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Orion Mount Part Replacement

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#1 MHamburg

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:33 AM

HELP! I need to replace a bent front altitude bolt assembly from an Astroview mount (See photo). However, Orion will not do this for me because I bought it used from a third party. Does anyone have a good solution? Thanks for all replies.

Michael :shrug:

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#2 gustavo_sanchez

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:09 AM

This one is for the CG5 style mounts, don't know if they work for you. You can ask ScopeStuff directly.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:49 AM

The bolt is just a standard sized 3/8", replace it with either one from Scopestuff or in the meantime get one from your local hardware store and use a wrench or socket to move it, but get a stainless steel one. Much stronger.

#4 darkman

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:25 PM

Mike, looks like you'll have to cut that bolt to get it out of the flange, do you have the tools to do that?

#5 RTLR 12

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

This is listed in the classified section under mounts/tripods. I don't know if it's the same or not. You might ask them.

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#6 MHamburg

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:59 PM

Thanks to everyone for their replies. I will cut the old one out and replace it with one from Don Rothman. FYI, he is a great resource for hard to find parts and a good guy to deal with. Find him at:
http://astronomy-mal...o.parts.outlet/
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