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Packing Your Unit For Safe Transit
When  packing your unit for shipment, the MOST IMPORTANT thing is to protect the control shafts from
bending or breaking.   These controls are NO LONGER AVAILABLE except from another unit, and one
broken or damaged control can add
$300 OR MORE to your total bill.  A job with a flat rate of $395 will
end up costing
AT LEAST $695 - and that is if only one control is damaged. 2 controls?  Close to $1000 !

Keep in mind that your volume control can be as many as SEVEN controls in one:  Left and right volume, left and right tone, on-off
switch, track change switch and, on rare units, the pull-to-eject switch.  We see WAY  too many damaged controls from poor packing.

This page will show you how to pack your item to protect the delicate and rare control shafts.
Step 1 - Make Sure the Box is Large Enough!
NO !
NO !
Jamming your unit into a flat rate box WON'T save you $10 - it will end up COSTING you at least $300
Step 2 - Remove all knobs, brackets, cowls and cosmetic items - send ONLY the unit.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THESE ITEMS,
PERIOD !!!  We
will not fix it!  We will not give a discount because it arrived broken!  We will not absorb the
cost of returning it in a separate box!      
DO   -   NOT   -   SEND   -   COSMETICS !!!
Step 3 - Let's Start Packing!
Lay out a piece of cardboard (or a flattened box) with the corrugations running left to right.  Place the unit on the
cardboard, bend the left side up as shown and tape it SECURELY to the unit's cabinet.  THIS TAPE IS VERY, VERY
IMPORTANT as it prevents the unit from sliding or twisting inside its protective sleeve, thereby protecting the shafts.
Step 4 - Let's Roll One Up!
Without kinking or pinching wires, make your corners as tight as possible - it will increase the protection.

When the roll is complete, simply tape the sleeve shut as shown below:
Any packing material near the controls presents a danger - leave nothing but AIR here:
Okay, that takes care of the hard part.  Now you can simply lower the
unit, sleeve and all, into whichever type of box you care to use.
USE PACKING MATERIAL BETWEEN SLEEVE AND BOX ALSO !!!

Don't forget to include the Work Order in the package!
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928-533-9666   
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We Keep Your Classic Car Sounding Classic!
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Sorry, NO
calls for belts!
Sorry, NO
calls for parts!
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E-mail:  Barry8Track@cableone.net  or click  HERE
For Car Units:
DO NOT SEND
KNOBS OR
COSMETICS !
For Car Units:
DO NOT SEND
KNOBS OR
COSMETICS !
NO INFLATABLE PILLOWS!  NO USPS FLAT RATE BOXES!
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Use strong tape here such as
packaging or strapping tape -
NOT Scotch or masking tape!
DON'T avoid the stickers - cover
them with a piece of paper, then
run the tape right over them.
You get the idea - now simply wrap one or two more
layers to make the corners super-strong.  Make sure
the unit cannot slide or twist inside the sleeve !

After years of driving your classic around - the car you and the wife purchased together in the 60's, you get
with her and convince her to have the 8 track player fixed so you can relive those young memories of hearing
the "click" when it changes tracks, the warmth of analog sound and the great songs you used to enjoy.

So you send off your unit for repair and you and the wife get all excited, anticipating the return of your
8 track player in about 8 weeks.  You might even give the car a good detailing and wax job, purchase a
bunch of 8 track tapes and go bragging to all your friends that you'll be digging 8 tracks again very soon.

Your unit arrives at my shop, and you get a call from me.  You're excited (I can tell!) and break out the
credit card, ready to make payment so we can get your unit back on the road.

Instead, I completely SHATTER your dream by saying "Sorry, but your unit was packed poorly and the
controls are damaged.  They are no longer available, so I'll have to simply send it back unrepaired".  

In the words of one customer, it  "felt like someone gut-punched me really hard" - I'm sure it did !

YES, I will refuse to touch your unit in this case EXCEPT to take
pictures of the damage and packing techniques to protect ME!
It will be sent back, UNREPAIRED, at YOUR expense
PLUS $50 !
From a popular shipping service:  "Contents of packages should withstand a 10 foot fall onto concrete".
Their conveyors and gating systems occasionally bump a package overboard - pack to allow for this !
Send your package to:

8 Track Repair Center
4783 N. Glenrosa Circle
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

Questions?  Call 928-533-9666