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Old 04-01-2012, 06:26 AM
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I'd love some pics of the spring assists
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:14 PM
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I'd love some pics of the spring assists
Here ya go man, I bought these parts thinking i was going to hook it up a different way but decided to do it like this once i got going. All in all i bought 2 little clips,2 eye bolts, and 2 160 pound garage door springs.

I used a big eye bolt to secure the spring to the gate


And used one of these clips things to secure it to the trailer side, i just drilled a hole in the plate and ran the clip through it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:58 PM
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:25 PM
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Let me know how long that lasts ...
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:14 PM
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Let me know how long that lasts ...
Before someone takes a trip to the hospital?
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:00 PM
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Why woulden't it last? And i could care less about the wire running through them, i put the cable through it and it looked dumb and had extra cable hanging all around, so i decided to not use it. I have to assume since my garage doors have the same springs and i have never once in 15 years replaced a spring on the garage that this little set-up will be just fine.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:30 PM
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:34 PM
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Oh i know it will lol, Some people are nerds when it comes to safety. I have never in my entire life seen a garage door spring explode during normal use, Also my garage door springs stretch 3 times as far as the one on my gate does.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:44 PM
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I imagine your garage door is also heavier than your gate as well. Mine is wood and is a frickin beast of a door. Sucks when the power is out!

Youll spring your eye out, youll spring your eye out, youll spring your eye out!! Lol
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:45 PM
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I had one of them the same way on my Van. Worked Just Fine!
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