Rebuilding an old No.2-A folding cartridge premo

julienrl

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I recently came across an old ND2-A folding cartridge premo Kodak. The body is well beyond the point of restoration, but the mechanism on the other had is not. So as I embark on this journey of restoring the mechanism and rebuilding a body for this camera over the next weeks\months, I have decided to take you along with me!

Here are my first pictures prior to the tear down of the body (see them all here as my project progresses as well as extra posts I won't put in the forum).

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What a beauty, I should have taken better pictures of it in its decrepit state.

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Opening up one end and slicing across!

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I have now removed most of the body (Except where the hinge was attached), the inside that is left seems very fixable!
 

julienrl

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you can see the first part of this blog here

Well I have been hard at work removing rust, I sanded, filed, used my dremel's grinding, cutting and boring bits, but it is starting to pay off! After doing all that, I cleaned it off with ethanol, and it looks great, but it seems I will have some patching to do in the fabric, good ting it was double or triple layered! This thing is built like a beast! I am really putting a lot of stress on this thing, leaning into it when I sand it, beating it around and all, and it is holding up no problem! I would say I am about half way into cleaning the mechanism.

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As always, you can see all the pictures in full size and unposted pictures here

Plug: I will be starting 3 new projects soon. The first will be a macro lens for my mu43. The second is making a harness to hold my brother's pentax optio w90 to my chest and have it use its cool time-lapse feature to take pictures for a week (the camera can be set to power on, snap, then power off until its time for the next shot). Finally, my third project will be to build a mechanical shutter release cable for my EPL-1. Stay tuned!

J.
 
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