Ha ha, had to get a chuckle out of that 8" set on that poor aching mount! I'm at a loss to explain this one. I doubt it will break anything too easily but I didn't really carry the concept fully through. Some one give explaining a shot. Yeah it will work but probably not too friendly for shakes and top heavy for those legs. Perfect balance will help but being off enough to overload the drive is much easier with an oversized OTA. Those aluminum legs are going to need to be feeling their oats.
The legs are aluminum.
The pier (pipe) is steel.
The counterweight shaft is chrome plated steel.
Try EvapoRust to dissolve the rust and leave the chrome alone Jone.
Rust can come through micro star burst and spread out on top, looking much worse than it is. Dissolve the rust, buff, and wipe on a rust inhibitor. You might be surprised or else you'll have to go after the chrome. The black finish on the legs is original. It was later discontinued and the legs left bare aluminum. It may not be so acceptable to substitute the old black legs with the moon pad feet.
Hey, what do you all think of substituting original black finish feet with moon pad versions painted the original style black? hmmmmmmm.
CAUTION: That original black wrinkle finish is nothing short of NOTORIOUS for having been improperly applied to the aluminum parts, even very poorly so. It can come off from looking at it cross eyed. The rough castings need that wrinkle finish. All those aluminum parts look horrible with a smooth black finish in my opinion and expressed by others as well. You can paint over the original finish as is, as long as the original finish is still tight to the metal. I've found this to help stabilize the original finish to a much better user friendly state. The areas missing paint are minor. Larger bare areas can 'disappear' into the surrounding wrinkle with an over paint.
Edited by apfever, 31 March 2020 - 09:25 PM.