|Let the destruction begin
My old 100mm lens has a bad shutter and isn't worth rebuilding but the ring that mounts to the camera can be used to mount a pin hole. I started to unscrew things to see if I could take it apart and get the mounting ring off.
Success! There it is leaning up against the lens.
Here it is on my Super 23 body. Now I need to make a circular plate to fit inside the ring and mount a pinhole in the middle of it and I will have a pinhole camera with 6 x 9 and Polaroid backs.
At this point I was on a roll. Why stop here?
I've been wanting to turn the Super 23 into a flat top like the example above (minus the extra hand grip.) The top my Super 23 is pretty rough and the range finder is broken. I plan on using it as a mini semi view camera (it has a bellows back), a pinhole camera, and wide angle camera when I get some wide angle lenses. None of these functions uses the range finder.
I have the range finder cover off as well as all the leatherette.
Three screws removed and the range finder assembly is off. There a couple of pieces on the rangefinder I will be able to use on my Universal.
You are looking at the front of the camera now. I removed the front panel to be able to remove the lens mounting assembly (I don't want any chips to get into it when the top is milled off) and to get at the rest of the range finder mechanism that goes through the body.
Here is the front of the body with everything removed and ready to to have the top milled off. Bags of parts in the back and the tools used for this destruction in the front. Yes, the kitchen knife and vise-grips came in handy.
Here is the body with the front panel in place. Now I need to get hold of Blaine to see if he can do the milling