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Post# 88590   1/9/2010 at 21:19 (3,799 days old) by kirbfan94 ()        

I got this today at my work, it's in great shape. you can tell it hasent had much use. But the paint's kinda bad.
I put a cwp in it so its super quiet and super smooth.
here's a video for it:

Post# 88594 , Reply# 1   1/9/2010 at 22:42 (3,799 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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I dont remember seeing that one. Where was it?

Post# 88613 , Reply# 2   1/10/2010 at 09:20 (3,798 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Hey Davis, nice machine! I have one of those too, and as far as I know, the only model with the colors reversed like that. I was told that this was an exclusive model produced for Kmart. You don't see those around too often, might be considered rare! Enjoyed your youtube vid!


Post# 88636 , Reply# 3   1/10/2010 at 16:36 (3,798 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I really love the reverse colors Davis.

Post# 88644 , Reply# 4   1/10/2010 at 17:12 (3,798 days old) by kirbfan94 ()        

whats all this talk about reverse color?
Im guessing the hood and handle are susposed to be orange and the base and bag are susposed to be tan?
ive never seen one like that before.

Post# 88647 , Reply# 5   1/10/2010 at 17:46 (3,798 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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The hood and bumper should be orange and the base and handle tan/off white or white =). Its not to often you see a metal base that is of color. Usualy its the hood,bag,bumper and on models with a rubber hadgrip that hold the color scheme.
I think I have seen an all blue withe the base painted the same color. I Have an all blue but the base is off white.
Oh and seeing the 2 vids,and the pic,you can barley see that the paint is bad. Im guessing its more noticeable in person lol.

Post# 88649 , Reply# 6   1/10/2010 at 18:14 (3,798 days old) by kirbfan94 ()        

ohh i see, I need to take the hood off and clean it more.
not sure how to do that though, can you guys tell me how?

Post# 88650 , Reply# 7   1/10/2010 at 18:19 (3,798 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Smart @ss. I do love it though Davis =)

Post# 88657 , Reply# 8   1/10/2010 at 19:53 (3,798 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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Thats a BEAUTIFUL very uncommon Convertible. You're VERY lucky to have found one, especially in such nice condition. Congrats.


Post# 88663 , Reply# 9   1/10/2010 at 21:24 (3,798 days old) by kirbfan94 ()        

Thank you, when I first saw it I dident think much of it because it was soooo dirty and had the wrong bolt in the bottom of the handle, but when I pluged it in and herd how good it ran I grabed it haha

Post# 88673 , Reply# 10   1/10/2010 at 23:10 (3,798 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Im stupid

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Davis, I thought you were saying because of the color you needed to clean it. Duh Im a jack@ss.
Anyway its real easy to take off the cover. Just 2 screws on the underside. The screws are one on each side of the fan chamber,its easyest to hold the hood with one hand while you unscrew. Or lay the vac flat on a towel or soft rug.thats it =).

Post# 88727 , Reply# 11   1/11/2010 at 15:32 (3,797 days old) by kirbfan94 ()        

thank you guys for the positive feedback :D

Post# 88750 , Reply# 12   1/11/2010 at 21:51 (3,797 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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That was a Kmart model and it came in three colors. As you can see the orange and that's the most common, then the made on in all taupe, and last but not least and I have herd the rarest of these three is the yellow one ( same color as the 704). I have the orange one and it's my favorite of the three. Kinda reminds me of an orange dreamsicle.

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