I was able to pick up a couple of these trucks from Speedway , mostly for the goodies in the box , took the case box flipped it up side down because of the way its tapered , sanded the top off made the lid from .040 Evergreen stock then added a set of handles from the WW II Jeep to make a cooler out of it
Then fab'd a water cooler from Evergreen stock for the water jugs
I have a dog in this fight-Ron is my friend , I called him Christmas night and found him in the hospital...again , besides loosing his pinky finger last summer , it also damaged his ring finger . Then there have been a few skin grafts . He's had hundreds of hours of physical therapy . To say Ron had a bad year is an understatement . I know Ron is not a liar or a thief-but most important-I know he's not a quitter ! I have it on good authority that he wants to finish this project more than you guys want it done . To ask him to explain or to apologize is asking a lot .
Just wanted to quote this incase some one came along and edited it. Nowhere did I read that this build is over -so saying it's the third time you've seen them end this way is not accurate. I've been following along this build from the start also . Ron hasn't vanished nor has the kit that Casey (the guy who told you where to go) donated . You're right about voicing our own opinion -this is mine .
Love those Hitch & Tow die casts . I picked up one of the '67 Impalas with a Bambi Airstream last year , passed on the '67 Bronco because I already had a Johnny Lightning first gen Bronco on the shelf . Turned the white walls around on the pick up and think it looks better with black walls then stripped the trailer to repaint to match our Shasta re-issue
Over the last 10 years or so since these on line model forums have come to be , there have been a few people that were members and passed away . A few that come to mind : Ed>62ss Jerry>LUKE'57 Matt>Mojo Doctor John>Fastback340 And a few resin suppliers : Ron Cash Ray Parson Ross Gibson as time goes by I'm sure we will lose more people , it's a fact of life . We should be grateful to have this forum and the opportunity to know these people that share the same interest . Maybe instead of being so quick to judge each other as just characters on the internet and understand that we are all real live people on the other side of the screen with real life struggles .