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Old 07-08-2007, 07:10 PM
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Home made lift assist for tailgate.

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.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:24 PM
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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.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:41 AM
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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
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:38 AM
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Here is one that I like. And hope to add to my trailers.
2004 Chevy Crew Cab duramax 4x4
2007 Ferris IS2000Z 26-hp Kawasaki V-Twin liquid-cooled engine
2008 Ferris IS2000Z 25 hp kawasaki
M4700 Kubota with loader
7 ft woods finish mower
6ft Bushhog
7ft Landscape rake
10ft bushhog
6ft,8ft and 10ft disk
6ft bush and bog disk for the rough stuff
forks for loader
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:36 AM
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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.
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Old 07-30-2007, 12:48 AM
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well they didn't attach so go here:
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:06 PM
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my wife got me a elegator for christmas. i'm impressed!!! she went to
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:32 PM
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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
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