I have an old Bogan 3021 (Manfrotto 055) that a horse decided to crush between my leg and a tree (painful!). The repair (to the tripod) wasn't great so it was retired in favor of a new Bogan/Manfrotto 3021/055prob. I'm going to take 4 inches off of each leg section of the old Bogan. That will repair all of the damage of the mismatched parts and make a rock solid short tripod.
I also lost a Luna Pro F light meter on that job. Bounced right out of my vest and couldn't be found later. It was a rough ride. I had to sell that job 3 times to recoup my equipment losses. Moral - tripods and horses don't mix. If you have to work on horseback, travel light and strap it down!!
No help for the OP but kind of an interesting tale.