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I finished my 1205 with 50th PN2 rebuild! YES!
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Post# 139062   6/8/2011 at 21:04 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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This one turned out nice! Can't stop looking at it. Been working on two 1205's and a Silverado for months and finally completed all this week while on vacation. This PN2 was so bad when I got it. I wish I had taken more before as well as after pictures. So happy to finally have it working and looking like new.

Post# 139065 , Reply# 1   6/8/2011 at 21:06 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
1205 PN2

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The metal came out nice from a lot of elbow grease and Mothers on both the 1205 and PN2.

Post# 139066 , Reply# 2   6/8/2011 at 21:08 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
I like the embossed finish on this 1205.

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The 1205 I grew up with was smooth so this is new for me.

Post# 139069 , Reply# 3   6/8/2011 at 21:12 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Always wanted a PN2 as well growing up.

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I love this 50th Anniversary PN2. A quality emblem for sure. Quality of a different time.

Post# 139071 , Reply# 4   6/8/2011 at 21:16 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Cleaned entire machine and replaced or rebuilt everythng.

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Nice fresh motor and bag chamber.

Post# 139072 , Reply# 5   6/8/2011 at 21:18 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Fresh top.

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Every single part washed.

Post# 139075 , Reply# 6   6/8/2011 at 21:24 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
New clear tubing.

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You NEED another smaller piece of tubing to feed through. I wrestled with this for a bit. Used a small socket adapter to hold the two hoses together to feed through top. A lot to hold at one time while reassembling. Did push it further onto port before replacing top.:)

Post# 139076 , Reply# 7   6/8/2011 at 21:25 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Parts as I got started

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Love working on these.

Post# 139077 , Reply# 8   6/8/2011 at 21:27 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
New rear wheels.

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Put new wheels on all my vacuums. Not a single dent on this 1205! Wow.

Post# 139079 , Reply# 9   6/8/2011 at 21:29 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
New front castor wheel.

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Skid plate perfect and clean.

Post# 139080 , Reply# 10   6/8/2011 at 21:35 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Rebuilding the PN2

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This was a lot of work and a lot of fun. I still can't believe how bad this unit was. I was able to save the motor with a lot of tlc and forced air. Brushes were actually good. Replaced everything but the actual base. It works and sounds fantastic! To me nothing like that Electrolux PN sound! Love it!

Post# 139082 , Reply# 11   6/8/2011 at 21:51 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Ready for everything to go together. Could not wait!

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I have always loved the PN1 but this PN2 is now tied. New bearing blocks, elbow, cord, brushroll and belt. I did make a square of electrical tape to adhere to the underside of the metal top where it goes over the motor.

Post# 139083 , Reply# 12   6/8/2011 at 21:53 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Everything is ready with the new cord.

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Lettering was easy to repaint too.

Post# 139084 , Reply# 13   6/8/2011 at 21:55 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Makes the carpet look great.

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Love that sound and that 50th Anniversary PN2 and beautiful aqua 1205. YES :)

Post# 139086 , Reply# 14   6/8/2011 at 22:03 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Last touch.

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Put HEPA bags in all my machines.

Post# 139094 , Reply# 15   6/8/2011 at 22:44 (4,651 days old) by goadie12 ()        

very nice job!!

Post# 139102 , Reply# 16   6/8/2011 at 23:18 (4,651 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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I appreciate that.

Post# 139126 , Reply# 17   6/9/2011 at 08:18 (4,651 days old) by Real1 ()        

Awesome...beautiful PN2! I'm really envious of the metal cased PN2, as I have the plastic turquoise PN1 to go with my 1205's. Shouldn't your crevice tool and upholstery brush be turquoise (period) as well? That's the only reason I bought my set, but wish now I had held out for the metal cased PN2.:-(

Where did you get all your parts, if you don't mind me asking?


Post# 139129 , Reply# 18   6/9/2011 at 09:37 (4,651 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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You have created Vacuum Lust! Man do I want that bad!!! Gorgeous.

Post# 139133 , Reply# 19   6/9/2011 at 10:32 (4,651 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        
Nice Restoration

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The 1205 and the PN2 both look absolutely wonderful!! I recently replaced the brush roll in my PN2 and discovered that the motor can be moved to make a loose or tighter fit for the belt.


Great Job !!!!! 

Post# 139249 , Reply# 20   6/9/2011 at 23:36 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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Hi Kevin,
I would love to have an aqua crevice tool and combo tool, but have not found a good original yet. I almost got a wide one from a Model G and still want one of those too. I like the beige coloring too though. That is an original GJ crevice tool in perfect condition with it. :) Tyler

Post# 139250 , Reply# 21   6/9/2011 at 23:38 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Hi suckolux

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I keep walking into my office just to look at it. I really like the 50th Anniversary PN2 and model 1210 too which I hope to have sometime. :) Tyler

Post# 139251 , Reply# 22   6/9/2011 at 23:41 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
I love the PN1 too Kevin.

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As much as I like the PN2 I still have a special affinity for the PN1. I also grew up with a PN1 and just think they are a timeless work of art! :) Tyler

Post# 139259 , Reply# 23   6/10/2011 at 00:38 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Thanks kloveland

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I discovered when I was finishing the rebuild. Thought I had been sold the wrong belt and ordered another then realized the belt was right. This is an adjustment on all but the PN1 I believe. I think it is awsesome to share info like that to help everyone. Thanks :) Tyler

Post# 139262 , Reply# 24   6/10/2011 at 01:09 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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I found a lot of these parts from an awesome guy at Vac Sew Center. Great parts and an honest good guy. Can't say that about some others I came across. Some came from Ebay and a few came from various vendors that I found after hours and hours and hours of web searching for exact items. A lot of phone calls too. I almost got put off with the whole thing as I got quite a bit of attitude from quite a few people offering services. Then realized it was about my hobby and what makes me happy. People that know it all don't. I like good real people. Beware especially of vendors that want you to order and can't even tell you if it is an available item.:)

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