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XtreemGreen
02-25-2010, 10:16 AM
I built this for my trailer so the gate would be easier to lift..
I used a garage door spring..

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd333/xtreemgreen/Chads/1009081253.jpg

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd333/xtreemgreen/Chads/1009081253a.jpg

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd333/xtreemgreen/Chads/1009081254.jpg

http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd333/xtreemgreen/Chads/1009081254a.jpg

Added a PVC pipe for saftey..
http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd333/xtreemgreen/Chads/1009081320.jpg

Steve
02-26-2010, 10:00 AM
That is really cool!

You should include a parts list too! How long did it take you?

Also have you ever seen any made with a counter weight instead of a spring?

XtreemGreen
02-26-2010, 10:47 AM
That is really cool!

You should include a parts list too! How long did it take you?

Also have you ever seen any made with a counter weight instead of a spring?

It didnt take a real long time.. Maybe a few hours with tweaking it to my liking..

Parts:
a few links of heavy duty chain
I use rubber coated cable
cable clamps
a eye hook
garage door spring
2 1/2 inch sch 20 PVC<< I think

A welder
hack saw
drill