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Golden J Resto Done!!!
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Post# 142586   7/9/2011 at 23:37 (4,612 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Well, a Saturday afternoon/evening well spent. Got the resto of the Golden J done that I started about 2 months ago... This thing was absolutely filthy when I got it and smelled horrible! But for a dollar, hey, it was worth it! New paint job, new vacuum lines, full cleaning and touchups, looking not too shabby...

Post# 142587 , Reply# 1   7/9/2011 at 23:38 (4,612 days old) by vacumaniac ()        


Post# 142588 , Reply# 2   7/9/2011 at 23:39 (4,612 days old) by vacumaniac ()        


Post# 142589 , Reply# 3   7/9/2011 at 23:40 (4,612 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

With the powernozzle.... Ready to take on the world!

Post# 142590 , Reply# 4   7/9/2011 at 23:41 (4,612 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Gorgeous! Really nice work and nice machine.

Post# 142591 , Reply# 5   7/9/2011 at 23:41 (4,612 days old) by hoover1 ()        

fantastic restoration! Looks brand new!

Post# 142608 , Reply# 6   7/10/2011 at 07:36 (4,612 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

That's a BEAUTIFUL restoration!  I would say it qualifies for "hall of fame" status.  Congratulations, and use it in good health!

Post# 142609 , Reply# 7   7/10/2011 at 08:37 (4,612 days old) by luxg ()        

Derek, that is one beautiful machine.  You did a great job painting it.  All of your hard work sure shows!!   I have one question.  In the picture with the power nozzle it looks like the nozzle unit plugs into the front of the plastic wand.  That is really different, I've only seen them plugged in, in the back.  



Post# 142611 , Reply# 8   7/10/2011 at 08:57 (4,612 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Terry.......the wand is just turned around!

Post# 142612 , Reply# 9   7/10/2011 at 09:00 (4,612 days old) by Real1 ()        

Beautiful; love the anniversary stickers that seem to match!


Post# 142652 , Reply# 10   7/10/2011 at 15:39 (4,612 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

HAHA! I see I did have that on backward. Well, it is in the rightful position now :)

Post# 142661 , Reply# 11   7/10/2011 at 17:00 (4,612 days old) by BrianKirbyClass (Eudora Kansas)        

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WOW,,beautiful job! Looks really sharp,,like it jumped right out of 1975!

This is the EXACT machine my Grandmother bought in April or May of 1976. Only difference i can tell is that the PN plug on the PN was skinnier, but that is the exact machine, hose and PN,,with the 50th Jubilee stickers and all.

Jeesh, that machine brings back fond memories,,i was just a kid then, and dreamed of owning this machine.
Then when my Grandma actually bought one,unbenounced to me, didnt know she was thinking of buying one,,,i couldnt WAIT to get to Grandma's that summer to see and use the new Electrolux! Was one of the biggest thrills of my childhood! ( vacuum crazy kid)
My Grandparents were not rich, and a machine of this type was considered a definate luxury to them. I want to say it was around 450.00 new.
She did not buy the rug shampooer with it.
This lux was one of her prized posessions,,she was proud of that Electrolux.

Yes, when we were cleaning out her house after she passed,,i took the Lux.
Still have it,,always will.

Post# 142672 , Reply# 12   7/10/2011 at 18:45 (4,611 days old) by DesiredName (Utah)        

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WOW! That is sweet! Great work!

Post# 142674 , Reply# 13   7/10/2011 at 18:54 (4,611 days old) by sireluxomatic ()        

Very, very nice job. I have one, but yours puts mine to shame. They're great machines, too: quiet, good performers, albeit a little heavy and on the gaudy side, but still quite good.

Post# 142681 , Reply# 14   7/10/2011 at 20:51 (4,611 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Great job Derek! You really did a fine job on that Lux. It's great bringing a "forgotten" machine back to restored beauty and serviceability. Very rewarding.

I also want to compliment you on your choice of paint products. Fanta makes a good quality product with a superior finish. Long lasting and quite durable.

You can be proud of yourself.



Post# 142731 , Reply# 15   7/11/2011 at 01:00 (4,611 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        
Derek, I am SOOO jealous of you right now!!

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That is one BEAUTIFUL Lux Super J you have there!! You did a wonderful job on bringing the old girl back to life. Now, don't take this the wrong way....only thing you forgot to do, is take some paint & repaint the Electrolux logo on the bumpers, but that's a minor thing.

If you could do me a favor, & post this on my group, please....I know Logan Hall & Jim Kalin will be drooling when they see it!


Post# 142752 , Reply# 16   7/11/2011 at 08:58 (4,611 days old) by hamiltonbeachbo (Milwaukee )        

Beautiful job restoring that machine Derek.

Love to see an older lux detailed like that.

I have a Super J I picked up at a sewing and vac shop just north of Milwaukee.

It's in great shape as well.

Have to say it's one of the first machines I grab whenever there is a need to do some serious cleaning.

Again, great job ..... Enjoy!!


Post# 142814 , Reply# 17   7/11/2011 at 17:22 (4,611 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Thanks for all the kind compliments! I am especially proud of this one, as it was in such rank condition when found. It has been noticed that the "electrolux" wording on the bumper could be painted. I would like to do that, however, does anyone have a close up picture of the word color, or, know what color it originally was? I cannot seem to find a picture of it online. Thanks!

Post# 143130 , Reply# 18   7/13/2011 at 22:04 (4,608 days old) by hamiltonbeachbo (Milwaukee )        

Hey Mr. Vacumaniac .... fellow Wisconsinite.

I need a little advice.

I have a PN-2 like the one you have with your Super J.

How do you release the chrome plate over the brush roll.

There is a small slot that somehow has a tab that needs to be released .... just don't get it.

I expect that step is key to taking the entire unit apart.

When you have a minute.


ps .... or anyone out there that has any insight.

Thanks again ....


Post# 143132 , Reply# 19   7/13/2011 at 22:10 (4,608 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Pat- Release the plate from the inside of the PN - you can put a screwdriver down that same slot from the inside to pop the plate's hook off the plastic retainer.


Post# 143144 , Reply# 20   7/14/2011 at 01:47 (4,608 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




The Electrolux logo on the side of my Golden Jubilee is gold.



Post# 143146 , Reply# 21   7/14/2011 at 01:55 (4,608 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
I am in the process of

totally dismantling my golden super J. I am going to repaint it black!

Post# 143147 , Reply# 22   7/14/2011 at 01:58 (4,608 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

2nd shot

Post# 143148 , Reply# 23   7/14/2011 at 02:03 (4,608 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

3rd shot

Post# 143336 , Reply# 24   7/15/2011 at 10:24 (4,607 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Great job!

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Looks awesome!

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