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Focal Plane Shutter replacement?

 
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zmanphotog



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Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:06 am    Post subject: Focal Plane Shutter replacement? Reply with quote

Can the focal plane shutters be replaced? One Pacemaker I have is without one. Someone ripped it out long ago.

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Mark Z
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Jim C.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the top and bottom rollers still in there ?

If they are you can replace the curtain but you'll have to make a new curtain,
the hardest part will be fabricating new aperture stays for the
curtain apertures.
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zmanphotog



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, the rollers are still there. I wouldn't even know where to start with making the slots! Just thought maybe someone had a pattern.
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See: http://graflex.org/helpboard/viewtopic.php?t=6445
You will need 2 yards of bellows cloth to make a curtain.
The aperture stays are .009 inch thick copper for 2x3, 3x4, and 4x5 camera shutters. You will have to remove the curtain from your good camera and use it as a template for the new curtain.
Making a new curtain is a lot of precision work. I'll make one for you for $150+materials+shipping. You might find a beater parts body for less that has a good curtain in it.
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