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Grafting a Manfrotto ball head on to a Sunpro tripod

bluefeather505

Albuquerque, US
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bluefeather505 Registered since 10th Apr 2013
Fri 12-Apr-13 02:24 PM

Hi folks, I used the search function, but I couldn't find just what I was looking for.
I have a Sunpro tripod, the one with carbon fiber legs. It is an all right pod but the elevate and pan head that came on it is a piece of junk. I removed the head and it looks to be a 1/4-20 stud that the head screws on to. I ordered a Manfrotto ball head, 496C, I think, but I have not received it yet.
I am wondering what size threaded hole will be in the bottom of the ball head.
If the Manfrotto requires a larger stud, I will gently but firmly clamp up the center post and then drill out the 1/4-20.
Can anyone tell me what size stud I will need to put in?
I will drill and tap threads to the larger size and probably ad a few drops of JB Weld as well.
Thanks in advance,
Mike
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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