@allergycheryl@DrWorm@mike808 My first car (a 1969 model) had a combo AM radio and 8 track, only the drive on the 8 track player didn’t work. I found an FM tuner add-on that plugged into the 8 track slot (no, really!). So I was cruisin’ to the sounds of KINK FM102 in Portland.
@allergycheryl@mike808 Aw, my 1st car was a 78 Valiant, with bench front seats and an aftermarket 8 track player, and Ohio Players was the shxt, booming out. Only rock was ZZ Top tho. Was used when i got it, drove 10 years, it finally gave up the ghost in 94 or so.
My first car was a 1969 Datsun 1200 - had an 8 track installed under the dash - moved it to the 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger and jammed to Black Sabbath - for reference, remember I didn’t learn to drive until 1978…so you can imagine the condition of these cars when I first got them
@allergycheryl@ergomeh Toyota Tercels had that same issue (needing duct tape). I had one (the wagon 4 wheel drive version - that was such a nice car!) that a relative owned that failed inspection due to rust. So living in a state with no inspection I bought it. The rust along the bottom of the doors flapped. Had I been in an accident I am sure all that would have been left was a pile of rust dust. The 4WD though bailed my rear more than once when there was a lot of snow that the city took about 3 days to plow on the side street I lived on at the time.