We’d like to give a big thumbs (and beers) up to Toolmonger reader and photo pool member butterjug2000 who posted this awesome picture of his mini stuffed full of 2x4s. We’ve been doing this kind of stuff for years, and totally respect those who don’t let the lack of a pickup stop them from getting their projects on.
A while back Sean and I had to bring back some garage door tracks in his PT Cruiser, and we accomplished it pretty much the same way as in the photo, differing only in that we used the side window instead of a sunroof. The only downside: it was cold as hell and we froze on the way home. But the garage door got fixed.
(Yes, we have a truck. But we didn’t always. And we didn’t that day, either.)