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Post# 402459   12/12/2018 at 15:38 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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For as long as I can remember I have wanted a Hoover u4123 but it was never sold here. I just love the colour combination of red and white.

So after purchasing a very well used 652 that was in far worse condition cosmetically than I had thought ( the price was still good though ) I set out to create my own one. Obviously I cant do anything about the smaller badge that unit sported and I left my one with a full wrap around bumper but these are the results.
The unit was completely torn down every nut and bolt removed , Call this more of a full restoration with a colour change.


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Post# 402460 , Reply# 1   12/12/2018 at 15:39 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Ok so the real reason I decided to do this was the massive damage to the hood. Badly cracked these hoods are very hard to come buy here.

So i repaired this one and got it ready for paint


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Post# 402461 , Reply# 2   12/12/2018 at 15:41 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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plastic welded back together It was painted red

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Post# 402462 , Reply# 3   12/12/2018 at 15:43 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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When I say stripped I mean it. Cleaned out and painted gloss white

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Post# 402463 , Reply# 4   12/12/2018 at 15:46 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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In the mean time what is a newly restored vacuum without a newly restored motor ?

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Post# 402465 , Reply# 5   12/12/2018 at 15:54 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Putting it all back together and a dash of red underneath for fun



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Post# 402466 , Reply# 6   12/12/2018 at 15:58 (188 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The final product, Just for me my very own red and white 652.
The hood came out so nicely,


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Post# 402496 , Reply# 7   12/13/2018 at 05:35 (187 days old) by midcenturyfan (Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England)        

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That looks great. I might build something similar one day, as the UK market was never blessed with all of the good colour schemes.

Robin.


Post# 402498 , Reply# 8   12/13/2018 at 08:08 (187 days old) by S31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
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That turned out absolutely fantastic! You took a basket case of a vacuum and completely transformed it into a thing of beauty that any museum would be proud to display! I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it!

Post# 402501 , Reply# 9   12/13/2018 at 10:21 (187 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Like it just came out of the box!!
You have some skills there1 KUDOS to you.I "I" came to your house, could you make ME look that good?
John


Post# 402582 , Reply# 10   12/14/2018 at 16:46 (186 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thanks guys
It was a bit of fun and I am considering doing another with another wreck I couldn't pass up on saving


Post# 402614 , Reply# 11   12/15/2018 at 00:34 (185 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Noice!




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