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Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: 80 450SL 89 260E
Location: Charlottesville, VA
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RE: Is this $110 hardtop hoist any good?
Appreciate the info.
No maritime shops of any kind here in central Virginia, though I could make up something at the hardware store. I already have a suitable rope hoist left over from the days we had a farm. Bulky and ugly, but suitable. It's the attachment to the top that concerns me.
Elsewhere ( http://www.capitolwest.com/mercedes_hardtop_management.htm ) I learned of the Fritzi Hooker Hardtop Hoist, an all-steel hoist with a custom sling that does not attach to the rain gutter. It can be bought complete for $150, or just the Fritzi Hooker harness sling alone for $70.
Likely I'll get one or the other. Cheap price not to have to re-invent it. A reliable hoist saves the price of a storage cart, and the headache of finding somewhere to put that.
450SL - Like driving Cary Grant