The Miata Manual Hardtop Hoist makes easy work of what used to be backbreaking labor, allowing one person to easily lift, lower and position the top in a matter of minutes.
The Miata harness is sewn from one inch nylon webbing. It was Designed in 1989 for Mazda of North America with help of their engineers in Irvine, CA. The harness utilizes the Mazda hardtop attachment hardware to be spread the width of the hardtop for maximum stability.
NOTE: Actual Hard Top not included
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of our most commonly asked questions. If you cannot find the information you need here, please do contact us and we will gladly help you.
1. In your photo it would appear that the weather stripping is resting on the support cradle. Doesn't it become damaged over time?
A - The weather stripping is actually higher than the hard inner head liner. The contact points between the padded support cradle and the hardtop are with this hard inner head liner. Thus the weather stripping is not effected.
2. Can I leave my hardtop hanging in the hoist?
A - The hardtop is supported and balanced at three points in such a way that does not strain the structure, does not touch the paint and does not effect the weather stripping. You can cover your suspended hardtop and leave it up and out of harm's way for as long as you need to.
3. How high does my garage ceiling have to be?
A - Your ceiling can be as low as seven feet. It's generally a good idea to back your car into place for the removal and replacement procedure. This will accommodate a lower ceiling height and the hardtop will be over the hood of the car when you park normally so you wont bang your head getting in and out of the car. Also, the lifting cable will be far enough into the garage to prevent interference with the garage door. The greatest advantage is replacing the hardtop - you can lower the hardtop to just a few inches higher than it would be as it sat on the car. This will make it very easy to back your car under it for a perfect alignment and absolutely safe replacement.
4. How difficult is the installation?
A - The installation is quick and easy. If you have a ladder, a 1/4' drill, a phillips screwdriver and a 9/16" socket you can install any of the three systems and have the hardtop removed from you car in about 45 minutes.
5. Is this really a "one person" operation?
A - Both the manual pulley system is truly a one person operation. Since the brake winch mounts to a wall stud. If you must park your car a farther distance from the wall.
The guarantee is very simple: If at any time you're not completely satisfied with any Hoist Lifts product you have 30 days to return in for a refund.