My neighbor rescued a Bogen 3051 tripod with a 3063 head from the dumpster yesterday and gave it to me. The head mounting plate is missing so I did some research on the Bogen site. I find that there is a replacement plate, if it's the right one. The head model number has been replaced twice (if I understand correctly) and goes from 3063 ---> 3159 ---> 030VHS-14. The Bogen site gives links to dealers and I recognized Gitzo from CN posts. I clicked that link and it gave me 153 dealers.
I have never shopped for tripods and know very little of the lingo and dealers so my questions are:
1.) Do I have the right replacement plate for this tripod? Bogen link
2.) Does anyone have a dealer they would recommend (it doesn't have to be Gitzo, I just need to replace this plate)?
3.) Or does anyone have a plate they would like to sell?
Thanks for the help!