• 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

New radio?


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So of course my factory radio doesn't work and i want to get an aftermarket radio. I leave the top off because thats like a 4 man job and the weather here is pretty decent even though its the winter, any suggestions for a water proof head unit (if they even exist in any shape but circles for boats), a cover for headunits, or any other ideas or suggestions. Also anyone who has an aftermarket radio any tips or problems you have? Oh and also any ideas about speakers or use of factory speaker (temporary of course)


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Look for marine head unit. Cannot beat Fusion. These are true marine, handle water, vibration. Well made. Also consider installing unit in center console. May be hard to a Fusion to fit old space. I left my original AM in place and working. Installed a Fusion in a lockable wired center console. I have a bluetooth remote to operate the unit (so don’t have to go in/out console to fiddle with stereo).