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Not exactly an iPod dock, but I did something similar. It was really easy, but ugly.
I started with one of my Sansui BA-2000 amplifiers hooked to a pair of Polk speakers, and I simply used a 3.5mm-to-RCA stereo cable to plug the analog output of the iPod into the amp. That got me music, but only for half a day at a time.
Having the iPod battery run-out got old fast. So I took an old iPod-USB cable and an old USB battery charger (from a pair of Blu-Ant headphones) and spliced the USB power wires together. That gave me a power-supply to run the iPod continuously.
That's as far as I've gone. All control is still from the front of the iPod, and it dangles from the end of two cables, but it works. It looks pretty silly, but people expect that from me.