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#61 caution

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:40 AM

Although I made a copy of the door, it's only useful if you already own a broken one and need a replacement of just that. So we'll see where it goes from here.

 

When I wrote that I started working on a custom version, I'm happy to say I'm all done.

 

I modified it so that it could use a window of my own design. The screws that attach it are stainless steel, which can be slotted or hex. They go into threaded brass pressfit inserts.

 

The trims are true to original, with the lettering fused into the aluminum with a laser, so it will never wear off. I had the windows made at a local plastics shop.

 

I had to extend the badges to make room for the screws, so because of that, I spaced the text apart on the clings so they weren't blocking the wider badges.

 

I had a bracket and door printed so I could assemble a prototype, and I'm happy to say everything worked out fine. I'm still working out the details (price, assembly, color, etc.) but should be ready to start getting made in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

 

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#62 Transistorized

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:50 AM

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#63 Fatdog

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:14 AM

This is unbelievable!  Who would have thought ten years ago that the day would come when we could print our own boombox parts?

 

Fantastic work, Eric!



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:24 AM

This is unbelievable!  Who would have thought ten years ago that the day would come when we could print our own boombox parts?

 

Fantastic work, Eric!

Very true Fatdog  :thumbsup:  

 

Now Eric has free reign of cheap C100's because of a missing door  :yes:  Pop that door on there and it instantly increases the value. The C100 simply does not play cassettes properly without the cradle and door. The cassette needs to perfectly align with the head or it sounds muffled and/or inconsistent...not to mention falls out when not being played.  

 

This is a MAJOR plus for the community for sure. I'm so glad to be on this site right now  :cool:



#65 Timecop1987

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:02 PM

I wanted to say thanks for the great effort, professional craftmanship, genuine interest and will to make this happen.

i was able to grab a black tape-door like the one mentioned above (i think it even is this particular one), because i thought it will fit the look of the c-100 even better than a silver (or say original) one.

alas, i've not been wrong :drool:

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the 3d-printed door fitted like a glove and looks & works great! In the picture the aluminium-plate is slightly misplaced - already corrected that :cool:

worth every penny!!



#66 blu_fuz

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:27 PM

Oh my lord, so nice!



#67 hardmen

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:34 PM

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#68 caution

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:24 AM

I wanted to say thanks for the great effort, professional craftmanship, genuine interest and will to make this happen.

i was able to grab a black tape-door like the one mentioned above (i think it even is this particular one), because i thought it will fit the look of the c-100 even better than a silver (or say original) one.

alas, i've not been wrong :drool:



close-up:



the 3d-printed door fitted like a glove and looks & works great! In the picture the aluminium-plate is slightly misplaced - already corrected that :cool:

worth every penny!!

 

You're quite welcome! It looked great in your pics, I think it looks great with black also. I just realized that I never responded when I saw them before they disppeared. Really gives me a good feeling knowing the endeavor is making boxes 100% again. :yes:



#69 Timecop1987

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:09 AM

 

I wanted to say thanks for the great effort, professional craftmanship, genuine interest and will to make this happen.

i was able to grab a black tape-door like the one mentioned above (i think it even is this particular one), because i thought it will fit the look of the c-100 even better than a silver (or say original) one.

alas, i've not been wrong :drool:



close-up:



the 3d-printed door fitted like a glove and looks & works great! In the picture the aluminium-plate is slightly misplaced - already corrected that :cool:

worth every penny!!

 

You're quite welcome! It looked great in your pics, I think it looks great with black also. I just realized that I never responded when I saw them before they disppeared. Really gives me a good feeling knowing the endeavor is making boxes 100% again. :yes:

 

 

 

I edited my original post. tinypic was taken down - i added the same pictures again for everybody to see  :cool: