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Question about Celestron's old locked triangle tripod

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#1 kotkinjs1

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Posted 30 September 2023 - 06:31 PM

Hey all, I've got one of those classic tripods for a C8 but it's been modified to sit lower....previous owner replaced the 3 struts at the bottom with longer aluminum bar stock so the tripod splays wider/lower. I'd like to get it back to stock. Can someone who has one measure exactly how long the 3 thin aluminum strut pieces are that lock in the center? I'll cut the current ones back down to the size they're supposed to be. Probably will cut at the leg end, not the lock wheel end so the most I have to do is cut and drill a new hole for the roll pin to connect it to the tip of the leg.
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Posted 30 September 2023 - 07:13 PM

The original struts are 17-1/2" long by 1/2" wide by 1/8" thick.

The pin hole is bigger than 1/8" and smaller than 9/64" using my drill bit set as a gage. 

Pin holes are 1/4" from the ends, 17" center to center on the permanent one. 



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Posted 30 September 2023 - 08:09 PM

The original struts are 17-1/2" long by 1/2" wide by 1/8" thick.

The pin hole is bigger than 1/8" and smaller than 9/64" using my drill bit set as a gage. 

Pin holes are 1/4" from the ends, 17" center to center on the permanent one. 

Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!




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