Seeking R & C Trucking IH Paystar 5000 transkit info
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:33 PM
What I'm wondering is twofold- first of all, how good was the casting quality? And second, I haven't seen any R&C products listed for sale in a long time, so I am assuming the original caster is out of business, but was it ever cast by anyone else?
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:46 PM
Edited by Michigan Madman, 20 July 2012 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:45 PM
Check out "SourKraut’s Model Trucks" . I just bought a hood conversion kit from his web site which includes the hood, headlight buckets, grille, a cab visor, battery box, dash and a few other assorted parts. It was $47.00 plus $12.00 shipping and handling.
Well, 'aero' for a Paystar, anyway. It's the later-style, somewhat more streamlined front end International used in the '90's. The hood is similar to the one in the link, but has single headlamps. That one might be workable if I can't find the R & C kit, and don't feel like modifying the Ertl kit parts.
Here are a couple pics of what it consist of. (It is supposed to have the tapered lower left and right hand side cab extensions but they were not in my kit. His web site photo does show them included but he has not responded to my e-mails regarding the missing parts.)
Edited by EaglePassNative, 30 August 2012 - 01:53 PM.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:27 AM
Well I bought this kit July 30th of this year so I guess he still has some stuff.
You mean Soukrauts is still selling stuff? The website says everything is out of stock.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:37 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:25 PM
Jim- I'm not sure about R&K- I saw the transkit listed in an old issue of 'Truck Stop' in SAE ( a 1996 issue I think)and it was reffered to as being cast by a company called R&C Trucking.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:11 PM
I think Mo'luminum also offered a version of this hood at one time as well.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:32 AM