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a BLUE ds80? (kirby)
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Post# 137985   5/29/2011 at 21:38 (4,653 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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musta been a rebuild from kirby during the tradition era. i've never seen one this color before.. would be a fun color to have for this model.

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Post# 137986 , Reply# 1   5/29/2011 at 21:40 (4,653 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Might actually be a vac shop rebuild. I would think kirby by the tradition time would still have plenty of original d80 stock to use. But who knows.

Ive seen em in red, brown and blue. Would be fun to have a nice example of them all.

Post# 137987 , Reply# 2   5/29/2011 at 21:53 (4,653 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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if its a vac shop rebuild, how do they get parts (bumper, bag hangar cover, emtor tray, trim, etc) in the blue or other colors? wouldnt those still be kirby parts?

Post# 137989 , Reply# 3   5/29/2011 at 22:19 (4,653 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
They were rebuilt by a company out of

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New Mexico called Palomar Kirby rebuilders . They used to sell to vacuum shops in the 70`s and 80`s , they used to be the best at rebuilding Kirby vacuums. They used to take the older classics and traditions and shave the heads down and make the look like the newer Heritage style Kirbys.They made all of their parts and you could order the kirby in your trim choice.

Post# 137990 , Reply# 4   5/29/2011 at 22:31 (4,653 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Wow kirbyloverdan. That is some neat info. I would assume the company is no longer in business, are you aware if their inventory was aquired by another company, or if a similar outfit exists today?

Post# 137991 , Reply# 5   5/29/2011 at 22:35 (4,653 days old) by LongLiveKirbys (Minneapolis)        
Quite honestly..

If I ever found a kirby like that I would restore it like polish it, and clean it, and such but I would keep all of the blue parts. I think it would be very cool just to say that I have an all blue Kirby Dual 80 LOL maybe i'll find one someday!(;


Post# 137994 , Reply# 6   5/29/2011 at 22:42 (4,653 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I just googled them

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and will be calling them this week to inquirer if they still sell and rebuild Kirby`s . It would be interesting to find out what has happened to all the Kirbys they used to sell. I will keep you posted .

Post# 137995 , Reply# 7   5/29/2011 at 22:45 (4,653 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
In my opinion

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Sam Dog Sales on Ebay is the Best Kirby rebuilder of today . I have ordered several from them and the kirbys they sell are 100% like brand new if not better.

Post# 137996 , Reply# 8   5/29/2011 at 23:07 (4,653 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

The seller has a 560 with a plain red bag, if only all the bojack bags were plain like that, it looks good... :)

Post# 137999 , Reply# 9   5/30/2011 at 00:08 (4,653 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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dan do you have a link to that ebay group? when i searched it i came up with nothing

Post# 138016 , Reply# 10   5/30/2011 at 10:02 (4,653 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Here is an example

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now this guy only does the newer ones for sale on eBay but he takes requests for all models.

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Post# 138017 , Reply# 11   5/30/2011 at 10:05 (4,653 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Sorry it didn`t work but here is the

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Item number: 230628031288 for Samdog Sales .

Post# 138027 , Reply# 12   5/30/2011 at 12:29 (4,653 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Lookls like the bag and the handle came straight from the trad. And why is the emptor lid brown? Looks bojacked to me.


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