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    video How to install a Miata hardtop with just one person video

    I posted this somewhere else on the forum but putting this in here as well since this is the owner of ClubNA Products, seems only fitting. no pun intended.

    Have you ever had no one else around to help but want to install your hardtop? If you find yourself needing to install your miata hardtop by yourself here is one way to do it.

    I have to put my hardtop on with zero help today, so this is what i will be doing again, hate doing it this way as one wrong move and the hardtop gets damaged as does the Miata

    Domo Arigato Yutaka Saito


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    Almost every time I get the urge to do something that needs top removal there is no one around to lend a hand. And being slightly taller, longer arms and legs = better stance, I have gotten fairly good at removal and installation solo.
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    I have almost ALWAYS installed/removed the top myself and I'm only 5'7", but I've never done it the way shown in the video.

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    I don't think I am brave enough to do it that way!

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    Tried it that way, once. My back objected.
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    Thats a neat eay to do it but I have a hoist and it stores it also. Yes it takes 3 times as long but its easy and I don't have to worry about where to store it.

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    Neat, now try that method with a roll bar.

    I really need to get around to setting up a hoist.

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    Just got to Walmart and buy a deer hoist, Jamie. You will just need an eye bolt and ratchet straps after that. I can help you if you need it.

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    I watched this a while ago and ACTUALLY attempted to do it... but it was WAAAAY harder than it looks in the video! Plus I have a rollbar, which gets in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90blue View Post
    Tried it that way, once. My back objected.
    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    Thats a neat eay to do it but I have a hoist and it stores it also. Yes it takes 3 times as long but its easy and I don't have to worry about where to store it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JamieH View Post
    Neat, now try that method with a roll bar.

    I really need to get around to setting up a hoist.
    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    Just got to Walmart and buy a deer hoist, Jamie. You will just need an eye bolt and ratchet straps after that. I can help you if you need it.

    I have the same deer hoist to insert and remove the deep-fried turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just change out the nylon cord for some heavy cotton clothes-line!!! You have been warned!!!
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    I have been using what came with mine and it has worked great so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    I have been using what came with mine and it has worked great so far.
    The nylon to cotton switch is just for hot oil use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willywongka View Post
    I watched this a while ago and ACTUALLY attempted to do it... but it was WAAAAY harder than it looks in the video! Plus I have a rollbar, which gets in the way.
    pretty sure it wont work if you have a rollbar, lucky for me I have not installed the rollbar yet. It worked fine for me. I just put some moving blankets in the seats so that I did not scratch the interior when i came in feet first

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