• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

65 bikini top


New member
Looking at purchasing the 80/800 bikini top for my 65 Scout. Will this work with the original vacum wipers? Folding windshield?


Isa's International Harvester
It will fit the early fold down frames with the forward flange bolt top as the flange is higher and clears the motors. On the other later non flange type, the motors will interfere with the top, but can be used if you don't mind the top have a couple bumps on top where they interfere. A solution to this if wanted, turn the motors upside down and reset wiper arms to stock position and good to go. This brings the flat of the motors lower then the top of frame, but does obscure the view just a bit on top which I have not found to be an inconvenience and some May notice that they are just visible from front view but don't really look out of place. Only other change is reroute the vacuum lines and the switch is on opposite side.