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Old 04-07-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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How to remove 8-track?

The original 8-track has stopped working, radio is fine. In trying to remove, it appears the whole case is riveted down. Is it possible to slide the player out of the case as opposed to having to remove the pedestal it sits on as well?

Is the case a standard size where a CD player would slide into it?

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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Looks like you will have to remove the nuts holding the mount in the cabinet, and then remove the player from the mount. Once you get it out, it should be an easy task to install a new CD (or cassette) player in its place.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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Nut & Rivrets

The nuts on the inside that you are seeing on the bottom of the cabinet are rivets from underneath. I don't have a rivet gun.....is it as easy as going to Home Depot and picking one up? I assume you have to drill out the old ones from underneath?

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Old 04-07-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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And here I thought that you could just use a little dynamite. But I see you wish to keep the trailer.
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If you want another 8 track player... you may find one of those oldies but goodies on ebay... worth a try...
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The nuts on the inside that you are seeing on the bottom of the cabinet are rivets from underneath. I don't have a rivet gun.....is it as easy as going to Home Depot and picking one up? I assume you have to drill out the old ones from underneath?

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They are available for not too much $$. Under $20 for a "decent" one IIRC.
Yes, you'll have to drill out the old rivets. It's all really pretty simple if you can access the rivets.
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I got a swivel-head rivet gun, they are available from Sears for about $10 more than the fixed head ones. The swivel can be very useful, if not in this case, it will at some point in the life of your trailer. BTW, be sure to use aluminum rivets when you put it back together.
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:39 PM   #8
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picked up a rivet gun

I just picked up the swivel one at Sears for $17.95 and a few assorted aluminum rivets. It's not entirely clear as how these work....any tips?

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I just picked up the swivel one at Sears for $17.95 and a few assorted aluminum rivets. It's not entirely clear as how these work....any tips?

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The tips on the rivet gun are made to fit the nail looking part of the rivet. It should slide in snugly. When you put a new rivet in, slide the nail part into the rivet gun, and push the works into the hole you have drilled. Make sure the flat (head) of the rivet is flush against the surface you are trying to rivet. Pump the handle until the nail part pops out. You can then go on to the next rivet. The nail part will only slide into the rivet gun when the handle is released. Hope this isn't too much a simplification.
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Here is a good "How to" page...
Pop Riveting, Using A Pop Rivet Gun
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Thanks Richard, a picture is worth a thousand words.
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If you feel the need, practice on a scrap piece of metal. You'll then have a visual of what is actually happening when you "pop" the rivet.
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