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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2014, 11:26:47 AM »
It does show how it has discoloured over the years. But better than a sticker flaking off a nicely polished machine :)

True but I didn't think the stickers looked too bad on MVacs one...

I suppose decision will come down to how the stickers look after the cyclone's been washed!

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« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
I'd like to try and have a go at building a Dc07 de Stijl. Using the red purple and yellow theme :)

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2014, 01:15:12 AM »
Back to the DC01, our main chap, for reasons best known to himself, seems to dislike DC01's and makes this face when asked to build one.  ::)  I have no idea why, as we all know they are so simple to work on. He has put this one off and off and built hand dryers and built/repaired DC23's and DC41's instead.  :boggleeye:

However, all the bits are clean and dry now, I found an excellent red wand in our stock (that was damaged on our donor), we have a brand new motor, brushroll, bumper, bin and bin insert. We have "as new" [round plug] flex, glamour caps, tools and other sundries. The only compromise will be a brand new grey soleplate and baseplate as red ones are hens teeth. But I would rather a new grey one than a tatty red one.

Do I fit a genuine used back hose in original colours or a new after-market all grey one? Thoughts from the collectors and purists welcome. I am leaning towards a nice used one for originality.

As soon as we next have a slack day, this one is being built!  :icon_nod:

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2014, 10:16:49 AM »
Back to the DC01, our main chap, for reasons best known to himself, seems to dislike DC01's and makes this face when asked to build one.  ::)  I have no idea why, as we all know they are so simple to work on. He has put this one off and off and built hand dryers and built/repaired DC23's and DC41's instead.  :boggleeye:

However, all the bits are clean and dry now, I found an excellent red wand in our stock (that was damaged on our donor), we have a brand new motor, brushroll, bumper, bin and bin insert. We have "as new" [round plug] flex, glamour caps, tools and other sundries. The only compromise will be a brand new grey soleplate and baseplate as red ones are hens teeth. But I would rather a new grey one than a tatty red one.

Do I fit a genuine used back hose in original colours or a new after-market all grey one? Thoughts from the collectors and purists welcome. I am leaning towards a nice used one for originality.

As soon as we next have a slack day, this one is being built!  :icon_nod:

If the rest of the machine is made from original Dyson parts, then got to be original colour hose in my opinion  :thumbsup:

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2014, 04:58:31 PM »
Defiantly original

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2014, 06:53:18 PM »
Mvacs, I'm picking up another de Stijl tonight really cheap. Do you need any bits for yours that I your restoring? :)

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2014, 08:49:49 PM »
See what condition the cleaner head is in? Mine has a small crack behind the bumper. Or I'll have it off you complete if you want? You have a box.  ;D

Shoot me a PM and tell me what you want for it if we have it collected?

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2014, 12:00:51 PM »
It was all quite scratched up, I've put the wand, hose, and sole plate on mine so it's now a complete machine. Selling the cyclone, motor, wand, back hose, (off mine) and a few other bits that I have. The motor looks very good to be honest and the sole plate was stolen off it and put on mine  :)
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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2014, 02:15:46 PM »
So we have made some minor progress:

The cyclone is cleaned, scratches buffed out, and here it is with the band on holding the re-glued relief valve while the glue dries. Oh and the new cyclone bin and insert.



A new cyclone bin certainly transforms it.  ;)




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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2014, 09:21:25 PM »
How much for a bin mvacs? :) :)

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2014, 09:25:31 PM »
Ooh BRIGHT or what! 8) get me sunglasses. :thumbsup:
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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2014, 10:27:31 PM »
How much for a bin mvacs? :) :)

You better sit down............

New ones (900658-01 with yellow insert) are fetching 30+ now. Used ones are cheap of course. I think we only have about six new ones left. And then that's it forever! I'd do a new one for 25 delivered for the next two or three. I'm going to hold the last two back in my 'attic' stock.  ;)

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« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2014, 03:55:42 AM »
Leave it with me mvacs :)

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2014, 10:59:19 AM »
Leave it with me mvacs :)

Shall I pass the smelling salts?  :chuckle:

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Re: Opinions on building a pristine Dyson DC01 to store?
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2014, 11:04:59 AM »
How much for a bin mvacs? :) :)

You better sit down............

New ones (900658-01 with yellow insert) are fetching 30+ now. Used ones are cheap of course. I think we only have about six new ones left. And then that's it forever! I'd do a new one for 25 delivered for the next two or three. I'm going to hold the last two back in my 'attic' stock.  ;)

Silly money for what it is really but...so worth it for the effect if you are building one to keep  8)

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