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Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:04:20 AM »
Hello my vacuum cleaner chums!

I thought I would show you a vacuum cleaner I bought the other month!

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It is a Hoover Senior! Very battered and bruised though

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The cable looks ok...

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Proper giffertastic plug on it

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Underneath wasn't too bad

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And it looks to me a very nice 652A from December 1969 (same vintage as Mvac's 1346!) However, and this is where it gets interesting...

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The chassis says 652C, which, according to the old Hoover beards, did not technically exist. The explanation I got was that the 6525C was originally going to be the 652C, and a few chassis must have been cast before the number amendment! This one just got labelled up as a very late 652A. So it seems to be quite rare!

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Sadly the bag zip was stuck, but some careful* application of some pliers sorted that out, and the torn bag could be withdrawn

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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 12:10:53 AM »
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The bag needs some stitching sorting, and I'm torn between having a go myself, or asking the woman who lives 2 doors down who I know is into sewing and stuff if she wouldn't mind having a go...

I washed it anyway

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And it sits in the shed, awaiting a rainy day. The purpose of this post really is to ask Gareth (Vacuum Cleaner House) what he thinks of the hood, and the likelihood of a novice having a crack at sanding it smooth and polishing it back up again... I could get it clean and shiny as is, but the mass of scratches on the top would ruin an otherwise good finish. The hood will be painted, I have that planned out already, just need to buy supplies!

I took a before video, obviously!

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This won't get done anytime soon, I want to have a clearout of all the machines I need to sell first! But I thought you would like to see it!
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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 10:52:04 AM »
Will probably come up well knowing how all your other refurbishments go :thumbsup:
My Hoover 1334 needs work and my blue 119 thing does too. It has a lot of original tools on the original box


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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 02:26:59 PM »
What's a "Giffertastic" plug??

Was it an original fitting on a Hoover Senior 652c (or any other model)?

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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 08:29:45 PM »
We see a few of those. I think they are after-market fitments for old folk so they can grab them easier.

Beko - is that hood metal?

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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 08:54:18 PM »
By giffer tastic I mean old folk. It's a term used on the car forum I frequent, giffer scrapes on the bumper but a solid car etc.

Yes, metal. This has stalled a bit now tbh, as I broke the motor stripping it down so am waiting for another one from someone, still got the handle to strip and prime but most importantly I used the wrong shade of spray paint so it's more white than it should be!

It will get finished though, and there will be a full thread, don't worry! Am in the middle of a plastic version of one of these for someone as we speak! Just finished cleaning the metalwork up
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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 09:01:37 PM »
Thank you. Not a term I had heard!

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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 02:32:21 PM »
If its metal I'd be power coating that.  :icon_nod:


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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 03:01:30 PM »
I haven't got the means nor anyone locally to do that! Plus it's mostly sprayed now, and good practise! One day...
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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 06:22:54 PM »
Is this the one you posted on Insta?

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Re: Hoover Senior 652C - Stripdown, Repair and Refurb!
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 06:30:42 PM »
Yep! It's a 6 out of 10 paint wise, but considering I've never really spray painted before I'm happy enough!
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