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My Early Electrolux 1205 and PN1 FINALLY COMPLETE!
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Post# 139034   6/8/2011 at 19:38 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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I have been working on for months. Completely took everything apart and cleaned, and rebuilt and replaced everything to make it fresh as new! It works great! Been waiting a long time for this. Took vacation and got them done!

Post# 139035 , Reply# 1   6/8/2011 at 19:41 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Love this PN1

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This 1205 has the smooth finish.

Post# 139036 , Reply# 2   6/8/2011 at 19:43 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Completely Rebuilt this PN1

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Just like the PN1 I grew up with that started my addiction.

Post# 139039 , Reply# 3   6/8/2011 at 19:46 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Completely cleaned motor and new belt.

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I also replaced the elbow. Nice and fresh from brushroll to cordwinder.

Post# 139041 , Reply# 4   6/8/2011 at 19:50 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Wired a new cord.

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This was actually a brand new cord that was about 5 feet long for a hose, and I trimmed and stripped and it was a perfect replacement. Too bad they don't make more replacement parts in aqua but I like the matching beige too. :)

Post# 139042 , Reply# 5   6/8/2011 at 19:53 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
New wiring complete.

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Not original but safe. Still can not get over finding that brand new aqua cord after many, MANY hours of web searching.

Post# 139043 , Reply# 6   6/8/2011 at 19:57 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
New brushroll and bearings.

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Almost there.

Post# 139044 , Reply# 7   6/8/2011 at 20:02 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
OH YEAH! Finally!

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Now to enjoy it. I swear I go keep looking at it! I wanted this for years and never took the time, and decided to bite the bullet and start my collection and save to invest in it and started finding what I wanted. Life is short!

Post# 139045 , Reply# 8   6/8/2011 at 20:02 (4,651 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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A little off topic, but, how many feet long is the hose you are using with it? I would like to get a replacement hose like that for my Diamond Jubilee, and that looks just about the right length for me!

Post# 139046 , Reply# 9   6/8/2011 at 20:08 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
It's about 6' including the handle.

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I had to call a lot of places to find the color. It would look great with a GJ or Super J. Did not see these for months and then after I bought it noticed a few places had them online. It is beige, white and light gray.
:) Tyler

Post# 139048 , Reply# 10   6/8/2011 at 20:10 (4,651 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

Wow graduations. You sure did great job restoring it. I like see it running.

Post# 139052 , Reply# 11   6/8/2011 at 20:23 (4,651 days old) by reginafan ()        

Wow! Fabulous job! Congrats!

Post# 139053 , Reply# 12   6/8/2011 at 20:32 (4,651 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

You did do a very nice job. Congratulations. I had a 1205 smooth-side as a daily driver back in the early 1980's. I think I was just a little upset that I didn't have a Super J (that I attempted to sell for a while). So, the 1205 really never appealed to me then - collection wise. However, my view has changed over the years and when I see one that looks as nice as the one you restored - it makes me appreciate them for the transition machine they were.

Good job.


Post# 139085 , Reply# 13   6/8/2011 at 22:00 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Thanks everybody.

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I could not wait to join and post these pictures. I hope it inspires someone else to take the plunge and just do it. It is so worth the enjoyment. I have vacummed the house five times already. :) I wish there were more genuine parts available but the hoses are good and the beige and gray generic coloring looks pretty good.

Post# 139087 , Reply# 14   6/8/2011 at 22:16 (4,650 days old) by luxg ()        

Tyler, fantastic job.  That is a beautiful 1205!!  

Post# 139088 , Reply# 15   6/8/2011 at 22:24 (4,650 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Indeed that is first class work right there. Congrats on such a beauty! Cherish it forever.

Post# 139104 , Reply# 16   6/8/2011 at 23:24 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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Thank you very much. I will treasure it.

Post# 139117 , Reply# 17   6/9/2011 at 03:06 (4,650 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

what a beautiful vacuum!! Where did you get that hose from?

Post# 139125 , Reply# 18   6/9/2011 at 08:02 (4,650 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Your machines are impeccable, you are truly a restoration artist!

Post# 139150 , Reply# 19   6/9/2011 at 12:43 (4,650 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Nice job! The hose does look great. It looks to be the same one that I got for my Grand Marquise and it's a Most Excellent hose!

Post# 139234 , Reply# 20   6/9/2011 at 22:33 (4,649 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Hi Brad

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I found the hose on Ebay new. You have to make sure to specify color. I had to return some hoses I did not like! :) Tyler

Post# 139237 , Reply# 21   6/9/2011 at 22:36 (4,649 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Hi Charles

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The hose looks amazing on your awesome Electrolux! :) Tyler

Post# 139238 , Reply# 22   6/9/2011 at 22:40 (4,649 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Thanks Rick

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I really like these vacuums and am a bit OCD about how fresh and clean they are so I replace wheels, hose, wands, elbows, brushrolls, etc. My OCD is a good thing here. :) Tyler

Post# 139454 , Reply# 23   6/11/2011 at 16:07 (4,648 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Nice Restoration Job

Fortunately my 1205 (1205 #2) didn't need so much; everything was tip-top shape. I wish I had time to restore the other one (the one my parents had when I was younger; now its my sister's 1205) but with kids, they sure "drain" my energy to do my side projects.

Post# 139509 , Reply# 24   6/12/2011 at 07:37 (4,647 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
That is a good looking 1205 floor-a-matic

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That is very similar to the one I grew up with exept yours has the PN2. The actual 1205 I grew up with was in my grandmother's garage and she gave away or let people take different pieces of it and the tank was badly dented and rusted the last time I saw it. Such a shame. Nice 1205 you have there! :)Tyler

Post# 139804 , Reply# 25   6/15/2011 at 16:36 (4,644 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Lux 1205

I actually have two of them; the one my parents bought new w/PN-1 & the one w/PN-2 was an eBay find I got a few yrs back.

Post# 140027 , Reply# 26   6/17/2011 at 12:55 (4,642 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
floor-a-matic your Lux 1205

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Awesome 1205 you have there! Just Awesome! I have the same brochure. I should have put it in one of the pictures. :) Tyler

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