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Post# 133414   4/21/2011 at 10:02 (4,693 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        

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Trash week is going on here and like every year i have to go around pick up anything worthwhile and i found this Orange Dial-a-matic which is missing a rear wheel and the little hose going from the bag compartment to the nozzle, this Kirby Classic III belonged to my best friend's parents so i would like to restore it but upon getting it home i noticed that the metal on the headlight area is, i have no idea WHAT they did to it. Is this piece replaceable or would i need to find a different machine?

Post# 133415 , Reply# 1   4/21/2011 at 10:02 (4,693 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        
The Damage

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Post# 133416 , Reply# 2   4/21/2011 at 10:16 (4,693 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
The headlight cap

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is totally replaceable.  Shoot a line to Bill (A007kirbyman).  He may have one or know where you can get one.  Also, this piece is the same on the Classic Omega.  Only difference is trim color.

Post# 133417 , Reply# 3   4/21/2011 at 10:21 (4,693 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        
Thank you Joe

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That's great news to hear! it has memories attached to it so keeping it original as possible is aww i'm sure you know what i mean

Post# 133421 , Reply# 4   4/21/2011 at 10:57 (4,693 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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It looks like the hose is there on the Dial A Matic in the picture?

Post# 133423 , Reply# 5   4/21/2011 at 11:08 (4,693 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
I know exactly what you mean Devin

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I try to do the same thing with the machines in the family memories branch of my collection.

Post# 133424 , Reply# 6   4/21/2011 at 11:10 (4,693 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        
The Hose

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It's there but it's broken...HA or not i just checked it just came loose i feel stupid now!

Post# 133463 , Reply# 7   4/21/2011 at 16:41 (4,693 days old) by 1926700 ()        
hey blackheart....

can you post the model of the DAM?.....and is it power drive (self propelled)

Post# 133581 , Reply# 8   4/22/2011 at 09:12 (4,692 days old) by blackheart (North Dakota)        
Model Number

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U6003 is the model number and yes it is self propelled

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