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Kirby Tradition Restoration
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Post# 442090   5/22/2021 at 09:08 by Kirbytex85 (Houston, TX)        

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Here is a Tradition I purchased from a fellow member on pieces and over the past year restored. I spent a lot of time buffing and polishing but well worth it. The motor was good but repacked the bearings and she works great. Hope y’all enjoy

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Post# 442092 , Reply# 1   5/22/2021 at 09:09 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Looks great. You did a fantastic job.

Post# 442095 , Reply# 2   5/22/2021 at 09:18 by Vacmadman (Pueblo Co.)        
very nice

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You did a very nice job, it looks fantastic!

Post# 442104 , Reply# 3   5/22/2021 at 12:32 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Dustin,

Ah, I see you got these from Rob aka TexasKirbyGuy!

I also see you did a good job so far on the one I see that's completed.

~Ben


Post# 442107 , Reply# 4   5/22/2021 at 15:15 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
I'd have to say...

That's the shiniest Tradition I've ever seen! I did the same with an Omega, replaced the bearings 22 years ago and with weekly use,it's still going strong. Looks like you'll be doing the same with a Classic III, nice, very showy.

I've seen a few Classic III's where the little "belt view" window on the nozzle is either scratched missing or scorched.This is usually caused by allowing a lot of string, yarn and hair to accumulate on the belt pulley and it begins to rub against the window.

I doubt that you or any collector would ever run their machines in that condition,but just wanted to toss that out for info. Bill


Post# 442125 , Reply# 5   5/23/2021 at 03:35 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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It's the rare IKEA edition Kirbys!




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