Once you have all the brackets attached, install the Hi-Lift.
Using the 1/2 inch bolt run up from beneath the open V of the base
bracket and through the Hi-Lift base, secure with a 1/2 inch nut
or wing nut.
Next, slip the top portion of the Hi-Lift from the bottom up
into the rollbar bracket. (I had to move the Hi-Lift top portion
down to the next hole to make this fit). Slip the pull pin through
the loop at the end of the bracket, and insert pull pin, and
secure with cotter pin or similar pin.
And that about covers it. Other than using some bungie cords
wrapped around the handle to keep things a little bit more quite,
this set up has worked great for me.
While running down at Clayton, OK with TXJEEPER and some
others, I got a chance to use the set up on a fellow Jeepers Jeep
that got stabbed by a stick in the sidewall of his tire. (See
in Clayton portion of Rockcrawler). I had my Hi-Lift out within a
minute. Release the nut that holds the Hi-Lift's base, pull the
rollbar bracket's pull pin, and out it comes. This little set up
is pretty handy, in my opinion.
I hope this will give you another take on just one of many ways
to secure your Hi-Lift. I also hope that my brief outline of the
construction of my set up and the accompanying photos will help
you should you like this idea and want to use it on your Jeep. If
you have any questions, please feel free to email me at
and I'll be glad to answer or help in any way that I can.