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  1. #1
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    How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Greetings.

    I have an old husky elevator tripod by Quickset incorporated.

    It's a very heavy duty tripod.

    The legs are sturdy but two of the tension holding thing that keeps them extended are broken. Well, one is completely missing.
    They are plastic rings that screws in the upper leg to hold the lower section in place.
    I'd like to find replacement tensors for it. But Google search only brings eBay sales of complete units...

    Here's what it looks like.

    Any help sourcing possible replacement would be greatly appreciated.


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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Buy another tripod like it and use it for necessary repair. Then you'll have more parts for future repairs.
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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    Buy another tripod like it and use it for necessary repair. Then you'll have more parts for future repairs.
    If I'd find another defective tripod it would make sense, but otherwise it kind of defeats the purpose.
    Something that fits must exist somewhere?

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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yan Lauzon View Post
    If I'd find another defective tripod it would make sense, but otherwise it kind of defeats the purpose.
    Something that fits must exist somewhere?
    OK, so you buy a functioning tripod. Use it, and relegate your existing one to be the parts supplier.
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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    OK, so you buy a functioning tripod. Use it, and relegate your existing one to be the parts supplier.
    Kind of defeats the purpose as well... Reviving an old tripod as opposed to getting another one.

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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Well, what kind of option do you want when your only option is to buy another tripod since only entire units are what are available on the market?

    I suppose you could just wait for who-knows-how-long before someone decides to sell a broken one for parts.
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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Do you have a camera store near you? Maybe something from a different manufacturer might fit as there are other companies that make twist locks for their legs. It's a long shot but no harm in checking.
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  8. #8
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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Do you have a camera store near you? Maybe something from a different manufacturer might fit as there are other companies that make twist locks for their legs. It's a long shot but no harm in checking.
    I don't know much in terms of tripod company, but that's pretty much what I'd hope to get, something of a similar function and size.
    I failed so far to find "general tripod replacement parts" on Google.

    Sadly I don't have a camera store nearby.

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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    There comes a time that you just have to cut your loses and buy a new tripod
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    Re: How to fix vintage tripod legs?

    So, everybody here trash their tripods when something is wrong with them?





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