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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LowKat, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Cargo
    Joined: Jun 18, 2007
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    Cool idea, and I thought I was gettin creative when I hid my ex wife in the ash tray!
     
  2. Kan Kustom
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  3. Ole_Red
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    well im on the look out for an 8track player!
     
  4. That's an awesome idea.
     
  5. barryvanhook
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    Nah ... Tom Jones ... Slim's too cool!

    Barry
     
  6. Ole_Red
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  7. pasadenahotrod
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  8. 54Mercruiser
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    That's pretty damn cool! I remember back in my sound-off days seeing a guy do that with a factory Delco tape player, only it just came off, for a stealth system...yours is way cooler!
     
  9. I built another one for my '48 F1 last year.

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    Crappy picture but same idea.

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    Amp, sub and speakers under the seat, two more 5" round speakers in the kick panels and tweeters hidden behind the sunvisors.
     
  10. yruhot
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    8-tracks you got to love'em. Where else can you listen to like 3 or 4 songs at a time. And always carry a book of matches to align the tape to the head so you only had to listen 1 or 2 songs.lol. Ahhhhhhhh Black Saboth for hours on end. Come to think about it it was hard to tell if it was 1 or 4 songs playing at once on that tape.lol YRUHOT.......Doug
     
  11. junkyardjeff
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    I think I am going to do this in my 55 Ford,I did pick up a extra dash to modify for a modern radio but will be alot of work. I was looking at tissue dispensers but there is really not too much to them and I like the idea of hiding one in a non working 8 track,I wish I would have looked at this thread before I went to the car show today as there were probably a few in the swapmeet but I have two more to attend this year so I hope I find one.
     
  12. Now you can get a car stereo for under $100 with a USB port and just put a big thumb drive in it and have thousands of songs at a touch. Almost don't even need the radio. I'd hide one of those in the 8-track if I was doing one.
     
  13. junkyardjeff
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    USB port and aux input and you are in buisness,I have a portable sirius unit and a MP3 player and its great for road trips. I was checking ebay for a old 8 track but for some reason some sellers think they are gold so I will stick with swapmeets and flea markets,I found a new under dash 8 track in the closet but its too small to hide a radio.
     
  14. Hdonlybob
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  15. junkyardjeff
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    Today I picked up a 8 track big enough to hid a stereo and a tissue dispenser that the front flips down so its time to get to work.
     
  16. be sure to post your progress
     
  17. junkyardjeff
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    I am going to take the 8 track into work and if the electronic installers are not doing anything I will let them gut it.
     
  18. GregCon
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    Well, I have to say it looks like you hid something ugly and out of place behind something that is even less appealing and more out of place. Brilliant would be a few steps above that.
     
  19. Cool, I like that!
     
  20. junkyardjeff
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    I have the 8 track modified and in the car,was going to buy another stereo since mine did not have a USB port but came up with a USB adapter and a Sirius reciever for my brand of stereo. Should have it working tomorrow and going to get it wired up for a amp when I get one.
     
  21. sounds good.... pun intended
     
  22. BillSchmid
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    Here's something I rigged up a few years ago. I called it an I-track. It works the same as those crappy cassette to 8 track adapters, but it has a built in ipod as oppose to a tape mechanism. This way the 8 track player doesn't have to be modified in any way and can still play your old tapes if you desire. It will even work if the player has a broken belt. I've made several, a few with ipods built in and some with just a female headphone jack so you can hook any mp3 or portable cd player to it.
    Sorry no pics, but I have some videos.

    Here's the first finished one I made. Don't criticize me on my musical choice (Rob zombie, not ozzy, lol) as this is an older video from my Sophomore year.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63kxRMJA69w

    This is one of my more recent ones that somebody on youtube commissioned me to make for use in his 73 roadrunner.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4URAU__LsH0

    If anybody's interested I could post up a how-to on making one of these, but I will make my own thread.
     
  23. That CD player looks as old as the 8 track player!
     
  24. stude_trucks
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    Seriously. I can't even recall the last time I bought a CD. Been at least 7-8 years. Got rid of almost all the ones I did have and don't listen to the ones I do still have, at home or anywhere else.
     
  25. junkyardjeff
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    I will post some pics tonight.
     
  26. Ha,
    We collect old 8 track tapes. the wife finds them at garage sales all the time cheap. Last ones she bought was a tape holder (vinyl covered) full of old country stuff, for $1.50. It would be cool to snag a couple of old tapes and throw them on your seat or dash just for effect. ;)

    Anyway cool idea. :cool:
     
  27. junkyardjeff
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    I have some bad tapes that I can stick in the slot to make it look like it works,I also wires up the track lights to show its on.
     
  28. tunes
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    I would be interested in an "how to thread".
     
  29. stude_trucks
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    Don't forget to pull out all of the tape for one or 2 and have it laying in the floor for the ultimate reality. I seem to remember as a kid that is about how most all of them ended up at one point or another. Those 8 tracks seemed to be some serious tape chewing monsters.
     
  30. Cruiser
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    You can use 4-track, 8-track, tissue dispenser, 45rpm record player almost any old unit that mounts under the dash to hide a modern stereo. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     

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