View Full Version : Home made lift assist for tailgate.

07-08-2007, 07:10 PM
Hey all! I like to weld & fabricate and I wish to build a lift assist for the tailgate on my trailer. Anyone build one themselves?? How did u do it and can u share pictures and/or plans for one.

Jason Rose
07-08-2007, 08:24 PM
Wow, there is so many threads here with pics and plans for tailgate lifts it's insane. (search)

I still say that it's just easier to spend the $150 to $200 and just BUY a setup that's already enginered and polished up that all you have to do is some measuring and drilling.

07-09-2007, 02:41 AM
I have built one of these systems before.
A garage door spring enclosed in a fence post which connects to braided line that travels through two 3in pulleys on the end of the rail then to the ramp itself.
This was my first time I ever welded and I successfully completed it. Also I am 17 so I think just about anyone can do it

07-27-2007, 10:38 AM
Here is one that I like. And hope to add to my trailers.

Lawntime Mowers
07-30-2007, 12:36 AM
Built mine last Nov. out of PVC pipe, garage door springs.
Been working well as summer......really saved my back.
Here's a few photos.

Lawntime Mowers
07-30-2007, 12:48 AM
well they didn't attach so go here:

02-11-2008, 11:06 PM
my wife got me a elegator for christmas. i'm impressed!!! she went to www.elegator.com

02-12-2008, 07:32 PM
some how when i opened this thread i just knew the elegator guy was gona be somewhere around here funny its the same thing as he posted in some of the other post