That's great news , I'll be getting a few of these. The originals are going for crazy prices. I got one in a trade a few years ago and paid dearly. I had a 1971 CT175 when I was a kid , found a picture of one on line when I was building a replica of my bike.
One of the cool things about these bikes is that any size between a 125/175/250cc all looked about the same except the color.
During the week my wife stops at a local gas station chain to pick up bread,milk,soda pop and cigarettes instead of the grocery store that is a lot farther away from home. This chain of stations -Wesco- gives reward points for such items on a rewards card towards the price per gallon , 20 gallon limit
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 .