Step 1: Tools and stuff you need
*This is where we will send the audio signal from the ipod. I was going to hack the tape head connections to send signal there but its sort of complicated and I had the inputs anyway.
Ipod or any mp3 player that can fit on the cassette slot
3.5mm stereo jacks with wires connected
*This will connect the ipod to the AUX input.
*You can scavenge the cassette mechanism for this.
Mighty putty like epoxy
Soldering Iron , cutter, screw drivers, electrical tape, zip ties.
Step 2: Open it up
Once opened, there would be "modules" for the radio tuner, amplifier, cassette mechanism/PCB or cd changer.
We only need to modify/remove the cassette mechanism and its pcb.
Your deck should still operate without the cassette mechanism/pcb.
Step 3: Modify cassette mechanism
I removed quite a bit of gears, spindles, motors, extra metals and plastic.
Test fit your ipod until you achieve your desired location.