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A frankenkirby of my own
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Post# 122265   1/19/2011 at 20:31 (4,785 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Been thinking about making my own frankenkirby from my various kirbys.. Ill post pics when i finish.


Post# 122270 , Reply# 1   1/19/2011 at 20:51 (4,785 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

I decided the theme, its a classic III motor and bag with a D80 cord and nozzle and a Sanitronic VII/D50 handle... Not much, as i only have 6 kirbys, and two are Generations. And its my first frankenkirby.


Post# 122272 , Reply# 2   1/19/2011 at 20:55 (4,785 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Let's see!

Post# 122273 , Reply# 3   1/19/2011 at 20:56 (4,785 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

I'm not sire that a D80 nozzle would work on a ClassigIII motor, the safety switch is completely different on the two models, and I think the Carpet mode button on the D80 is in the middle, so the nozzle wouldn't be able to depress the CIII's switch...

It'd be easier just using a D50/80 motor and trimming it in the CIII parts... :)

Post# 122282 , Reply# 4   1/19/2011 at 21:30 (4,785 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

@ twocvbloke:Its not for using, its just for display. And im not good with trimming. It always ends badly. @eurekastar: I have put it together, but i will post pics tommorrow.


Post# 122292 , Reply# 5   1/20/2011 at 00:37 (4,785 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Well, If you want a machine that runs

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Use a Classic 1-CR power plant, since it and the D-80 have same safety switch. You'll get the same effect, and the machine will run.

Post# 122363 , Reply# 6   1/20/2011 at 16:32 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

The only kirbys i have are a Dual-50, 2 dual 80s, a classic III, a G5, and a G4, so that probably wont work unless i get my hands on a classic.


Post# 122364 , Reply# 7   1/20/2011 at 16:38 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

D80 cord and nozzle, classic III body, and sanitronic 50 handle

Post# 122372 , Reply# 8   1/20/2011 at 16:58 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Sorry i cant have one big picture if i dont do it in sections it wont turn out right

Post# 122374 , Reply# 9   1/20/2011 at 17:01 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        
Nother pic

I had to turn the belt lifter sidways because the light hood wont close because of the little "magic finger"

Post# 122375 , Reply# 10   1/20/2011 at 17:02 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Bag and handle middle section

Post# 122376 , Reply# 11   1/20/2011 at 17:05 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

See what i mean---"if i take one big picture it wont turn out right"

Post# 122377 , Reply# 12   1/20/2011 at 17:06 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Bag top and handle top

Post# 122384 , Reply# 13   1/20/2011 at 17:58 (4,784 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
my own FrankenKirby

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I think I will do my own FrankenKirby as soon as I can get some screws for an extra D50 motor unit. Actually, I will need to get ALL the screws since this one did not have ANY when I got it off eBay. Live and learn.
Think if it, D50 motor unit and a classic nozzle(trimed down at some point to resemble a Heritage II)Tradition handle, classic cord and Heritage bag and emtor.
I'll post pics when the 'monster' is ready for her closeup.

Post# 122385 , Reply# 14   1/20/2011 at 18:02 (4,784 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Do you like mine? Its my first frankenkirby so it wont upset me if you dont like it.


Post# 122432 , Reply# 15   1/21/2011 at 00:35 (4,784 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
Do I like it... yes.

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It really like rather smart. With matching trim, new cord and new bag it would look like it was intended to look like that from the factory. The D50(pieces) that I plan to rebuild into some sort of FrankenKirby may have to be painted if I am unable to polish them. They are very dull looking, not sure if I can do a proper restoration on them. If not, I will spray paint them white or something like pearl. But, we'll see.

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