Hi, all -
I'm looking at buying this old, 6.5x12" plate camera with the intention of cobbling some sort of 5x12 spring back for it.
I have no experience with this type of back (the bookform back). Is it a reasonable thing to do, replacing the existing back with a spring one? The woodwork, and even the metalwork, aren't an issue. Design- and engineering-wise, though, is it possible?