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Hoover model 305 Restoration
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Post# 467202   10/31/2023 at 12:07 by myvacsrock (USA)        

Late-ish run Hoover Model 305 Restoration. I love this cleaner. The colors are so well done, and masculine. I love when the early run of Hoover used the color red; it was seldomly done. Fun rebuild!

The machine was a bit rough when it first came to me. The collector I purchased it from bought it online and it was shipped in an oversized box without any packaging. Yikes!
These machines are not as well built as something like a Hoover model 28, which is super interesting...

This is also my first attempt at trying out Marty Kaplan's 'saving a Hoover plug' technique! :) He's a genius..

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Post# 467203 , Reply# 1   10/31/2023 at 12:08 by myvacsrock (USA)        


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Post# 467204 , Reply# 2   10/31/2023 at 12:09 by myvacsrock (USA)        


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Post# 467206 , Reply# 3   10/31/2023 at 13:05 by kwalsh97214 (Portland)        

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Nice restoration. Very stylish body and bag.

Post# 467217 , Reply# 4   11/1/2023 at 03:42 by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Kyle, You Did It Again!

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Excellent work, it's beautiful!

Post# 467218 , Reply# 5   11/1/2023 at 05:00 by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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How did the plug turn out?
I've done 1 successfully myself.

Post# 467219 , Reply# 6   11/1/2023 at 10:14 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
THESE are some reasons

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WHY we come in here!

Post# 467221 , Reply# 7   11/1/2023 at 12:13 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Out of curiosity, have you ever restored a model 63 before?

Post# 467222 , Reply# 8   11/1/2023 at 12:58 by myvacsrock (USA)        
Re: 63

Oh man... over the last several years, I've done a ton of Model 63 and 64 Restorations.
Here's some photos of various model 63s I've done.

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Post# 467223 , Reply# 9   11/1/2023 at 13:00 by myvacsrock (USA)        
Fun comparison.

I finished a Model 28 yesterday, and put it next to the 305.
Beautiful machines.

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Post# 467232 , Reply# 10   11/1/2023 at 16:40 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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Beautiful, indeed!
In #3 of the Model 63 pictures; would that blue Convertible in the background happen to be a U4145?

Post# 467259 , Reply# 11   11/2/2023 at 19:00 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
Very nice!

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I think the 63 is my favorite oldest Hoover. I take it yours uses the type c bags?

Post# 467276 , Reply# 12   11/4/2023 at 09:16 by VacMadMan (Pueblo Co.)        

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As usual Kyle your work is wonderful those look amazing. Love what you do.


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