Farm Jacks & the Technique I Used
The Contraption I Built to Raise the Roof
The idea of attaching the jacks to the bus seem like the most doable option to me, not to say that any of the other methods wouldn’t have worked, but for me, it was the most approachable. The use of heavy-duty jacks secured to the bus gave me the stability and the safety that I was looking for. The fact that I was able to do this by myself and I felt safe doing it was awesome. If I had to do this again I will use this method without hesitation.
The way it worked is that I attached the farm jack contraption to the pillars of the bus. Then I cut the pillars of the bus with a plasma torch. Then I proceeded to jack up the bus’ roof, two clicks at a time, alternating from the front of the bus to the back of the bus. This whole process went without a hitch. It was also fairly easy to build and it wasn’t too expensive. The whole thing must’ve cost me about $300 dollars.
Measurements for the Farm Jack School Bus Roof Raising Tool
- 4 Square Tube 1×1 4’
- 1 Square Tube 1×1 2”
- 1 flat bar 1/8 X 1-1/2 5”
- 2 flat bar 1/8 X 1-1/2 3’
- 2 Square Tube 2×2 5”
- 3 flat bar 1/8 X 1-1/2 9”
- 2 Square Tube 1×1 3”
- 2 Angle 1×1 18”