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I have a super speed graphic and the folding hood that inserts into the rotating back is falling apart. Does anybody know where I can get one of these. Alternatively, is there any info on how to fix it yourself. The metal frame is intact, but the material is ripping and pulling away from the frame
-- Jon Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 2001
I have the same problem. Try looking here: http://www.graflex.org/
-- Steve Wiley (email@example.com), November 20, 2001.
What do you mean by falling apart?
Is it the fabric or the metal frame.
Yes, the Graphic website has good sources of parts and expertise. I just bought a Speed Graphic Super and that I was able to access a lot of info about my new machine there.
-- RICHARD ILOMAKI (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 2001.
Unfortunately, the fabric hood on the SG is rather prone to damage (unlike the metal folding hood on other Graphics). (luckily mine is still good)
I have heard of people making replacements out of a suitable material. I somone found a very light leather and dyed it, or some slightyl stiff fabric or vinyl - try hunting around your local fabric or craft store. My Toyo hood is made out of some kind of material like this - though it's a bit stiffer and thicker than the Graphics.
You could always try asking a question on the Gralex.org forum.
Also, they do coem up on ebay every now and then.
-- Tim Atherton (email@example.com), November 20, 2001.