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Dyson Models => Dyson DC01 (and DA 001) => Topic started by: twocheeks on December 11, 2016, 08:53:52 AM

Title: arctica solo ranulph fiennes
Post by: twocheeks on December 11, 2016, 08:53:52 AM
Hi all, picked up this little beauty yesterday (well the wife did) cant wait to get it stripped.
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Post by: Madrat on December 11, 2016, 01:54:13 PM
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 11, 2016, 10:14:14 PM
Brilliant ;D
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Post by: twocheeks on December 15, 2016, 03:35:51 PM
Brilliant ;D
Hi Parwaz7862 is there many of these about as i cant really find much on them.
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on December 15, 2016, 04:43:37 PM
Not many around I'm afraid no
Not to be confused with a blue DC01 with normal
Stickers
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Post by: autovac01 on December 19, 2016, 01:55:27 PM
I serviced number 117217, of these recently and was impressed with the suction. The cable keeps breaking at the body though, due to no grommet.
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Post by: absolutepurplelime on January 01, 2017, 09:38:31 PM
I have the blue and silver dc01 which is basically this model but with normal dyson stickering, it has the ydk motor and is a lot more powerful compared to the dc01 that was fitted with Amtek motors.

Nice looking machine, you need to keep hold of it as there seems to be less and less available in good condition these days.
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Post by: RustySkull on January 01, 2017, 10:30:28 PM
You have a good wife.
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 01, 2017, 11:07:16 PM
I got a blue DC01 today
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Post by: absolutepurplelime on January 07, 2017, 06:05:35 PM
I love my blue dc01, it's dated 1998 in the back. Hard to believe it's 19years old now. Makes me feel old!!!!!!!![attachimg=1]
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Post by: Madrat on January 07, 2017, 06:10:30 PM
Always liked the blue ones.
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Post by: RustySkull on January 07, 2017, 06:11:40 PM
I wonder how colour blind people see them?
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Post by: Madrat on January 07, 2017, 07:35:56 PM
depends what type of colour blindness you have
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Post by: RustySkull on January 07, 2017, 09:44:46 PM
Yeah I suppose so...
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2017, 04:15:54 AM
I got my first blue DC01 and I couldn't stand it, it's alright but the blue looks quite old to me, it reminds me of Mentos as well I'd much rather have a yellow Dc01 Standard TBH, especially as I grew up with a DC01 standard ;D


IMHO:

The first Dyson sky blue- DC01 and DC04- Meh

DC07/DC08 turquoise- Lovely! (especially with purple)

Current Satin chrome blue on the DC41 etc- Bloody amazing, makes the vacuum look lit! ;D  If it's wet it looks even better
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Post by: taran57 on January 08, 2017, 04:37:34 AM
I prefer the yellow dc01. And that shade of blue looks quite smart on a dc17! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2017, 05:51:33 AM
I prefer the yellow dc01. And that shade of blue looks quite smart on a dc17! :thumbsup:
Oh yes the DC17 blue looks nice too! The Asthma and Allergy model :)

I also like the DC33 Animal purple, literally looks amazing, just look at it's beauty! :o :o :o
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2017, 05:53:17 AM
Here's the Lovely Chrome/Satin blue I love:

Not as good looking as I mentoned but I promise it looks so much better when it's wet
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Post by: twocheeks on January 08, 2017, 09:26:20 AM
The dc01 is all cleaned now but need a blue bumper strip in good condition and 3 new screws for the sole plate then it will be mint.  ;D
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2017, 09:27:03 AM
Very nice! Any pics? ;D
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Post by: DC01020304vacs on January 08, 2017, 05:38:52 PM
I prefer the yellow dc01. And that shade of blue looks quite smart on a dc17! :thumbsup:
Oh yes the DC17 blue looks nice too! The Asthma and Allergy model :)

I also like the DC33 Animal purple, literally looks amazing, just look at it's beauty! :o :o :o

My sorry looking DC17...
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 08, 2017, 05:50:08 PM
Pretty sure we had a DC14 in that colour
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Post by: MVacs on January 08, 2017, 11:39:30 PM
Pretty sure we had a DC14 in that colour

Tesco special edition. We had one at home for years. They sold the last of them off for something daft like 110. I bought every one our local Tesco had that they would sell me. When they refused to sell me more I sent people in to get two at a time at different stores. Happy days.  ;D
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Post by: Parwaz7862 on January 09, 2017, 01:01:48 AM
Pretty sure we had a DC14 in that colour

Tesco special edition. We had one at home for years. They sold the last of them off for something daft like 110. I bought every one our local Tesco had that they would sell me. When they refused to sell me more I sent people in to get two at a time at different stores. Happy days.  ;D

Haha nice! ;D I'd do the same if I weren't allowed :))  :thumbsup: That's my favourite DC14! If I could get any vacuum in the world brand new, it would be the DC14.

I thought your old DC14 was a DC41 colour cyclone?

I think it was the DC14 toolkit (UK) non clutched with the lighter blue cyclone that was also available too  :thumbsup:

The DC14 is one vacuum IMHO that should never be extinct, and always in use by many. Such a well engineered machine, if they had digital motors or a very durable motor then they would have smashed it!
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Post by: twocheeks on February 18, 2017, 09:28:07 AM
Hi , i eventually got a blue bumper and the three screws from a donor dc01, its not perfect but i think it looks pretty good. As you can see in the pics the plug is white but have changed it to the original grey round one with the DYSON logo on.

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Post by: taran57 on February 18, 2017, 12:57:25 PM
VERY nice! Well done  :thumbsup: (jealous :underchair:)
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Post by: Madrat on February 18, 2017, 01:22:35 PM
Lovely, I think the blue and grey are the best looking.