are buried in my locked center console and/or locked and in a tuffy overhead storage console. You don't know its there unless it's on.

markdaniel213 04-09-2011 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Loamy (Post 97793)
I garage park. If you get a garage with an assigned spot you can usually store doors / roof panels leaning against the wall with now complaints. It's pricey but it makes life a lot easier.

Also regarding the hardtop, I have a bestop 2 piece where you can remove the panel over the driver and passenger. It breaks down into a smaller package because of that if you have to store it. I actually fit it in a 6x3 1/2 foot storage bin in the basement of my other apartment building.

And softops? I wouldn't consider having a real door or locking it. Anything that can be stolen out of my jeep can be replaced cheaper than a window panel. I run soft doors in the summer without locks. If they're going to be lazy and cut my windows instead of undoing a zipper, let them be lazier and just use the door handle. All my sound equipment/amps are buried in my locked center console and/or locked and in a tuffy overhead storage console. You don't know its there unless it's on.

another excellent idea! i don't live in a building that has a garage...but there are a few garages in the area i could look at...and i don't think they're too terribly expensive.

one concern i'd have about a garage is height. your jeep looks built up (and nice job on that, btw). how tall is she? any problems with a lack of height in the garage? mine has a total of about 7 inches of lift and 36" tires. Some garages (any that weren't built in the last 5 or 10 years) in Austin, Texas had a major lack of height which made it impossible to get in 'em. Thoughts?

And thanks again! Any more pics of your Jeep? :)

Loamy 04-11-2011 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by markdaniel213 (Post 97822)
another excellent idea! i don't live in a building that has a garage...but there are a few garages in the area i could look at...and i don't think they're too terribly expensive.

one concern i'd have about a garage is height. your jeep looks built up (and nice job on that, btw). how tall is she? any problems with a lack of height in the garage? mine has a total of about 7 inches of lift and 36" tires. Some garages (any that weren't built in the last 5 or 10 years) in Austin, Texas had a major lack of height which made it impossible to get in 'em. Thoughts?

And thanks again! Any more pics of your Jeep? :)

I'm about 6'11" in clearance. I'm at 6" of lift on 35s. I have to keep the CB antenna in the back for most places although my garage is actually tall enough for it. In Manhattan, I can't get in about 75% of the decks, but it's usually not too bad (although I did gouge my hardtop in December). It all depends on the boro. Usually outside of Manhattan you can get indoor parking for around 150-200 if you look hard enough.

I prefer a lot with my own space so I don't have to call ahead etc. I've done that before and they aren't too thrilled trying to move that thing around with a locked rear diff. That kind of lot is a huge hassle... even when you call ahead you still have to wait 15 minutes for them to pull the car out.

My friend rents a garage attached to an old brownstone for 200 as well. You can find a lot of those on Craigslist. That might not be a bad way to go because it seems like a lot of those garages have decent clearance. And if you need to work on something you can usually get away with it as long as you're not making too much noise and getting yourself kicked out.

I don't really have any recent trail pictures (broke too many things in the past year) but I have a couple pictures from a shop up in Portchester:


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