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It would be simple to come up with a cheap over-centering lift that... well, picture the letter D... now, picture it a little too wide to fit between, say, the axle and the ground. You place the D right behind or in front of the axle on the side or back that you are trying to lift and simply drive the appropriate direction till that side is in the air. It wouldn't be hard to imagine one of the right shape and size to where it would not be possible to drive over the D. In fact, it would seem that would be a good way to lift almost any vehicle.
Even if it required a couple of specialized slots built into the car, this seems like it would be cheap, light, simple to produce, and small enough to store onboard - perhaps under the hood.
But that's too simple, and makes too much sense.One "challenge" to consider is, as you "lift" the body, the suspension "droops". Probably 4-6" before the tires will clear the ground. So, If you work out a way to "pin" the suspension in its compressed position, your "CAM" lift would only need 1 1/2"- 2 1/2" . Or place the "cam" directly under the suspension arms, up close to the tire.
Gonna need a "Plan B" for the front wheels, but we've got plenty of time to come up with something that would work better than a standard jack...That's soooo 20th century!