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Repairing the front door stand on a Retina camera.

If the stand is floppy or if you want to replaced it with a better example, you'll need to first strip the leather from the front.

Retina I type 010

These two brass rivets need to be drilled out. Use a 2mm drill bit.

Retina I type 010

The components should fall apart once the ends of the rivets have been drilled out.

Retina I type 010

File down the stubs of the rivets on the spring plate.

Retina I type 010

Punch out the remains of rivets.

Retina I type 010

You'll need two suitable rivets. These are tubular-type 2mm nickel-plated brass rivets. They have been shortened to suit the job at hand. The length of the rivet shaft needs to be around 2.5mm.

Retina I type 010

True-up the spring plate as needed, place the stand back in position.

Retina I type 010

Here I am using a watchmaker's staking set to help me spread the ends of the rivets.

Retina I type 010

All done and ready to have the leather covering put back in place.

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