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Re: Libec T58 Tripod
I had a Porter-Cable that I was able to repair using three small pieces of lexan and a bandsaw. I took off one of the latches that were good and traced the pattern on the lexan and sawed out the handles. Cleaned them up with sandpaper andthen stacked them and drilled out the holes. Then I drilled two more holes for clearance for two 6-32 machine screws and nuts. Put the whole thing together and installed it - still working after four years.
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Yes you can. But I saw that your Manfrotto is possible to buy for 50 Euro. Anyway the part you need is the full leg called CODE: R785,203B you can see the datasheet on the spare part site of Manfrotto: http://www.manfrotto.com/webdav/site/manfrotto/shared/manfrotto_nord/pdf/7/785B_20070503.pdf Regards PDG
If you notice, the legs locks are attached to bothe the upper part of the leg and the sloghtly smaller diameter lower. Take a socket (8mm I believe) and tighten the lower 2 nuts to the bottom of the leg lock.
Vivitar has been out of the tripod business for a few years now. They may no longer have the parts. You may be able to find another V900 and scavage the parts. Make sure the model numbers match exactly. The V900SE is a different year and does not share the same parts as the V900.
I have a coastar trypod VTR-65 one of the adjusters to tighten center poll from sliding down. The plastic cap you turn to tighten got broke.I need a replacement anyone know where I can get part for it? I didn't know coaster went out of bisness.
Hey there fotoflika, I have had a similiar problem in the past and found replacement parts unavailable. My solution was to drill a small hole through the leg section, and I used a similiar size allen key to stick in the hole, effectively locking the leg in place. You could drill several holes for different extension lengths. Crude I admit, but cheaper than buying a new tripod.
if you have lost a srew or wing nut, it will be loose where there should be one. set it up and then try to raise or move it around in one spot. iof it moves than look for a screw hole. the handle itself sets the rotation try unloosing the handle..