The model is a Velbon PH-368 vel Flo video tripod. The screw and washer that hold the pan handle in place fell off. It's an easy fix but I need the part. Anyone know where I can simply buy parts?
I just had this problem! I took it to Ace hardware and the guys helped me out, big time. I have a PH-358 panhandle and the same piece fell of during a shoot into some brush and dirt outside.
We (they) fixed it using a #6 metric bolt and butterfly wing nut along with two grommets (3/8 ID and 5/8 OD). It worked perfectly! Not only does it hold the handle together but you can tighten or loosen the handle as well using the butterfly wing nut.
Missing camera screw pin and plate for aluminum Samsonite Tripod.
Try "Tripodquickrelease.com". They have a good selection of tripod repair parts. Kew's Camera Service
Try www.TripodQuickRelease.com for that part. There is listed the widest selection of quick releases and support more brands than any other web site I've seen.
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