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Restored Kirby D-50
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Post# 137614   5/25/2011 at 02:46 (4,663 days old) by animebsd ()        

Well here she is folks. I know like every other collector has one of these but i figured id show mine off :) tell me what you think.

Post# 137615 , Reply# 1   5/25/2011 at 03:41 (4,663 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Brandon,

Other than the fact that the original bag for this would be a pattern of Kirby ovals spaced close together (rather than apart), I say this Kirby does look great!

~Ben


Post# 137619 , Reply# 2   5/25/2011 at 05:44 (4,663 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
VERY NICE

HI Brandon Very nice job really better then nice. Did yo do it your self or didi you send it for a rebuild. I sent nine in for rebuilt in 1989 for the grand price of22.95 it came back with the same bag you have. What a wonderful company to keep with their prices for so many years. I am getting ready to send my Heritage back for a build. It needa a NEW BAG,NEW FAN BLADE, NEW CORD. I pray that Kirby will not change the new Kirby if it ever comes out to much. Well enjoy that Kirby Doug

Post# 137624 , Reply# 3   5/25/2011 at 07:26 (4,663 days old) by luxg ()        

Beautiful Job!  Looks like it has a mirror shine!!


Post# 137637 , Reply# 4   5/25/2011 at 13:24 (4,663 days old) by animebsd ()        
thanks everyone :)

to kirbyvac- i did this myself. it was all original parts nix the bag. rebuilt the motor and re surfaced the aluminium with a bench buffer:)

Post# 137638 , Reply# 5   5/25/2011 at 13:27 (4,663 days old) by animebsd ()        
can i get another................

here she is running

Post# 137641 , Reply# 6   5/25/2011 at 13:47 (4,663 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Sorry, but I just had to fix that picture!!! :P



Post# 137645 , Reply# 7   5/25/2011 at 15:13 (4,663 days old) by animebsd ()        
haha

thanks

Post# 137647 , Reply# 8   5/25/2011 at 15:23 (4,663 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

 

 

 

You did a beautiful job on it!  :)

 


Post# 137678 , Reply# 9   5/25/2011 at 22:22 (4,663 days old) by ralph (Morgan Hill)        

Rats, I got all excited with your photo of the vacuum running; a right had drive Kirby would be way cool! LOL! Your vacuum looks stunning. May I ask what you did about the oval window on the light hood? I am concerned about removal and or cleaning of mine when I start my DS50 restore.

Post# 138151 , Reply# 10   5/31/2011 at 22:55 (4,656 days old) by animebsd ()        
ralph

hey so what i did was simply pop it out. then melted the plastic tabs back in with a soldering iron

Post# 138183 , Reply# 11   6/1/2011 at 17:16 (4,656 days old) by kc_kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

I have had several of the Dual 50 Headlight lenses out and I never had to do melt anything. In fact, I wouldn't put heat near the lens or you might ruin it. I have seen lenses that melted due to the owner running a high wattage bulb in them. A friend of mine that was a huge Dual 50 fan said to only use 15 watt bulbs. To get the lens out, just press on it, I believe from the bottom. It just pressure fits in the hole. I don't believe glue or anything else is needed. Good luck!


Chad


Post# 138241 , Reply# 12   6/1/2011 at 22:19 (4,656 days old) by ralph (Morgan Hill)        

Brandon and Chad,
Thank you both for the information. I will press on it gingerly and hope for the best. I just hate to push on things without knowing. This has cost me lots before on my car projects! Thank you again,
Ralph



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