WannaWanga ANH Graflex Configuration


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D-Ring clip upgrade 3.2, thank you Roy!



Master Member
Awright, I just picked a bottom orientation and went with it. I’m not 100% happy with the rivet placement, and an obnoxiously-wandering drill bit resulted in a few tiny nicks in the plating, but, along with Roy’s stamped sidebar and new bubblestrip, this is as accurate as it gets.



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I fully expect more information to come out, requiring yet more tweaks and/or a new bottom. This build has gone through numerous iterations, already. Always in motion is the ANH hero.

I remember the good old days, when we thought there were six grips, aluminum tape behind the bubblestrip, etc.

The 48th Ronin

Master Member
I also finally re-did my ANH Graflex this past weekend using Roy's parts. I went over the replica stamped sidebar with a Scotchbrite pad, as the surface finish didn't match the original vintage Folmer bar. It's not exact, but it's definitely better now. I had considered sending Roy the original for stamping, but I'm kinda' worried about it getting lost in transit on either the way over or the way back. I still may do it eventually.

I also changed my mind and went with the symmetrical/idealized D-ring clip. I wanted to use the new 3D printed grip guide though, so that required some modification (grinding) to the end face, since the rivet placement is obviously different. Unfortunately the mandrels on Roy's rivets would jam in my pop rivet gun for some reason, and clearing them was a time-consuming PITA. So after the two in the D-ring clip, I really didn't relish the idea of having to go through that 4 more times, so I clipped the heads off of the side rivets and stuck them on with wee dollops of JB Kwik. Not ideal, but it is what it is.

Anyway, thanks for the great parts Roy! (y)

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