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Old 04-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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I'm moving next week and had to pick up some boxes. 18 in fact. They all fit in the Miata...

...sorta.













It was an exciting drive home.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Fix your e-brake
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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I wish I could find the picture I took when I had a sofa strapped to the back of my '90.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Whats wrong with the ebrake? Too far up?
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #5
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What's wrong with my e-brake? It functions fine, calipers are adjusted, no slack in cable, etc.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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Whats wrong with the ebrake? Too far up?
He's Canadian, pay no attention to him.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #7
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Get back to me when you have removed the passenger seat and have a dressed motor in the passenger section. Not that I have done this. I have two trucks so I have no need for such shenanigans but I have seen it done.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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Get back to me when you have removed the passenger seat and have a dressed motor in the passenger section.
No motor in the pax area right now, although I did recently carry a transmission there.

This is what my car looks like at the moment:



It usually has one or two more pieces attached.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:10 AM   #9
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How to carry a mountain bike in a Miata.

Step 1: Put mountain bike in Miata.



Step 2: Drive.


Harbor Freight nylon straps FTW. These are probably the single most useful thing I have ever purchased. Perfectly stable at 75 MPH.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:18 AM   #10
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ITT: Joe installs a roll bar in his Miata with HF straps.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:35 AM   #11
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I will eat a bowl of cat penises before I put a rollbar in my car.
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Took home a 21 Gallon floor standing air compressor in the passenger seat. Wouldn't have fit standing up in most other cars!
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When I have to buy a few 10' 2x4s, I take the miata to Home Depot instead of my outback because long boards don't fit in the wagon. Practical my ***.
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I've hauled a kayak + paddle standing upright in the passenger's seat, 100 miles, at 80mph.
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Odd question, but why dont you have a trunk?
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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I once climbed into my Miata on the way home from school with 20 party ballons...top up. It was my daughter's second birthday and I wasn't going to dissappoint.

The only one that popped was the one right next to my eardrum.
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Odd question, but why dont you have a trunk?
To whom is that question meant to be addressed?
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Asks the man without a trunklid...
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #19
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Asks the man without a trunklid...
Well, that's why I was wondering. It's pretty damned obvious that I have a trunk- you can see it through the gaping hole which, on most miatas, is covered by a large, heavy lid.

You might as well ask "Why don't you have a top" or "Why don't you have a large wooden crate containing 500 lbs of cast-iron ****** strapped to the hood?"
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So, Joe, why don't you have a large wooden crate containing 500 lbs of cast-iron ****** strapped to the hood exactly again?!?
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