8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD?

Posted by: Surfabilly

8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/04/07 09:38 PM

How hard would it be to convert an 8-track tape player into an iPOD dock? Any suggestions on what brand, and model of iPOD dock would be best suited to such a mod?

Matt
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: 8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/04/07 11:51 PM

I would imagine you should choose one that looks like its guts would fit into your 8 track.
Posted by: Surfabilly

Re: 8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/05/07 02:06 PM

That (of course) sounds easy enough. To think of it that way, such a mod could be easier than I'd first envisioned. With the design of the stereo, I could probably look for an iPOD dock that will fit into the gutted 8-track tape player chassis. This is part of a Zenith console stereo, and I'm planning to replace the turntable with a USB turntable, and I do believe the AM/FM tuner works, so nothing needs worked on for that.

Matt
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: 8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/05/07 02:10 PM

This is a sick idea. I had a idea close to this but for a old tape desk stereo.
Posted by: macDeviant

Re: 8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/06/07 12:07 AM

What's an 8 track??!!!?!?!11!!??eleventyone??
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: 8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/06/07 03:49 AM

Thats funny, I hope you're joking.
Posted by: Surfabilly

Re: 8-track tape player & 30 gig iPOD? - 07/06/07 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: "macDeviant "

What's an 8 track??!!!?!?!11!!??eleventyone??
In case you're not joking...check this out. My first car, when I was in the Army (1987 to 1989) and stationed at Ft. Benning, GA, was a 1975 Mercury Grand Marquis Brougham that had an AM/FM/8-track stereo. Too bad I don't still have that car, or I'd be looking to mod that 8-track tape player to dock an iPOD.

Matt