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Hoover Model 63 Resto
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Post# 144192   7/21/2011 at 12:06 (4,742 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Well, I should be posting the final product sometime soon.... Here are some teaser pics of the resto of my 63! Enjoy! Fortunately, the cord was able to be salvaged!

Post# 144193 , Reply# 1   7/21/2011 at 12:07 (4,742 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

(Before) Hood close up, some scuffs, scratches. I want to do all my restos to a like new state, those are now gone....

Post# 144194 , Reply# 2   7/21/2011 at 12:10 (4,742 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

(After) motor was completely taken apart, cleaned, new brushes, bearing regreased...

Post# 144195 , Reply# 3   7/21/2011 at 12:11 (4,742 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

New paintjob, bumper removed....

Post# 144196 , Reply# 4   7/21/2011 at 12:11 (4,742 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

with bumper re-affixed...

Post# 144198 , Reply# 5   7/21/2011 at 12:17 (4,742 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

Hey Derek, the 63 is one of my all-time favorite Hoovers and I'm sure you'll do a magnificent job restoring it to it's original glory.  You're fast becoming a "rising star" of restoration work here and I love seeing what you're working on.  Keep it up!  I'm starting to feel like a slacker with a backlog of my own projects.  If only I could afford to retire. LOL

Post# 144214 , Reply# 6   7/21/2011 at 13:06 (4,742 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

All that is left to attach is the bag, and the wheels...

Post# 144233 , Reply# 7   7/21/2011 at 15:46 (4,741 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Completed product....

Post# 144235 , Reply# 8   7/21/2011 at 15:47 (4,741 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

closer look.... (not sure why the discolored area on bottom right.. must be camera)

Post# 144236 , Reply# 9   7/21/2011 at 16:00 (4,741 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Wow! A fine restoration on one of my favorite hoovers. I'll never part with my 63 only if it's for a Hoover 900. Lol. It's to beautiful.

I feel this is the absolute peek model in hoovers long life.

Post# 144238 , Reply# 10   7/21/2011 at 16:21 (4,741 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

WOWZVILLE!!!  Mild-mannered public servant by day, and vacumaniac magician after hours!  Congratulations, you must be feeling very happy with the results.

Post# 144247 , Reply# 11   7/21/2011 at 18:11 (4,741 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

LOL Neil you are too kind. Yes I am very happy with the results, now which one next (have about 50 to choose from) hehehe

Post# 144311 , Reply# 12   7/22/2011 at 09:29 (4,741 days old) by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        

I dunno, the original condition machine didn't look too bad, what if you tried a little hand polish with some Mother's polish, I bet the scuff marks would have come right off...

Post# 144313 , Reply# 13   7/22/2011 at 10:17 (4,741 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

Amazing job! It looks really good! :)

Post# 144322 , Reply# 14   7/22/2011 at 12:16 (4,741 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

The original job was too far gone on the sides to just polish off. I prefer the machines to not have the patina on. Just my preference, believe me, if the polishing would have worked I would have been happy (painting not my fav thing :)))

Post# 144328 , Reply# 15   7/22/2011 at 13:28 (4,741 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

What kind of paint did you use? I see spray paint cans in one of the pictures, but what kind of finish was in the paint to give it that glossy look?

Post# 144356 , Reply# 16   7/22/2011 at 17:17 (4,740 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

It was indeed spray paint, with a gloss finish. Used the premium brand from Lowes

Post# 144358 , Reply# 17   7/22/2011 at 17:25 (4,740 days old) by vacuumfreak (Ontario, Canada)        

Thanks! Im doing a restore on my eureka esp model 2088A, and I needed to see what kind of paint I needed. :)

Post# 144667 , Reply# 18   7/25/2011 at 14:23 (4,738 days old) by guardsman69 ()        

i think it was smart to have painted the base but as for the bumper i use the mr clean eraser to clean and lemon pledge to brings life back the bumper and hood to deter that refurb look ....armour all or vac polish due great as well

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