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My Electrolux Silverado with PN5 I Just Restored!
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Post# 139208   6/9/2011 at 21:15 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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Finished my third rebuild while on vacation. This Silverado was a diamond in the rough. COULD NOT BELIEVE the condition of the canister and trim and after I spent a few months taking completely apart and cleaning and rebuilding it is near to new! The PN5 was really in bad shape though and obviously had been stored in a wet location seperate from the tank, and was a total loss except for the top, due to RUST and abuse. After the top went through the "tough scrub" and "sanitize" cycle in the dishwasher to my suprise the plastic shield over the top decal peeled off leaving a nice original top with a few marks. I wanted to keep the original look. The SUCTION ON THIS SILVERADO IS AMAZING! Outperforms any vacuum I have ever even used! So happy how it turned out!

Post# 139209 , Reply# 1   6/9/2011 at 21:16 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
I LOVE my Silverado! Not a single dent!

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A true diamond in the rough!

Post# 139210 , Reply# 2   6/9/2011 at 21:22 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
When my Silverado first arrived.

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So much dirt and webs and rust I was having my doubts, and had to clean in the back of the truck before I could even bring in the house. I was AMAZED at the condition of the tank. Not a single dent or rust. None in the motor either. Clearly the PN5 was stored in another location. The PN5 was bad!

Post# 139211 , Reply# 3   6/9/2011 at 21:24 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
The PN5 before rebuild.

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Post# 139213 , Reply# 4   6/9/2011 at 21:28 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
PN5 before being rebuilt

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Before taking it apart.

Post# 139214 , Reply# 5   6/9/2011 at 21:29 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
PN5 Old motor before rebuild

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Picture does not do the RUST justice.

Post# 139215 , Reply# 6   6/9/2011 at 21:32 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
PN5 Rust

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Pictures do not show just how bad the rust was!

Post# 139216 , Reply# 7   6/9/2011 at 21:38 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Rebuilding PN5

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Had to find all new screws and sand and prime and paint the brushroll hold down brackets because I could not find new ones anywhere. It took months to locate and gather parts for rebuilding my three Electrolux vacuums. Almost seven months. PN5 (that's what I call him :) got a whole new base, motor, elbow, elbow cover, brushroll, belt, cord, and all new stainless screws.

Post# 139217 , Reply# 8   6/9/2011 at 21:40 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
PN5 New base

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Nice and fresh! :)

Post# 139218 , Reply# 9   6/9/2011 at 21:42 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
New PN5 lettering and conditioning.

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New stripe and lettering, then a good plastic conditioning.

Post# 139219 , Reply# 10   6/9/2011 at 21:45 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Silverado PN5

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Love the color of the Silverado!

Post# 139221 , Reply# 11   6/9/2011 at 21:47 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Silverado with PN5

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Amazing suction! Runs as new!

Post# 139223 , Reply# 12   6/9/2011 at 21:52 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
My "NEW" Electrolux Silverado Deluxe with PN5

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Was a LOT of work, but well worth it! I am in heaven.

Post# 139226 , Reply# 13   6/9/2011 at 21:54 (4,650 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

wow I love it. I have a Silverado as well too like yours.

Post# 139227 , Reply# 14   6/9/2011 at 22:00 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
I know you love your's too!

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I am amazed at the design and POWER of this machine!

Post# 139239 , Reply# 15   6/9/2011 at 22:40 (4,650 days old) by Red_October ()        

Maybe I should clean up mine after I finish the CB. Mine rather looks like it's been dragged behind a truck. In fact I specifically lent it to my messy Ex-girlfriend because a: it was already beat half to death; and b: it is phenomenally strong. I'd come over to her house and find out that her kids had been cleaning with it and it had packed the bag solid, along with the first quarter of the hose. I eventually took it back and bought them a Rigid wet-dry unit, which if nothing else took them longer to fill up :\

Post# 139247 , Reply# 16   6/9/2011 at 23:17 (4,650 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
Love the silverado!!!!

Electrolux at its best.

Post# 139248 , Reply# 17   6/9/2011 at 23:19 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
These are a good one to keep.

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I like the color gray myself, but a Siverado is just a great machine.

Post# 139252 , Reply# 18   6/9/2011 at 23:44 (4,650 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

i agree with you. Silverado great looking. how you did with paint lettering on pn?

Post# 139253 , Reply# 19   6/9/2011 at 23:47 (4,650 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

By the way I have video of it, if want see it?

Post# 139254 , Reply# 20   6/9/2011 at 23:49 (4,650 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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A twin to my baby, but different pn. Amazing restoration and machine. A favorite, pretty machine.

Post# 139255 , Reply# 21   6/9/2011 at 23:54 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Hi rainbowjoel

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I found a good paint pen with a fine point at WM. Absolutely would love to see your vid. Thanks :) Tyler

Post# 139256 , Reply# 22   6/9/2011 at 23:58 (4,650 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

Here you go friend.

Post# 139257 , Reply# 23   6/10/2011 at 00:01 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Hi suckolux

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I actually have another Silverado with a PN4A that I purchased from a really nice guy that did a rebuild and repaint on. I'll have to post those pics too. It is not the original exact match color but I liked the bronzy gray color. I had an Eldorado years ago that was called Sheffield Gray Metallic and it looked a different shade of gray dpending on the light. This Silverado struck me the minute I saw it and I had to have it. I'll post tomorrow. :)Tyler

Post# 139258 , Reply# 24   6/10/2011 at 00:31 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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Post# 139263 , Reply# 25   6/10/2011 at 01:15 (4,650 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        

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Nice Silverado. :) Tyler

Post# 139339 , Reply# 26   6/10/2011 at 20:00 (4,649 days old) by rainbowjoel (Dexter NM)        

Thanks Tyler.

Post# 139510 , Reply# 27   6/12/2011 at 07:40 (4,648 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
My Silverado

is kinda beat up too. I gave it to my mom when I got a new Diamond Jubilee. She beat that poor thing to death. So I am going to have to rebuild it too... Will try to post pictures when done. Those silverados are work horses though.My step father even melted the inside of the bag compartment....

Post# 139512 , Reply# 28   6/12/2011 at 07:47 (4,648 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Hi thermokid

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Would love to see the pics. Be sure to take some as you rebuid as I did not take as many as I should have and you will be glad you did later for memories and to remember how to put a few things back together. :) Before and after shots are great. :) Tyler

Post# 264423 , Reply# 29   1/21/2014 at 21:22 (3,693 days old) by 43128l (Newington, CT)        

my uncle used to have a silverado, traded it in for a lux lrgacy or diplomat style and i wish he had told me, i was mad at im when he got rid of it but didnt tell him, those electroluxes will outlive and outperform practically any modern machine with a new hose, brushroll, belt and hepa bags

Post# 264449 , Reply# 30   1/22/2014 at 09:29 (3,692 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
I have a Silverado as well

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and I love it.  PN is not original that came with the machine, and I had to replace the hose, but other than that it is an awesome cleaner.  I got it from someone here on VL, but I just can't remember who.  Whoever it was, thanks again. 

Post# 264496 , Reply# 31   1/22/2014 at 19:36 (3,692 days old) by kenkart ()        
To my mind..

The last really good Electrolux.

Post# 264497 , Reply# 32   1/22/2014 at 20:09 (3,692 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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