So, I didn't like the overhead console that was in my van but the mid Ford really has no extra space for anything at all inside of it. I picked up a NOS 8 track deck back in Feb when I was in Pomona for the swap meet. For some reason, I have really taken a shine to this dead technology. I recently bought some equipment to start restoring some of my old tapes after losing Sammy Johns on The Van soundtrack.
Well, new tech with old tech started to get to me because I wanted to listen to my music on the 8 track deck but had a quandary about how to install a new stereo deck in the van with limited space. Well, I bought a NOS Kraco 8 track cassette adaptor and a Bluetooth cassette. Problem solved and great sound quality. The 8 track deco I have is very narrow and under dash unit, I can fit it anywhere I want and only run the adaptor, or tapes when I want. Plus it won't blow out my old speakers that are also going into the van.
Essentially I took the long way to get home.