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Post# 395818   7/30/2018 at 12:57 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        

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Hereís a before and after. Iím happy itís finished, but enjoyed the process of restoring this thing and am a bit sad that itís now complete.

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Post# 395821 , Reply# 1   7/30/2018 at 14:43 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That is amazing you were able to fully restore this D80 from its bojack state back to its original factory state!


Post# 395826 , Reply# 2   7/30/2018 at 17:12 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Thank you!

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Hereís a picture with better lighting... also, I had to adjust the bumper (I tried to get around the traditional way of installing a new one didnít work, and thankfully so, it looks so much better installed correctly).

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Post# 395828 , Reply# 3   7/30/2018 at 17:19 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Nice job.
Is the bag collar black or dark green.

Post# 395836 , Reply# 4   7/30/2018 at 19:39 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Bag collar

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Sadly, itís black. I could not find green. If you have or know who has the green, Iím all ears!

Post# 395837 , Reply# 5   7/30/2018 at 20:12 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The original filter bag guard in the color you want is part no. 191667. Good luck!


Post# 395841 , Reply# 6   7/30/2018 at 20:58 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Bag guard

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Thank you! Finding one that color in good condition has proven very difficult. I bought this machine with red trim and some aftermarket ďNoDustĒ bag, so I donít have anything to swap out.

The part number certainly helps. If I can find it, Iíll let you know! Thanks again!

Post# 395846 , Reply# 7   7/30/2018 at 22:31 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Wonderful transformation! Congrats on a job well done!

Post# 395847 , Reply# 8   7/30/2018 at 22:40 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Let's say I have 2 of everything plus some. I have 3 or 4 bag collars. I might have to wipe it down but I have 3 or 4 collars. If you have a list of parts you need I can see what I can come up with. I only have 1 green cord the power switch I have 1 and emtor I have a few but only one great one. I also only have 1 green hose.
Send me what you need I'll round them up. Email me at and put d80 in subject.
I'm not looking to get rich just help out. So name your price also.

Post# 395887 , Reply# 9   7/31/2018 at 19:56 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Amazing resto - have a drink on me!!
It is great that you found almost all the other parts you needed. A bag collar is easy. If no luck soon, i can check with my Kirby guy next time I visit him. He has many D80 parts units in the back.
Now do not trash the red stuff as it is uncommon and could be easily washed up as sold to someone here who may need it.
All you need now is the Lady Sunbeam olive green suitcase hairdryer set I saw at Goodwill yesterday to go with it! I bet both were sold around the same time.
Enjoy the vacuum!

Post# 395899 , Reply# 10   7/31/2018 at 23:49 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        

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Do tell me more about your Kirby guy whose got the extra parts!

The red trim... Iíve saved it all. Iím actually about to start restoring it. I was thinking it may come in useful. Iím not sure Iíll save the cloth bag, as itís an aftermarket ďNoDustĒ and I just canít think of any use for it.

Email me... Iíve some questions:

Post# 395948 , Reply# 11   8/1/2018 at 20:46 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

hmc1981, email sent...

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