What to use for retaining pins?

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  1. Curtis Nelson

    Curtis Nelson Member

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    Hi all,

    What do you reccommend I use for the little retaining pins that help secure the filmback to the rear box (the little pins that the rear box locks onto)?

    Thanks,

    Curtis
     
  2. wfwhitaker

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    Not really sure what your configuration is, but a general answer would be brass rod. Round the end on a grinder or hand file, then cut to length. The pins can then be pressed into the appropriately sized hole.
     
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    Thanks. It seems like I usually overlook the simplest solution.
     
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    I use 1018 drill rod. The stuff is cheap and it won't bend. It is easy to cut and shape. Anybody who sells fasteners can fix you up.