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Hardtop Hoist VS Cart.

I have a 1987 560SL and have been looking at hardtop hoists. I called a few companies and that say you shouldn't leave the hardtop on the hoist for a long time and it does a number on the weatherstripping. So now I'm thinking of just getting a cart. Who makes a good cart?? Thanks for any help.
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Lots of folks store hardtops in hoists. No reason not to.

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I would stick with a cart, that heavy top swinging from the ceiling, can come down on the floor, the car, or you. I have had the hoist, and two types of carts, my favorite is the one that MB sells that can be folded when not in use. the only use I can think of would be to remove and install. I had a cart you could attach it to using the locks and then pivot it up, otherwise two people can do it in 10 minutes or less.
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