Apr 03, 2009· The lift for my 86 Marathon is cheap! $75.00. By the time I rounded up the material, fabbed the lift myself it'd probably cost me $100, so I am going with the kit. If you are dead set on building your own, look at some of the kits out there and get a set of installation instructions, then build somthing similar. Not much to lifting a 2WD Golf cart!