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Post# 207165   11/19/2012 at 19:44 (2,690 days old) by concept12 (San Antonio, Texas)        

Hello VacuumLand Family,

I stopped by a vac shop about a week ago and I found this great Hoover "Convertible", even though it is based off of an elite chassis, I never really understood why Hoover named other units differently then what they were originally. Any how, the owner of the shop said that this was a display unit and it never sold so it was brought to the back and he pulled parts off of it. Only things missing that I found are the height adjustment knob, along with the hose. It even has the factory bag inside. Everything else is intact, including that great Hoover Advertisement on the front of the bag! I will give it a "Spa Treatment" very soon! Just thought I would share...

Post# 207167 , Reply# 1   11/19/2012 at 19:47 (2,690 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Justin, that is a nice contemporary score there! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it finished.


Post# 207169 , Reply# 2   11/19/2012 at 19:55 (2,690 days old) by concept12 (San Antonio, Texas)        
Hoover Ad

A close up of the ad itself. Love the, "Breathe Easy Direct Air System" quote!

Post# 207172 , Reply# 3   11/19/2012 at 21:02 (2,690 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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I do believe they used the "Convertible" Name on other machines is to keep the patent on the name/Desine.


Post# 207181 , Reply# 4   11/19/2012 at 22:18 (2,690 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I recently saw a hardcover elite convertible at goodwill. If I didn't already have a Power Drive, I probably would have gotten it.

Post# 207183 , Reply# 5   11/19/2012 at 22:56 (2,690 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I have a maroon/redish hard cover version of this

Post# 207198 , Reply# 6   11/20/2012 at 05:05 (2,690 days old) by director12 ()        

I used to have a machine like this.

Post# 207219 , Reply# 7   11/20/2012 at 11:10 (2,690 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
They also put it on a "Savvy"

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The reason was to keep the patent "active". You are absolutely right. They did that to a Decade 80 as well. So, if you find any of these, GRAB'EM"

Post# 207271 , Reply# 8   11/20/2012 at 22:49 (2,689 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Very nice machine! I just love Hoover Elite's/Legacy's! :)

Post# 207274 , Reply# 9   11/20/2012 at 23:12 (2,689 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Terrific find. I've seen Hoover Convertibles with the this same shade of red in a hard bag cover with the 17.0 Cleaning Effectiveness Per Amp (CEA) rating and squared off Elite style hood. This is the first I believe that I've seen this particular one!! These machines are terrific cleaning machines, I love the energy efficient 7.2 Amp motors compared to todays 12 Amp machines.

Now, I don't think that Breathe Easy tag is for this machine. It does say 16.0 CEA rating but Hoover had a few uprights that were Breathe Easy series. That's the one thing I find peculiar about this, but you did mention that the shop owner used this machine as one to swap parts with.

I would love a camera shot of the agitator. I'm wondering if its an original series style agitator two breaks in the bristles-- one for belt and single in midddle for middle support bar. Or is this the revised Hoover agitator with 4 breaks in the bristles. Also is this machine a single or double row agitator. I'm thinking its a double. The single row brush is 48414079, double row brush is 48414081. Hoover didn't change model numbers when they revised the brush roll to have more gaps for agitator support bars in housing they just changed the brush roll to be univeral for Elite style uprights and PowerMax canisters, while decreasing cleaning efficiency.

Best of luck and I know you'll enjoy this vacuum.

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