I took the plunge and picked up the DC04 De Stijl today: at £8 I thought it was worth a punt, as fairly local.
What's there is not too bad, apart from a broken cleaner head, power switch, and clutch, but a lot is missing, which the seller had failed to point out. Please can anyone confirm the correct colours for the following before I start ordering parts please?
Soleplate (all the one's I've seen are red, but mine was purple with yellow fitments, and I think it's a later replacement)?
Bin insert (missing): yellow?
Inspection valve cover (missing): red?
On/off button: (yellow)?
Brushroll (missing): yellow and purple?
It's not as nice as I'd hoped, but I want to try and do this one, as I haven't restored a DC04 yet. A couple of other general questions:
How do you get the soleplate wheels out on these without breaking the soleplate (mine are rusty)?
How do you remove the power switch from the switch housing (not the switch cover, I've done that with the switch tool). But the red switch won't detach, even with some force.
I'll do an email to M Vacs to cost out some of the missing bits that are De Stijl-speciific.