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AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
2/25/20 12:29 p.m.

If Miata truly is the always the answer, (it is) let's see the most extreme or out-of-the-box things you've used them for!

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 UltraDork
2/25/20 12:32 p.m.

I'll go first:

 

My NB hauling an f250 transmission where the passenger seat normally goes: 

I bolted some piece of angle iron with holes drilled in them to the front bolt holes for the seat so I could strap the transmission with a ratchet strap. 

 

My NB again, this time hauling tires to sell since the truck is on jack stands currently. 

 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
2/25/20 1:01 p.m.

Unfortunately I don't have a picture, one day I took home a 6 ft tall potted tree in my passenger seat leaves blowing in the wind. 

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
2/25/20 1:05 p.m.

Hauling lumber in PA, our my favorite, carrying a 36x80 solid core door from Lincoln to Eldorado hills in California. Left hand on the wheel, right hand shifting and holding the door, never saw out my passenger side the whole trip.

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_ Dork
2/25/20 1:08 p.m.

I have no pics, and I wouldn't call this "extreme", but when heading to autocross, I always strap the lawn chair to the roll bar, the extra wheels to the roll bar, and the trunk not closed from my all my gear. The passenger seat has no room either from the massive cooler I bring for lunch. 
 

i always show up looking like the Beverly hillbillies. 

Driven5
Driven5 UltraDork
2/25/20 1:31 p.m.

Adult relations. No pics.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
2/25/20 2:04 p.m.

I use one to haul around an entire Volvo P1800ES bodyshell . ;-)

 

Pete

APEowner
APEowner Dork
2/25/20 3:08 p.m.

Does a high speed relocation of a tire barrier count?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/25/20 3:16 p.m.

I've used mine to carry a set of four race tires.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
2/25/20 3:23 p.m.

I once saw someone driving down the road with a Miata with the top down and a wheelbarrow in the passenger seat. It stuck out well above the top of the windshield.

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
2/25/20 4:59 p.m.

Im just getting warmed up

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
2/25/20 5:11 p.m.

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
2/25/20 5:13 p.m.

Thats 400 pounds of dialysis fluids on the trailer and the other if wood for a bonfire

levireyes
levireyes New Reader
2/25/20 5:19 p.m.

 

So far a hidden bike rack and a bicycle

 

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
2/25/20 5:23 p.m.

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
2/25/20 5:28 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

They have the techs delivering home solution? Ouch.

Yavuz
Yavuz Reader
2/25/20 5:51 p.m.

Not particularly extreme, but this was my autocross setup for a year or two. Jack, tools, and 3 tires wedged in the trunk. Tire 4 on the passenger seat. Cooler on the passenger floor. Helmet perched on the center console.

 

Justjim75
Justjim75 Dork
2/25/20 5:56 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

Transferred to the acute unit at local hospital one Saturday i was on call

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
2/25/20 5:59 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Ah ok. I thought it was weird when my dad went on home dialysis that nobody from his clinic came through to check on things. Only lasted about 3 months before going back to IV. 

He's been dead 5 years, only 3 did months of at home dialysis 8 years ago, I'm still finding boxes of solution in closets around the house. 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
2/25/20 6:37 p.m.

Disclaimer:  This is not me and I had nothing to do with it.

 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
2/25/20 6:55 p.m.

Found while looking for the other one.

 

 

"He towed a boat?"

trumant
trumant New Reader
2/25/20 7:16 p.m.

As a heathen who has never owned a Miata, you all are providing plenty of inspiration for the future me that owns one.

Sonic
Sonic UltraDork
2/25/20 7:49 p.m.

No pics as it was long ago but a rear bumper cover for a civic in the passenger seat and a sofa on top of the roll bar and windshield.  

EvanB
EvanB MegaDork
2/25/20 7:56 p.m.
Knurled. said:

Disclaimer:  This is not me and I had nothing to do with it.

 

I did tow like that for 70 miles on the interstate. Not sure if it's the most extreme thing I have done in a Miata but it is up there. It got a bit sketchy over 65. 

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_ Dork
2/25/20 7:59 p.m.
Knurled. said:

Found while looking for the other one.

 

 

"He towed a boat?"

As an NC owner I am hysterically offended. 

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