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Must say myself......I'm pretty proud of these two.....
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Post# 100245   6/8/2010 at 16:47 (3,651 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

I brought two machines to the convention this year after not having rebuilt one for over two years. The first one is this Westinghouse Mobile-Speed gotten from the NC57 pile. It was begging to be rebuilt. Pretty standard as far as body work and paint was concerned, but I rebuilt the tools this time too, and I have never had to paint plastic. I am proudest most of the decal. I'll post another thread about this, but it came out rather well.

Post# 100246 , Reply# 1   6/8/2010 at 16:48 (3,651 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

rear view

Post# 100249 , Reply# 2   6/8/2010 at 16:52 (3,651 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

Lux model "S". A generous gift last year from Mr. Fred Nelson. Pretty standard here too - except from the get-go, I had problems with the paint and had to re-do it a few times. Even with that, I had a towel wrapped around it for transport to the convention, and the heat and towel wrinkled the UN-cured paint under the rear motor cover. I'll fix it at a later date.

Post# 100250 , Reply# 3   6/8/2010 at 16:53 (3,651 days old) by crevicetool (GA )        

side view....

Post# 100252 , Reply# 4   6/8/2010 at 17:08 (3,651 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

WOW! Gorgeous, both of them!!!

Think you can work your magic on this?!

Post# 100261 , Reply# 5   6/8/2010 at 18:35 (3,651 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Charles - a truly terrifying item. I would never let it into my house. It LOOKS like it must smell bad........

Rick - I cannot BELIEVE that beautiful Westinghouse. I had never seen one up close. That is just stupendous. I had heard rumors of your great rebuilding skills, and this is sure a testament to them. Absolutely fantastic. The Electrolux E is fantastic, too. You really have a great skill.

Are there 2 different versions of the Mobile-Speed? Two color sets?

Post# 100263 , Reply# 6   6/8/2010 at 18:57 (3,651 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

John, believe it or not, that Electrolux with Leprosy was on eBay!! It was one of those "rair ventage Elektirlox vackuumme sweaper" listings...

You can see more here:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO electrolux~137's LINK

Post# 100264 , Reply# 7   6/8/2010 at 19:46 (3,651 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

Wow Rick they're very pulchritudinous

Post# 100268 , Reply# 8   6/8/2010 at 20:33 (3,651 days old) by luxg ()        

I can attest first hand after seeing and using these machines that the pictures don't really do them justice! I doubt that either looked this good new out of the box. The best part is that they both run great! Fantastic job Rick!

Post# 100273 , Reply# 9   6/8/2010 at 21:33 (3,650 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Amazing job Rick!
They are beautiful.
You should start on my Kenmore just send me your address...

Post# 100274 , Reply# 10   6/8/2010 at 21:35 (3,650 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Just needs a little wiring.

Post# 100275 , Reply# 11   6/8/2010 at 21:37 (3,650 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

I'm sure you can get a new belt at walmart.
Ok last one.

Post# 100276 , Reply# 12   6/8/2010 at 21:40 (3,650 days old) by vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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You should be proud...a new hair style...and that vacuum...

I could not beleive the difference...seeing the pictures of before and are truly an artist!!!


Post# 100277 , Reply# 13   6/8/2010 at 21:41 (3,650 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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Wow that Lux and Westinghouse are beautiful

Post# 100286 , Reply# 14   6/8/2010 at 22:56 (3,650 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        
Hi Nick -

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Is that the Kenmore that came out of Kyle's shed? That poor thing is a real wreck! Crevice Tool to the rescue!

Post# 100293 , Reply# 15   6/9/2010 at 06:46 (3,650 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        
OK, I'd like to have,

the Air~Way restored before you send it home to me!-Lol
Rick,you really do great work...

Post# 100302 , Reply# 16   6/9/2010 at 08:29 (3,650 days old) by hamiltonbeachbo ()        

Your restoration work is incredible.
I absolutely love your attention to detail.
I think Terry is right, they look better than when brand new.
Your work is very inspirational.
Thanks for sharing.
Really sorry I missed convention this year .... looks like everyone had a fantastic time!

Post# 100359 , Reply# 17   6/9/2010 at 18:49 (3,650 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

No I found the Kenmore in a scrap metal pile behind my Dad's shop. Not sure how it got there.

Post# 100365 , Reply# 18   6/9/2010 at 20:07 (3,650 days old) by compactelectra (Palm Springs)        

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I've seen Rick's work where he restore to brand-new condition a machine worse than that AF! Rick - some pictures? Wasn't it a Westinghouse tank?

Post# 101898 , Reply# 19   6/26/2010 at 03:38 (3,633 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
Excellent Job, Rick!

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The Westinghouse and Electrolux are both beautiful!! And John, I think you're right, there were two, or maybe three versions of the Mobile Speed. I believe besides the turquoise that one was beige and tan and another was tan and brown.

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