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01-30-2001, 07:51 PM
Just made mine today. Got the idea from a friend. Cost is $15 and 1 hour. I can now lift the tailgait without a problem at all. Check out the pics.
01-30-2001, 08:16 PM
I made one out of stuff I had laying around a few years ago. It is on this page and then scroll down to the bottom. http://www.elms.bizland.com/page6.html
01-30-2001, 10:00 PM
why pay $159 when you can do it yourself for $15. No differecne in product. I will be adding 1 1/2" PVC pipe over the spring tommorrow for an additional $2-$3.
EVERY THING WAS MADE HEAVY DUTY.EXCEPT THE
LITTLE PULLEY.ARE YOU SURE ITS RATED TO HANDLE
THE WEIGHT THAT THE REST OF IT CAN.Ilike it
just a thought.
01-31-2001, 01:17 AM
Just wondering how does the wire rub the pulley when the gate is on its way down, I was going to do the same thing except i was going to try and find a pulley thing with a roller on top and bottom so the wire would go between the two rollers. I was also going to come up with a way to contain the spring just incase it ever broke.
01-31-2001, 02:24 AM
I had to make my own roller set up. I bought a double (side by side)pulley tackle and took the pulleys out of there. I didn't want to use split pulleys. The frame to hold the pulleys (over and under) are welded with 1/4" steel with a piece square over the top too, with a longer flange on the bottom to allow room for bolts to the trailer. Other than that, Ssouth's looks just like mine, except I used a piece of PVC as the enclosure tube. You're gonna love that, Ssouth! Nice! :)
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