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Here are some links to some sites, especially check out the video link for the elegator. That one can at least give you an idea of what you want to do.


http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6067_200316067

Gorilla-Lift 2 sided Tailgate Lift Assist - $189.99

http://www.gorilla-lift.com/trimmerfiles/order.html

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http://www.elegator.com/

video: http://www.elegator.com/installation_video.htm

SINGLE UNIT $149.95 S&H Free

TWIN PACK $199.95 S&H Free

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http://www.etrailer.com/tv-install_r...ist_ra27c.aspx

http://store.besttruckeq.com/ezgabybutrta.html
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Thanks for the links.. looks like i need to go find 2 nuts and bolts and a spring. thats all i need really. the only think i need to know is how big of a spring and what to look for when buying one. 88lb gate went down to 5lb's but i dont think i need to look for an 83lb gate.

could i get something like this you think?


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Thanks for the links.. looks like i need to go find 2 nuts and bolts and a spring. thats all i need really. the only think i need to know is how big of a spring and what to look for when buying one. 88lb gate went down to 5lb's but i dont think i need to look for an 83lb gate.

could i get something like this you think?


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all they are is garage door springs, just figure out what length you need add two connecting points and viola, you are done.
you also want to run a heavy cord down the center as long as the spring is extended so if it breaks you don't get your clock cleaned.

home cheapo or a lowes and any hardware store will have them for 10 to 20 bucks a piece.
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a heavy cord down the center?

from attaching point to attaching point, a long enough cord when fully open and that would go inside the coil when closed?

got a pic? i think i know what you mean but a pic would help!
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Here are some pictures on making your own trailer gate lift spring assist.

http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=11042

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http://www.elegator.com/

video: http://www.elegator.com/installation_video.htm

SINGLE UNIT $149.95 S&H Free

TWIN PACK $199.95 S&H Free

I would buy the twin pack, use one and sell the other for $100 on craigslist.
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I would buy the twin pack, use one and sell the other for $100 on craigslist.
or just go buy two garage door springs and 2 solid eye bolts, washers and lock nuts and make the same exact thing for $30.00.

the guy sells what you need and the idea is nothing new, so he did not come up with the idea and for 200.00 bucks, please, i'll just go to the hardware store and solve that problem for a fraction.

products like that for that cost just goes to show there is one born every minute, suckers that is.

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Good point and that's exactly what i was thinking.
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you can use ( shocks ) from bigger trucks i had a friend that added them to his trailer and it works great
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you can use ( shocks ) from bigger trucks i had a friend that added them to his trailer and it works great
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