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Can someone help out. I have a 058 model tripod, a good old work horse, I want to take the head off and replace it with a #268. the problem is, how do you remove the head? I have removed the 3 small screws from under the base, but nothing gives. What am I missing?? Thanks. Geoff.

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  • thePonderosa Sep 05, 2010

    That done the trick. Many thanks. The old head has never been removed, bought the manfrotto 058 in the 1970's , I did not want to put force on it in fear of stripping any thread, locked the head down tight and put a little bit more effort into it, and bingo it came loose. Thank you, appreciate the help.
    Thanks.
    Geoff.

  • thePonderosa Sep 05, 2010

    Very helpful. Job well done, Thank you. Geoff.

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After you remove the 3 screws, you have to unscrew the head itself (it's threaded by a bolt in the middle). This video on YouTube shows the process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvB-RhZ2Sds
This should work! Please rate this answer if it helped you, thanks!

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