Can it be rolled onto a low ramp? That might get enough space underneath
to insert a jack.
I've seen deflated BXs beeing lifted by the sort of crane used to 'tow
away' illegally parked cars - using clamps that fit over each wheel.
(I've also seen a long crow-bar being used - but I don't recommend that if
you want to avoid damage to the car!)
Ian Dalziel ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying :
I agree with Ian.
However, he's already got an SM, so you'll have to give yours to me.
On a more serious note, try one of these :-
(I know nothing of that supplier)
I've got one, and it really does do what it says on the tin. It'll squeeze
absolutely flat then inflate. Be wary, though, of positioning - it WILL
bend floorpan steel if you just shove it under carelessly, and it will
topple over quite easily if the vehicle isn't chocked securely.
For this purpose, though, it's *perfect*.
The standard methodology, at least among the ID/DS folks and pending a
functional hydraulic system, has been to use a 90 degree adapter to mount a
pulley on an electric drill (cordless, if need be) and then a short belt
between the drill and the pulley (sans engine belt) of the non-runner's
hydraulic pump - spin it, and up she comes. Supposedly this works just
fine, though I haven't tried it myself, yet. For the SM, given the location
of the hydraulic pump, if you were close enough to power - i.e. parked
outside and just wanting to get it rolled into the garage - you might be
able to dismount the AC compressor and in its place mount a 2nd hand washing
machine motor with pulley and a long enough extension cord to reach the
mains - for a more permanent, temporary solution.
James ( email@example.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
Try an airbag jack.
(Not a recommendation of that specific vendor, never heard of 'em before)
I've got one, and I love it... It's absolutely flat uninflated, but goes
high enough to get the back wheels of an Acadiane off the ground. I
wouldn't trust it to be solid enough for anything other than a quick tyre
change, but it'll do fine for getting a dead SM/DS/whatever high enough for
a trolley jack or axle stand to go in.
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