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Post# 411891   7/22/2019 at 14:39 by bantler (Utah)        

Recently, I received two Hoover Convertible Elites off of eBay. One a yellow model U4063, the other a turquoise U4103. The U4063's bag is ripped in a couple of places and the only thing wrong with the U4103 is that the bumper guard is badly chewed up in one corner. I'd like to swap bumpers from the two machines, so I have the turquoise one in pretty good shape. Is there a way of doing this? I'm a little afraid of breaking the corner of the plastic hood when pulling it off. Thanks.

Post# 411892 , Reply# 1   7/22/2019 at 15:01 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Vise grips, needle nose or tap. You can grab rivet I'd use vice grips and pull out the rivet.
On inside you get a nail tap (what you use to tap in finish nails on baseboards) and lightly tap out rivet. If you whack it good once then a few more taps needle nose on trim side will finish taking out and most of the time the trim piece will stay attached to the river. If you have not smashed the rivet you could tap into replacement machine and use tap pushing in and a good whack would mushroom the rivet and your set.
You can paint trim if needed.

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