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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745023
February 06th 2019 6:18 pm
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Sorry 'bout da highjacking Fester.
KInda getting back to the original topic:
No current stereo but I still remember my first one. A Kraco eight track I hung under the dash and two little wedge speakers on the back shelf. It was the spring of 1968, I was 16 at the time and after installing it I drove over to Penny's house to take her for a ride and listen to some CCR. cool
We're still riding .....

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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745029
February 06th 2019 10:07 pm
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On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
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Kraco ? Wow, have not heard that name in ages....next someone will bring up Sparko-matic! LOL
MY FIRST STEREO WAS A Craig under dash slide out FM and Cassette unit, two 6x9s in the back package area of my 1972 VW Bug


My van :
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5.2 tbi V8, auto trans, and junk yard parts....


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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: CatFish] #745037
February 07th 2019 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by CatFish
Sorry 'bout da highjacking Fester.
KInda getting back to the original topic:
No current stereo but I still remember my first one. A Kraco eight track I hung under the dash and two little wedge speakers on the back shelf. It was the spring of 1968, I was 16 at the time and after installing it I drove over to Penny's house to take her for a ride and listen to some CCR. cool
We're still riding .....


Heard there wuz a Rukus over here, so glad I came on over. Saw the word Kraco, LMAO!! Catfish thanks for the Belly laugh this morning. I had a swap meet Kraco 8 track too! It hung under the dash of the $250 '65 Impala. Then an upgrade in the 1972 VW Squareback sedan to a Realistic cassette tape deck from Radio Shack. Little Billy would be bouncing around, listening to the Eagles, singing along to Hotel California, belting out, "Such an Ugly Face, Such an Ugly Face!"

"Now Billy..." grin He really liked The Six Dollar Man too!

Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745081
February 08th 2019 10:37 pm
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I put my first stereo in my new 1975 Chevy Van G20. I was using the stock AM Radio that came with it, the stock dash speaker that was installed in the middle of the dash from the factory. I used this for the first two years. Then I started my interior finish with carpet everywhere and a bed in the back. I added a partition between the bed and the sliding door and installed 6x9 speakers on each side facing the front and a cassette player behind the drivers seat that could be adjusted from the drivers seat. The first album I played was Lyin eyes by the Eagles in stereo and it was an awesome experience to hear that while driving down the highway.


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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745338
February 16th 2019 12:32 pm
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Both of my vans got the same thing .... head unit 8 speakers N a 700 watt amp

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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: frscke1] #745491
February 20th 2019 6:11 pm
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I just purchased a 80's NOS Pioneer TP-7004 8 track AM/FM stereo. I have been told by some folks I may need to replace the original belt... even though it has never been used, because of Dry rot? Any opinions on that?? I can get the belt but should it really be cooked due to age? It was wrapped sealed etc...

Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745492
February 20th 2019 7:06 pm
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I truly miss the equipment from the 90's to early 2000's, now I am at a loss trying to find stuff. It's just not the same or I can't find it. Gen X was blessed for a moment when the market was wild with support. Remotes controls, cheap class D amps and such where becoming the norm. My current state in the Beau sucks all stock with a old xplode head unit. In the brown vans day I had 2 Xplode 15" subs in a sealed box I built to the spec sheet, ran mono with a 1200 watt amp, 2 Pioneer 4way 6x9's driven on a 600w amp, 2 3x5 polk plates in the dash driven from the head unit, and two polk silk dome tweeters, all filtered by a crossover. I hope the market see's the demand for Gen X as we are just starting to have 2 nickles to rub together.

Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Ledzeppvan] #745613
February 24th 2019 11:29 am
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On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
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Originally Posted by Ledzeppvan
I just purchased a 80's NOS Pioneer TP-7004 8 track AM/FM stereo. I have been told by some folks I may need to replace the original belt... even though it has never been used, because of Dry rot? Any opinions on that?? I can get the belt but should it really be cooked due to age? It was wrapped sealed etc...


As a former car stereo shop owner, I would recommend replacing the belt BEFORE you install the stereo, keep you from having to pull the stereo later on (next week, month or year) to replace it when it does break.
Those belts only had a 1-2 year life expectancy when used daily, so it could very well be weak or even dead by now.....r it could still be perfect, but why risk it ruining a weekend road trip over a $2.00 belt (guessing at price).


My van :
1991 Dodge B-250 (Junk Yard Dawg)
5.2 tbi V8, auto trans, and junk yard parts....


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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745624
February 24th 2019 9:11 pm
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Alpine in my Jeep

Just put the JVC in the van today


Do I have any cassette tapes? Yes! Yes I do! A lot! smile



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Re: Tell us about your stereo [Re: Uncle_Fester] #745628
February 24th 2019 10:06 pm
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Since I bought my Van in 2001, I have had a Pioneer, then two Sony head units live and die.

The Second Sony Just died, lasting almost 7 years.

Just ordered a Pioneer DEH-S6000BS.

Cd bluetooth and Aux in as sources. I don't care about xmsirius which it supports.

A few months back I pulled out my older household stereo from storage, with cassette deck. My old tapes clarity/fidelity is not so impressive, but it was certainly nice to hear them for the first time in 17+ years.

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