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November 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm #235927Bill HartwickParticipant
Finally have the garage cleaned out. Have the put away for the winter. Now will be a good time to start planning the upkeep and changes. I already have a few ideas. I plan on spending some time looking thru the picture gallery for a few more. I saw one where they had changed the seats to bucket set and added a console. I may add that. Would be nice to have a place to put my. Drink and a small glove compartment. I also plan on a radio and replacing the trim.
PMOSSBERG 2015-11-12 14:37:40November 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm #266215
You sound like me . I replaced all of the edge trim . What I did was pop rivet the ends and where needed around corners . I installed a new stereo and found 4 speakers at a garage sale . I bought a have sheet of underlayment carpeted it, cut circles for speakers , put on a hinge strip, a few wing nut for the top .Easy access now and it looks great. The best part I found out that some music stores you can make your own CDs select the artist and burn it 20 songs 20 bucks . Have fun !November 12, 2015 at 11:26 pm #266216John SimionParticipant
Greg, you probably already know this but maybe not … please don’t be offended but just in case you don’t know, you don’t need a music store to download songs. There are any number of web sites where you can download just about any song you want, any number, any quantity, or any combination, onto your home computer where nothing will be lost if you lose or break a CD. Typically this cost 99 cents but might be less if you wanted an entire album. Once on your computer, you can burn to a CD or flash drive, or downloaded to your smart phone, and replayed through your radio. If you lose a CD, flash drive, or even the phone, the songs are still on your computer. I am no techie myself but I do have two 20-something techie sons.November 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm #266217
Yes, I do know that . I will be the first to tell you . When it comes to the computer I’m not good . I’m able to store music have to get my wife to do much more . Sometimes she doesn’t want to help so I take the easy way out as you probably know the more expensive, less annoying is the best way . Thanks!November 14, 2015 at 2:08 am #266218Bill HartwickParticipant
I started putting new trim on my car doors. But it was not the right kind. I’LL have to look around for more.November 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm #266219ray10Participant
Ok going to take this a little farther of topic . For about 80.00 you can buy a record player that hooks up to your computer. the one i have has aux. input .
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48November 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm #266220John SimionParticipant
Taking it even farther off-topic, I once had Ray’s idea to convert all my old vinyl albums into mp3s. I would like to attempt to dissuade Ray from this idea much as I was dissuaded from that notion. My kids pointed out that converting all my albums into mp3s at 3 minutes per song would have required a huge amount of uninterrupted time — time that my wife and kids would never give me even if I wanted to spend it. Plus, the resulting mp3s would have probably had the wrong volume and also would have contained all the authentic scratches and pops that my albums had. Instead, I chose to download my songs from various sources, which gave perfect audio in a fraction of the time. Over the years I had already bought the CDs of most of my favorite albums anyway, and it’s free and easy just to rip tracks off the CDs using iTunes or Windows Media Player. The albums that I hadn’t already bought CDs for were mostly not even the ones I played most often, and I was able to pick and choose the tracks from them that I really wanted on mp3. For those, I either bought them or downloaded them for free from “beemp3.org” where free mp3s may be available. My kids use “torrenting” although I haven’t tried that. BTW, free downloads of songs you already legally own is not stealing — the artist has already been paid. I doubt I ever had to buy more than 80 songs, costing … about what Ray proposes to pay for a record player to convert his albums. Even if I had to buy 800 songs, however, I would much rather spend $800 on new mp3s than sit at a record player for 40 hours.November 14, 2015 at 10:23 pm #266221
You got to love the way we think .Door trim turn into record players and MP3November 15, 2015 at 7:32 am #266222billnpartsParticipant
May I reccomend an alternative? Stream your music from the web.
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"Drive Happy"November 15, 2015 at 8:02 am #266223john barryParticipant
well I prefer listening to my favorite tunes with my Ipod ear phones which has no restrictions in NC. and does not clutter up my dash .I trashed the ancient ugly radio that came with my LR .
jebarry2015-11-15 08:51:46November 15, 2015 at 9:18 am #266224Dale SchumacherParticipant
Nice picture JohnMakes me want to get the car on the road – very cold this morningNovember 15, 2015 at 11:34 am #266225john barryParticipant
thxz Steve it’s mid 60’s now 🙂less is best for me .. I enjoy the purity of the looks of the MGTDr.. I am a minimalist person…November 15, 2015 at 7:56 pm #266226edward ericsonParticipant
Mine came with a pretty good stereo. I took it out because I seldom listened to it and preferred the look of an original-type glovebox door. And the glove box, of course.November 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm #266227
Since we are talking about car stereo’s has anybody ever tried to get them to pulsate to LED lights and if you have how did you do it ? I’ve looked at U-tube videos . They don’t work .November 15, 2015 at 10:32 pm #266228ray10Participant
Johnsimon is correct it does take a little time to record but i can do it a little at time .The system i use will search the inter.web and find all the info. for it. Also I use Spotify for a small fee or you can get it for free. Yes i’m cheap!
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48November 17, 2015 at 12:51 am #266229BobParticipant
@lrhgreg press wrote:pulsate to LED lightsGee. I haven’t done anything like that since I was a teenager 40 years ago and it was with colored incandescent bulbs!I would check voltage at the speaker output first just so you know the range it is depending on the volume level.And most importantly, remember that LED’s are diodes and so polarity (+ and -) must be connected correctly. Should be little markings indicating that, or single LED will have long + and short – legs or other indicators.I’ve forgotten all about the music lighting stuff, but seem to recall it was like speaker woofer and tweeter electronics if you wanted to have high and low separation. Capacitors and resistors, called crossovers.A quick search and I found “in-line crossovers” are sold for adding to conventional RCA speaker wires. No idea about these things for your purposes.
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