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GEMINI
16th March 2009, 12:48 AM
Had an idea that i would take an old radiogram (they seem to go cheap usually)
and smooth it all down and paint it glossy black and install a small lcd and pc and make it a jukebox
there are a heap on ebay usually but i included a few current examples
i thought that using the old dials for volume etc would be cool
has any one had the same thought or already gone down this path??
i am a bit pissy so that is the reason that the above may not have made sense:40s::tequila:


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AWA-RADIOLA-Radiogram-gramophone-cassette-player_W0QQitemZ260373684027QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_15?hash=item260373684027&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Vintage-Scharnberg-Strauss-Radiogram_W0QQitemZ160321161639QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_15?hash=item160321161639&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Vintage-Astor-radiogram-antique-grammophone-cabinet_W0QQitemZ180337055358QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_15?hash=item180337055358&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ANTIQUE-RADIOGRAM_W0QQitemZ230331255697QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_15?hash=item230331255697&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Davefjedi
16th March 2009, 09:07 AM
I had the same thought last year got a nice wooden unit from a local shop was $1 and it sat there for months until i thought F#@K it and took to it with an axe and warmed up my shed

Crafty
16th March 2009, 10:02 AM
I'm in the same boat as Dave here. Got a nice unit in the shed that I picked up for $50 that would suit our house, only to realise I cannot be bothered with it...

Have not got to the axe stage yet but seriously if anyone wants one happy to give it to them. Local only though postage would be too hard......

narf_
16th March 2009, 01:40 PM
considered it my parents have had one since i was a kid and just never used it

i ended up getting a real juke. mine looks similar to one

GEMINI
16th March 2009, 01:57 PM
I am going to watch ebay for a while till one comes up in my area
there are some nice ones around
i will look for one that is not working or partly gutted as i would feel like a crim pulling a working one apart

Mr Pubstuff
16th March 2009, 07:53 PM
hey crafty, got a pic?

Crafty
16th March 2009, 09:14 PM
Bazz you're welcome to look at it when you pop over for a beer...

Can show you the cocktail cabinet at the same time :)

soup
16th March 2009, 09:48 PM
Yep, thought the exact same thing about a year ago. Picked up an old radiogram for $10 (much like the Astor you have listed on one of your links) and wanted to install a tiny PC and touch screen (Coles type) I scored off a mate (swapped him an Atari 2600 for it).
After measuring everything up, there was not a chance in hell I was going to be able to fit anything in the old girl. So I decided to build my own type of replica, ended up retaining the original turn table, drawer and light and fitted it to my 'JarrahJuke' as I named her. Not the prettiest of creations, but for my first woodworking project since yr 10 I would say not that bad an effort.

However I still want to grab a sizable old style radiogram/sterogram and do it up - completely original without any indication it's something else. Looks like an FJ, but goes like a Ferrari lol.
Only problem is in WA here there is bugger all that pop up on the eBay radar (dam eastern staters lol)

Click on the link in my sig for a full write up, not what your after of course but hey you may see how not to do it :D It wasn't planned, just a whole bunch of free parts put together as I went along.

GEMINI
16th March 2009, 10:05 PM
good one soup
:)
i like it
Will certainly consider a scratch build

narf_
16th March 2009, 11:33 PM
soup plenty in WA

there was around 10 or so late last year in a perth auction

soup
17th March 2009, 12:11 AM
soup plenty in WA

there was around 10 or so late last year in a perth auction

lalalalalalalalalalalalal...I can't hear you....lalalalalalalalla :D

Yeah, I guess you got to to know where to look. I scour the Quokka and Fleabay (subscribed search), and Ross's auctions every now and again, but see many pop up on the eastcoast rugularly (makes sense).
Not as bad as the US though, the amount of old *restoration* class of jukeboxes going for next to quids is amazing.

Gemeni - I don't know if my scratch build was the best decision however by doing so I didn't destroy an original in the process given that my hand skills were/are limited, let alone my imagination. I really want to do a mod on a 30'w/40's/50's radiogram, right after I finish my MAME machine then after my Double Dragon II restoration project then after my cocktail build......he he.

Just make sure you keep us all up to date with how you go!

narf_
17th March 2009, 12:22 AM
usually country second hand shops have them

mxd
18th March 2009, 12:52 PM
I think this one has quite a good shape and look for a jukebox

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ANTIQUE-RADIOGRAM_W0QQitemZ230331255697QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_15?hash=item230331255697&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Crafty
18th March 2009, 01:03 PM
Very nice shape for a Jukebox.....Could not build it for the current price.

GEMINI
18th March 2009, 07:06 PM
yeah nice shape
all the good ones seem to be in Vic:unsure

narf_
24th April 2009, 07:34 PM
digging up this thread

ive spotted 3 so far on hardwaste

1 (which ive taken and hidden for the time being at work) was a valve radiogram that looked like a square cupboard with 1 side having a cupboard with what appears to be glass racks on the doors. A big chrysler valve radiogram and lastly a HMV solid state radiogram

so there outthere for finding

Railways
24th April 2009, 10:39 PM
From my very minimal juke knowledge there is no substute for a big piece of furniture that looks great and acts also as a boombox with reverb and depth. currently listening to Status Quo.

narf_
24th April 2009, 11:16 PM
true

and that slight crackle too

BettyCrocker1942
25th April 2009, 03:07 PM
digging up this thread

ive spotted 3 so far on hardwaste

1 (which ive taken and hidden for the time being at work) was a valve radiogram that looked like a square cupboard with 1 side having a cupboard with what appears to be glass racks on the doors. A big chrysler valve radiogram and lastly a HMV solid state radiogram

so there outthere for finding

Let's see some pics!!!!!

narf_
25th April 2009, 04:11 PM
will do mate if no one has pinched it. i need the work ute again to collect it