This is probably one of the coolest things I've witnessed in a long time. Let me see if I can recreate it for you....
|1. He is raising the carport slightly using the|
two boards and sledgehammer as a lever.
|2. The entire thing was raised and supported at intervals|
with stacks of blocks.
|3. In the back of his pickup went the jack....|
|4. ...and a frame was built that would support|
the carport from about center.
|5. The support frame was jacked up to touch the roof.|
|6. Extra supports were installed to keep it from swaying.|
|7. The front support beam was installed earlier, but when|
the carport was raised for moving the pressure made it
|8. Extra supports for balancing and guiding were attached|
to the crossbeam.
|9. Here is the destination.|
|10. It's on the move!!! The truck needs to drive|
forward about 20 feet, turn right into the driveway and
straighten out ....
|11. ....before backing up another 40 feet into the spot.|
|12. His guide is my brother who is watching the others on|
the outside and behind the carport.
|13. See the feet underneath the door? Almost looks like|
it is walking along Fred Flintstone-style.
|14. The truck inside the carport is in reverse|
and on it's way back!
|15. It got alittle close to the retaining wall|
on the right side....
|16. ....so they pushed while Dad continued slowly back.|
|17. Almost there!|
|18. Getting closer!!|
|19. Perfect fit on the right.|
|20. Made it!!!!|
|21. They left just enough room to open the door in the back.|
|22. Here is where it once stood and home of the future garage.|
|23. And this is the great mastermind - my amazing Dad! :-)|
In case, pictures aren't enough here is some video footage
of the event taken by my daughter, Shelby.
Floating Carport - Part One
Floating Carport - Part Two