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#1 tehokowhitu

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:32 PM

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"The JVC 838"


or

"The GreenPhantom"



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Sup' guys my name is Bernard. Born and raised in New Zealand.

I'm 28 years old, I have a family of my own working 38 hours a week

as an order selector for supermarkets in Australia. Been working there for over 8 years now...









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When I first laid eyes on that beast I saw on Pintrest

this was the first thing that came to my mind...



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even this guy here... :smooch:



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WEIRD?? :yes:



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Of course not!!! :bow:


So I had to get me one of these tanks before I changed my mind and forget like the other 5,532 times

this year Ive come up with an idea and not do anything about it :bang:



I'm a beginner that just recently got into collecting boomboxes and my main goal

is to buy and keep. So everything I do to my boomboxes wether its customizations or upgrading are personal preference

but most importantly to keep it original as I possibly can.




so I brought this from ebay which was over my budget but it was the only

one available at the time with 7 other watchers :ls-duel: :ebay:



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But :no: :sadno:

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super dirty and the sliders are stuck! :hmmm:


TO THE BOOMCAVE!! :super:


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:dots:



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:judge:




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SUCK IT**!!!


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NAME & SHAME:


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Don't forget about these guys..



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:drunk:








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:dots:













BRAINSTORM*

(pics i found online to help you picture what I see)



*green lights inside both VU meter


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*tuner display lit dark green instead of the original KIT blue

from Boomboxery member SuperDuper



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*purple chrome rim



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*are you still following me?






*Bluetooth 4.0





New Speakers 4ohm 30W!!



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FULL RANGE SPEAKERS

these speakers I found on ebay are the exact same size as the original so waiting on those to be delivered




*Rechargeable Battery (a must)











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waiting on a list of replacements and items to be delivered...



to be continued... :-D

 

 

 

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#2 T-STER

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:59 PM

Damn i like the thread, it reads like s story. Waiting for part two! Oh and welcome!

#3 tehokowhitu

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:43 AM

Damn i like the thread, it reads like s story. Waiting for part two! Oh and welcome!

 

 

thanks bro. this is gonna be fun :cool:  stay tuned!



#4 SLO

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:13 AM

Lol, great intro Bernard, I love the thread and all the pictures for reference, can't wait to see how this all turns out  :popcorn: welcome to Boomboxery  :hi:



#5 Fatdog

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:31 AM

This thread is kind of awesome.  :popcorn:



#6 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:53 AM

Great work bro :hooray:  :clap:



#7 Northerner

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

I'm watching :-)

#8 Radio-Active

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

Haha. It's true. Like reading a comic book. I can see your vision. Nice post

#9 Cpl-Chronic

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

Nice work!  I did this to mine:

 

 

 

Cheers,

Cpl



#10 -GZ-

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

Oh I like this weirdo. He's gonna fit in just fine. Welcome aboard. I'm watching....

#11 tehokowhitu

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:18 AM

cheers everyone thanks!! :-D

 

Ive always been a fan of boomboxes and comics

so I thought about mixing electronics with a story.

Despite all the technical difficulties and frustrations

its all about the fun. :cool:  :thumbsup:  :rock:

 

So I'm gonna take this thread on a ride, vibe with me :afro:



#12 tehokowhitu

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:28 AM

Nice work!  I did this to mine:

 

 

 

Cheers,

Cpl

you sir are part of the reason I really got into this idea! saw this awhile ago and remembered the disco :drool:  :rock: 



#13 goodman

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:51 AM

Congrats for this interesting topic.

I'm waiting for your new posts.

Goodluck with restoration.



#14 Cpl-Chronic

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:32 PM

 

Nice work!  I did this to mine:

 

 

 

Cheers,

Cpl

you sir are part of the reason I really got into this idea! saw this awhile ago and remembered the disco :drool:  :rock:

 

Wow!!  Thanks!!  



#15 Cpl-Chronic

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:15 PM

Oh yeah!  Nice socre on the woofers that fit.  I used M50 woofers on an M80 because I figured I would never find an aftermarket woofer to fit in there....It pretty tight & those woofs look dope!!  I would love to know how those sound when you're done.  :-D

 

I'm still tuned in for the finish.  :thumbsup:  :drool:

 

I wonder if Caution could cut some custom mettallic purple decals for the woofer accents...BAM!!  :afro:

 

Caution is the bomb!

 

Chronic



#16 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

Those green lights are epic!

 

Looking forward to seeing more



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:33 AM

Following



#18 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:59 PM

Following

Same here!  :yes: A great thread!  :yes:



#19 ralrein1

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

VERY cool!! I'm into it.

#20 blu_fuz

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

Always a good box to mod. Can't wait to see it.



#21 tehokowhitu

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 02:07 AM

Hey everybody hope all is well and to tell you straight up this project ain't

 

finished, more or less getting started though!

 

 

 

 

 

meanwhile I have been planning on how far I want to take this!

 

so before adding all the bluetooth, better speakers, LED's and merely changing

 

a few colours here and there I thought about modifying the inside...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I know I said I want to keep this original but something strange

came through!!

 

 

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Arduino Uno

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Examples:

“I want to monitor my plants and have them Tweet me when they need water.” That can best be done by an Arduino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*So I watched the Green Hornet movie that came out in 2011  :-) 

 

 

 

*The Black Beauty has moveable headlights and all crazy armoury weapons  :yes: 

 

 

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*The only thing that moves in a boombox is the tape player... :blink:  :blink:

 

 

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*What if I could use an Arduino to make a tape cassette insert itself from within??? :huh:  :huh:  :huh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                              *what?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* The Arduino is going to be programmed use a hydraulic cylinder which the cassette will be attached to

  make it slowly come down and click itself in.

 

 

*Then hopefully I can also get the PLAY button to turn on after the tape lands

 

 

*This will indicate and let me know that the boombox is ON

 

 

*So when I switch it OFF, the tape cassette will return back up behind the VU lights and the PLAY button will be neutral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I know by now that Japanese did not waste any space in their boomboxes and everything is

 

designed to work. So maybe I could lose the tape mechanism and that could probably give room for the

 

Arduino to do its magic*

 

 

 

 

 

​no its not gonna be easy, but bottom line it'll be worth it :chris920: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course doing these kinda hobbies are very limited when you have a family to raise and a lifestyle to maintain :yes: 

but I guarantee this is going to be something awsome & new! :breakdance:  :dj-party:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#22 tehokowhitu

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:44 AM


 



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:21 AM

part 1.5 up 😎

#24 goodman

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:34 AM

This is interesting project. Goodluck. :yes:



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:02 AM

Not entirely sure what you're doing lol but it certainly looks interesting! :-)



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