This is a little project I finished a while ago. I bought this non-working Panasonic cassette/radio from eBay for about $10 a couple years ago.
I then ripped the guts out and padded it with neoprene I bought from Clarke Rubber and used it as a case for my iPod.
OK, no I can’t control the iPod without opening the case. That takes a little more electronics skill than I possess. There isn’t enough room to make use of the existing headphone jack and port it through to the iPod, so I had to drill a hole. On the plus side, the silver locking mechanism you see on the bottom left still works, and it’s covered in sexy orange reflectors and just oozes 80s appeal. It’s pretty cool and gets some strange looks from other passengers when I’m on the train.