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Hoover Convertible 1010 Rebuild
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Post# 260443   12/23/2013 at 00:23 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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My girlfriend, Pete wanted to help me tear down a vacuum today, So I asked her what kind she wanted to work on. She told me "One of those ones that have the bag attached to the back." I showed her my Convertible 1010 and she wanted to do that one, so we went to work. She started cleaning the bag and hood and I went to work on the motor.

Post# 260445 , Reply# 1   12/23/2013 at 00:27 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        
She also cleaned up the base,

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It really needed it. Here's the before picture

Post# 260446 , Reply# 2   12/23/2013 at 00:29 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        
Bottom bearing all lubed up,

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and the armature is back in place.

Post# 260447 , Reply# 3   12/23/2013 at 00:32 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        
She also got a better looking fan out of the spares box.

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The old one was extremely chewed up.

Post# 260448 , Reply# 4   12/23/2013 at 00:35 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        
I wrote something under the newly cleaned hood,

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I did this to make this a little more special, it says Tyler & Pete's 1st restoration together 12-22-2013

Post# 260450 , Reply# 5   12/23/2013 at 00:39 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        
Getting 'er back together

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After rebuilding the brush roll and the cleaned up base plate was installed, I put a VacSewCenter.com label that I had on the base.

Post# 260452 , Reply# 6   12/23/2013 at 00:40 (3,273 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        
All finished

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It looks a lot better than it did.

Post# 455042 , Reply# 7   7/20/2022 at 15:15 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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A great restoration! These old Convertibles are really great to work on for beginners.

Post# 455043 , Reply# 8   7/20/2022 at 15:22 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
excellent job!

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It'll last forever.

 


Post# 455045 , Reply# 9   7/20/2022 at 15:52 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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Almost 10 years later...
Wonder if someone bought it, or if it's sitting in a collection?


Post# 455048 , Reply# 10   7/20/2022 at 17:58 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Yeah the guy did all this work and everyone just ignored the topic in 2013. Found it in google so I just had to comment on it in case he's still on the site, to see his work was appreciated.



Post# 455087 , Reply# 11   7/22/2022 at 06:51 by Paul (USA)        

I noticed that Hoover modified the hood lettering on the 1010 at one point as mine sports a brown rectangle around the wordmark.

Post# 455218 , Reply# 12   7/26/2022 at 12:37 by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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I still have this machine in my collection! It does see use in my house from time to time to keep everything moving on it. I'm out of Type C bags so I'll have to go to Ace and get some, but this machine runs just as good as the day me and my ex put it back together. I'll get some updated pictures of it some time soon!

Post# 455220 , Reply# 13   7/26/2022 at 14:47 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Oh hey, great! Glad it's still going and it gets used!

Post# 456380 , Reply# 14   9/1/2022 at 04:03 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        
Paul

If yours has the box around the Convertible lettering, then you probably have a 1020 or 1030 Convertible.

Post# 456398 , Reply# 15   9/1/2022 at 17:27 by Paul (USA)        
Mike

Thanks for the clarification about the similar features of the 1010, 1020, & 1030 of which I was unaware. Were there mechanical differences or just changes in cosmetics?

I do, indeed, have a Model 1020 - like Alice Nelson's on THE BRADY BUNCH.


Post# 456435 , Reply# 16   9/2/2022 at 19:03 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

Yes. All cosmetic. Yours should have the gray vinyl bag. The 1030 had a green one and is what I always liked since I saw Spats Bear's video of his.

Post# 456539 , Reply# 17   9/6/2022 at 08:41 by Paul (USA)        

Yep, mine has the gray bag (I think Hoover named it taupe).

I must have seen the video you mentioned; I recall thinking that my bag was a replacement when I saw the spring green bag. Glad you made me aware of the trio. Do you know of other sets of successive models with cosmetic updates in the same or similar colors? I'm familiar with those that went from metal to plastic bases or had added features ID'd with suffixes added to the model numbers but not any with different model numbers.



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