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Here is my set up, I thought it may be of interest to other Interstate owners.

Approximate cost
Boss 200W marine radio with two speakers and wired remote $150
Amplified antenna $20
Radio housing and hardware $50
Lights, switch and clamps $60

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If anyone is interested in more details, I'd be glad to share.
Looks like a nice setup, but, darn, I have an Aspencade.

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I sure like the lights setup. Did you make the clamps or buy them? What kind of lights did you use?

Guest

Vic, start tearing down your radio, sell on ebay for $500, get new radio and send rest of the money to me.

Clamps are from JC Whitney, about $6 each, some stainless washers and screws from Home Depot.
Clamps have 1/2" holes so I filled the gap with rubber spacers, washers overlap and hide them.

Lights are from Kragen auto parts store, painted, cast aluminum body with sealed cover, about $40, I believe "Bright white" label is on box.
Brackets are made of steel, I spray painted over drilled holes to protect against rust, rubber spacers are also compressed between the washers and will help keep the water away.
I replaced 55W bulbs with 35W bulbs, some extra $$$$ there.
Lights have ember coating on the inside of the lenses, these are labeled as fog lights, I need them where I live.

There is no hole in the middle of mounting bracket so I had to drill those and also invert the brackets for the way i mounted the lights.
This is very effective setup for the money spent.

Search for lights brought up all kinds of lights and prices, all the way up to $500 mark and above for set of driving lights, not for my pocket.

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