DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

Why settle for a factory made Lasonic iPod boombox when you can make your own with a vintage 1985's Ghetto Blaster? Giz Reader Angelo Brisimitzakis posted his do-it-yourself guide so you can get the real ghetto look and sound yourself.

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

DIY Ghetto Blaster Mod Is the Best iPod Boombox Ever

To do it you will need the Lasonic Ghetto Blaster TRC-931 or a similar model (he got his for $10.00, but on eBay they go from $50 to $170), a $8.00 iPod remote, $3.00 in headphone cabling, $5.00 in hot glue, caulk and epoxy and 10 D-cell batteries for $13.50.

After some wiring, dremeling and epoxying, including the restoration of the Lasonic itself, he ended up with a perfectly working iPod boombox with true 80s flavor. Angelo values the whole thing on $349.00 but I bet Brian Lam will pay more than that to be able to drool all over it and practice his breakdance moves. [Graphic Guide - Thanks Angelo]