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Post# 386012   2/13/2018 at 22:34 (279 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I remember your 505 thread. You mentioned back wheels not fitting. Take a look at this thread.
This thread is prelude and mentions 4c having different wheels. Notice he also has similar emptor as yours. I don't know if helps but sheds light.


Post# 386086 , Reply# 1   2/14/2018 at 18:40 (279 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Thanks Les! That does shed some light on things. I also know where my wide bodied, aluminum-bottomed emtor came from. Like I said in the intro of that thread, this machine is a real Johnny Cash 'one piece at a time' unit. And now that it is all restored, I will leave it the way it is. :o)

Post# 386090 , Reply# 2   2/14/2018 at 21:27 (278 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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Very true. You don't mess with Johnny one of a kind.

Post# 386156 , Reply# 3   2/15/2018 at 19:26 (278 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

I do have a good liking of the red and did not want to put too much into this machine, so that was the reason for leaving it mostly as is. I did change the nozzle bumper from brown to red to match the other red trim. However it does looks more 50's than 40's.

Post# 386164 , Reply# 4   2/15/2018 at 20:15 (278 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You have aluminum emptor bottom. That and red is one of a kind. I might do new 510 I got for $10. It has black trim but the back wheels are narrow ones from 3 or 4c. But I might trim that in red not to copy you but red looks damn good. I also have a red sanatronic bag it looks like green bag but is red it's no Johnny Cash but it will dress up nice.

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Post# 386167 , Reply# 5   2/15/2018 at 20:59 (277 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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There not kirby wheels more like toy car wheels on a vacuum.

Post# 386171 , Reply# 6   2/15/2018 at 21:29 (277 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

I was thinking toy car myself when I saw those, lol! But, hey - they worked!
You know the color combo on yours is not bad. The only thing that sticks out is that black cord. Brown, green or grey would be just right!

Post# 386181 , Reply# 7   2/16/2018 at 00:18 (277 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Ya cord doesn't fit. Maybe I can find bojack parts blue on Grey since I love cowboys. Something to think about.

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